Fees and funding

Studying at University is one of the most significant investments you will ever make and financing your studies may seem daunting at first. Help is at hand; the University will provide all the support you need to take control of your finances.

Tuition fees and living expenses

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

Tuition fees for UK and EU undergraduate students starting their first degree in 2018 are £9,500. Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan from the UK government. 

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

Find out about the tuition fees if you're starting a course in 2017

Tuition fees for 2017 and 2018 will increase in each subsequent year of study, and these increases will be in line with UK Government policy. 

Living expenses cover everything that you will need to pay for excluding tuition fees and the amount you spend will depend upon your lifestyle choices. As a guide, most students spend between £9,400 and £15,000 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 Student Funding Office 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.

Bristol’s financial support is one of the main reasons I came here; Bristol by far offered the most generous support for me as a low-income student.

Christy (MSci Physics)

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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