Advice for international students

The University only accepts payment in sterling, so before you start your course. Please make sure you have sufficient funds in a UK bank account to pay for your tuition and accommodation fees and to cover other living expenses. For information, the tuition fees for international students starting their course in October 2013 are listed by programme on the Student Finance web pages.

In addition, we suggest you allow a further £7,200 for nine months or £9,600 for 12 months living expenses, excluding your airfares, based on a single student living in standard University self-catered accommodation. These costs are an estimate and actual costs will vary according to your type of accommodation and lifestyle. For further details of the cost of living in the South West, please see the International Students’ Guide and the Accommodation Office website.

Because the majority of UK student funding is derived from Government funds, its availability is mostly restricted to home (UK) students. This means international students are not eligible for UK Student Loans, Access to Learning Funds, Bursaries or Fee Waivers. However, there are some University scholarships available to international students. For more help and advice including the Fund for International Student Hardship (FISH) and the Special Emergency Loan Scheme (SELS) please visit the Student Funding pages on the Student Finance section of the University website.

For further assistance with realistic budgeting for your time in the UK you might want to use the International Student Calculator Tool.