How much does a Student Radio Licence cost?

As well as being able to use recorded music, the annual fees below allow the station to copy up to 10,000 music tracks onto a database for use in the broadcasts. The licence fees are payable on 1 November each year.

AM/FM (academic year)£577 (plus VAT)
AM/FM (full year)£734 (plus VAT)
Hardwire/Intranet (academic year)£242 (plus VAT)
Hardwire/Intranet (full year)£319 (plus VAT)

Payment can be made by Direct Debit, credit or debit card or by BACS if you request an invoice.

Learn more about the PPL Student Radio Licence and download a quick guide to fees

To apply for a PPL Student Radio Licence, please complete and return a PPL Student Radio Licence application form to

Will this licence cover me to broadcast online?

No. If your student radio station also broadcasts on the internet and/or an intranet that is accessible outside the premises, you will require a separate online radio licence.


Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact our Broadcast Licensing team.