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Fees to study at LIS
The table below outlines the fees for undergraduate students in the academic year 2021/22. All fees are full-time (we do not currently offer part-time provision).
In future years, fees for continuing students may be subject to an inflationary increase, if the government increases the current fee cap.
We will release further information about international student fees in due course.
So that we can provide financial support to meet different needs we have three main forms of bursary. If you receive any of the financial support listed below you will never need to pay anything back.
Financial support bursary - If your household income (the money that your parents/carers earn together) is below £25,000 then you will be eligible for bursaries in each year of study. Bursaries will typically be £1,000 per year.
Hardship grants - We know that your financial situation can change at any time. To try and support you when you most need help, we have a dedicated fund for hardship grants which are decided on a case-by-case basis. You can access multiple hardship grants at any time of study at LIS.
The LIS Foundation - We are currently setting up a charity - the LIS Foundation - to provide additional support to students.
The LIS Trustees have indicated that a range of awards will be available for students in the following groups:
(i) Students from relatively low-income households (£25,000- £45,000) [please note that those whose household income is below £25k are entitled to a LIS bursary (see above)]
(ii) Students who are estranged from their parents
(iii) Students with experience of being in care
Bursaries will be awarded on an annual basis with an application process. If your circumstances do not change, a grant given in year 1 of study is likely to be renewed in years 2 and 3. Bursaries will typically be in the range of £1,000 for students from low income households and up to £2,000 for students who are estranged from their parents or who have experience of being in care from the LIS Foundation will provide another channel of assistance for a wide range of students.
Other sources of income - As part of our internships programme, we will be brokering opportunities for all our students. We will ensure that all internships pay at least the London Living Wage and expect that a typical 5-week internship will be worth approximately £2,000.
You’ll be charged tuition fees for every academic year you study at LIS. This fee covers all elements of your enrolment, tuition, supervision and assessment for the full academic year. It does not cover accommodation, living costs, books, learning materials (including a laptop computer) or travel. As we have achieved registration and degree awarding powers, you’ll be able to apply to Student Finance to cover your tuition fees, and to provide a maintenance loan. For updates on our regulatory status, please see our Regulatory Updates page.
If you suspend or withdraw during a year of study, then the amount of tuition fees you’ll be liable to pay, and your eligibility for refunds is set out in the Tuition Fee Refund Policy.
If you make a complaint in relation to our delivery of the degree and the complaint is upheld, or in the rare event that there has been a material breach of contract by the School, eligibility for refund or compensation will be considered under the School’s Student Compensation and Refund Policy.
Our Terms and Conditions set out that where fees are not paid, the School may suspend and withhold educational services, with reasonable notice.
It remains a possibility that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue into 2021/22 and impact on our ability to deliver face-to-face tuition. Given this, we are investing in developing contingency to deliver our academic programme and broader student proposition remotely should this be required.
Our faculty includes individuals with a range of proven expertise in digital delivery across multiple media, and we are confident that, should teaching have to move online, we are well equipped to deliver an excellent learning experience.
We shall be monitoring COVID-related risks and developing further contingencies over the coming months.