Tuition Fees and Financial Support


You may be required to pay tuition fees for your chosen course. If tuition fees are due, you may be eligible to apply for financial support towards your tuition fee costs and the other costs associated with studying.

Tuition Fees

You should refer to our course finder to see the tuition fee charges for your course. Our Tuition Fee FAQ’s and our Concessionary Fee section will assist you with your Tuition Fee Payment questions.

Financial Support

We have Financial Advisors on hand on to offer individual help and guidance on the sources of financial support available to assist students with the costs they will incur while attending College. You should apply as soon as possible as closing dates vary between funds.

Our experienced Student Finance Advisors can advise both potential and current students on the variety of financial support options that exist to support students during their studies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition Fees FAQ

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Home & International Fees

Do I pay Home or International fees?

Home Students

Home students are those living in the UK or Republic of Ireland, and EU nationals with settled status in the UK.

In order to be classed as a home student you normally need to meet all of the following criteria on the first day of the first academic year of the course:

  • You are settled in the UK (this means there is no immigration restriction or time limit on the length of your stay).
  • You are ordinarily resident in the UK, and have been for the full three years before the first day of the academic year.
  • The main reason for you being in the UK was not to receive full-time education.

International Students

If you do not fall under the home fee definition, then you will be classed as an international student. From 1 August 2021, new EU students will also pay international tuition fees if they don’t have a pre-settled status.

International fees:

  • For all full-time Level 3 courses - £5400 per annum
  • For all full-time Level 4 and above courses including HNDs, University Foundation Degrees and Degrees - £6500 per annum
  • Part-time international fee varies from course to course due to variation in number of study hours. Please contact international office at international@serc.ac.uk for part-time international fee

Refugees and those who have applied for asylum

You may also be recognised as a home (UK) student if:

  • You are a refugee (recognised by the UK government) or the spouse/civil partner or child of a refugee
  • You have applied for asylum and, as a result, have been granted Exceptional Leave or Humanitarian Protection (or you are the spouse/civil partner or child of someone who has)