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Tuition fees 2019–20

All prices in GBP.

Prices are applicable from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020.

Academic courses BournemouthBrightonLondonOxford
A-level1
(Two year course)
Price per year 25,890 25,890 25,890 25,890
One-Year A-level1 Full course price - 27,975 27,975 -
Advanced Level Foundation Full course price 20,745 20,745 20,745 20,745
Extended Foundation/A-level Price per term in addition to full course price 5,580 5,580 5,580 5,580
Aston University Guaranteed Offer Programme:  
Two-year A-level course Price per year 25,890 25,890 25,890 25,890
One-year Advanced Level Foundation course Full course price 20,745 20,745 20,745 20,745
Easter Revision Programme:  
1 A-level 5 full days - 880 - -
1 GCSE 5 half days - 440 - -
2 GCSEs 5 full days - 880 - -
GCSE Standard version1 2 (2-year course) Price per year 25,890 - - -
GCSE Accelerated version1 2(1-year course) Full course price 25,890 25,890 25,890 25,890
GCSE Additional term Price per term 8,630 8,630 8,630 8,630
International High School Programme (1–3 terms) Price per term 6,915 6,915 6,915 6,915
Intensive Academic Summer Programme Price per week, all inclusive3       1,400
Specialist Foundation BournemouthBrightonLondonOxford
Art & Design Foundation Full course price - 20,745 20,745 20,745
Kingston University Joint Offer Programme Full course price - 20,745 20,745 20,745
UWE Bristol Joint Offer Programme Full course price - 20,745 20,745 20,745
Extended Art & Design Foundation Price per term in addition to full course price - 6,915 6,915 6,915
International Business Foundation
(Full course price)
3 terms 17,190 17,190 17,190 17,190
2 terms 11,460 11,460 11,460 11,460
Science & Engineering Foundation Full course price 20,745 20,745 20,745 20,745
Law Foundation Full course price - - 20,745 -
Extended Business/Law/Science & Engineering Foundations Price per term in addition to full course price 5,580 5,580 5,580 5,580
Preparation and Exam courses BournemouthBrightonLondonOxford
English Preparation Price per term 5,580 5,580 5,580 5,580
Art and Design Preparation Programme Price per term - 6,915 6,915 6,915
Boarding School Preparation Programme Price per term - 8,630 - -
IELTS Preparation Course Price per week 346 359 370 378
Intensive IELTS4 Price per week - - - 456
Super Intensive IELTS4 Two-week course - - - 912
Three-week course       1,368
IELTS Exam fees5   TBA TBA TBA TBA

Tuition price notes

1 A-level and GCSE exam fees are not included in tuition price.
A-level and GCSE programmes will usually require a separate IELTS exam.
IELTS exam fees are subject to change and are also not included in the course price.
Exam dates should be booked separately.

2 GCSE courses include a residential trip in half term — at no extra cost.

3 All inclusive includes course fees, accommodation at Wavy Gate residence and all meals.

4 Prices for IELTS courses are subject to increases from 1 January 2020.

5 Price £TBA if it includes Saturday speaking test.

Tuition fees 2018–19

All prices in GBP.

Prices are applicable from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019.

Academic courses BournemouthBrightonLondonOxford
Two-year A-level1 Price per year 23,970 23,970 23,970 23,970
Extended A-level1
(1–3 terms in addition to two-year A-level)
Price per term 5,315 5,315 5,315 5,315
One-Year A-level1 Full course price - 27,975 27,975 -
Advanced Level Foundation Full course price 19,755 19,755 19,755 19,755
Extended Foundation Price per term 5,315 5,315 5,315 5,315
Aston University Guaranteed Offer Programme2  
Two-year A-level course Price per year 23,970 23,970 23,970 23,970
One-year Advanced Level Foundation course Full course price 19,755 19,755 19,755 19,755
GCSE1  
Standard version Price per year 23,970 - - -
Accelerated version Full course price 23,970 23,970 23,970 23,970
Additional term Price per term 7,990 7,990 7,990 7,990
International High School Programme
(1–3 terms)
Price per term 6,585 6,585 6,585 6,585
Intensive Academic Summer Programme  
2018 Price per week - - - 695
2019 Price per week - - - 730
Easter Revision Programme  
1 A-level 4 full days - 880 - -
1 GCSE 4 half days - 440 - -
2 GCSEs 4 full days - 880 - -
Specialist Foundation BournemouthBrightonLondonOxford
International Business Foundation
(Full course price)
3 terms 15,945 15,945 15,945 15,945
2 terms 10,630 10,630 10,630 10,630
Extended International Business Foundation Price per term 5,315 5,315 5,315 5,315
Art Foundation Full course price - 19,755 19,755 19,755
Extended Art Foundation Price per term - 5,315 5,315 5,315
Law Foundation Full course price - - 19,755 -
Extended Law Foundation Price per term - - 5,315 -
Preparation and Exam courses BournemouthBrightonLondonOxford
English Preparation Price per term 5,315 5,315 5,315 5,315
Art and Design Preparation Programme Price per term - 6,585 6,585 6,585
Boarding School Preparation Programme Price per term 7,990 - - -
Medical Preparation Summer Programme  
2018 Price per week - - - 695
2019 Price per week - - - 730
IELTS Preparation Course3 Full course price (6 weeks) 1,956 1,956 - 2,160
Price per week 326 326 352 360
Intensive IELTS3 Price per week - - - 434
Super Intensive IELTS3 Price per week - - - 434
IELTS Exam fees4   160 160 160 160

Tuition price notes

1 A-level and GCSE programmes will usually require a separate IELTS exam. IELTS exam fees are subject to change and are not included in the course price. Exam dates should be booked separately.
2 The 3-day residential is an extra cost payable to the College directly.
3 Prices for IELTS courses are subject to increases from 1 January 2019.
4 Price £190 if it includes Saturday speaking test. IELTS exam fees are subject to change.

Guardianship Services note

A Guardian is required for all students aged under 16, at least until the end of the term in which they become 16. Students applying for a visa while they are under 16, but 16 at the start of their course, will need guardianship for their first term.

The standard guardianship service provided by our recommended partner organisations can be booked for the fee of £375 as part of the main programme application. In this instance the following services are covered:

  • —Personal meeting with student on arrival at school
  • —Follow-up meetings with student once per half term
  • —Weekly contact with student by telephone
  • —Emergency contact service

Those wishing to purchase additional services from our recommended guardians can do so directly from the organisations themselves. Additional fees will apply. Kings will pass on relevant details at the time of application.

Accommodation fees 2019–20

All prices in GBP.

These accommodation prices are applicable from 01/09/19 to 31/12/20 for accommodation booked and paid for a minimum of one full term in advance before 1 January 2020.

Brittania Student Residence
(single, en suite, self-catering, 18+)11,6078,8202,940

 September start, 3 terms
40 weeks inc. vacation1
January start, 3 terms
30 weeks inc. vacation2
2020 Summer English Preparation
(10 weeks)
Bournemouth
Homestay
(single, half-board3, 14+)
6,415 5,010 1,780
Homestay Extra
(single, en suite, half-board, 16+)
9,981 7,661 2,638
Kings Charminster Residence
(single, en suite, half-board, 14-18)
12,367 9,684 3,340
Kings Charminster Residence
(twin, en suite, half-board, 14-18)
7,840 6,055 2,085
Kings Town Centre Residence
(single, en suite, self-catering, 18+)
9,241 7,202 2,470
Kings Town Centre Residence
(twin, en suite, self-catering, 18+)
5,880 4,536 1,560
Kings Beach Residence
(single, en suite, half-board, 18+)
12,367 9,684 3,340
Kings Beach Residence
(twin, en suite, half-board, 18+)
7,840 6,055 2,085
St Peters Residence
(single, en suite, self-catering, 18+)
9,241 7,202 2,470
Brighton
Homestay
(single, half-board, 15+)
7,405 5,725 2,000
Student Residence
(single, en suite, bed and breakfast, 15+)
11,727 9,085 3,095
Student Residence
(single, en suite, half-board, 15+)
14,133 10,915 3,705
Brittania Student Residence
(single, en suite, self-catering, 18+)
11,607 8,820 2,940
Student Houses
(single, en suite, self-catering, 18+)
11,607 8,820 2,940
London
Homestay
(single, half-board, 15+)
8,238 6,362 2,216
Homestay Extra
(single, en suite, half-board, 16+)
10,884 8,365 2,880
The Kings Apartments Residence
(single, self-catering, 18+)
13,230 10,225 3,475
The Kings Apartments Residence
(twin, self-catering, 18+)
8,400 6,475 2,225
The Kings Apartments Residence
(single, self-catering, en suite, 18+)
13,430 10,375 3,525
The Kings Apartments Residence
(twin, self-catering, en suite, 18+)
9,800 7,525 2,575
The Kings Apartments Residence
(single, self-catering, one-bedroom apartment, 18+)
16,030 12,325 4,175
The Kings Apartments Residence
(twin, self-catering, one-bedroom apartment, 18+)
11,600 8,875 3,025
Student houses
(single, self-catering, 18+)
11,184 8,490 2,830
Oxford
Homestay
(single, half-board, 15+)
8,238 6,362 2,216
Wavy Gate Residence
(single, en suite, self-catering, 16+4)
13,030 9,900 3,300
Wavy Gate Residence
(single, en suite, half-board5, 16+4)
15,876 12,060 4,020
Student Houses6
(single, self-catering, 18+)
13,030 9,900 3,300

1 Includes compulsory 1-week half-term vacations, 3 weeks Christmas vacation, Christmas supplement and 2 weeks Easter vacation.
2 Includes compulsory 1-week half-term vacations and 2 weeks Easter vacation.
3 Half board is breakfast and dinner, 7 days per week. This applies to all of our half-board options.
4 Minimum age in Summer is 14 years old.
5 Breakfast and lunch, served at St. Josephs campus cafeteria Monday – Friday.
6 Close to city centre so good for art or English Preparation students based at St. Michaels campus or Art Faculty.

Accommodation dates

  • Autumn term: 9 September 2019 – 13 December 2019 (includes one week of holiday 21 – 25 October 2019)
  • Spring term: 6 January 2020 – 20 March 2020 (includes one week of holiday 13 – 14 February 2020)
  • Summer term 1: 6 April 2020 – 12 June 2020
  • Summer term 2: 12 Jun 2020 – 31 July 2020
  • Summer English Preparation: 6 July 2020 – 4 September 2020

Accommodation notes

  • Homestay accommodation includes internet use (subject to our fair usage policy) within the published price.
  • Homestay also includes one clothes wash per week.
  • Under 16s have weekend lunches at homestay included.

Accommodation fees 2018–19

All prices in GBP.

Prices valid for all bookings of a minimum one term made before 1 January 2019.

 September start, 3 terms
40 weeks inc. vacation1
January start, 3 terms
30 weeks inc. vacation2
2019 Summer English Preparation
(10 weeks)
Bournemouth
Homestay
(single, half-board3)
6,154 4,860 1,730
Homestay Extra
(single, en suite, half-board3)
9,606 7,444 2,562
Kings Charminster Residence
(single, en suite, half-board3)
12,007 9,407 3,245
Kings Charminster Residence
(twin, en suite, half-board3)
7,738 6,055 2,085
Kings Town Centre Residence
(single, en suite, self-catering)
8,961 6,985 2,395
Kings Town Centre Residence
(twin, en suite, self-catering)
5,812 4,536 1,560
St Peters Residence
(single, en suite, self-catering)
8,961 6,985 2,395
Brighton
Homestay
(single, half-board3)
7,086 5,575 1,950
Student Residence
(single, en suite, bed and breakfast)
11,384 8,815 3,005
Student Residence
(single, en suite, half-board3)
13,710 10,585 3,595
London
Homestay
(single, half-board3)
7,937 6,175 2,150
Homestay Extra
(single, en suite, half-board3)
10,384 8,118 2,794
The Kings Apartments Residence4
(single, self-catering)
12,745 9,925 3,375
The Kings Apartments Residence4
(twin, self-catering)
8,230 6,475 2,225
Student houses
(single, self-catering)
9,601 7,290 2,430
Oxford
Homestay
(single, half-board3)
7,937 6,175 2,150
Wavy Gate Residence
(single, en suite, self-catering)
12,630 9,600 3,200
Wavy Gate Residence
(single, en suite, half-board5)
15,430 11,700 3,900
Wyville Court Residence6
(single, self-catering)
10,745 8,250 2,750

1 Includes compulsory 1-week half-term vacations, 3 weeks Christmas vacation, Christmas supplement and 2 weeks Easter vacation.
2 Includes compulsory 1-week half-term vacations and 2 weeks Easter vacation. January Foundation students should arrive on Wednesday 2 January 2019 for induction. Additional 4 days charged pro-rata.
3 Half board is breakfast and dinner, 7 days per week.
4 Additional options also available for London Residential Apartments, including en suite. Please see dedicated brochure for more information.
5 Breakfast and lunch, served at St. Josephs campus cafeteria Monday – Friday.
6 Due to its city centre location, this residence is best suited for city centre-based courses such as Art Foundation or English Preparation.

Accommodation dates

  • Autumn term: 9 September 2018 – 16 December 2018 (includes one week of holiday 21 – 28 October 2018)
  • Spring term: 6 January 2019 – 24 March 2019 (includes one week of holiday 10 – 17 February 2019)
  • Summer term 1: 7 April 2019 – 16 June 2019
  • Summer term 2: 16 Jun 2019 – 4 August 2019
  • Summer English Preparation: 2 July 2019 – 8 September 2019

Accommodation notes

  • Homestay accommodation includes internet use (subject to our fair usage policy) within the published price.
  • Homestay also includes one clothes wash per week.
  • A-level and GCSE students may need to stay until 29 June, depending on dates of external exams. Additional accommodation fees will apply.
  • Under 16s have weekend lunches at homestay included.

Airport transfers and other supplements 2019–20

All prices in GB£.

Transfers (one way, per person) BournemouthBrightonLondonOxford
Heathrow 161 139 131 151
Heathrow Economy1 55 - 52 -
Gatwick 185 88 131 195
Supplements and other chargesBournemouthBrightonLondonOxford
Registration fee (includes CAS) 250 250 250 250
One-to-one lessons (per 45 minute session) 55 55 55 55
Additional Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies2 21 21 21 21
Refundable deposit3 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Hot lunch supplement (per term)4 370 370 370 370
Homestay special diet supplement (per week) 30 30 30 30
Homestay room retention (per week) 60 60 60 60
Homestay Christmas supplement (per week) 50 50 50 50
Courier service 60 60 60 60
Student Insurance From £8 per week. See Student Insurance section below.

1 Heathrow Economy transfer available every Sunday from 23 June – 25 August 2019. Flights must arrive between 10.00 and 18.00 and depart between 11.00 and 19.00. Price based on students making own way to Heathrow Terminal 5.
2 Needed to apply for a UK visa if a second CAS required.
3 Refunded on course completion, minus any dispursements, sundries or damages. Please see Terms and Conditions for details.
4 Supplement payable termly in advance. Lunch Monday – Friday at the college.

Airport transfers and other supplements 2018–19

All prices in GBP.

Transfers (one way, per person) BournemouthBrightonLondonOxford
Heathrow 159 138 130 154
Heathrow Economy1 49/ 812 - 47/ 802 -
Gatwick 180 87 130 195
Supplements and other chargesBournemouthBrightonLondonOxford
Registration fee 150 150 150 150
One-to-one lessons (per 45 minute session) 55 55 55 55
Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)3 25 25 25 25
Refundable deposit4 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Hot lunch supplement (per term)5 350 350 350 350
Homestay room retention (per week) 55 55 55 55
Homestay Christmas supplement (per week) 45 45 45 45
Courier service 60 60 60 60
Student Insurance From £6 per week.
See 'Student Insurance' section below.

Transfer and supplements notes

Prices for Transfer and Supplements are subject to increases from 1 January 2019.

1 Heathrow Economy is available every Sunday between 11 June – 20 August 2018. Flights must arrive between 10.00–18.00 and depart between 11.00–19.00.
2 Standard Heathrow Economy: £47/49 (price based on students making their own way to LHR Terminal 1). Heathrow Economy including check-in service: £80/81.
3 Needed to apply for a UK visa if a second CAS required.
4 Refunded on course completion, minus any dispursements, sundries or damages. Please see Terms and Conditions for details.
5 Supplement payable termly in advance. Lunch Monday–Friday.

Student insurance

We have developed an insurance policy which is especially designed for international students in conjunction with Endsleigh, a major UK insurance provider.

Student insurance will cost £8 per week.

The insurance policy gives a very high level of cover and will protect you against loss of possessions as well as accident or emergency.

To include insurance cover, complete the student insurance section when you apply online or when you complete the Academic Courses Registration Form or the English Courses Enrolment Form.

To view the details of the insurance, download the Insurance Policy and the Statement of Insurance.

How to pay

You can choose to pay in three different ways:

  • by credit/debit card or bank transfer through our partner Flywire (used to be Uni-Pay)
  • by bank transfer directly to a Kings account
  • by credit/debit card over the phone

When applying for a programme, you can choose whether to pay full fees or only the Acceptance Payment, unless you are booking less than a month before the course start. In this case you would need to pay full fees.

Paying through Flywire

Flywire is an international payment and collection provider for overseas student fees that has been designed specifically for universities and language schools.

When you submit a booking or application with Kings and you choose to use Flywire, your details will be received and reviewed by the registrars in each of our colleges.

If we have a place on the course you want, the registrar will accept your booking and you will receive an email to request payment of either a deposit or full fees through Flywire. This email will contain a link to go to the Flywire website where you will be able to either pay securely online via card or get details of the local Flywire bank account you will need to pay into.

The advantage of using Flywire rather than pay directly to a Kings bank account is that Flywire allows you to pay in your local currency with a £7 one-off charge and this, most of the time, means you are paying less than what you would pay for an international bank transfer.

Paying by bank transfer directly to a Kings account

Please send the payment to the bank of the College you have selected (see below for bank details). Bank/wire transfers take 2–4 weeks to arrive. Full payment must be received four weeks before the date of arrival. Please include all bank charges in your payment and quote the student’s full name on the transfer. Please email a copy of the bank/wire transfer to Kings on acceptance of the offer and keep a copy of the transfer to take to the College with you.

CollegeBank account 
Kings Bournemouth 

Barclays
90-92 High Street
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1BP

Account Name: Kings Colleges Ltd t/a Kings Bournemouth
Account No: 83762459
Sort Code: 20-65-82
Swift: BARCGB22

IBAN: GB59BARC20658283762459

Kings Brighton 

Barclays
90-92 High Street
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1BP

Account Name: Prime Brighton Ltd t/a Kings Brighton
Account No: 83999424
Sort Code: 20-65-82
Swift: BARCGB22

IBAN: GB27BARC20658283999424

Kings London

Barclays
90-92 High Street
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1BP

Account Name: United Language Schools Ltd t/a Kings London
Account No: 23753360
Sort Code: 20-65-82
Swift: BARCGB22

IBAN: GB24BARC20658223753360
Kings Oxford

Barclays
90-92 High Street
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1BP

Account Name: Touchload Ltd t/a Kings Oxford
Account No: 53447545
Sort Code: 20-65-82
Swift: BARCGB22

IBAN: GB53BARC20658253447545

Paying by card over the phone

You can use debit/credit cards to pay us directly but you will need to call the school to make the payment over the phone.

Using a debit card issued by a bank outside the UK might result in you paying a credit card surcharge, depending on international banking agreements.

The phone numbers to ring are:

Kings Bournemouth: +44 (0) 1202 293535

Kings Brighton: +44 (0) 1273 443403

Kings London: +44 (0) 20 8650 5891

Kings Oxford: +44 (0) 1865 711829