Tuition fees cover the cost of education and research. All students, except those being sponsored by an external organisation, pay their tuition fees direct to the University.
You can pay tuition fees in the following ways:
We prefer students to pay online, by direct debit or credit/debit card. You will need to register online and then wait until the next working day before you can pay or set up a payment plan. To make a payment or set up a payment plan, visit the Fees and Funding channel in the MyBristol portal. The deadline for setting up a payment plan is 14 October.
If you set up a payment plan you need do nothing further for the rest of the academic year, unless we contact you. Payment will be taken automatically on the due dates.
If you set up an online payment plan last year and wish to continue paying by the same method, you must set up a new plan for the new academic year.
Bank account details:
Account name: University of Bristol Fees Account
Sort code: 20-13-42
Account number: 90923583
IBAN: GB14 BARC 2013 4290 9235 83
SWIFT code: BARCGB22
Bank name: Barclays
Bank address: 53-55 Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3EA
Please ensure that you quote your student number in the reference field when you make your payment.
Whichever payment method you use, you can pay the full amount for the upcoming year in one go. The due date for payment in full is 24 October.
Alternatively you can pay in two equal instalments, by direct debit or credit/debit card, by setting up an online payment plan in the MyBristol portal. The deadline for setting up a payment plan is 14 October. The due dates for payment in two instalments are:
The University is unable to accept payments originating from the following list of sanctioned countries and regions:
The funds may be restricted, returned or declined. In the event that a refund of fees is due from the University of Bristol, the processing restrictions will also apply to those transactions.
If your tuition and/or bench fees are due to be paid by an external organisation such as the NHS, a government department, charity or company, you must provide evidence of your sponsorship by supplying the Income Office with a copy of your sponsorship confirmation document or by completing a sponsorship authorisation form (PDF, 35kB).
Please ensure that the document has been signed by an authorised representative of the sponsoring organisation, and send it to the Income Office no later than the start of the academic year. Once you have registered, the Income Office will issue your sponsor with an invoice for your tuition and/or bench fees.
The University will only continue to recognise an organisation as your sponsor if payments are made promptly. If you experience problems with your sponsorship arrangements, you will ultimately become responsible for paying your own fees.
If there is any reason why your payment is likely to be late, you must contact the Income Office to explain the position. If you are in financial difficulty, we will try to agree a payment plan with you that you can afford. The Student Funding Office can provide advice on additional funding that may be available to you.
If a payment is late, we will contact you within 14 days of the scheduled payment date and ask you to pay by another method. If you still fail to pay, you may be charged an administration fee.
If you fail to provide a satisfactory reason for missing any payments, you will be referred to the University Credit Control and Payables Manager, and your faculty office and school or department will be notified.
In the event that you are still unable to agree an acceptable payment plan, the University reserves the right to terminate your studies and/or to require you to leave your accommodation. Any outstanding debt will be referred to a debt collector, and any costs incurred will be added to your account.
If you are still in debt to the University for tuition fees at the end of the academic year, you will not be permitted to register for the following year of your course or to graduate.
More information on late payment or non-payment of fees is set out in the Student Fees Regulations.
If you are having difficulty paying your fees, and have missed or are late with a payment, you should contact the Income Office in the first instance. You may also wish to speak to the Student Funding Office, your personal tutor or hall warden, or to the Advice and Representation team at the Students’ Union.
Staff will assist where they can, but if you fail to pay your fees the University may apply sanctions, ranging from administration fees or interest charges, to exclusion from the University (see late or non-payment of fees section).
If you are suffering ongoing financial hardship, or have any queries about student funding, please contact the Student Funding Office.
You will not be permitted to register for your next year of study until you have cleared any outstanding tuition fee debts or have made arrangements with the Income Office to do so.
If you have outstanding tuition or bench fee debts 14 days before the start of the relevant degree ceremonies period, you will not be permitted to graduate.
The University has a duty to inform the Home Office of money owed by international students in respect of tuition fees. If you fail to provide evidence to the Home Office of your ability to pay outstanding fees, your visa may not be extended.
If you have had to leave the University during the academic year because of unpaid tuition fees, you may be reinstated on your course if you clear your debt before the end of the academic year. However, if your absence means you are behind with your studies, you may have to repeat parts of the course, thereby incurring further fees.
You will be liable to pay interest at 2.5% above the UK clearing bank base rate per year on any outstanding debt. The interest period will run from the original payment due date to the date when the debt is cleared.
You may also be liable for an administration charge of £25 if your chosen method of payment is declined more than once. This will apply to each payment date.
Receipts for payment by all methods are available to view and print from the Fees and Funding channel in the MyBristol portal.
Receipts for payment made by cash are also always issued at the time of payment.
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Bristol, BS8 1TH, UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 928 9000