Fees and funding

Studying at University is one of the most significant investments you will ever make. Financing your studies may seem daunting at first, but help is at hand. The University will provide all the support you need to take control of your finances.

The two main costs you will face as an undergraduate student are tuition fees and living expenses.

Tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for UK and EU undergraduate students commencing their studies at the University in 2018 is £9,250.

Fees are subject to annual review, so they may be liable to rise each year in line with UK government policy.

International students

If you are an international (non EU) student or from the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, your tuition fees will depend on the course you study.

International fees are reviewed annually and are not fixed for the duration of your studies. You should budget for an increase of up to five per cent each year. This increase does not apply for clinical courses.

If you're unsure which fees you should pay, read about how we determine your fee status.

Part-time courses

If you are studying an undergraduate course part-time, your tuition fee will normally be pro rata the full-time fee for the course.

Paying your fees

You don't need to pay your tuition fees until after you are registered at the University. Find out how and when you can pay your tuition fees.

Living expenses

Living expenses cover everything you will need to pay for, other than tuition fees. The amount you spend will depend upon your lifestyle choices.

As a guide, most students spend between £9,000 and £14,500 per year including accommodation.

Financial help and support

If you have the talent and ability to succeed at Bristol, concerns about funding your studies should not stop you from applying.

The University offers a comprehensive package of financial support to students from low-income backgrounds, in addition to the support provided by the UK government.

The following services are also available to help you manage your money:

  • Our Fees and Funding teams can provide you with information on bursaries and scholarships as well as advice on budgeting.
  • The Careers Service can help you find suitable part-time or holiday work.

EU referendum and tuition fees

In June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union. Find out how this affects tuition fees for European Union applicants.

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