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?


Course cost


Arts and Humanities £20,100  £1000
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics £20,950 £1000
Social Sciences and Law £20,100 £1000
Medicine and Dentistry £20,000 £1500

The above course costs are for the academic year starting in 2020.

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.

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


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.

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 all of the materials for your language units electronically. Students 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


The new academic year starts on Monday 28 September. During this first week we will be running online induction activities that will be delivered on-demand and flexibly. Teaching will begin on Monday 5 October.

Teaching block one:

First day of teaching: 5 October 2020

Last day of teaching: 15 January 2021

Assessment period: 18 - 29 January 2021

Teaching block two:

First day of teaching: 1 February 2021

Last day of teaching: 14 May 2021

Assessment period: 17 May - 28 May 2021

If you are travelling to Bristol to start the programme on campus, you will need to be in Bristol by Monday 5 October 2020.

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.

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