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Student fees

How much does it cost?

Find out how much it costs to study CIMA in 2021, remembering to take in to account your registration, annual subscription and exam fees along with costs associated with your preferred study method.

Registration and annual subscription

Registration fees

New students pay a one-off registration fee, which includes their first years subscription fee. Note: The CIMA subscription year runs from 1st January until 31st December. 

Registration (one-off payment) GBP 77
Re-registration GBP 77
Registration for the management accountants’ gateway (not including assessment fee)  GBP 77
Registration for the CIMA professional gateway assessment GBP 425
Registration for the CIMA Master's gateway assessment GBP 425

Subscription fees

Existing students must ensure their subscription is paid before 31 March each year to prevent expiration. 

Students (2020) GBP 120
Students who have passed Strategic Case Study exam (2020) GBP 275
New student (first years subscription fee) Free

Exams and exemptions

Exam and exemptions fees are not included in your subscription.

Exemption fees

Certificate in Business Accounting (per subject) GBP 0
Operational level Objective Tests (per subject) GBP 0
Operational level Case Study exam GBP 0
Management level Objective Tests (per subject)
GBP 0
Management level Case Study exam GBP 0
Strategic level Objective Tests (per subject) GBP 0
Strategic level Case Study exam GBP 0

Exams sat from 02 January 2021

Tier 1

2021 exam fees

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting 

Objective tests (per exam) GBP 100

CIMA Professional Qualification 

For exams sat on or after 02 January 2021

Operational level objective tests (per exam) GBP 115
Operational level case study exam (per exam) GBP 195
Management level objective tests (per exam) GBP 130
Management level case study exam (per exam) GBP 199
Strategic level objective tests (per exam) GBP 185
Strategic level case study exam GBP 289
Masters gateway exam GBP 425

Eligible Countries

Andorra Australia Austria
Belgium Canada Denmark
Finland France Germany
Greece Iceland Ireland
Italy Liechtenstein Luxembourg
Malta Monaco Netherlands
Norway Portugal Singapore
Spain Sweden Switzerland
Turkey United Kingdom United States of America

Tier 2

2021 exam fees

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting 

Objective tests (per exam) GBP 90

CIMA Professional Qualification

For exams sat on or after 02 January 2021

Operational level objective tests (per exam) GBP 105
Operational level case study exams (per exam) GBP 185
Management level objective tests (per exam) GBP 120
Management level case study exams (per exam) GBP 190
Strategic level objective tests (per exam) GBP 180
Strategic level case study exam GBP 270
Masters gateway exam GBP 425

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Ascension Islands Azerbaijan
Azores Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados
Belarus Belize Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia
Bosnia-Herzegovina Brazil British Virgin Islands Brunei Bulgaria
Cambodia Canary Islands Cayman Islands Chile China
Colombia Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote D ivoire Croatia
Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Dominica
Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador
Estonia Falkland Islands Faroe Islands Fiji Islands French Guiana
French Polynesia Georgia Gibraltar Greenland Grenada
Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guyana
Haiti Hawaiian Islands Honduras Hong Kong Hungary
India Indonesia Iran Iraq Israel
Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kiribati Islands
Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia
Lebanon Libya Lithuania Macau Macedonia
Malaysia Maldives Martinique Mexico Moldova
Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Myanmar Nepal
New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua North Korea Oman
Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay
Peru Philippines Poland Puerto Rico Qatar
Republic of Nauru Romania Russia Samoa Saudi Arabia
Serbia Sint Maarten Slovak Republic Slovenia Solomon Islands
South Korea Sri Lanka St Helena St Kitts St Lucia
St Vincent and The Grenadines Suriname Syria Taiwan Tajikistan
Thailand Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia
Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Ukraine United Arab Emirates Uruguay
Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Western Samoa Yemen      

Tier 3

2021 exam fees

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting 

Objective tests (per exam) GBP 75

CIMA Professional Qualification 

For exams sat on or after 02 January 2021

Operational level objective tests (per exam) GBP 85
Operational level case study exams (per exam) GBP 155
Management level objective tests (per exam) GBP 105
Management level case study exams (per exam) GBP 160
Strategic level objective tests (per exam) GBP 140
Strategic level case study exam GBP 240
Masters gateway exam GBP 425

Eligible countries

Angola Botswana Burkina Faso
Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde
Central African Republic Chad Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Principe
Republic of Benin
Reunion
Rwanda
Sao Tome
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
 Zimbabwe  

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