Postgraduate discounts for University of Bristol alumni

University of Bristol alumni can get a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study.

A 25% discount on tuition fees for your postgraduate degree will be applied for the full duration of the programme.


The following criteria apply to applications for entry in September 2024.

The fee reduction will be applied if you:

  • have previously graduated from the University of Bristol
  • are progressing to a higher level qualification than you already hold.
  • pay fees directly to the University and are wholly or partly self-funded. Receiving a Postgraduate Masters Loan from Student Finance still qualifies applicants as self-funded.

This discount is not available to students that have completed a pre-sessional programme only.

Eligible programmes a student intends to study on:

  • PhD
  • MD
  • EdD
  • MSc
  • MA
  • LLM
  • Med
  • MRes
  • MSc by research
  • MPhil/PhD (if intended to progress to a full PhD award)
  • MLitt/PhD (if intended to progress to a full PhD award)
  • MMus/PhD (if intended to progress to a full PhD award)
  • DDS
  • DEdPSy
  • MD

Find a postgraduate programme.

Non-eligible programmes

The discount will not be applied to fees on these programmes. Completing one of these programmes will not qualify an applicant for the discount:

  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • PGCE, Graduate Diploma
  • EdD Hong Kong programme
  • MPhil/MLitt/MMus (where applicants are enrolled on a stand-alone)
  • MPhil/MLitt/MMus (and not aiming for progression to a full PhD award)
  • PhD by Published Work
  • MD by Published Work
  • EngD by Published Work
  • programmes that charge fees on a modular basis.

Refer to our frequently asked questions page if you are unsure if either your intended or alumni programme is eligible.

How to apply

You don't need to apply for this discount. If you are eligible, the discount will be applied automatically to your fees invoice. 

Your alumni discount will be applied to the balance that you, as a student, must fund yourself after any other sponsorship or bursary is applied.

We cannot confirm if you are qualified for the discount before you register at the University. It will not be stated on your offer letter. 

For further information, email


There is no application deadline. The discount will be applied automatically for eligible applicants.

Further details

You may not see your discount in your financial statement straight away.

Your discount will need to be applied and processed. You will need to have completed the registration task before you can be assessed for eligibility. This can then take a few days. If the discount has not appeared after 14 days, contact

Frequently asked questions

See our frequently asked questions for further information on the Alumni discount.

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