Tuition Fees | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Tuition Fees

For each academic year, or part of an academic year that you are enrolled, Central will charge you a tuition fee. This covers all elements of your registration, tuition and supervision.

This page sets out tuition fees charged by the School for the Academic Year 2019/20. A complete guide to fees and how they should be paid will be included along with your offer letter.

(Fees for Evening Courses, Summer Short Courses, Diplomas, Saturday Youth Theatre, Business Training Courses and Courses for Schools and Colleges are listed on those individual course pages).

Fees Table

Download the Fees Table for the Academic Year 2019/2020 (PDF)


In order to accept a place at the School you must also pay a deposit. This is non-refundable and will be deducted from your fees at registration. It is used to discourage students accepting a place when they are unlikely to register which means that another applicant will unnecessarily miss out on gaining a place on the course. The deposit is £1,000 for Home/EU postgraduate courses and £2,000 for students paying ELQ fees and non-EU overseas students. Undergraduate Home/EU students are not required to pay a deposit if they are receiving a tuition fee loan.

Additional Costs

There may be some limited additional course costs not covered by the tuition fees for materials, equipment, or field trips required for your studies. Information regarding these additional costs can be seen below (PDF documents). You will also receive it with your electronic offer pack. Where a course requires a student to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the associated fee will normally be paid by the School.