International Fees and Visas

Course Fees and Student Visas

Boston College's international fees are split into three options.

Fees are quoted per year and are payable in full before arrival.

CoursesAS/ A level - one year or two years for full qualificationDiplomas - one year or two years for full qualificationInternational Access to HE - one yearHigher National Diploma (HND) - one year for HNC qualification, two years for full HND qualificationEnglish - one academic year (depending on level)
Tuition Fees£9500£9500£9500£12000£8500 - £12000
Tuition Fees and Halls of Residence£13,600£13,600£13,600£16,100£13,600 - £16,100
Tuition Fees, Halls of Residence and Food Allowance£14,900£14,900£14,900£17,400£14,900 - £17,400

If you are an EU student and aged between 16 - 18, you may be eligible for free tuition. However, you will be required to pay a service of £1700 in the first year and £850 for your second year (this does not apply to short courses).

Students aged 19+ by the 31st August prior to the enrolment date will pay the same fees as local students, including exam fees, depending on current qualifications. Please enquire for details.

For all non-EU students, a deposit of £2500 will be required to secure a place at Boston College. In the event of your visa not being granted, we will make a refund of £2000.

Entry and Visas

All non-EU International students will need a visa to be able to come to the UK to study. The type of course you are studying will determine which visa you need, but most students will require a Tier 4 (General) Student visa.

Boston College is licensed to sponsor students under the Tier 4 Points Based System.

Our Licence number is M1XM7Y0T0.

Point Based System (PBS)

The Tier 4 Points Based System (PBS) operated by the UK Visa and Immigration service (UKVI), requires students to apply for a CAS (Certificate of Acceptance for Studies) number through an educational institute that has been accepted on the UKVI Tier 4 Sponsor List.

Once you have been given your CAS number, you can apply for your student visa at the relevant embassy in your home country. A CAS number cannot be issued more than six months before the start of the course and a student visa cannot be applied for at the embassy more than three months before the start of the course.

The visa application process can take several weeks at peak times, so it is important that you apply within the correct time limits.

Useful Contacts

For information on how to apply for your visa, please contact the Visa Office at the British Consulate in your country.

We recommend that you visit the UKVI website for up to date information on how to meet the Tier 4 PBS requirements and what to expect when you apply for your visa. You may also find the UKCISA website helpful.

Offer of Your Place

Once you have completed a successful application, Boston College will send you a conditional offer letter which will explain how to accept the place, as well as the information that will be needed to allow the College to apply for your CAS number.

A tuition and accommodation deposit will be required before the CAS number can be applied for. Your offer letter will explain how to make your deposit payments.

Contact us...

lf you would like more information about becoming an International student at Boston College or if you would like to become an International agent, please contact us:

Write to us: The International Office, Boston College, Skirbeck Road, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6JF, England

Call us: +44(0) 1205 313212

Email us:

Message us: International Enquiry

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