If you are an international (non-EU) student, or a student from the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, your tuition fees will depend on your course of study.
The annual tuition fee for UK and EU undergraduate students commencing their studies at the University of Bristol in 2017 is £9,250. Tuition fees are likely to increase each subsequent year from 2017 and these increases will be in line with UK Government policy.
The tuition fee for UK and EU undergraduate students who have been offered a place for 2016 entry and are then granted a deferral is £9,000 per year for every year of their degree programme.
|Subject Area||International (full-time)|
|Arts and Social Science courses||£15,800*|
|Science, Engineering and Pre-clinical courses||£19,400|
|Clinical Medicine, Dentistry and Vet Science courses||£35,400**|
Please note that fees are reviewed annually and are liable to increase. Please budget for up to a 5% increase per year.
*The arts course fees apply to all degree courses in the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences & Law, excluding those listed below, where the science course fees will apply.
**Tuition fees for international students studying Dentistry, Medicine or Veterinary Science vary according to the year of study because of the high cost of teaching the clinical phases of these courses.
|Subject area||Year of study|
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5|
|Vet Science (BVSc)||£19,400||£19,400||£19,400||£35,400||£35,400|
Please note that fees are subject to annual increments and are not fixed for the duration of the course.
Home tuition fees for undergraduate students commencing their studies at the University in 2017 will be set in accordance with the levels permitted by the UK Government.
At the time of writing, it is anticipated that the fees for the 2017/18 academic year will be £9,250, subject to government approval. Tuition fees are likely to increase each subsequent year from 2017 and these increases will be in line with UK Government policy.
|Subject Area||Channel Islands and Isle of Man|
|Arts and Social Science courses||Same as home fee|
|Science and Engineering courses||Home fee + £1,500|
|Pre-clinical Medicine, Dentistry and Vet Science||Home fee + £1,500|
|Clinical Medicine, Dentistry and Vet Science||Home fee + £10,000|
Additional tuition fee information for Channel Islands and Isle of Man students.
If you are from the UK you will not be expected to pay your fees up front; student loans will be available to cover the tuition fees.
Funding for UK home students will depend on where you normally live whilst not at university. The regional governments each provide different levels of support depending on your household income:
If you are an EU national (or child of an EU national) and wish to study in England you may be eligible for a tuition fee loan on a similar basis to UK students. You will need to apply via the Student Finance EU team.
Funding for international students (students from outside the EU and the UK) is extremely limited. If you are an international student you should ensure you have your funding in place before arriving at University.
UK and EU students who chose to take out a tuition fee loan will have their fees paid directly to the University by the Student Loans Company.
Students on NHS funded courses will have all of their tuition fees paid to the University by the NHS.
A student who does not take out a tuition fee loan and chooses to pay their fees themselves can make one full payment or pay in two equal instalments. You will be sent payment details with your registration pack once your offer of a place has been confirmed.
For repayment purposes the government will combine your tuition fee loan and maintenance loan. You will only start to repay your tuition and maintenance loan in the April after you have left Higher Education and are earning at least £21,000 a year.
Fees for students who are not on full-time programmes are usually charged pro rata to the full-time equivalent. From 2012, loans for tuition will be extended to eligible part-time first-degree students who complete a minimum of 25% of the full time programme load per year. Part-time students are not eligible for maintenance loans or grants for living expenses.
For fees purposes, we classify students either as UK (home), EU, international or Channel Islands and Isle of Man students. Classification is largely determined by residency. The University applies The Education (Fees and Awards) (England) Regulations 2007 and The Student Fees (Qualifying Courses and Persons)(England) Regulations 2007.
You will find guidance on fee status from the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA, formerly UKCOSA).
UKCISA has a range of information on its website about fees, funding and student support.
Some of our programmes include a whole year Studying Abroad, typically the third year of a four year course. The table below shows the fees charged in the Study Abroad year. In all other years the normal fee will be due.
|Student type||Course description||Fees|
|Home/EU||Whole year abroad on Erasmus or Study Abroad||15% of fees|
|International||Students on study abroad combinations||Full tuition fees|
Some of our programmes include a whole year on an Industrial Placement, typically the third year of a four year course. The table below shows the fees charged in the placement year. In all other years the normal fee will be due.
|Student type||Course description||Fees|
|Home/EU||Whole year in industry||15% of fees|
|International||Whole year in industry||25% of fees|
Students whose fees are paid on their behalf by an organisation such as a private company, charity, partnership or government department are known as 'sponsored' students. The University will only continue to recognise an organisation as your sponsor if payments are made promptly. You must remember that it is your responsibility to inform the University if you are being sponsored and ensure that fees are paid.
Download the tuition fee sponsorship form (PDF, 35kB).
Students who are in receipt of a tuition fee loan from their Student Finance provider or whose fees are paid by the NHS are not classed as sponsored students.
Students who already have an undergraduate honours degree are not eligible for tuition fee funding from the government for a second undergraduate degree and will need to make provision for paying tuition fees themselves.
UK and EU students who undertake a second undergraduate degree that leads to a professional qualification as a medical doctor, dentist or vet are able to apply for a maintenance loan for living costs.
The student funding section has more information for second degree undergraduate students.
University of Bristol,
Bristol, BS8 1TH, UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 928 9000