This page provides information on our course fees and on the enrolment & payment process. Please review below details carefully before proceeding with enrolment via the blue booking link on the relevant course-information page. All applicants please note:

  • Each course meets once per week for two hours as per programme timetable
  • The quoted prices are per one whole two-term (20-week) course
  • Please note we are unable to offer enrolment just for one term or payment in installments - course fees must be paid in full at the time of enrolment
  • Our rate categories and applicable fees are explained below
  • Please select your applicable rate category on the enrolment & payment portal when booking

Enrolment starts 1 September 2018

Course fees (2018-19)

Rate categoriesEarly-bird fee per one whole two-term course
(applies 1-30 September only)
Full fee per one whole two-term course
(applies from 1 October)
Internal Rate £200 £220
Associate Rate £265 £290
Standard Rate £340 £375

Quoted prices are per one whole two-term course. Above rate categories are explained belowEach enrolment & associated fee payment is individually validated.

Rate categories

Rate categoryApplies toInstructions
Internal Rate All current Imperial College students & staff (incl. Imperial NHS Trust and Imperial Innovations) IC email address and CID to be used. IC NHS staff please use work email (any problems please email).
Internal Rate
 @ 50% off
  • Imperial College Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication (CLCC) current staff
  • Imperial College Science Communication (Sci Comm) postgraduate students
  • Imperial College undergraduates on a 'Language for Science' degree programme (e.g. Chemistry with Spanish, Biochemistry with German, etc.)
Please visit our Centre, ring extension 48756 or email before enrolling.
Associate Rate
  • Students (non-Imperial College)
  • Imperial College alumni
  • City & Guilds College Association members
  • University of London constituent colleges' and central office staff
  • Friends of Imperial College members
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea staff
  • Harrods staff
  • Historic Royal Palaces staff
  • Natural History Museum staff
  • Science Museum staff
  • Victoria & Albert Museum staff
  • Royal Geographical Society staff
  • Santander Bank staff (Imperial College Walkway branch only)
  • Austrian Cultural Forum staff
  • Exhibition Road Cultural Group (aka Discover South Kensington) member organisations' staff
  • Lycee Charles de Gaulle staff
  • Local residents (SW3, SW5, SW7, SW10 and W8 postcodes only)
  • Please use email address clearly showing applicant affiliation (e.g. Imperial College alumni email address, UK educational email address, Harrods email address, Lycee Charles de Gaulle or South Kensington museum email address, etc.)
  • Alternatively you may email us a copy of your valid UK student or relevant staff card or a copy of your employment contract, etc.
  • Friends of Imperial College please quote membership number (existing membership must be valid at least until December)
  • South Kensington residents please quote postcode
Standard Rate All other external applicants, incl. spouses of Internal or Associate Rate applicants No special instructions
Table showing programme rate categories

The course fees for the current year (early bird and full fee) are shown above.

Course-level advice

Particularly for language-course enrolments, where applicable we strongly advise seeking level advice from the relevant language coordinator prior to enrolment. Language Coordinator contact details can be found here.

Terms & Conditions

You must read our Evening Classes & Lunchtime Learning terms and conditions [pdf] and indicate your acceptance of the same as part of the enrolment process. The parental consent form [pdf] mentioned in our policy on the enrolment of minors should be downloaded, completed and emailed to us by the parent or guardian at the time of enrolment.

Please also see our Student Handbook 2018-19 [pdf].

Web enrolment instructions

Beginning 1 September applicants can enrol & pay for courses via the Imperial College eStore. A booking link can be found on the course-information page however please first read below instructions.

Booking a place is easy - simply go to the relevant course-information page and click on the blue booking link at the bottom of the page. You will be directed to the Imperial College eStore where the correct rate category must be selected (see above) as the first step. 

If you are a first-time eStore user you will need to create an account by typing in your email address and choosing a password. This account can then be reused for future bookings.

Once you are logged into the eStore there is a short questionnnaire to be completed. This includes selecting your desired course on a drop-down menu. You cannot finish your booking without completing the questionnnaire.

The table below explains the type, timing and purpose of the email notifications each applicant can expect to receive following completion of their enrolment & payment.

Booking notifications

What is sentWhen is it sentWhat does it contain
1. Payment confirmation Instantaneously following submission of your online application Confirms your payment and shows your order number and date of payment. Should not be treated as a course-enrolment receipt and therefore does not show your course, however we do receive these details when you submit your application
2. Enrolment confirmation Not sent right away however you will receive this in good time, please treat your payment confirmation as confirmation that your details and payment have been received Confirms your course choice, shows the programme your course is part of, confirms the term dates as well as the course day of the week and time
3. Programme information email Usually sent Friday late afternoon the week before term starts Contains further programme details such as classroom location and teacher contact information
If you need further help with the above information please ring 020 7594 8756.

Further enrolment information

Alternative ways to enrol

If you are able to use the internet to make payment with your debit or credit card, we welcome enrolments sent to us online. Applicants who cannot or do not wish to enrol & pay online please ring 020 7594 8756 for assistance after web enrolment has started.

Further programme information

Optional test / ECTS credits

Even though our evening classes cannot be taken for degree credit at Imperial College, ie. they do not count towards a student's science or medical degree programme, Imperial College undergraduates and postgraduates may, if they have attended 80% of their evening classes, take a test at the end of any evening class which, if passed, will entitle them to 2 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) units. Registration for these tests is held in January - all students receive information by email at the appropriate time.

Course participants who are not Imperial College students may also take these tests but will be charged a fee. Further details are contained in the email sent in January.

The tests are marked by Imperial staff and are rated Pass, Fail or Distinction and these results are published by email at the end of June.

Certificate of Attendance

Students who have attended a minimum of 80% of the sessions are eligible for a certificate of attendance to be issued by the teacher in the final class. Certificates not collected in class are only stored in the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication for a limited time, therefore if you want to collect your certificate please do so without delay.