Fees and funding
It is a condition of entry that all graduate students must satisfy the University that they have adequate funds to support themselves throughout their periods of study. The University requires students to supply a satisfactory financial guarantee before admission to confirm that they have adequate funds to cover both tuition fees and personal maintenance.
Tuition fees include charges for tuition, examination and registration and a contribution towards the cost of membership of the Student Union. Tuition fees are subject to annual review and accordingly are liable to rise in each year of a student's programme of study, broadly in line with inflation. Students from member states of the European Union are charged fees at the same rate as 'home' students.
Details of the Postgraduate Study Loan will be updated for 2018 entry on the Student Funding Office website as soon as information is available.
Eligible SPAIS postgraduate applicants may be able to apply for International Student Scholarships or the DFID Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme. Please note that competition for scholarships at Bristol is extremely fierce each year. Further details and information about other funding sources can be obtained from the Student Funding Office.
University of Bristol Scholarships
University of Bristol alumni who go on to study for a postgraduate degree – either taught or research – at Bristol can benefit from a 10 per cent reduction in tuition fees.
Some casual employment within the University may be available, both in term time and in vacation, provided that this is compatible with the academic requirements of your programme. For further details about part time employment opportunities, contact the Job Shop, in the Careers Service, 11 Priory Road (tel: +44 (0)117 331 7871).