The fee for the London Rare Books School is £650 for one week, which includes the provision of documentary material, sandwich lunches and coffee and tea. There is a further charge of £150 per course for students who wish to be assessed for credit offered by the University of London. The London Rare Books School is able to offer certain bursaries as well as discounts to students in full-time education.

Bursary applications are now closed.  

Student rates and multiple bookings are as follows:

1 Week
2 Weeks
3 Weeks


The fee does not include accommodation. Please note that some of the courses will involve travel to offsite locations. Travel costs are not included in the course fees and students are responsible for organising and covering their own travel costs to any offsite classes.

Bookings cannot be made for individual days of the courses. Attendance is for the full five days. 


The University accepts Visa/Mastercard/Maestro/Solo (UK only)/Visa Debit. No other credit cards (e.g. American Express) can be accepted. Course fees must be paid in full by 10 June 2017.

If you are allocated to a waiting list due to a lack of available space on your chosen course, please do not pay unless you have been notified that a place has become available.

Payments by cheque

Cheques must be made payable to 'University of London'.  Cheques should be in GB Pounds (£) Sterling and are only acceptable if drawn on a UK bank account. Please enclose a cheque with your completed application form.

Payments if applying for bursaries

Bursary applications are now closed. 

If you wish to apply for one of the following full or partial bursaries, please select that you wish to pay by cheque when you are taken through to the payments page, and then submit your form. If in May you are contacted to say you will receive a full bursary, there will be nothing further for you to do, and the booking will be marked as complete. If you do not receive a bursary, or receive a partial bursary, please pay the remainder of your fees via the University of London Online Store: http://store.london.ac.uk/short-courses/school-of-advanced-study-courses/institute-of-english-studies/london-rare-books-school-2017

Please select 'Book Course' and register your details. Enter the amount owed, making sure to tick the box saying 'Any amount'. You will then be able to pay your fees online.  


ABA & Bibliographical Society Bursaries

The London Rare Books School offers a small number of bursaries generously provided by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) and the Bibliographical Society. These are designed to cover £250 of the cost in order to help those who could not otherwise afford to attend LRBS. To apply for a bursary, please tick the 'I wish to be considered for a bursary' on the application form. Bursary applications close 1 May and results will be announced by 18 May.

SHARP Bursary

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing generously sponsors a bursary for one LRBS recipient. The bursary covers full tuition fees and living expenses for one week in London. SHARP will provided one bursary for each year 2016 - 2018. To apply for a bursary, please tick the 'I wish to be considered for a bursary' on the application form. Bursary applications close 1 May and results will be announced by 15 May.

Apply online now