Tuition Fees

An application fee of £50 and a registration fee of £200 apply to all academic courses. The registration fee is the first instalment of tuition fees.

Rabbinic Programme
£9,000 – Tuition fees per annum, affiliated
£15,000 – Tuition fees per annum, non-affiliated

Graduate Diploma in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Part 1
£5,000 – Tuition fees per annum, affiliated
£7,500 – Tuition fees per annum, non-affiliated

Graduate Diploma in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Part 2
£5,000 – Tuition fees per annum, affiliated
£7,500 – Tuition fees per annum, non-affiliated

Postgraduate Diploma in Hebrew and Jewish Studies
£5,000 – Tuition fees per annum, affiliated
£7,500 – Tuition fees per annum, unaffiliated

MA in Jewish Educational Leadership
£2,500 Tuition fees per annum for part time study, affiliated
£3,500 Tuition fees per annum for part time study, non-affiliated
£600 per module continuation fee affiliated, £700, non-affiliated

Certificate of H.E. in Jewish Education
£1,250 Tuition fees per annum for part time study, affiliated
£1,750 Tuition fees per annum for part time study, non-affiliated
£600 per module continuation fee affiliated, £700, non-affiliated

Auditing modules At Leo Baeck College

Students not registered for a degree are welcome to audit modules. Auditing students will not be given grades, feedback or credit.

One 10 credit module £250, affiliated £300, non-affiliated

One 20 credit module £500, affiliated £600, non-affiliated

One 30 credit module £750, affiliated £900, non-affiliated

Foundation course for religion school teachers

Fees on application

M.PHIL PhD students

Fees on application

Please note: affiliation refers to members of the UK Movement for Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism, EUPJ affiliated communities and LBC affiliated institutions

Fee Regulations

  • An application fee of £50 is to be sent with the application form.
  • A registration fee of £200 is to be paid upon acceptance of a place.
  • The cost of a Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) is currently £21.
  • Students are required to make payment of the remaining course fee (minus the registration fee) before commencing a course of study. Payment must be made within 28 days from the date of the invoice or before the first class, whichever is earlier. Fees are not reimbursable once the course has started. Payment can be made in instalments by arrangement with the Dean or the Director of Jewish Education. However, students are not permitted to participate in a course without at least the payment of a first instalment.
  • Payments by sponsors must be by arrangement with the Dean.
  • Fees must be fully paid to date to allow a student to sit for any examination.
  • If students have reached the dissertation or thesis stage and do not submit their dissertation or thesis within the academic year in which they are registered and would like more time to complete writing, they will be liable for a continuation fee. PhD students whose doctoral thesis requires major corrections and another examination panel will be liable for an additional fee.
  • Variation of fees – the College reserves the right without prior notice to alter any of its fees.
  • Non-payment of fees due to the College – the College reserves the right not to re-enrol students who have outstanding debts to the College from a previous academic year or associated fees. Where this applies the students may be excluded by the College from examinations and have their qualification or award withheld and/or be prohibited from attending any graduation ceremony.
  • Any students experiencing difficulty with paying their College fees should immediately contact the Dean or the Director of Jewish Education who will be available to discuss the matter and to offer appropriate help and advice.
  • Leo Baeck College reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any student without refund of fees in the event of serious misconduct or unsatisfactory attendance/progress.
  • Non EU students granted a sponsorship by the College are required to adhere to the regulations laid down by the Home Office under the terms of the College’s sponsorship.

See document ‘Regulations for the Payment of College Fees and other Charges’ for full terms and conditions on all points above.

Other costs

Costs directly related to student studies: In addition to the tuition fees students must budget for, or have in their possession a laptop and install ‘word’ or an equivalent programme. They will also need to have access to the internet. Additional expenditure includes stationary and photocopying costs, with certain awards there will be additional costs for binding dissertations. While the College has an excellent library, many students also purchase books throughout their studies.

The general cost of living can vary depending on individual students’ style of living and choices. Here are some pointers.

Accommodation: Private accommodation for rent is available in the Finchley area and our recommendation is that students live in proximity to LBC where possible. Students are likely to pay between £150 and £200 a week for a single room (bedsit) with cooking facilities. Students often choose to rent flats together and share the costs. Utilities (gas, electricity and telephone) could cost about £30 a week.

Travel: The nearest tube station to the College is Finchley Central on the High Barnet branch of the Northern Line. The station is in Travelcard Zone 4. Information about costs can be found on the TFL website at

TV license: A colour TV Licence costs £145.50 a year. For more information see the TV licensing website at


Bursaries and Scholarships (rabbinic students only)


A limited number of scholarships will be awarded each year to those who, in the opinion of the admissions board, are likely to make the most significant  contribution to the movements’ congregations or affiliated organisations. The scholarship covers fees and living expenses for the five years of the rabbinic programme.

Students granted a Sponsoring Organisation scholarship are required to sign an agreement with the relevant organisation providing the funding.

It is a condition of the Sponsoring Organisation scholarship that prospective students must, following ordination, serve for a minimum of five years in a Sponsoring Organisation congregation or affiliated organisation as rabbi, educator, youth worker, or similar role, unless there are no suitable positions available to the graduates. If the graduates enter into service but serve the Sponsoring Organisation for less than five years, the amount paid or credited under the scholarship shall be repaid pro rata to the number of years served.

Other scholarships

These may be available from external sources such as individual synagogues or from funds specifically donated to the College for this purpose (e.g. East European student fund). Funds are awarded from time to time for variable amounts based on either need or qualifications dependent on the terms of the scholarship.

Other income

Students may apply for extra grants from other sources. Any such income or income received from employment will not affect the amount of a Sponsoring Organisation scholarship. The effect of such income on any other scholarship will depend upon the terms of that other scholarship. Where additional grants can be obtained by the College from other sources for a student who has been granted a scholarship, they will be retained by the College to offset the costs of the scholarship and the student will be required to co-operate by applying directly or by supporting the application on behalf of Leo Baeck College. Further details are available from the College.