Our Student Welfare Team is here to help you with any questions you may have, or with any difficulties you may encounter. They’re very friendly and approachable, and will do their best to help.


What are the deadlines for applications?

Applications for the Foundation Diploma should generally be received by 15 January.

There is no set deadline for other further education courses, but we recommend you submit your application as soon as possible.

For all degree courses, you must follow the UCAS deadlines.

How much will my course cost?

Following the changes the Government have made to the way higher education will be funded, Leeds Arts University are to charge £9,000 per year for full time higher education home and EU students for 2016 entry.

For other programmes/courses please see our Tuition Fees page.

What is the UCAS code for a programme?

Programme Title


BA (Hons) Animation


BA (Hons) Creative Advertising


BA (Hons) Graphic Design


BA (Hons) Fashion


BA (Hons) Fine Art


BA (Hons) Illustration


BA (Hons) Photography


BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design


BA (Hons) Visual Communication


How do I apply for awards, grants and loans?

You can access this information at: www.gov.uk

How much will I repay, how and when?

  • Graduates only start paying back their tuition and living cost loans once they are earning £21,000 or more.

  • The amount repaid each month will depend on a graduate’s earnings.

  • Repayments will be 9% of any income over £21,000; for example on an annual salary of £25,000 the weekly repayments would be £6.92, or around £30 a month.

  • The debt is written off after 30 years.

  • The loans for tuition fees and for maintenance are treated as one when making repayments: For example; a graduate earning £21,500 would initially make repayments of £4 per month. The monthly repayment would increase to £23 for someone earning £24,000 per year; £30 on a salary of £25,000; £45 on £27,000; and £68 on £30,000.

  • The repayments will normally be deducted automatically from your pay packet through the tax system.

  • Interest on your loan will be charged at inflation plus 3% while you are studying, and up until the April after you leave university.

  • From the April after you leave university if you are earning below £21,000, interest will be applied at the rate of inflation.

  • Graduates earning between £21,000 and £41,000 will be charged interest on a sliding scale up to a maximum of inflation plus 3%.

  • Graduates earning above £41,000 will be charged interest at the full rate of inflation plus 3%.

  • All outstanding repayments will be written off after 30 years.

When it comes to repaying loans, what happens if I’m not earning?

If you enrolled prior to September 2012 you won’t have to begin repaying your loan until you’re earning £15,000 per year or more.

If you enrolled from September 2012 onward you won't have to begin repaying your loan until you're earning £21,000 per year or more.

How do the new fees affect international students?

The changes only affect students from the UK and European Union. Fees and financial support arrangements for international students are available on our International page.

What additional financial support is available to me?

If you run into money difficulties our Student Welfare Team can offer you support including budgeting tips, and help applying for a loan or grant.

There are different loans and grants available for different levels of study.

For more information on what is available to you please select your level of study from the links below:

Undergraduate Financial Support

Further Education Finance

The government also provides useful information on their website www.gov.uk/student-finance

What accommodation is available?

How do I book my accommodation?

Information will come out from the University for those who are made an offer about how to book their accommodation through the University.

Why Leeds Arts University?

We are a specialist institution in art & design and invest in a high level of dedicated resource to enhance the student experience. We have:

  • Outstanding, industry-standard equipment and facilities.

  • Experienced staff - many of our staff are actively involved in the creative arts movement.

  • Low student staff ratios.

  • Course communities.

  • Track record of successful students.

  • A recent survey was undertaken (Creative Graduate Creative Futures, 2009) tracking career trajectories of students 5 years after graduating. From the responses received over 75 percent reported that they were employed in the Creative Industries sector.

  • National and increasing international reputation.