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Tuition fees

All the fees and expenses quoted in this guide are in pounds sterling (£). Exchange rates will vary, so it’s difficult to give a very precise figure for costs in other currencies, but an online currency converter can be found at www.xe.com/ucc which should give you an idea of what to expect.

Tuition fees are payable by all study abroad students, unless attending UCL via reciprocal exchange. For 2017/18 undergraduate study abroad students will pay the following*:

Non-EU students – Band 1 (Arts-related subjects, plus Economics and Mathematics)  
Full year £16,610
Autumn (Fall) Term (45% of full year fee) £7,475
Spring/Summer Terms (55% of full year fee) £9,136
Non-EU students – Band 2 (Science and Engineering-related subjects, plus Anthropology, Archaeology, Fine Art, Geography and Psychology)  
Full year
£21,960
Autumn (Fall) Term (45% of full year fee) £9,882
Spring/Summer Terms (55% of full year fee) £12,078
Non-EU students – Band 3 (Liberal Arts & Sciences)
 
Full year £19,230
Autumn (Fall) Term (45% of full year fee) £8,654
Spring/Summer Terms (55% of full year fee) £10,577
EU students - all subject areas
 
Full year £9,250
Autumn (Fall) Term (45% of full year fee) £4,163
Spring/Summer Terms (55% of full year fee) £5,088

* Please note that if you are jointly admitted to two departments, the tuition fee will be based on the first-named department of admission.

Living costs

Living expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, your main costs as a student will be living expenses including accommodation, food, travel, entertainment, books, clothes, etc. Estimates for this will obviously vary, as everyone will have different personal tastes and circumstances, but a total of £350 per week is considered to be a reasonable average.

Working in the UK

If you are a student from outside the EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland, and have permission to enter the UK for a period of full-time study lasting more than six months, you are usually able to undertake employment in the UK without having to apply for additional approval. This employment must be on a part-time basis during termtime (up to 20 hours) but can be full-time during vacation periods.

If you are a student from outside the EEA and Switzerland and are coming to the UK for less than six months, you may work on the same terms provided you have secured a Tier 4 student visa. If you have obtained a short-term study visa you will not be permitted to work in the UK.

Please note that these restrictions on employment apply both to paid work and voluntary work. If you are an EEA or Swiss national you will not be subject to these restrictions.

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