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Fees and Finance

Your Annual Student Tuition Fee will depend on:

Whether you are a:

→ Scottish (Home) student

→ Rest of the UK (not from Scotland) student

→ International student (including students from the European Union)

And your programme of study and the level (undergraduate/postgraduate)  

Fees shown below are for new students starting in Academic Year 2024/25.  Please note that tuition fees for continuing student will be advised directly.

Undergraduate

Scottish (Home) Students

→ £1,820 annual fee for each year of study

→ Diploma in Architecture £1,820  

→ Portfolio Preparation Course (SCQF level 6) £2,750

Scottish Students should contact the Student Awards Agency For Scotland for information on assistance with paying tuition fees, and any living cost support that may be available. www.saas.gov.uk

Rest of UK Students - England, Wales and Northern Ireland (including Channel Isles and Isle of Man) and Students from the Republic of Ireland

→  £9,250 annual fee for each year of study

→  £520 for BArch (Hons) students undertaking their Professional Practice Year Out (PPYO).

Information on assistance for RUK students with paying tuition fees, and any living cost support that may be available, can be accessed via https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

International Students (all overseas non-UK residents including students from the European Union other than students from Republic of Ireland)

→ Undergraduate (all awards including International Foundation) £23,500 annual fee for each year of study.  This is fixed for the duration of the programme.

→ Portfolio Preparation Course (SCQF Level 6) £5,450.

→ Undergraduate Study Abroad £20,350 (2 semesters) / £10,175 (1 semester).

Postgraduate Taught and Research Programmes

Scottish (Home) Students, Rest of UK Students - England, Wales and Northern Ireland (including Channel Isles and Isle of Man) and Students from the Republic of Ireland

→ One-year taught Masters programmes (excluding those listed below) £9,700.

→ One-year taught MSc Medical Visualisation & Human Anatomy £13,500 (two-years, part-time students will pay £6,750 annual fee for each year of study).

→Two-year taught Masters £9,700 annual fee for each year of study. Fee will be the same in both years of study.  

→ Diploma in Architecture

→  Scottish (Home) students - £1,820 (Please refer to theUndergraduate fee listed above).

→  Rest of UK Students - England, Wales and Northern Ireland (including Channel Isles and Isle of Man) and Students from the Republic of Ireland - £9,250. 

Students progressing from GSA BArch (Hons) study are eligible for a 10% discount. 

→ Research degrees £6,150 annual fee for each year of study. Fee will remain at this level in all years of study.

→ PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in the Creative Disciplines £3,250 annual fee for each year of study.

Part-time student fees will be the appropriate proportion of the full-time fee.

Part-time student fees will be the appropriate proportion of the full-time fee.

International Postgraduate Students (all overseas non-UK residents including students from the European Union (without settled/pre-settled status) other than students from Republic of Ireland – see Scottish (Home)/RUK fees above)

→One-year taught Masters programmes (excluding those listed below) - £25,000

→One-year taught MSc Medical Visualisation & Human Anatomy - £32,500.

→Two-year taught Masters programmes - £25,000 annual fee for each year of study.Fee will be the same in both years.

→ Research Degrees - £20,350 for each year of study. Fee will remain the same in all years of study.

→Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in the CreativeDisciplines/Postgraduate Certificate in Supervisory Practices in the CreativeDisciplines £8,350 for each year of study.

Part-time student fees will be the appropriate proportion of the full-time fee.

Alumni Discount

If you have completed your undergraduate degree at the GSA, or you have attended as a StudyAbroad Exchange student, you are eligible for a 10% discount on postgraduate programme fees. This discount also applies to RUK - England, Wales and Northern Ireland (including Channel Isles and Isle of Man), the Republic of Ireland and International students progressing from BArch (Hons) to the Diploma in Architecture.

Deposits

When you have accepted your offer of a place to study at the GSA you will be required to pay a deposit which is a prepayment of part of your annual tuition fee: 

International

→International UG students £5,900.

→International Study abroad £5,900 (2 semesters) / £2,550 ( 1 semester)

→International Postgraduate Taught programmes £6,250.

→International Postgraduate Taught Medical Visualisation £8,125.

→International Postgraduate Research £5,900.

Home/RUK

→Home/RUK Postgraduate Taught programmes £970.

→Home/RUK Postgraduate Taught Medical Visualisation £1,350.

→Home/RUK Postgraduate Research £615.

Your deposit will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees on enrolment. Please note we will not be able to issue a Confirmation of Acceptance forStudies (CAS) for visa processing or guarantee your place until the deposit is paid.  Any offer made to a prospective student will be subject to the condition that the School will require payment of tuition fees in respect of each academic year of the student’s period of study at the School.

International students who pay their full annual international student tuition prior to four weeks of enrolment are eligible for a 2.5% discount for prompt payment.


Payment of Fees

Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) funded students
Students must apply for funding from SAAS for each year of study. Applications open in April each year. If your application for funding is successful, SAAS will send you an award letter in the post, which you are advised to keep in an accessible place as the GSA may need to see it. In order to be enrolled, you must have received this award letter.

Student Finance England (SFE) and Student Loan Company (SLC) funded students
Students must apply for funding from SFE/SLC for each year of study. Applications open in April each year. If your application for funding is successful, SFE/SLC will send you an award letter in the post, which you are advised to keep in an accessible place as the GSA may need to see it. In order to be enrolled, you must have received this award letter.

Self-funded students (Home/RUK/EU/EEA/International)
Tuition fees are payable in three equal instalments each year – at enrolment, then in January and April. At least one third of tuition fees must be paid in order to enrol onto your programme.
We can offer monthly instalments from September to April if this is more suitable for you, but this requires a payment agreement. We will send out reminders by email when payment is due, but we do not issue statements or invoices unless requested.

Company/sponsor funded students
If your sponsor or company would prefer to pay fees directly to the GSA, this can be arranged.  We ask that an official letter or purchase order from your company be forwarded to us, and we will enrol you on the basis of this. Invoices will be issued to the relevant sponsor or company within two weeks of enrolment.

US Loans funded students
If your tuition fees are funded by a US Loan, your first point of contact is the GSA’s Student Welfare Office. Student Welfare will advise Finance which students are receiving US Loan funding. Finance will then enrol the student on this basis.

Contact the Student Welfare Service on +44 (0) 141 353 4509 or +44 (0) 141 566 1138 or email welfare@gsa.ac.uk

Finance

Statutory Funding

Certain national governments offer student support to residents for Undergraduate and PostgraduateStudy. This is known as statutory funding. Below are the details of all UKStatutory funding bodies.

Scottish residents and EU citizens with Settled/Pre-Settled Status in the UK
SAAS

English residents
Student Finance England(Undergraduate Study)
Student FinanceEngland (Postgraduate Study

Welsh residents
Student Finance Wales

Northern Irish residents
Student Finance NI

International residents should check with their home government.

In the document below, we've put together further information on funding your study at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. This includes links and further information on statutory funding options for postgraduate study; details of US Federal Loans; Disabled Students Allowance and links to resources for doctoral study.