Fees, accommodation and living costs
Fees for international students
It is important to think about not only your tuition and accommodation costs but the cost of living too.
The minimum cost of living as recommended by UKVI for studying outside London is £1,023 per month, but will vary from student to student. This is a guideline to cover items like accommodation, food, laundry, books, clothes, toiletries and socialising. For up to date information, visit Student visa: Money you need - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Tuition fees - listed below - will be an additional cost, as well as student insurance, the health care surcharge and transfers to and from the airport.
Once you’ve chosen the perfect pathway programme for you and discovered the tuition fees for your course, you can start the application process.
Postgraduate pathways fees
|Accommodation||Visit the Accommodation page|
|Airport transfer (one way)||Aberdeen Airport £68|
|StudyCare Insurance (up to 12 months)||£450 (£8.65 per week). Prices are indicative.|
|StudyCare Insurance (24 months fixed)||£720 (£6.93 per week)|
|Healthcare surcharge (payable on application for your visa)||Visit www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application/how-much-pay for information|
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 this sum no later than 3 months before the start date of your programme.
|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 term||Balance of 1st and 2nd term fees as set out in your offer letter|
|2 months prior to start of 2nd term||Balance of 3rd term fees (if any) as set out in your offer letter|
Please note that for certain territories, you may be required to pay a higher amount in respect of advance 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.
The University of Aberdeen offers scholarships for your degree study once you successfully complete your pathway programme at the International Study Centre. You can read more about our scholarship opportunities here.
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.
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.