Application fees

A standard application processing fee applies for most graduate taught programmes, with a small number of exceptions.

Standard fee

A standard fee of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications will apply to the following types of programme*:

  • Master's degrees (MA, MSc, LLM, etc.)
  • Postgraduate Diplomas (PG Dip)
  • Postgraduate Certificates (PG Cert), except PGCE
  • Graduate Diplomas (Grad Dip) and Graduate Certificates (Grad Cert)

*application fees for programmes beginning in the 2020/21 academic session (before 1st August 2021) will remain chargeable at the 2020/21 rate, which is £10 less than the amounts stated below.

Other application fees
ProgrammeOnline applicationPaper application
Standard fee (see above)£90£115
All Eastman Dental Institute programmes£120£145
All Slade School of Fine Art programmes£35£60
Business Analytics (with Management Science) MSc£160£160
Finance MSc£160£160
Management MSc£160£160
Project and Enterprise Management MSc£160£160

Application fees are non-refundable. If you apply for more than one programme the fee is payable for each application submitted. Rejection of the application i.e. failure on the part of an applicant to secure a place, is not sufficient to merit a refund.

Programmes exempt from application fees

  • Brain and Mind Sciences MSc
  • PG Cert Clinical Ophthalmic Practice
  • PG Cert Child and Young Persons Psych WP
  • PG Cert Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interv
  • PG Dip Child and Young Person IAPT Therapy
  • MSc Data Analytics for Government
  • MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Health Data Analytics
  • MSc Conservation for Archaeology and Museums
  • Int MA Econ State & Society: Economics & Business
  • Int MA Econ State & Society: History & Society
  • Int MA Econ State & Society: Politics & Security
  • Int MA Econ State & Society: Politics & the International Economy
  • PG Dip General Pharmacy Practice
  • PG Cert General Pharmacy Practice (Prescribing)
  • MSc Advanced Pharmacy Practice
  • PG Cert Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (for Psychosis) (January Start)
  • PG Cert Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (for Eating Disorders) (January Start)
  • PG Cert Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (for Personality Disorders) (January Start)
  • PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Psychosis) (January Start)
  • PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Eating Disorders) (January Start)
  • PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Personality Disorders) (January Start)

Teacher training applicants

Applications for Primary and Secondary PGCE programmes are processed through DfE Apply. There is no application fee.

Applications for Early Years Initial Teacher Training are made direct to UCL. There is no application fee for these programmes.

Exceptional circumstances

UCL acknowledges that prospective students living in conflict zones or affected by displacement may face considerable difficulties in paying the application fee.

UCL is firmly committed to making the application process accessible to individuals disadvantaged by such circumstances and would be pleased to consider written requests for suspension of the application fee. 

Further information