The overeas application, inspection and annual accreditation fees are listed on this page. 

The fees on this page for for the 2018/19 fees.  More detailed information about the fees is available in our fees brochure, which can be downloaded using the fees brochure link. 

OVERSEAS INSPECTION FEES

 Application fees

  • International Centre (IC), International English Language Provider (IELP), Online, Blended and Distance Learning (ODBL) and Independent Higher Education (IHE) Schemes: £4,250 (£500 non-refundable application fee plus £3,750 inspection management fee)

Inspection fees

  • All full inspections for IC, IELP and ODBL schemes e.g, full accreditation or re-accreditation: This is a variable fee depending on the number of days and inspectors required. The fees start at £1,000 per inspector per day
    • All full inspections for the IHE Scheme e.g full accreditation or re-accreditation: This is a variable fee depending on the number of days and inspectors required. The fees start at £2,760 for two inspectors for one day
    • Other BAC fees

    • Supplementary international inspection: £1,700 plus travel/accommodation

    • International Interim visit: £1,700 plus travel/accommodation

    • Spot check: £900 (no fee if institution selected at random for routine quality monitoring)

    • Cancellation of inspection with less than four weeks’ notice: £100 per inspector per day (plus any expenses already incurred)

    • Appeal hearing: £1,500 (to be refunded if appeal is not dismissed)

    Notes on fees:

    1. The annual accreditation fee is payable by all accredited institutions and approved candidates for accreditation.
    2. A pro-rata accreditation fee is payable by institutions awarded accreditation or approved as candidates for accreditation during the year.
    3. There is a nominal fee for replacement of certificates.
    4. Fees are subject to possible change every September.

    OVERSEAS ANNUAL ACCREDITATION FEES

    International Centre

    • Up to 2,000: £2,575
    • 2,001 – 4,000: £3,880
    • Over 4,000: £4,920

    International English Language Provider

    • Up to 3,000: £2,575
    • 3,001 – 5,000: £3,880
    • Over 5,000: £4,920

    Online, distance and blended learning providers

    • Minimum annual fee cap (1-1000 enrolled students): £1500
    • Up to 3000 enrolled students: £2,575
    • 3001-5000 enrolled students: £3,880
    • Over 5,000 enrolled students: £4,920

    Independent Higher Education institutions

    • Unit fee (£ per FTE student): £14.42
    • Minimum annual fee cap: £1,442
    • Maximum annual fee cap: £5,050