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?


Arts and Humanities £20,100 £1,000  £21,100  £2,000
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics £20,950 £1,000  £22,000  £2,000
Social Sciences and Law £20,100 £1,000  £21,100  £2,000
Dentistry £20,000 £1,500  £21,200  £2,000

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.

For information on refunds read the IFP deposit refund policy (PDF, 172kB).

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


Academic year 2020/21

Academic year 2021/22

Teaching block one
Teaching block one 

First day of teaching

5 October 2020

First day of teaching 27 September 2021
Last day of teaching 15 January 2021 Last day of teaching

17 December 2021

Assessment period 18 - 29 January 2021 Assessment period 10 - 21 January 2022
Teaching block two
Teaching block two  
First day of teaching 1 February 2021 First day of teaching 24 January 2022
Last day of teaching 14 May 2021 Last day of teaching 6 May 2022
Assessment period 17 - 28 May 2021 Assessment period 9 - 20 May 2022

For the University closure dates please see our dates page.

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.

  • For questions about Dentistry

Email: fohs-ifp@bristol.ac.uk

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