The application, inspection and annual accreditation fees are listed on this page, for institutions based outside of the UK only.

The fees on this page are a brief breakdown, for the period 2022-23.  More detailed information about the fees is available in our fees brochure, which can be downloaded from the fees brochure link below

Fees Brochure 

OVERSEAS INSPECTION FEES

 Application fees

  • International Centre (IC), Independent English Language Provider (IELP), Online, Blended and Distance Learning (ODBL) Schemes: £2,573 (£525 non-refundable application fee plus £2,048 inspection management fee)
  • Independent Higher Education Scheme: £3,203 (£525 non-refundable application fee plus £2,678 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 £1,207.50 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 £3,444 for two inspectors for one day
    • Other BAC fees

    • Supplementary international inspection: £1,735 plus travel/accommodation (or £945 if conducted online)

    • International Interim inspection: £1,735 plus travel/accommodation (or £945 if conducted online)

    • Spot check: £945 (no fee if institution selected at random for routine quality monitoring)

    • International Probation review inspection: £1,735 plus travel/accommodation (or £945 if conducted online)

    • 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 course days: £2,785
    • 2,001 – 4,000 course days: £4,196
    • Over 4,000 course days: £5,321

    Independent English Language Provider

    • Less than 55,000 student hours / Up to 3,000 student weeks, per annum: £2,704
    • 55,000 – 110,000 student hours / Up to 6,000 student weeks, per annum: £4,074
    • 110,000+ student hours / Over 6,000 student weeks, per annum: £5,166

    Online, distance and blended learning providers

    • Up to 3000 enrolled students: £1,670
    • 3001-8000 enrolled students: £2,785
    • Over 8000 enrolled students: £3,565

    Independent Higher Education institutions

    • Unit fee (£ per FTE student): £15.59
    • Minimum annual fee cap: £1,559
    • Maximum annual fee cap: £5,457