How will tuition fees be affected for international students?


LSDM is pleased to announce that it will NOT be increasing its fees and continues to provide excellent value for money through its accredited BA (Hons.) and MA courses.

The United Kingdom has left the European Union as of 1st January 2021. This page will provide some answers to your questions regarding studying with LSDM.


On 23rd June 2020, the Minister of State for Universities in the UK confirmed that EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for “home fee” status. Furthermore, they will not be able to apply for financial support for courses starting this academic year.


All students from outside the UK or Ireland are liable to pay international student fees which typically range between £19,000 - £25,000 per year.


London School of Design & Marketing is a digital higher education provider accredited by University for the Creative Arts and is not bound by this announcement. LSDM does not make the distinction between “home” and “international” fees.


The BA (Hons.) courses fees in Design or Marketing are £9,405 in total, spread over 3 years. The MA courses fees in Design or Marketing are £5,225 in total for 1 year.


Will my diploma still be recognised in Europe or around the world?


UK degrees are recognised in many countries around the world, and there are a number of agreements between different countries that support this. For example, the UK participates in the “Bologna Process”, an inter-governmental agreement between 48 countries.


The Bologna Process establishes equivalency of higher education qualifications across 48 countries, including Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees by using a system of credits, the European Credit Transfer & Accumulation System (“ECTS”). Where your country of residence or work is outside Europe or a country participating in the Bologna Process, you should apply as normal for recognition of equivalency from their Ministry of Education.


Most UK academic qualifications will continue to be recognised in Europe and around the world.

All LSDM students receive their final diploma from the University for the Creative Arts, ranked 13th in 2020 in the UK in the Guardian University Guide's 2020 league table.

For all prospective students applying to LSDM, we continue to use the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (“NARIC”) to recognise qualifications from outside the UK when evaluating each application. The NARIC system also allows incoming students to obtain a Statement of Comparability where necessary.

NB: This guidance has been prepared to the best of our knowledge, however, we cannot take responsibility for any decisions or outcomes made as a result of this guidance due to possible future changes in the UK.