Information about our international tuition fees and methods of payment can be viewed here.

As well as your talent and dedication, a career in creative media requires financial investment in your education.

Funding your accelerated 2-year SAE degree

As SAE degrees are only 2-years, you save a considerable amount on both tuition fees and living expenses when compared to a traditional 3-year degree. So, you can study and graduate with a much lower level of student debt.

Funding is available for students wishing to study at SAE Institute via the government funded Student Tuition Fee Loan. Applicants may also qualify for a maintenance loan to help with the day-to-day living costs.

For students starting from September 2019 onwards, the full cost of the yearly tuition fee is covered by Student Finance England for eligible students.

Other funding routes

Future Finance Student Loans

Future Finance is the UK's largest private student lender

About Future Finance Loans

  • Loans are offered from £2,000 - £40,000 to cover both tuition and living costs
  • Loans are offered to UK, EU and even international students with a UK domiciled address
  • Loans are available to students studying at an undergraduate or postgraduate level

How to apply?

Students can submit an application online up to six months prior to course start. You can get started by submitting an application via the Future Finance website to see if you're eligible. www.futurefinance.com

SAE will be required to verify your attendance on the course before any funding is released; this will be completed after you have attended registration at SAE. Any loan funds requested for tuition will be released directly to SAE to be applied towards your tuition and loans for living costs will be paid directly to you.

Please note that Future Finance is not endorsed or recommended by SAE Institute. Applicants need to make their own decision about how they choose to finance their studies.

Student fees at a glance:

Campus

UK Cost

 

International

Inter

Cost

SAE London

£9,000 per year

For degree courses starting from September 2019 the annual tuition fee is fully funded via Student Finance England for eligible UK/EU students.

£13,000 per year
(Self-funded)

SAE Liverpool

£9,000 per year

For degree courses starting from September 2019 the annual tuition fee is fully funded via Student Finance England for eligible UK/EU students.

£13,000 per year
(Self-funded)

SAE Glasgow

£7,500 per year

For degree courses starting from September 2019, partial funding is available for UK/EU applicants who will be resident in Scotland via the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

£11,500 per year
(Self-funded)

SAE Oxford

£9,000 per year

For degree courses starting from September 2019 the annual tuition fee is fully funded via Student Finance England for eligible UK/EU students.

£13,000 per year
(Self-funded)

APPLICANTS WITH UK REFUGEE STATUS

SAE applicants with refugee status are eligible to apply for full funding of their degree.

Applicants that are in the process of applying for refugee status can only enrol at SAE Institute when refugee status has been granted and must provide written proof of their status.

EU Students

The UK Government have confirmed that undergraduates from EU countries attending English universities following Brexit, from September 2019, will incur the same annual tuition fees as their English peers and have access to the same government-backed student loans for the duration of their degree course.

Please read our Fee Policy for further information.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Some of our degrees involve additional costs, which are not covered by our tuition fees.

To ensure you budget accurately during your academic studies, please read the below list of extra costs, which you may incur.

NB. This is not an exhaustive list. Please refer to your programme guide for information on core textbooks and course material.

  • Equipment, textbooks and viewing material
  • Stationery and supplies
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Protective footwear and clothing
  • Professional body membership fees
  • Optional travel, accommodation and insurance expenses for field trips and industry placements
  • Optional graduation ceremony costs such as robe hire and guest tickets

Many courses at SAE offer industry placements and field trips, including some overseas travel. While participation in these activities are highly recommended, they are not mandatory.

If you choose to participate, you will be liable to cover accommodation and travel expenses and may need to consider issues like healthcare and public liability costs.

STUDENT LOANS

Students studying on higher education courses may be eligible for various forms of funding, including student loans and grants.

There may be some differences depending on the region you come from and the information below provides a guide towards what you could be entitled to as well as where to go to find more detailed information.

If you are an international student and require a Tier 4 Visa, you will need to pay the first year fees in full before a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) is issued.

ENGLAND

Students following Higher Education programmes (BA/BSc) can apply for a student loan to cover the full cost of the yearly tuition fee of £9,000 for courses starting from September 2019.

The Student Loans Company (SLC) Tuition Fee Loan is paid on a student’s behalf to SAE Institute.

You may also qualify for a maintenance loan to help you with your day-to-day living costs.

For more information, advice, eligibility and online application, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance

 

SCOTLAND

Partial funding from SAAS (Student Awards Agency for Scotland) is available as a tuition fee grant of £1,205 per year to qualifying Scottish and EU students studying and resident in Scotland.*

Scottish students studying in England will get the same repayable tuition fee loan as the rest of the UK, covering the entire yearly tuition fee.

Students may also qualify for a maintenance loan and additional grants dependent on personal circumstances to help with day-to-day living costs. The maximum loan available is £5,750 per year for under 25s and £6,750 for over 25s, which is based on household income. Students may also be eligible for a bursary of up to £2,000, again dependent on household income.

For more information, advice, eligibility and online application, please visit: www.saas.gov.uk/index.htm

*EU/EEA/Swiss residents living in the EU, EEA or Switzerland for a minimum of 3 years before starting their degree course are eligible to apply for SAAS tuition fee grant.

 

Live in Northern Ireland, Wales or the Isle of Man?

Student support is available via your local Government. See:

Northern Ireland:

studentfinanceni.co.uk

Wales:

studentfinancewales.co.uk

Isle of Man:

www.gov.im/categories/education-training-and-careers/student-grants/

Questions

For further information about tuition fees at SAE or anything else, please get in touch:

Via webchat: www.sae.edu/gbr/. Email enquiries@sae.edu or Phone 03330 112 315