Fee Classifications and Status
The Graduate School will conduct a fee status assessment upon receipt of your completed application and the notes below are intended as a guide only in determining whether you will be regarded as a Home/EU or Overseas student for fee purposes.
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Home/ EU Students
UK and EU nationals who fulfil the residence conditions are liable to pay the lower rate of tuition fee unless you already have a Masters level qualification or PhD and are applying for a qualification at the same or a lower level. Please contact the Graduate School for discussion of your fee status if you are in this category.
Research degrees may also be subject to additional research costs or bench fees that depend on the project being undertaken. Formal offers of a place to pursue a research degree will contain details of fees and research costs to be paid in each year of the course (table two opposite). Please see Postgraduate Tuition Fees to find out the fees per course.
Generally, you will be liable for the higher (Overseas) rate unless:
- You are ‘settled’ (i.e. ordinarily resident without any immigration restriction on the length of your stay) in the UK and have been ordinarily resident therein throughout the three-year period preceding 1 September, 1 January or 1 April closest to the start of your proposed course, and the main purpose of your residence has not been wholly or mainly to receive full-time education.
- You are an EU national (or the spouse or child of an EU national) and have been ordinarily resident in the EEA (see below) throughout the three-year period prior to the relevant date (see 1) and the main purpose of your residence has not been wholly or mainly to receive full time education.
- You are an EEA national (or the spouse or child of an EEA national) and resident in the UK as a ‘migrant worker’ and have been ordinarily resident in the EEA (see 1) throughout the three-year period prior to the relevant date (see 1) and the main purpose of your residence has not been wholly or mainly to receive full-time education.
- You have been recognised as a refugee by the UK Government (or are the spouse or child of a refugee) and have remained ordinarily resident in the UK since that time.
- You have been granted exceptional leave to enter or remain by the UK Government (or are the spouse or child of such a person), and have been ordinarily resident in the UK since that time.
Please see Postgraduate Tuition Fees to find out the fees per course.
You are required to have sufficient funds to cover tuition fees, project costs and maintenance expenses for the duration of your studies. It is currently estimated that a single student requires at least £11,500 per year to cover accommodation and personal maintenance expenses while studying in London (costs for a student accompanied by family would, of course, be proportionately higher). However, this figure is meant as a guide only as accommodation costs, individual requirements and expected standards of living vary. Tuition fees and the cost of travel to the UK are additional.
All applicants offered a place at the College will be required to complete a Financial Undertaking form before being allowed to start their proposed course.
Students in receipt of sponsorship are required to provide a letter from their sponsor stating the terms. Self-supporting students must:
- Confirm that they will have sufficient financial support for the duration of their studies.
- Accept responsibility for payment of the required tuition fees.
Non-payment of fees at any time will necessitate withdrawal from the RVC.
Deposit: MSc Courses
Unless you have evidence of funding from a recognised sponsor, a non-refundable deposit of £1,000 is required by 1 June preceding the start date of any full-time MSc course starting in October and £600 by 1 April.
Fees Policy and Methods of Payment
For information on Fees Policy and Methods of Payment please refer to Tuition Fees Policy 2011 and Methods of Payment (PDF)
Student Finance England (SFE) applications for 2013/14 available, apply online now!
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