Find out more about our course fees and get finance information for our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and short courses.
For undergraduate entry in 2017; for students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying a designated course. Courses at alternative providers, including Pearson College London, are designated each year by the Department for Education. We have made an application for our undergraduate courses to also be designated for the 2017-18 academic year. We expect this process to be completed in early 2017.
Visit http://www.hefce.ac.uk/reg/desig/cdforstudents/ for more information.
Tuition Fee Loans
These are loans from the student finance companies for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland and the money will be sent directly to us to pay your tuition fees. If you’re a full-time student, you can borrow up to £9,000 to pay your tuition fees at a publicly-funded university or college, or up to £6,000 for a privately-funded one.
As we are committed to ensuring that talented students with potential have the opportunity to succeed with one of our degrees, we offer all applicants the opportunity to receive a fee waiver upon the successful completion of our assessments.
This means that our students graduate with just 70% of the level of student debt when compared to the average debt held by a graduating student from a Public Provider.
Maintenance Fee Loans
If you’re planning to study full-time, you may also apply to get a Maintenance Loan to help with your living costs. You can apply for this when you apply for a Tuition Fee Loan. If you’re given a Maintenance Loan you’ll have to pay it back after your degree finishes, but only if you earn above a certain level. The amount you get depends on your household income and you’ll get money at the start of each term.
Paying back what you've borrowed
You won’t start paying your Tuition Fee Loan or Maintenance Loan back until the April after your degree finishes, and only if you earn above £21,000 a year. If you’re employed, your repayments will be calculated by your employer and taken directly from your salary, then, at the end of the tax year, they’ll be sent to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
You may be entitled to extra funding if you’re from a low-income household, you have children or adult dependents, you have a disability or you’re a care leaver.
How to apply
You can apply for student finance when you apply for your place through UCAS. Find out more on the UCAS website.
Alternatively, you can apply directly on the Gov.uk website.
We want to make sure that talented students with potential can succeed on our degrees, regardless of your financial situation. That’s why we offer a great range of scholarships.
You’ll automatically be considered for a scholarship if you attend and pass one of our Creative Workshops or Business Workshops. Depending on the scholarship you apply for, you could get up to 100% of your tuition fees.
All scholarships are provided as a tuition fee waiver and any offer will be conditional on you accepting us as ‘Conditional Firm’ or ‘Unconditional Firm’ if applying through UCAS. Please see our terms and conditions for full details.
Our scholarships also offer a unique opportunity to be hand-picked by some of the biggest names in industry and have your tuition fees paid in full!
Ian Livingstone Scholarship for Game Art
A full tuition fee scholarship awarded to one applicant to the BA/MArt (Hons) The Art of Video Games degree.
Ian Livingstone CBE, is one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry. He is best known for being the man behind huge franchises such as Tomb Raider and Warhammer. He co-founded the iconic games company Games Workshop and co-created Fighting Fantasy. In 2002, Ian Livingstone won the BAFTA Interactive Special Award for outstanding contribution to the industry and was appointed CBE in the 2013.
Paul Franklin Scholarship for VFX
A full tuition fee scholarship awarded to one applicant to the BA/MArt (Hons) The Art of Visual Effects degree.
Paul Franklin has worked on some of the most memorable and successful films of recent times, titles such as Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. His work on Inception (2010) won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and the BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects and he won a second Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for Interstellar (2014).
Eamonn Butler Scholarship for Animation
A full tuition fee scholarship awarded to one applicant to the BA/MArt The Art of Computer Animation degree.
Eamonn started his career at Walt Disney Animation Studios as a 2D Animator. He spent 10 years at Disney, working on Fantasia 2000, Dinosaur and Chicken Little amongst other films. He has since transferred to the world of VFX animation and as Head of Animation at Double Negative he worked on box offices hits such as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Iron Man 2 and Edge of Tomorrow. For the last 4 years, Eammon has been Head of Animation at Cinesite - an award-winning film and TV visual effects company based in London’s Soho.
We also offer simple, affordable payment plans to help you spread the cost of your tuition fees. To find out more please get in touch with our Academic Registry team.
Our postgraduate fees are payable at the start of each academic year, or at each stage of your chosen programme. Please note, we review our fees every year.
Onsite money advice
Our Admissions Team are on hand to answer all your questions and help you with money matters, to make sure your time as a postgraduate student here goes as smoothly as possible. You can email them at email@example.com
We also offer simple, affordable payment plans
to help you spread the cost of your tuition fees:
- £2,000 deposit
- £8,475 before your course starts
- £4,520 on week 12
- £2,505 on week 18
To find out more please get in touch with our admissions team.
You can apply for a Professional Career Development Loan (PCDL) to help cover the cost of your postgraduate programme. They're available from a range of high street banks and you can borrow between £300 and £10,000, to help you fund up to two years of learning (or up to three years if the course includes a year of relevant practical work experience).
The loan can cover tuition fees and equipment, living expenses if you're studying full-time and other course-related costs, such as travel or childcare.
Loans are usually offered at a reduced rate of interest and because they're a Government-backed initiative from the Skills Funding Agency, the Government pays your interest while you're studying.
To find out more: visit www.gov.uk/career-development-loans/overview or call the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
The cost of each programme is set individually, depending on the length and complexity of the course. To find out more, please take a look at the relevant programme pages in our courses section.
You may be able to get funding to help with the cost of your chosen programme, so it’s important to research all your funding options, before you start studying.
To find out more, it’s best to talk to Escape Studios Admissions Team, whether you’re a UK, EU or international student. The options are different for each student, so we’ll talk you through what’s available to you in more detail.
If you’re a UK student, you can also get independent funding advice by calling the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 or by visiting the National Careers Service website.
If you’re an international student, you can visit the British Council website for the latest list of funding options.
Funding for UK students
If you’re a UK student, you can apply for a Professional Career Development Loan (PCDL). PCDLs are bank loans to pay for courses and training that help with your career. You may be able to borrow between £300 and £10,000.
Loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate and the government pays the interest while you’re studying. It’s best to apply at least three months before starting your course, to give your bank time to process your application. Find out more on the National Careers Service website.
To be eligible for a PCDL, you must be 18 or over, have been living in the UK for at least three years before your course starts and planning to work in the UK, European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) after you graduate. To find out more and order an application pack visit the National Careers Service website or call them on 0800 100 900.
You’ll need to complete and return the application form to your chosen bank and they’ll decide if you qualify for a loan. Funding for international students We recommend you visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs website at ukcisa.org.uk.
The Council doesn’t provide funding directly, but it will give you all the information you need about studying and living in the UK, including visas and funding.
We do our best to find funding solutions for overseas students.
- If you’re from Sweden, you may be able to get help from the Swedish loan and grant programme. Find out more at csn.se
- Spanish students should visit the government website empleo.gob.es for useful information on studying, employment and emigration, plus details of grants available to Spanish students.
- If you’re from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or Burma, you may be able to get funding from the Charles Wallace Trust, to help towards your living costs and educational development in the UK. Find out more at wallace-trusts.org.uk
Early bird offers and payment plans
Some of our programmes can be paid for in instalments and feature ‘early bird offers’, which will save you up to £1,000, if you pay for your course in full, at least three months in advance.