Fees & Scholarships
Fees are paid to Sciences Po for the first two years of the programme and to UCL for the last two years.
Students whose tax residence is in the European Union pay fees whilst at Sciences Po according to a sliding scale depending on total declared income and the size of the household. For further information on Sciences Po grants and scholarships see here.
As soon as confirmation of an offer has been received, applicants who are eligible (those normally living in England and who have UK residency) should find out their fee for the first year of study from Sciences Po, then apply for a tuition fees loan to the Student Loan Company (SLC) for the amount they will be expected to pay. Although the fee calculated by Sciences Po will be in Euros, applicants should give the SLC the amount in pounds using the exchange rate of the day. This process needs to be repeated for each year of study.
The SLC will pay the tuition fees loan to Sciences Po via UCL. When Sciences Po receives the tuition fees loan, this will probably be a little more or a little less than the actual fees, depending on the exchange rate. The student will be reimbursed or asked to pay the difference due, whichever is relevant. The amount involved is likely to be small.
The Maintenance Loan (ML) is paid directly to the student by the SLC (along with any other grants and bursaries the student may be entitled to). A certain proportion of the ML is means-tested and students have to re-apply each year. Students with a French bank account rather than a UK bank account should confirm with their funding authority (via the SLC) that this is acceptable.