Deferral package

Bristol is a popular university, and many outstanding applicants like you have chosen us this year. This means that in September, some courses may have more students than normal.

While many courses can expand to take in additional students, to ensure that we can accommodate everyone in a way that maintains our high-quality education and student experience, we are offering a special deferral package for new students on selected courses who defer studies until September 2022.  

What's included in the deferral package?

Your place on your course will remain secure, along with: 

  • A rent rebate of up to £7,000 in University owned and allocated halls;
  • A bursary of £3,600 (paid in three instalments) to support you in your first year of study;
  • A guaranteed place in University accommodation in 2022;
  • Access to our flagship Bristol Futures online learning units;
  • ‘Keep in touch’ group events during the upcoming year to help you prepare for life in Bristol.


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Eligibility and requesting a deferral

If you are eligible for the package (see a list of eligible courses in our terms and conditions) and want to defer your entry to 2022, email or call us on +44 (0) 117 394 1649 by 12 noon (BST) on 17 September 2021. Do not begin the online registration process for entry this year (2021) if you wish to defer. 

The phone lines and the Admissions office will be closed between 5 pm on Friday 27 August until 9 am on Wednesday 1 September and will not process any requests during that time.

If you have studied the International Foundation Programme or a foundation programme with Kaplan International College London, please email:

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions before requesting your deferral.  

Contact us

Find out more about our deferral package:

Home students – call us on +44 (0) 117 394 1649

International students – call us on +44 (0)117 394 0229

Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

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