The tuition fee for the 2016/17 academic year is laid out below. The full fee for 2016/17 is £28,400.
UK and EU students receive a subsidy from the British Government and pay a reduced fee. UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee bursary to help meet the cost of their fees. For more information see Bursaries & Other Funds. To qualify for the home or EU rate of tuition fees you will need to meet certain strict conditions related to your nationality, visa status and residency.
To find out more about how fee status is assessed, visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).
Standard Fees (MA, MPhil and PhD)
OverseasNew Students – £28,400
Home and EU
New Students – £9,500
Channel Islands and Isle of Man
New Students – £14,200
Post Experience Programme
Full time fee – £28,400
OverseasNew Students – £35,800*
Home and EU
New Students – £12,350*
*Subject to confirmation by Senate
The MA/MSc Global Innovation Design is subject to a supplementary fee of £2,000 per annum in addition to the standard postgraduate Master's fees (see above) because of the higher costs involved in delivering a programme in three countries.
Progression DiscountFull-time Home, EU and International students who have completed a Master’s degree at the College will be eligible for a £1,000 discount on tuition fees for up to three years of study, when starting a Research degree within five years of graduation.
Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ)
From 2008/9 public funding was withdrawn for students studying towards a degree that was equivalent to or lower than a qualification already held, regardless of where this degree was obtained or how it was funded.
Home/EU students who already hold a Master's level degree (including Integrated Master's degrees) or a higher level degree (e.g. PhD) and who then choose to study towards an MA at the RCA will be classified as an ELQ student.
The tuition fee for Home/EU students taking an equivalent or lower qualification is the same as that for Overseas students. In 2015/16 this is £28,400.
The only exceptions are:
- students who will be in receipt of Disabled Student Allowance for their course at the RCA
- Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) and Global Innovation Design (GID) students who hold an MEng as their highest qualification on entry to the College
These students will pay fees at the Home/EU rate as above.
Home/EU IDE students who hold a Master's level degree or a higher level degree (e.g. PhD) which is not an MEng will pay the RCA Overseas fee in the first year (£28,400 for 2016/17) and the Imperial College Home/EU fee in the second year (currently £9,500)
Home/EU GID students who hold a Master's level degree or a higher level degree (e.g. PhD) which is not an MEng will pay the RCA Overseas fee plus the £2,000 supplement in the first year (£30,400 for 2016/17) and the Imperial College Home/EU fee plus the £2,000 supplement in the second year (currently £11,500)
If you have any queries about ELQ status, please contact Admissions on +44 (0)20 7590 4444 or email email@example.com
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