Postgraduate pathway fees

Once you’ve chosen your Pre-Masters pathway at the International Study Centre, the next step is to learn more about the fees required of you. Once you’ve learnt what fees you’ll need to pay, you can start the application process.

  • Pre-Masters Programme


    Subject route Cost
    Business and Law £11,500
    Science and Engineering £12,500
  • Pre-Sessional English


    Pre-sessional English Cost
    10 weeks £4,500
    5 weeks £2,750
  • Additional fees
    Additional fees Cost
    Accommodation TBC
    StudyCare Insurance Plus £8 per week for the duration of the course.
    Airport transfer fees from Aberdeen International Airport £63 (one-way)

Price validity

Our tuition fees are valid for any programme that commences in the 2020/21 or 2021/22 academic cycles.

When are your fees due?

  1. Once you have received an offer of a place at the International Study Centre, to secure your place you will need to return a signed acceptance form and a confirmation payment. The confirmation payment consists of:
    • £235 Enrolment Fee (non-refundable)
    • £1,000 Deposit
    • Insurance payment for StudyCare Insurance Plus if applicable
  2. On receipt of your signed acceptance form and the confirmation payment, we will send you your confirmation pack and your Student Statement document.
  3. Prior to enrolment, and before you apply for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’), you will also need to pay £6,000 in advance tuition fees. This will also give you access to our exclusive preparation course – Prepare for Success.
  4. Once the CAS has been issued, and before arrival at the Centre, you will be required to pay:
    • The remaining fees due the first two terms
    • Your accommodation fees (if applicable) as set out on your individualised payment plan on your offer letter
  5. After arriving at the centre the remaining balance of your tuition fees for any remaining terms can be paid 28 days before the start date of the second academic term, or in full in advance.  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.


We offer scholarships for postgraduate study once you progress to a Masters degree at the University of Aberdeen. 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 cover can be extremely difficult and expensive.

You can take out our own StudyCare Insurance Plus policy or an alternative cover with a third party. The StudyCare Insurance Plus policy covers loss of personal possessions as well as providing health and medical insurance. It is designed for international students while studying abroad and covers you until the end of your programme. Please let your admissions advisor know if you wish to purchase our StudyCare Insurance Plus.