Fees and Funding

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

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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.

Degrees fees at a glance:

Campus Annual Tuition Fee - UK/EU International (non UK/EU)
 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 eligible students 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


 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.

Tuition fees and payment plans for UK and EU/EAA students.*

* International students are not eligible for payment plans. First year tuition fees are payable in advance once you have accepted your offer.

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 from 1 st August 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:

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 in Scotland.*

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

Students may also qualify for a maintenance loan and additional grants dependent on personal circumstances to help you with your day-to-day living costs. The maximum loan available is £5,750 per year, which is based on household income. Students may also be eligible for a bursary of up to £1,875, 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 at: www.sae.edu/gbr/
Via email at: enquires@sae.edu
Via phone at: 03330 112 315

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