Fees and finance

As a student, you may not be personally responsible for paying your fees (it could be your parents or a government sponsor for example) but you will need to know how much needs to be paid, what it is for, and how and when it needs to be paid. You might also want to know how to supplement your income, either with a scholarship or by working part-time. The following information should answer these questions:

Tuition fees

A tuition fee is payable for every programme of study at the University of Bristol (with the exception of incoming Erasmus exchange students). The amount that is payable varies depending on the programme. Please select the relevant information from the following:

Definition of an overseas student for fee purposes

If you are not sure whether you will be liable to pay tuition fees at the overseas rate, please consult our guidelines on fee status.

If you apply to Bristol, your fee status will be confirmed when an offer is made.

We may ask you to complete a fee status questionnaire so that we can determine your fee status correctly. This is a quite lengthy questionnaire that needs to be fully completed and returned to us. The information we require includes nationality, country of domicile, parental work permits, vacation details etc with accurate dates. This information will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act and will be used to help us assess your correct status for fees and student support. This information will not be made available outside the University.

Once the information has been received, you will receive confirmation of your fee status for the University of Bristol, should you decide to accept our offer.

Cost of living

Find out more about living expenses and how much you can expect these to be. You can also read more about living in Bristol.

Part-time work

Read more about working during your studies.

Student Funding Office

Our Student Funding Office gives advice on scholarships, emergency short-term loans, the cost of living and on budgeting your finances.

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