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International Course Fees & DMU Bursaries

International Course Fees

The cost of study for international applicants will vary depending on the course level and duration.

All students who come from abroad and require a student or visitor visa to study with us will pay international tuition fees.

Separate fee structures apply for higher education (undergraduate) programmes, further education (TVET) courses, and English language (ESOL). Please see the link below for our current international course fees.

International Fees

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 international student calculator.

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 Standard Visitor / 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 sponsored Student Visa applicants must have at least £9,207 (£1,023 per month for nine months), in addition to your course fees, in a bank account to meet the Home Office’s ‘finance requirement’.

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 and cannot be from other family members. Refer to the ‘Visas and Immigration’ section for more information.

If you are a  Standard Visitor or Short-term Study Visa applicant, you must be able to demonstrate that you have enough money to support yourself without working, or that relatives and friends can support and accommodate you in the UK.

Payment by Instalments

You must pay your total fees for the first year at or before enrolment. In some exceptional circumstances we may agree to fee payment by instalments. This is generally not possible in the first year of your studies. If an instalment plan is agreed, the maximum number of instalments is four and all fees must be paid before the end of the course. No course results or certificates will be issued to students who have not paid all outstanding fees.


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 eight 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 UKVI ‘financial requirement’, contrary to advice from Leicester College.
  • 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.

DMU Bursaries for International Students

Leicester College’s university partner, De Montfort University (DMU) offers bursaries to Leicester College international students. You may be eligible if you move from a Leicester College course to an undergraduate (Bachelor Degree) programme of study at DMU.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, the DMU bursary scholarship is worth £1,500. It is available only for international students who pay overseas international rate tuition fees.

The bursary scholarships are available to all Leicester College international students who enrol on a DMU undergraduate programme next academic year.

DMU awards a limited number of bursaries on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are an international student living in the UK at the time of application, once you have paid your £4,000 tuition fee deposit you will be eligible. Successful scholarship recipients will be notified by email. Students awarded scholarships and discounts will have their awards applied automatically when they enrol.

Application Process

Applications for the bursary must be made separately from the application for a place on your preferred programme at DMU. Further information on the process is available on the DMU website. Refer to the information in the section for International students in the UK.