Fees and dates

Are you from outside of mainland China?

You can find more information through Kaplan International Pathways, our trusted education partner for applications and admissions to the International Foundation Programme.

How much does the course cost?


Arts and Humanities £25,200 £2,000
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics £26,200 £2,000
Social Sciences and Law £25,200 £2,000
Dentistry £26,200 £2,000

Tuition fees

The total tuition fees in the table above cover all tuition and use of study resources and multimedia facilities at the University of Bristol. The tuition fees are the same for all students: UK residents, EU residents and overseas fee-paying residents. Tuition fees are subject to increase every year. Increases are decided by the Strategic Pricing Group.

The International Foundation Programme is a level 3 course on the Regulated Qualifications Framework. Students are therefore not eligible for funding from the UK Student Loans Company for the International Foundation Programme tuition fees.

Accommodation and living expenses are not included in the tuition fees.

Further information on tuition fees.


You will receive more information on how to pay your deposit in your offer letter.

The deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable except under specific circumstances. 

The deposit will be paid to our recruitment partner Kaplan International Pathways.

For information on refunds read the IFP deposit refund policy (PDF, 172kB).

Additional costs

What is the cost of living in Bristol?

Find out about the cost of living in Bristol on our living expenses page.

It is not possible to pay your tuition fees and accommodation fees together. Please make these payments separately.


The Centre will provide materials for your International Foundation Programme units electronically. You will be required to bring a laptop or tablet to class so that you can access the electronic materials on your device. We ask you to submit all of your work online. It is, therefore, your choice if you want to print your materials.

The cost of printing at the University of Bristol can be seen on the print credits page


Academic year 2024/25

Teaching block one 
Welcome Week 9-13 September 2024
Programme start date 16 September 2024
Last day of teaching

6 December 2024

Assessment period 9 - 13 December 2024 
Christmas holiday 16 December - 3 January 2025
Teaching block two  
First day of teaching 13 January 2025
Last day of teaching 4 April 2025
Assessment period 28 April – 9 May 2025 
Easter holiday 7 April - 25 April 2025
Reassessment period June/July exact dates TBC


For the University closure dates please see our dates page.

Ask a question

  • Contact mainland China:

Email: ifp-china@bristol.ac.uk
Phone: 00 8610 8515 1899

  • Contact from outside mainland China:

Please fill out a contact form.

  • For questions about Dentistry

Email: fohs-ifp@bristol.ac.uk

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