Fees and funding

This page serves as a guide to help you understand the fees and funding options available to you. For more detail and for current information about annual tuition fees, please visit the University of London website and select the programme you are applying for. 

Fee Examples

As a guide, if you were to complete the Standard Route* of a teaching centre-taught EMFSS undergraduate programme over three years, your indicative total programme cost would equal approximately £7,976. 

If you were to complete the Graduate Entry Route over two years, your indicative total programme cost would equal approximately £5,867. 

If you complete a Graduate Diploma over one year, your indicative total programme cost would equal approximately £2,785. 

Find more details on the standard and graduate entry routes on our how to apply page. 

Please note that these indicative totals assume you complete the qualification in the minimum number of years, without resits. They do not reflect potential annual fee increases and are not inclusive of examination centre or teaching centre fees. Please check with your local teaching centre for information on their fees. 

View a full breakdown of EMFSS fees

Other costs

In addition to the fees payable to the University, you should also budget for the cost of:

  • purchasing textbooks
  • the fee levied by your local examination centre to cover their costs
  • the cost of any course or tuition you choose to undertake at your local teaching centre
  • for non-UK residents, local VAT, Goods and Services Tax (GST) or any other sales tax payable by the student in their country of residence will be added to the fees during the payment process. View more information on Sales Tax

Payment deadlines and methods of payment 

For all payment deadlines, please refer to the ‘when to pay’ section in the fees schedule document for the programme you are applying to. You can find all fee schedules on the University of London course fees page.

All fees must be paid in pounds sterling and can be paid online via the Student Portal using a credit/ debit card (Visa, MasterCard), by Western Union Quick Pay, banker’s draft/cheque or international money/postal order, made payable to ‘The University of London’. For further information on payment methods, please visit the University of London website.

Please note: fees are subject to annual review. The University reserves the right to amend previously announced fees, if necessary. 


Funding and Financial assistance

There are a number of options available for students who require financial assistance, including:         

Part-time tuition fee loans

Employer benefits

  • Some employers in both the public and private sector may be willing to consider offering financial assistance to their employees.


ELC Scheme

  • Students who are members or ex-members of the UK Armed Forces should note that the University of London has been approved by the Ministry of Defence in support of the Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) Scheme (ELC Provider Reference Number 1284).
  • The Scheme provides financial support to eligible Service personnel who wish to enhance their educational or vocational achievements.
  • For more information please visit the ELC Administration Service website.


  • Some teaching centres also offer bursaries. Please contact your local teaching centre for more information

Private education loans

  • You may wish to opt for a private education loan. Typically, the amount available will depend on your course of study, your household income and personal circumstances. 

If you know that you will require financial assistance to undertake your programme of study, you should apply for funding as early in advance of your registration date as possible. Scholarship opportunities are limited and are very competitive. 

If you are applying for an education loan as a UK resident, you do not need a confirmed place in the programme to apply. 

If you are a US citizen or eligible non-citizen, you do not qualify for federal student aid or military education benefits for these programmes due to the online format. 


Scholarships for postgraduate study

Scholarships are awarded annually on a merit basis to two EMFSS students who have been accepted for postgraduate study at LSE.

Criteria for consideration for LSE postgraduate scholarships

These students MUST have completed one of the EMFSS degrees offered by the University of London Programmes, for which the LSE provides academic direction.

To qualify, students will normally have, or expect to have, a first class honours degree. These scholarships will cover tuition fees only.

To apply, please email the University of London Programmes office at LSE at uolip@lse.ac.uk.

If you are applying to study at LSE and require information about funding your studies, please visit the School's Financial Support Office website.


Take the next step in your academic career and start your application

Apply for a degree  Apply for a diploma