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Postgraduate Residential and Non Residential Fees and Information

An important part of studying at Schumacher College is our philosophy of "Learning by Doing" within the College community. To fully engage with the Schumacher College experience, we recommend students live on-site for the duration of Term 1 and Term 2, however, it is not mandatory. Living on-site allows students to immerse themselves fully in this important period of study and opens up opportunities for close collaborations and networking within peer groups and visitors to the College.  It is our experience that students who choose to live off-site have found it more challenging to engage as fully in all aspects of college life and within the community, however we understand there may be many reasons you may wish to live independently off-site and we will do our best to support you in your choice. 

2017-18 Residential Fees

Term 1

Term 1 & Term 2

Term 3

PG Certificate

PG Diploma and  Masters Students *

Masters Students *



By request.
Subject to availability.


Residential Fees Information

  • If you are a Diploma or Masters student and you choose to be resident, your contract will cover Term 1 and Term 2. These are the minimum terms for on-site accommodation.
  • Residential Fees quoted include bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks and beverages. For further information about what is included in accommodation please visit the Food and Accomodation page.
  • View the Detailed Residential Accomodation Dates page.  Your accommodation contract will cover the period from Registration through to 12 noon Saturday 14th April 2018(excluding Christmas).
  • Christmas Break: If not travelling home, most students choose to use this time to stay with new friends and acquaintances however Accommodation-only may be available at Dartington during this 3 week period, at a cost of £185.00 week. *subject to availability.  International students will be given preference.
  • Accommodation will be allocated to you at either The Old Postern or Higher Close. Rooms at The Old Postern are limited and are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Where accommodation at The Old Postern is fully allocated, you will automatically be given a room at Higher Close
  • No refunds* are available on Accommodation for Term 1 & Term 2. *Exceptional circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Term 3: Students live off-site in Term 3 whilst working on their dissertations.  If you would like to request accommodation into Term 3, please complete an Accommodation Request form at least 1 month prior to the end of Term 2. 
    Food and Accommodation would be charged monthly; with a 1 month notice period.  The cost for food and accommodation would be charged at £285.00 per week. 

2017-18 Non Residential Fees - Economics for Transition, Ecological Design Thinking Only

Term 1
Taught Weeks only

Term 1 & Term 2
Taught Weeks Only
Term 3
PG Certificate
PG Diploma and  Masters Students *
Masters Students *
Meals Bookable subject to availability.


IMPORTANT: Detailed information about Non-Residential Fees can be found below the Myth and Ecology Non-Residential fees table

2017-18 Non Residential Fees – Myth & Ecology only

Term 1 & Term 2
Taught Weeks Only

Term 3

PG Diploma and Masters Students *

Masters Students *


Meals Bookable subject to availability. 



Non-Residential Fees Information

It is our experience that some students who choose to live off-site find it harder to engage as fully in all aspects of College life and community, however we understand there are many reasons you may wish to live independently and will do our best to support you whatever your choice.

  • Non-Residential Fees quoted include breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for taught weeks only.  Outside of these weeks, meals are bookable and are currently charged at £2.50 for breakfast, £5.00 for lunch, £5.00 for dinner. Please note; from April 2017 the fee covering breakfast, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be charged at £5.00; this increase has been noted in the Food Policy for students commencing in the 2017 academic year.
  • In order for you to engage fully with College life and Community, the expectation of the College is that you aim to be here each day for breakfast and a Community Meeting at 8.30am; joining in with community responsibilities including cooking, cleaning and gardening.  Supper is usually served at 6.30pm.  Students remain on-site to enjoy supper; although your portion can be taken in a container and eaten off-site if you'd prefer.
  • During the evenings there are often opportunities for conversation, collaboration and events you may wish to attend. There is also a College Bar on site; bar drinks are not included in your fees.

We have outlined a typical day at the College to help you in making your decision concerning residence -



7:15 - 7:45am

Optional meditation
The day begins with a period of quiet contemplation and the cultivation of self-knowledge – sometimes guided, sometimes not

7:45 - 8:30am

Usually porridge, cereals, toast, yogurt and juice

8:30 - 8:45am

Morning meeting
The community meets to talk about the coming day, share a reading and awaken body and mind

8:45 - 9:30am

Community groups
The community looks after itself by cleaning the facilities, making meals or gardening for 30-45 minutes

10:00 - 1:00pm 1st Morning session

11:15 - 11:45am Coffee break

From 10am to 1pm with a coffee break in the middle

1:00 - 2:00pm

Always organic and vegetarian - soups, salads, and breads – all made in the Schumacher College kitchen

Variable Afternoon Sessions Where no class is scheduled, afternoons may include: Personal Study Time, Tutorials or Field Trips.

Students with disabilities or additional needs can speak in confidence to the Postgraduate Administration team who can support you by making specific or alternative arrangements. Contact for further information.