Fees and dates

Are you from outside of mainland China?

You can find more information through Kaplan International Pathways, our trusted education partner for applications and admissions to the International Foundation Programme.

How much does the course cost?


Arts and Humanities £21,100 £2,000  £22,200  £2,000
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics £22,000 £2,000  £23,100  £2,000
Social Sciences and Law £21,100 £2,000  £22,200  £2,000
Dentistry £21,200 £2,000  £23,100  £2,000

Tuition fees

The total tuition fees in the table above cover all tuition and use of study resources and multimedia facilities at the University of Bristol. The tuition fees are the same for all students: UK residents, EU residents and overseas fee-paying residents. Tuition fees are subject to increase every year. Increases are decided by the Strategic Pricing Group.

The International Foundation Programme is a level 3 course on the Regulated Qualifications Framework. Students are therefore not eligible for funding from the UK Student Loans Company for the International Foundation Programme tuition fees.

Accommodation and living expenses are not included in the tuition fees.

Further information on tuition fees.


You will receive more information on how to pay your deposit in your offer letter.

The deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable except under specific circumstances.

For information on refunds read the IFP deposit refund policy (PDF, 172kB).

Additional costs

What is the cost of living in Bristol?

Find out about the cost of living in Bristol on our living expenses page.

It is not possible to pay your tuition fees and accommodation fees together. Please make these payments separately.


The centre will provide all of the materials for your International Foundation Programme units electronically. You will be required to bring a laptop or tablet to class so that you can access the electronic materials on your device. We ask you to submit all of your work online. It is, therefore, your choice if you want to print your materials.

The cost of printing at the University of Bristol can be seen on the print credits page


Academic year 2021/22

Academic year 2022/23

Teaching block one
Teaching block one 

First day of teaching

27 September 2021

First day of teaching 26 September 2022
Last day of teaching 17 December 2021 Last day of teaching

16 December 2022

Assessment period 10 - 21 January 2022 Assessment period 9 - 20 January 2023
Teaching block two
Teaching block two  
First day of teaching 24 January 2022 First day of teaching 23 January 2023
Last day of teaching 6 May 2022 Last day of teaching 5 May 2023
Assessment period 9 - 20 May 2022 Assessment period 8 - 19 May 2023

For the University closure dates please see our dates page.

Ask a question

  • Contact mainland China:

Email: ifp-china@bristol.ac.uk
Phone: 00 8610 8515 1899

  • Contact from outside mainland China:

Please fill out a contact form.

  • For questions about Dentistry

Email: fohs-ifp@bristol.ac.uk

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