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
|Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
|Social Sciences and Law
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).
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
|9-13 September 2024
|Programme start date
|16 September 2024
|Last day of teaching
6 December 2024
|9 - 13 December 2024
|16 December - 3 January 2025
|Teaching block two
|First day of teaching
|13 January 2025
|Last day of teaching
|4 April 2025
|28 April – 9 May 2025
|7 April - 25 April 2025
|June/July exact dates TBC
For the University closure dates please see our dates page.