Costs & Payments

Cost and Payments Summary

If your decision to join our September semester is dependent on the A-level results day, please get in touch with our team and we can make suitable arrangements regarding payments.

Or if you have missed a monthly instalment date, please get in touch with our team so that we can make suitable arrangements for you.

Download our Cost and Payments booklet here

How can I pay?

Payment can be made via PayPal or directly to the bank details provided by Global Grad

Advance instalments:

Spread the cost of your semesters over three instalments.

Ten-month payment plan:

Spread the cost of your semester over 10 monthly instalments.

Example for September 19 South East Asia Semester.

£50 Deposit

£950 Initial payment, followed by 9 monthly instalments of £325.

When do I need to pay?

See our payment deadline dates…

Advanced instalments dates:

September semesters

Three payments to be made in July, August and September.  The full balance must be paid by 1st September.

Ten-month payment plan dates:

September semesters

Monthly payments to be made on the 1st of each month from August to May.

January semesters

Three payments to be made in November, December and January.  The full balance must be paid by 3rd January.

January semesters

Monthly payments to be made on the 1st of each month from December to September.

Upcoming semester costs

The prices of our future semesters will be released nine-months prior to the semester start date.

Upcoming South-East Asia semesters

September 2019 semester cost:


January 2020 semester cost:


Upcoming Europe semester:

January 2020 semester cost:


If you have already received a confirmed offer you can reserve your place now by paying a £50 deposit, using this PayPal link:

This £50 will be deducted from your overall semester cost.


Funding for your tuition fees:

It is likely you are eligible for a loan from the UK Government to fund your online degree or masters, just like traditional university.

For more details, head to  

Funding for your Global Grad semester:

Private student finance:

Private student finance is available through They provide loans with reduced payments during term time, meaning you pay off the majority of your loan after you graduate.

Student bank accounts:

Student bank account offer favourable overdraft terms. For example, a student bank account at Nationwide offers a 0% overdraft limit of £1,000 in year one, £2,000 in year two and £3,000 in year three.

Masters students:

If you’re planning on studying a post-graduate course, such as a masters, and you live in England, you are eligible for a non-means tested loan of up to £10,906, paid directly to you. The typical cost of an online masters degree is anywhere between £5,500 and £9,500, meaning you will have some leftover cash which can help with the cost of your Global Grad semesters.

What’s included: 


Our network of hostel accommodation is highly rated with clean modern facilities that create a friendly atmosphere in central locations and are within walking distance of our study spaces. You will share dorms (female and mixed) with your fellow Global Grads and can upgrade to private dorms with en-suites at an additional cost.

Study Spaces

You will have access to inspiring and motivating study spaces, high-speed WIFI and study facilities. These spaces are always geared towards productivity and are great places to connect with local businesses, attend interesting events and connect with people from all corners of the world to grow your global network.

Two 10-14 day epic road trips on your study breaks 

You will have the opportunity to go on two organised road trips, which are carefully planned and lead by our experienced Location Managers and local tour guides.

Your road trips will deepen your travel experience and increase your knowledge of the world.  You will discover new countries and uncover hidden delights off the beaten track, travelling across land and sea to your next study destination.

InLearning online course platform

InLearning provides thousands of video short courses including software, creative and business skills. We will give you optional access to InLearning and our student support team can build you a personalised learning pathway upon request. This could be one to develop your employability skills and to build a stand-out CV.

All travel between destinations

Transfers to our initial accommodation and all required transport between different locations; this might be a short haul flight, night bus or private minivan.

24-hour Global Grad support from Location Managers and our UK based team 

We travel as part of the community for the entire semester, meaning we’re on hand to assist with anything and everything that you need help with. Whether it’s a trip to the doctor, a lost bank card, or simply someone to talk to, we’ve got you!

A community of like-minded individuals 

By the end of your semester you will have a new family of inspiring and ambitious people who you will have made lifelong memories with.

Organised community trips and events 

Your Location Managers will be on hand to organise trips, day excursions, activities and any events that the group desire through the semester. Although the cost of these is not included in the price quoted, the assistance we provide in organising them is.

Volunteering opportunities 

In each destination, you will have the opportunity to volunteer in the local environment and give back to the community that hosts us. This could be anything from teaching English at a local school or working with rescued animals.

Location guides 

Your Location Managers will provide you with our own personalised location guides with information collated from our past semesters as well as our own personal exploration.

Language crash courses 

In each new country, we organise ‘survival’ language courses, so you can make yourself understood when it matters. English comprehension in all our locations is widespread, but a little knowledge of the language goes a long way and is much appreciated by the locals.

Price excludes: 

Online course fees

However, many online short courses are free! Full online degree courses are typically half the price of a traditional UK degree and it’s likely you will be eligible for a student loan to fund this, just like traditional university.

Your travel to your first destination and from the last

We will put you in touch with our flight partner, STA Travel, for competitive ATOL protected fares and a great service. You are welcome to book your own flights if preferred.


We require all our students to have travel insurance. It is your choice which insurance you take. We can put you in touch with our travel partner, STA Travel, giving you the option to arrange your insurance through them.

Visas (If necessary) 

We will inform you which visas you require and can assist you in getting them organised.

Food, drink and entertainment costs

Breakfast is generally included at all accommodation.