Funding information for offer holders
I have a place at Bristol but haven't yet applied for financial support, what should I do?
If you wish to apply for help with tuition fees or living costs, you should do so as soon as possible, as it can take up to six weeks to process a student loan application.
You don't need to have a confirmed offer of a place on a course before applying. You can apply for financial support up to nine months after the start of your academic year.
Find out more about funding undergraduate study.
Further information on government loans and grants for home students is available from the relevant agency, depending on where you normally live:
What bursaries and scholarships are available at Bristol?
We offer a range of funding for UK students. Some funding will be dependent on your household income or personal circumstances. Other support may be dependent on the subject you are studying, your academic or your extra-curricular ability. Search for bursaries and scholarships.
Further information on the financial support available and the application deadlines.
I am now studying on a longer course than I applied for, does this affect my funding?
If you are undertaking your first higher education qualification at university and during your studies you decide to upgrade (eg from BEng Mechanical Engineering to MEng Mechanical Engineering), you must notify the Student Loans Company so they can reassess your financial support entitlement. You will be entitled to funding for the new duration of your course.
I have been accepted on a course funded through the NHS; what funding can I apply for?
Our student finances website includes information for students on NHS-funded courses.
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students
Students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are eligible for the same tuition fees as Home/UK students from the 2021/22 academic year onwards. (Please note that this provision may change subject to national policy.) Home tuition fees for each degree course are listed in the online course finder.
Contact your local education department for further details about financing your studies and for advice on whether your island government offers any grants or awards:
Most EU students starting their studies in the academic year 2021/22 or later will be charged overseas tuition fees and will not be eligible for student loans from the UK government. You can check your fee status to confirm the fees you will pay.
Find out more about funding for students from the EU.
Ensure you make financial arrangements to cover your tuition fees and living costs before starting your course. Tuition fees are listed on each undergraduate course.
You may be eligible to apply for a scholarship toward these costs.
Visit International students: visa, CAS and arrivals for more information about the support available, and advice as you prepare for Bristol.
Advice on funding
Staff in our Student Funding Office can give advice and offer support. They can offer help with:
- UK Government financial support and tuition fee loans
- University bursaries and scholarships
- applications for University hardship funds / emergency support payments
- budgeting and money management
- financial implications of withdrawing from or suspending studies or transferring courses.
Or call the University Information Point on: +44 (0)117 428 3000