The cost of your study will vary depending on the course level and duration. Separate fee structures apply for English language (ESOL) and IELTS programmes. Please see the links below for course costs for International and EU students.

There may be other costs related to your studies too, such as exam fees, registration fees, cost of materials etc, so do keep this in mind when managing your money.

There is a great tool to help you plan your budget at:

How to Pay for Course Fees

If we are able to offer you a place on a course, full information about how to make a payment will be included in our offer letter.

We will ask you to pay a deposit to secure your place and we will not issue a CAS or a Short-Term Student Visa support letter until this deposit has been received.

All remaining fees must be paid at or before enrolment. Students will not be formally enrolled in any course until fees for that year have been paid, in full.

Remember, to comply with UK immigration law, all full-time Tier 4 Student Visa applicants must have at least £9,135 (£1,015 per month for nine months) in a bank account to meet maintenance requirements if you do not have an established presence in the UK. Please note that you must be able to provide evidence that these funds are in a personal bank account in the name of the enrolling learner or in the name of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s).  This account cannot be a business account or trust account.  Refer to the Visas and Immigration section for more information.


There is no reduction in fees in the case of a late arrival or early departure from a course.

The deposit you pay for your course is only refundable if you fail to get a student visa.  You must apply for a refund within 8 days of your visa refusal notice by returning to us your original offer letter and the original visa refusal letter issued by the British Embassy/High Commission or UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). We will deduct £250 to cover administration costs.

No fees will be refunded if visa refusal is due to any of the following:

  • A student has provided fraudulent or misleading information in the visa application.
  • A student has provided incorrect or incomplete documentation when applying for a visa, contrary to advice from Leicester College.
  • A student has not provided adequate evidence of maintenance funds required by UKVI.
  • A student has broken the law or conditions of his/her visa and is required to leave the country as a consequence.
  • A student’s visa is revoked as a consequence of not attending the course regularly.
  • The student has broken the terms and conditions of admission to the College.
  • The student wishes to leave the course without good reason.