International Student Fees and Funding

How do I pay my fees?
We offer various options as follows:

  1. Pay by Credit card or debit card (not American Express)  phone  +44 (0) 113 2223445 or +44 (0) 113 2223471 and state your name and course details.
  2. Pay by International bank transfer into the College bank account. The details you need will be sent with your joining information. If you need help with transferring money, please contact your bank.
  3. Pay the balance by Standing Order – (Returning students only.)Please bring your UK bank account details to enrolment and we will organise this. If someone else is paying from their bank account you will need their bank details and signature.  Please email studentfunding@lcm.ac.uk for a standing order form for this person to complete and then bring it to enrolment

When do I have to pay my fees?
Either pay in full on acceptance of offer


if you need a visa - pay 50% before CAS number is issued for Visa, 25% before enrolment, and
25% in December 2013   

if no visa required, pay 75% before enrolment and 25% in December 2013

What happens if my visa application is declined?
If you have paid 50% deposit and your Visa application is subsequently declined:

You will be entitled to a refund of your deposit, minus an administration fee of £25.00, if you provide a copy of  your Visa refusal letter from UK Borders Agency. Please contact the Finance Department to organise the refund – Phone +44 (0) 113 2223445 or +44 (0) 113 2223471 or
email  finance@lcm.ac.uk

I am an applicant from the USA – what’s the position regarding the US loans schemes?
Leeds College of Music is not a registered provider for US Federal or private loan schemes, as we do not meet the US Government criteria.

This means that applicants from the US must have enough funds to pay their tuition fees and living costs in full, without recourse to loans that require the Conservatoire’s authorisation. 
Are there any bursaries or scholarships available for International students?
Leeds College of Music offers Excellence Scholarships annually to outstanding undergraduate applicants who demonstrate exceptional potential at audition/interview.

The scholarship takes the form of partial fee remission of varying amounts, for up to three years subject to annual review. You do not need to apply for this scholarship – if you are identified as a potential recipient, we will get in touch with you directly.
What happens if I leave early or suspend from my course?
For all new International students, the Conservatoire will operate a no refund policy for those who    withdraw early from a course.

However, if the student wishes to claim a refund on the grounds of quality, they must follow the customer complaints procedure to be considered for a refund.

Exceptionally, a refund can be considered, at the discretion of the Head of Student Services, where there are compelling personal reasons for the withdrawal. For returning international students withdrawing any time after the date of enrolment, tuition fees will be charged on a proportional basis.

Still unsure about fees and funding?

Contact us:

0113 222 3419 or 0113 222 3508 | studentfunding@lcm.ac.uk 

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