Fees for international students

CCSS is the only full-boarding independent college in Britain that is operated on a not-for-profit basis.

The trustees’ approach to fees and awards is based on this not-for-profit principle and all fee income is used to provide the distinctive and very special experience that is found here:

  • Top-quality, ensuite boarding in central Cambridge
  • Teaching facilities in the heart of the university area
  • Teaching groups half the size of other independent schools
  • Exceptional learning environment with expert teachers

All of which encourages our students to achieve their very best.

Tuition Fees

Course English requirement Termly fees Annual Fees 2018-19
Pre programme
(up to 1-year)
IELTS 4.0 £7,834 £23,500
(1-year programme)
IELTS 4.5 £7,834 £23,500
International Foundation
(1-year programme)
IELTS 4.5 £7,834 £23,500
January start A Level
(5-term programme, based on 3 or 4 subjects)
IELTS 5.5 £9,400 £23,500
A Level
(2-year programme,  based on 3 or 4 subjects)
IELTS 5.0 £9,167 £27,500
A Level Year 13 Entry
(1-year programme)
IELTS 6.0 £9,167 £27,500
Fast track A Level
(1-year programme,  based on 3 subjects)
IELTS 6.0 £10,917 £32,750

Fees do not include cost of textbooks, school visits or exam fees.
Fees can be paid annually in advance or in three equal termly instalments. If annual fees are paid in full, in advance, a 2% discount will be applied.

Boarding Fees

Residence Type Boarding House Termly Fees Annual Fees 2018-19
Twin ensuite St Barnabas (main house) £5,067 £15,200
Single ensuite Scholars £5,067 £15,200
Single with shared bathroom St Barnabas (Stables wing) £5,067 £15,200
Single with shared ensuite Hope House £6,400 £19,200
Single ensuite Hope House / St Barnabas £6,834 £20,500

Fees can be paid annually in advance or in three equal termly instalments. If annual fees are paid in full, in advance, a 2% discount will be applied.
Registration fee – £250
Refundable deposit – £3500

Boarding is also available (on request and subject to conditions) at half term holidays and during the Easter holidays. This is popular with international students throughout the year, and with all students at Easter and in the summer half term to help prepare for examinations. For 2018-19 this is charged at £595 per week.

International awards

CCSS trustees determine an annual fund to help gifted and talented international students access our small classes, high-quality teaching and exceptional pastoral support. An award is generally for a small percentage of the fees, as any award is not reducing profits or dividend, as would be the case in a commercial organisation, but reducing what the college can otherwise make available for its students. The trustees ask that those who can afford full fees pay them willingly, recognising that the money is used solely to provide the education they feel their children deserve, not for private profit or dividends to shareholders.

If you would like further information on International Awards please contact our Registrar on +44 (0) 1223 707943 or email [email protected]

We prefer you to pay via bank transfer. Our bank details are as follows:

Barclays Bank PLC, 9-11 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AA
Account Name Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies
Account Number 90170941
Sort Code 20 17 68
IBAN Number GB65 BARC 2017 6890 1709 41

PLEASE note that ALL payments owed to CCSS must be made to the above Account No.

CCSS does not maintain other accounts and we will NOT request (via email, letter, phone etc) monies be paid to any other account.

IF you do receive any requests asking you to do so, please disregard these but alert us so that we can forward it on to the authorities.

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