Fees & Funding

Fees & Funding


Total Course Fee for 2023: R263 500.00
(Tuition fee of R260 000.00 and R3500.00 application fee)

We offer two different payment plans, depending on whether you prefer to pay in full upfront or spread the cost of the fees throughout your studies. You will benefit from a reduced fee if you pay the cost in full before the start of the course. If you’d like to chat with us about the payment plans and making this work for you please get in touch.

Payment Plan A for 2023 (Initial Deposit + Balance in 11 Monthly instalments):
Application fee R3500.00*
Course Deposit R139 000.00
Monthly tuition fee installments of R11000.00 (x11) = R121 000.00
Total Course fee for 2023: R263 500.00

Payment Plan B for 2023 (Full fee paid up-front):
Application fee R3500.00*
Tuition fee R240 000.00
Total Course fee for 2023: R243 500.00

*If your application is unsuccessful we will refund your application fee in full. If your application is accepted and you are invited for an interview but after your interview, your application is rejected we will refund your application fee minus an R1500.00 administration fee To pay your application fee please use our bank details which can be found here.

Our Advanced Programme is not eligible for the South African National Student Financial Aid Scheme (tuition fees or maintenance loans available from the government). 

Global Graduation at Abbey Road Studios
On successful completion of the course, all graduates are invited to graduate at Abbey Road Studios London.  Attending the Global Graduation Ceremony is not compulsory but is highly recommended, as it’s the student’s opportunity to visit the legendary Abbey Road Studios and meet their fellow students from across the globe.  The cost of the trip will be to the student’s account and is not part of the course fee.

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The curriculum is fantastic, extremely comprehensive, contemporary and relevant to today’s industry.

Andrea Mastroiacovo, Graduate 2018

Applying for the diploma was the best thing I could have done for my career. I'm really amazed at how much I learnt in one year.

Lizzie Arnold, Graduate 2019

There is some real visionary foresight in Abbey Road Institute being established to preserve the cultural legacy of Abbey Road.

Youth (Paul McCartney, The Verve, Killing Joke)

I had an incredible experience. The staff have so much to offer and cover so many different areas of music.

Luke Glazewski, Graduate 2019

The course taught me what it means to be a producer and engineer in the industry, I learned things I couldn’t have learned anywhere else.

Marta Di Nozzi, Graduate 2019

It’s a unique experience in so many ways, the location, the calibre of guest lecturers and access to Abbey Road Studios for classes is pretty amazing. There aren't many places you get to record a full orchestra!

Jason O’Bryan, Lecturer