We are in the process of updating these pages. Full details of our 2021 courses will be available here soon.

Course fees

Pre-sessional course fees for 2021
CourseTotal tuition fees 
(UK, EU and overseas students)
10-week pre-sessional courses £4,650 £300
6-week pre-sessional courses £2,850 £300

Whether you choose to study online or on-campus, the course cost will be the same. This is because both courses offer an equally high-quality experience. Find out more about your options on the online and on-campus study page.

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. Tuition fees cannot be paid in instalments.

Accommodation (for on-campus students) 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 of 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.

For information on refunds contact presessional-admissions@bristol.ac.uk. Our refund policy for 2021 will be available here soon.

Accommodation fees for University-allocated accommodation

It is not currently possible to pay your tuition fees and accommodation fees together. If you are an on-campus student, please make these payments separately. Visit the Accommodation Office website for information.

Additional costs

There are some additional costs 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.

We do not ask you to print or buy books for your pre-sessional course. We will provide you with the printed materials you need. We ask you to submit all your work online.

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