Funding undergraduate study

Funding advice

The Student Funding Office provides guidance on the financial help you can expect from bursaries, scholarships and UK Government loans. If you've previously studied in Higher Education, contact us to discuss how this will affect your funding.

The costs you are likely to have while at university are accommodation costs, general living costs and tuition fees. Read our advice on managing your finances while you study.

Funding for UK/Home students

UK students can access funding from the Government: a tuition fee loan and a maintenance loan to help cover living costs. More specialised funding can be available, such as the Childcare Grant, Disabled Students' Allowances and NHS funding.

The University of Bristol offers a range of funding for UK students:

  • The University of Bristol Bursary offers payments of up to £2,000 to all UK students who have a household income of £42,875 or below.
  • Accommodation Bursaries of £1,000 per annum are available to new undergraduates starting their course from 2017/18. For full details and to see if you meet the criteria, see our webpage.
  • Access to Bristol Bursary is open to students who have completed our Access to Bristol scheme, who are studying their first degree and whose household income is £25,000 or below.
  • The Bristol Scholars scheme is available to students from the City of Bristol who have been nominated by their Headteacher or Head of Post 16 College.
  • The Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship scheme is open to undergraduate students with exceptional musical, dramatic or sporting talent. The scheme is designed to attract students with exceptional abilities outside their normal field of study. 

Funding for EU students

EU students can apply for tuition fee loans from the UK Government and may find funding from University scholarships.

EU referendum update

Current EU students who have been assessed as eligible to receive loans and/or grants from the SLC, will continue to receive these loans and grants until they finish their course. This will also apply to EU nationals who intend to begin studying from the autumn of 2017 or 2018.

See the Student Loans Company website for details.

Funding for International students

International students must have enough funds in place to cover the cost of tuition fees and living expenses before arriving to study at university.

There are a range of University scholarships and awards available for international students.

Channel Islands (CI) and Isle of Man (IoM) students

To find out more about the living cost and tuition fee support you may be eligible to receive from your island government, please visit their website: