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Fees & funding

Find out about fees, bursaries, support and potential funding sources.

The RCA is a small, entirely postgraduate institution set in the very centre of London that operates with high staffing levels, and we do everything we can to ensure that individual students have access to the academic guidance and pastoral support, equipment, materials and facilities they need to achieve their aims.

Our particular situation and educational ethos means the actual cost of the educational experience we provide is high by comparison with many other UK institutions. 

It is essential for students to think very carefully about the financial implications for themselves, and often their families, before applying for a place at the College. 

A degree from the RCA is highly valued in all the professional worlds our students move into, and we offer an experience that we believe is real value for money. But studying here is a serious financial investment, so please ensure that you have adequate funding in place.

Student at work
Student Workspace, 2015
Photographer: Richard Haughton

Find out more at our Online Open Day

If you have any questions about fees and funding we recommend you attend our online open day on Saturday 17 October. 

Register now for this virtual event that will you to find out more about the RCA experience, programmes, admissions and funding.

Office for Students Guidance for Prospective Postgraduate Students

The Office for Students guide Steps to Postgraduate Study provides information and resources for prospective UK, European Union and international students considering taught postgraduate courses. It highlights questions that students may wish to ask themselves and course providers about their study options, and provides links to where they may find answers.

Fees & Funding