Tuition fees for Pathway Programmes

Find fees for our pathway programmes, as well as airport transfer costs and other payment information.

Accelerated International Foundation Year

Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance£17,500
Engineering, Physical Science and Computer Science£18,000

International Year One

Accounting and Finance£19,500
Business Management£19,500

Pre-Master's Programmes

Business, Social Sciences and Humanities2
Science and Computing2£17,000

English Language Programmes

PathwayDurationTuition Fees
Online English for International Foundation Year10 weeks£3,500
Online English for International Year One6 weeks£2,100​​

10 weeks£3,500​​

16 weeks£5,600​​

Additional fee information

Additional fees and costsFee
StudyCare Insurance (up to 12 months)£450 (£8.65 per week). Prices are indicative.
StudyCare Insurance (24 months fixed)£720 (£6.93 per week)
Immigration Health SurchargePlease visit the pages to read more about how much you need to pay
AccommodationFees 2022/23Fees 2023/24
(shared bathroom)
£5,325.60 - £6,098.40£5591.60 - £6403.60 
£6,095.60 - £6,456.80From £6400.80 
(shared bathroom)
£4,690.00 - £5,073.60£4519.20 - £5328.40 
£4,690.00 - £6,591.20£4925.20 - £6921.60 

Explore our accommodation options.

Please note: these are the accommodation costs for the 2022/23 academic year.

Below are average costs for travel from Cardiff's nearest airports to your student accommodation.

Taxi transfer fees (one way)Price**
Cardiff (CWL)£82
Bristol (BRS)£148
Heathrow (LHR)£282

** Prices subject to change

Price validity

2023/24 fees are valid after 1st March 2023 for any programme that commences after 1st September 2023.

Confirmation payment & tuition fees

 Once you have received an offer of a place at the International Study Centre, you are required to pay a confirmation payment. The security deposit is held to cover damages and any other incidental expenses. Any monies left at the end of your programme will be returned to you. If you do not require a student visa you must pay your confirmation payment and advance tuition fees payment no later than 3 months before the start date of your programme.

When? Amount (GBP) 
Confirmation payment at point of confirming offer to study

£1,000 security deposit

£260 administration fee (non-refundable)

Prior to applying for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’)

£6,000 advance tuition fees payment  

Please note: this is in addition to the initial confirmation payment taking the total fees paid prior to applying for your CAS to £7,260.

28 days prior to start of 1st semesterBalance of 1st Semester fees (if any) as set out in your offer letter
2 months prior to start of 2nd semesterBalance of 2nd Semester fees (if any) as set out in your offer letter

For certain territories, you may be required to pay a higher amount in respect of advance tuition fees. Details will be set out in the individual payment plan attached to your offer letter. For full information about fees and refunds read our Terms and Conditions.

Paying your fees

Our how to pay page has all the information you need to know on paying your tuition fees.

Additional information

All international students should have accident and medical insurance for the duration of their time in the UK. This will make you feel more secure because not having the proper coverage can be extremely difficult and expensive.

You can take out our own Study Care Insurance policy or alternative cover with a third party. The StudyCare Insurance policy covers loss of personal possessions as well as providing health and medical insurance. It is specifically designed for international students’ needs during your studies at the International Study Centre and, if required, after progressing to your university. Insurance cover is offered for flexible terms of up to 12 or 24 months (fixed), allowing you to choose a policy duration that fits your needs. If you select 24 months, you will be covered for the duration of your pathway programme plus the first year of your degree.

Find out more

All students under the age of 18 at the start of their course will receive our guardianship service free of charge. A guardian will support you during your time in the UK until you turn 18. More information will be provided after you apply.

Join us today

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