Course fees

CourseTotal tuition fees
(UK, EU and overseas students)
DepositCan I pay in instalments?
International Foundation Programme (Arts and Humanities)*

Academic year 2020-21: £20,100 

£1000* Yes
International Foundation Programme (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)*

Academic year 2020-21: £20,950 

£1000* Yes
International Foundation Programme (Social Sciences and Law)*

Academic year 2020-21: £20,100 

£1000* Yes
14-week pre-sessional courses

2020: £5,700

To be confirmed No
10-week pre-sessional courses

2020: £4,400

To be confirmed No
6-week pre-sessional courses

2020: £2,700

To be confirmed No
2-week pre-sessional courses

2020: £1,100

To be confirmed No
Teaching English for Academic Purposes 

2020: £400

Not applicable (full course fee must be paid upfront) No

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. Students are therefore not eligible for funding from the UK Student Loans Company for the International Foundation Programme tuition fees. For more information on funding visit here.

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

For more information regarding tuition fees, please refer to the University’s tuition fee payments page.


All applicants who receive an offer to study at the Centre for Academic Language and Development must pay a deposit to the amount shown in the table. After you have received your offer, we will email you with instructions about how to pay the deposit. We will deduct the deposit from the total tuition fee.

We will email you before the start of your course with instructions on how to pay the remaining balance of your tuition fees (the total tuition fee minus the deposit paid).

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

Accommodation fees for University-allocated accommodation

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

Students on the two-week 'Gearing Up for Engineering' course should contact the Accommodation Office directly for information, quoting the reference 'GUFE'.

Additional costs

There are some additional fees you need to consider before coming to study, these can be considered under the heading of living expenses. The University has a comprehensive guide to the cost of living in Bristol.  Additional course costs:

  • Pre-sessional courses: we do not ask you to print or buy books for your pre-sessional course study. We will provide you with the printed materials you need. We ask you to submit all of your work online.
  • International Foundation Programme:
    • For your language units, the centre will provide all of the materials you need electronically. Students will be required to bring a laptop or tablet to class, and you will access the electronic materials on your device in class. We ask you to submit all of your work online. It is therefore your choice if you want to print your materials.
    • The schools where you study your subject units will have different policies about printing, this will be explained to you in inductions when you arrive. Books from your reading list will be available to borrow from the University's libraries. However, you will have the option to purchase books if you would like to have your own copies.

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

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