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Academic Year 2020/21


Term  Start Date End Date
Autumn Term 2020 Monday 7 September Friday 18 December
Half term holiday Saturday 24 October Monday 2 November
Christmas holiday Saturday 19 December Tuesday 5 January 2021
Spring Term 2021 Wednesday 6 January Friday 26 March
Half term holiday Saturday 13 February Monday 22 February
Easter holiday Saturday 27 March Sunday 11 April
Summer Term 1 2021 Monday 12 April Friday 18 June*
Summer Term 2 2021 Monday 5 July Friday 13 August** 

* Except for students still sitting exams

** Summer term 2 students only

  • New students should arrive in their accommodation 48 hours prior to the start of their first term. 
  • CATS Canterbury closes during the Christmas holiday, but remains open throughout other holiday periods. Fees may apply if you wish to stay during these times 
  • During half-term, fees for activities apply for all students on Pre-programme and GCSE courses.

Tuition Fees

  International UK and EU
Programme Per Year Per Term Per Year Per Term
A level (3 subjects), GCSE, GCSE Preparation, Pre-programme, International Baccalaureate Diploma, University Foundation Programme £27,450 £9,150 £22,995 £7,665
Additional A level subject £4,785 £1,595 £4,785 £1,595
High School Term - £9,990 - £8,150
  • All courses are subject to a £300 non-refundable registration fee and a refundable deposit of £2,200 (refundable at the end of your course subject to terms and conditions), except for the following: High School Term students (1 and 2 terms) who pay a reduced deposit of £700.

Accommodation Fees

Catered Per Year Per Term Under 16 Years 16-17 Years 18+ Years
Premium single, en-suite £18,900 £6,300 X
Single, en-suite £15,750 £5,250
Single, shared bathroom £11,985 £3,995 X X
Shared, en-suite X
Self-catered Per Year Per Term Under 16 Years 16-17 Years 18+ Years
Single, en-suite £12,510 £4,170 x x
  • Catered accommodation fees include breakfast, lunch and an evening meal on weekdays and brunch and supper at the weekend during term time. 

Summer Programmes 2020

Courses Arrival Date Departure Date Package Price*
Careers in Medicine  Sunday 28 June Sunday 12 July £2,700
Sunday 12 July Sunday 26 July £2,700
UK Education Taster Sunday 28 June Sunday 19 July £3,750
Sunday 19 July Sunday 2 August £2,700

*  Price includes accommodation, three meals per day and airport transfers.

Airport Transfers

Heathrow Gatwick Stansted Ashford Eurostar or Dover Ebbsfleet International
£190 £165 £165 £95 £115
  • Students under 16 require an unaccompanied minor service and will incur an additional £75 fee.

Additional Costs

The majority of student costs are included in CATS fees but below are items that will be charged additionally, depending on programme of study and student requirements.

Compulsory costs will be invoiced during the relevant term. Optional costs are generally payable in advance of the activity taking place. Parental permission will be sought for optional costs over £100.

Cost type Relevant items Cost indication
Compulsory costs UCAS application £65
IELTS Exam fees* £200 (students may be required to take this more than once)
UFP exam fees▴ £120 per subject
GCSE exam fees*▴ £40-£80 per subject
Other academic exam fees*▴ £60-£120 per subject (depending on programme)
Field Trip for Biology and Geography (A Levels), and Environmental Systems and Societies (IB) £250-£350
* Exam fees are set by the exam boards and are subject to change.
▴ Our cost includes the postage of certificates (UK or overseas).
Optional costs One to One lessons / Additional Learning Support sessions £75 per hour
Day or weekend trips (e.g. to London or Paris or optional class field trips) Around £30 (day) - £400 (weekend) depending on destination and length of trip
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award; Bronze, Silver or Gold options Gold - £750 / Silver: £250 / Bronze: £125
Half term / holiday trips (e.g. Florence, Madrid or Berlin Christmas market ) Around £600-£1000+ depending on destination and length of trip
Graduation Ball £25-£50
Accommodation over Easter holidays – (Catered Under 18s): £550 per week
Accommodation over Easter holidays – (Catered Over 18s): £450 per week
Activity programmes in holidays (half terms or Easter)** £200 per week
UFP exam full remark £300 (refunded if the mark changes)
UFP exam clerical error check £75 (refunded if the mark changes)
**compulsory for under 16 year olds staying during the holidays.
NB accommodation is free during half term holidays.
Consequential costs Replacement ID cards or room keys £5 (ID card) and £35 (room key)
Tampering with smoke alarm £100
Any damages to college/boarding property As necessary

Other Costs You May Incur

These costs will vary and will generally not be charged by the College. Some of the costs will not be relevant and will depend on the course and the specific subjects you take. Some items can be bought second hand or borrowed so prices are only examples.

Relevant items Cost indication
Books Approximately £200 per year
Scientific calculator Approximately £75
Laptop £150+
Travel costs As required. It is possible to walk to most places in Canterbury
Visa costs (including Immigration Health Surcharge)*** £700+ for Tier 4

*** International students will be required to pay visa application fees, and associated fees as required - such as the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge, Tuberculosis tests, fees to renew or extend a visa etc. These fees are set and charged by the UK government and are subject to change.

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