Student Financial Support

TV Licence

TV Licence

Do you watch or record live TV, or download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer?

You need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or record live TV programmes on any channel, or download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer.

This could be on any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.

If you do any of the above without a valid licence, you risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000, plus any legal costs and/or compensation you may be ordered to pay. You will still have to buy a TV Licence if you need one.

Find out more about students and the TV Licence.