Fees and funding

Studying at University is one of the most significant investments you will ever make. The University will provide the support you need to take control of your finances.

The two main costs you will face as an undergraduate student are tuition fees and living expenses.

Tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for UK and EU undergraduate students commencing their studies at the University in 2019 is £9,250.

Fees are subject to annual review, so they may be liable to rise each year in line with UK government policy. Fees for 2020 entry are expected to be confirmed in summer 2019.

International students

If you are an international (non EU) student or from the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, your tuition fees will depend on the course you study.

International fees are reviewed annually and are not fixed for the duration of your studies. You should budget for an increase of up to five per cent each year. This increase does not apply for clinical courses.

If you're unsure which fees you should pay, read about how we determine your fee status.

Transferring students

If you are transferring to the University of Bristol from another institution, you will be charged the same fee as a new student, regardless of the year of the programme you are joining.

Part-time courses

If you are studying an undergraduate course part-time, your tuition fee will normally be pro rata the full-time fee for the course.

Study Abroad, Erasmus and industrial placement fees

If you are spending time away from the University for a placement as part of your course, you will be charged a reduced fee during the relevant academic year.

For example in 2019 home students on whole-year study abroad or industrial placements will be charged 15 per cent of the total fee.

Overseas students on whole-year study abroad placements will be charged 50 per cent of the total fee and those on whole-year industrial placements will be charged 25 per cent of the total fee.

If you undertake a placement for less than a whole academic year your fee will not be affected.

Intercalating students

If you are an incoming external intercalating student, you will be charged the same fee as a new student.

If you are an existing University of Bristol student intercalating onto a different course within the University, find out more about Intercalated degree course fees

University of Bristol students intercalating at Bristol or at a different university will be treated as continuing students on their return and therefore charged at the same continuing rate.

Paying your fees

You don't need to pay your tuition fees until after you are registered at the University. Find out how and when you can pay your tuition fees.

Living expenses

Living expenses cover everything you will need to pay for, other than tuition fees. The amount you spend will depend upon your lifestyle choices.

As a guide, most students spend between £9,000 and £14,500 per year including accommodation.

Financial help and support

If you have the talent and ability to succeed at Bristol, concerns about funding your studies should not stop you from applying.

The University offers a comprehensive package of financial support to students from low-income backgrounds, in addition to the support provided by the UK government.

The following services are also available to help you manage your money:

  • Our Fees and Funding teams can provide you with information on bursaries and scholarships as well as advice on budgeting.
  • The Careers Service can help you find suitable part-time or holiday work.

EU referendum and tuition fees

In June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union. Find out how this affects tuition fees for European Union applicants.

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