Tuition Fee Payments

Tuition fees cover the cost of education and research. All students, except those being sponsored by an external organisation, pay their tuition fees direct to the University.


When do I need to pay my tuition fees?

If you wish to pay your tuition fee in one lump sum, the due date for payment in full is 24 October 2016.

Alternatively you can pay in two equal instalments, by direct debit or credit/debit card, by setting up an online payment plan. The deadline for setting up a payment plan is 14 October 2016. The due dates for payment in two instalments are: 24 October 2016 and 24 January 2016.


How do I pay my tuition fees?

The easiest way to pay is online using a debit or credit card, or by direct debit. You can also pay via bank transfer, cheque or banker’s draft or cash. Please see our website for further details.


My sponsor is paying my fees – what do I need to do?

If your tuition fees are due to be paid by an external organisation such as the NHS, a government department, charity or company, you must provide evidence of your sponsorship by supplying the Income Office with a copy of your sponsorship confirmation document or by completing a sponsorship authorisation form (PDF, 35kB).


Please also notify us of your Scholarship and send us a copy of your Scholarship letter to

Please ensure that the document has been signed by an authorised representative of the sponsoring organisation, and send it to the Income Office no later than the start of the academic year. Once you have registered, the Income Office will issue your sponsor with an invoice for your tuition fees.

Sponsorship letters should include the following information:

  • Full name of the student as shown on the passport
  • Passport Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Includes the University of Bristol name
  • Programme of offer
  • Includes the start and end date of the programme
  • Sponsorship cover full tuition fee (as well as living costs)

The University will only continue to recognise an organisation as your sponsor if payments are made promptly. If you experience problems with your sponsorship arrangements, you will ultimately become responsible for paying your own fees.


What if I am late in paying my tuition fees?

If there is any reason why your payment is likely to be late, you must contact the Income Office ( to explain the position. If you are in financial difficulty, they will try to agree a payment plan with you that you can afford. The Student Funding Office can provide advice on additional funding that may be available to you. (


Financial evidence and Visa applications 

Please ensure that you are aware of your financial evidence and your visa application. Please read point 5 of the following website:


Further Information

For further information on Tuition Fees, please visit:

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