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, and amount available is changing during 2019. Applicants may also qualify for a maintenance loan to help with the day-to-day living costs.

Changes to funding from 1st August 2019

SAE Institute is now officially registered with the Office for Students under their Approved (fee cap) category which means that from 1 st August 2019 (September 2019 intake onwards) the full cost of the yearly tuition fee will be covered by Student Finance England for eligible students.

Student fees at a glance:

Campus

UK Cost

International Cost

SAE London

£9,000 per year

Until 31st July 2019 – Partial funding of £6,165
(£2,835 self-funded in year 1 only via payment plan)

From 1st August 2019 - Fully funded via Student Finance England for eligiblestudents living in the UK/EU

£13,000 per year
(Self-funded)

SAE Liverpool

£9,000 per year

Until 31st July 2019 – Partial funding of £6,165
(£2,835 self-funded in year 1 only via payment plan)

From 1st August 2019 - Fully funded via Student Finance England for eligiblestudents living in the UK/EU

£13,000 per year
(Self-funded)

SAE Glasgow

£7,500 per year

Until 31st July 2019 - Partial funding for applicants living in the UK/EU

From 1st August 2019 - Partial funding for applicants living in Scotland

Fully funded via Student Finance England for eligible students living in England/EU

£11,500 per year
(Self-funded)

SAE SKILLS DIPLOMAS

SAE’s 1 Year Skills Diplomas in Audio, Film and Animation are £6,000 at SAE London and SAE Liverpool and £5,700 at SAE Glasgow. Diplomas are self-funded, with payment plans available.

Please note that international students (non UK/EU) are unable to join an SAE Diploma due to current visa restrictions

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.

Note: 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

Through our Industry Engagement module, SAE offers the opportunity for industry placements and field trips.

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.

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