International course fees and DMU busaries

Course Fees

The cost of your study will vary depending on the course level and duration, and whether you are an International or EU student. 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: international.studentcalculator.org.uk.

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.

Refunds

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 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.

DMU Bursaries for International Students

Leicester College’s university partner, De Montfort University (DMU) offers financial bursaries to Leicester College international students intending to progress from Leicester College to an undergraduate (Bachelor Degree) programme of study at DMU.

For the 2017-2018 academic year DMU is offering a £1,000 bursary scholarship to students who are assessed by DMU as having overseas international student status, and who pay overseas international rate tuition fees.

The bursary scholarships are generally open to all Leicester College international students who are enrolling in a DMU undergraduate programme next academic year.

The bursaries will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to international students living in the UK at the time of application, upon payment of a £3,000 tuition fee deposit. Payment will be made by cheque after enrolment. A limited number of bursaries are available.

Application Process

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

Payment Instalments

You must pay your total fees for the first year at or before enrolment. In some exceptional circumstances we may agree for fee payment by monthly 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 seven 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.