Tuition Fees & Scholarships

International Fees for 2019 entry.

The table below shows the tuition fees for your course and further information about how and when to pay your fees.
The information on these pages applies to those who qualify as international students.  Fee status is determined by the regulations laid down by the UK Government and these rules are complex. You can read more about fee status at the UKCISA website.
If there is any doubt about your tuition fee status when you apply, this is checked  by the conservatoire and you may be asked to supply certain documents or answer specific questions in order for us to come to a decision.  If you have any concerns about which level of tuition fees you should be paying, please email

2019 Entry (amounts stated are provisional and subject to Board approval)

Level of study Course Tuition Fees 
(per year)


BA (Hons) Music
All single pathways or combined courses
BA (Hons) Music
with Foundation Year
£14,000 for the Foundation Year, then £16,500 per year thereafter
BA  (Hons) Music (Production top-up year) £16,500
Foundation Degree in Music Production £16,500
Postgraduate MMus Creative Musician £14,500
PGDip Creative Musician £9,666

Your tuition fees are fixed for the duration of the course, other than when stated, providing you stay on the same course, so you can be sure that you will not be required to pay any increase. If fees are increased in future years, this will only apply to new students.

How and when to pay your tuition fees

International students are required to pay the fee in full at or before enrolment. If you require a CAS number to obtain a Tier 4 study Visa you will be required to pay 50% of the fee before a CAS number is issued, and the balance at least one week prior to enrolment. If your Visa application is declined or you do not meet your offer conditions, the amount paid will be refunded, after deduction of an administration fee.  Please note that CAS numbers cannot be issued until you have met your offer requirements.  You can find more information about Visas here.
All fees must be paid in £ sterling. Accepted payment methods are:

  • Bank Transfer using the following details (preferred method) 
Account Name Leeds College of Music
Bank Santander
Sort Code 09 02 22
Account Number 10689833
IBAN GB95ABBY09022210689833
Bank Address

Santander Corporate Banking,
Bridle Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L30 4GB

Please quote your Leeds College of Music student ID number as the reference on all transactions. This is on your offer letter.

  • Credit Card (not American Express). To make a card payment over the telephone, please phone us on +44 (0)113 2223434.  You will need the student LCoM ID number, which is on the offer letter.

In the Summer before you arrive, we will send you further information about payment of tuition fees, with the enrolment information.

USA Applicants

Please note that unfortunately we are not part of the US Federal Loan systems, or any other private US loan scheme.  This means that you must be able to fund your own living costs and tuition fees.

Alumni Discount

A discount of 10% is available for International or Home/EU students who proceed from an Undergraduate course at LCoM, onto a Postgraduate course at Leeds College of Music.

Scholarships and Bursaries for International students

LCoM Scholarship

Applicants who pay the International tuition fee rate will be eligible for a scholarship of £2,000 per year (for undergraduate level courses only). If you are offered a scholarship you will be notified in your offer letter, after the assessment of your application and audition/interview materials. The scholarship will be given as a fee reduction for each year of study, subject to passing each year of study without any repeat years or re-assessments.

The Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Postgraduate students can apply for awards from £2,000 to £5,000 between 1st January to 10th February 2019. This is open to all genres apart from Popular music, and Musical theatre. International students should note the specific residence criteria for applicants, before applying.

For more information see:

Help Musicians UK – Postgraduate Awards 2019

Prospective postgraduate students can apply directly to Help Musicians for financial support. The amount awarded is generally between £1,000 and £5,000, and applicants are assessed according to financial need, musical potential, and ability to sustain a career. Applicants must be UK residents for at least 3 years prior to application.

The application process will open as follows:

  • 2nd January 2019 for one month, for the following disciplines: Brass, Guitar, Harp, Historical performance, Jazz, Lower Strings, Percussion, Piano, Piano accompaniment, Upper strings, Voice, Woodwind.
  • 26th April 2019 for one month, for students studying the following: Musical Theatre, Opera, Popular Music, Repetiteur. Auditions will be held in April or June.

Note that the process has not yet been finalised, but information will be available here:

International applicants should check the exact residency criteria before submitting an application.

The Creative Musician programme is not genre specific, but you should apply according to your principal area of interest.

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