Tuition fee FAQs
Frequently asked questions on tuition fees and how to pay for students studying at UWE Bristol.
How much are my tuition fees for this year?
If I have questions about my fees, who can I speak to?
How long do I have to make arrangements to pay my tuition fees?
What happens if I don’t make arrangements to pay my tuition fees?
It is essential that you register fully by making arrangements to pay your tuition fees as soon as possible. Failure to do so by the end of the registration period may result in you being withdrawn from the University and you will no longer be a student.
It also means you will no longer be entitled to:
- Attend lectures or seminars
- Attend professional practice
- Continue your supported placement
- Use the library or computer facilities
- Have any work assessed or considered by an examining board
- Council tax exemption
If you are an International student, we will also inform the Home Office that you have withdrawn from your course and UWE’s sponsorship will cease.
In what circumstances could I get a refund?
A new student, or a student registering on a new award, may cancel their registration within 14 days from the day following their registration or the first day of term, whichever is later, under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2014. They will then be entitled to a full refund of any tuition fees paid to UWE Bristol.
International students - fee deposit refund
The international tuition fee deposit is non-refundable except in the circumstances detailed on the Deposit Refund Policy page.
I have applied/plan to apply for funding from Student Finance but have not yet received notification of my tuition fees loan
I am only partially funded by Student Finance and need to pay the remainder of my tuition fees
If you wish to pay by cheque or are having your fees paid by a sponsor e.g. your employer, see the fee payment page for further details.
Will undergraduate UK and EU students have to pay tuition fees up front?
How much will I pay if I study an NHS-funded degree?
How much are 'top-up' fees for 2015/16?
Home (UK) and EU students who start their ‘top-up’ year immediately after completing a Foundation Degree, DipHE, Cert HE or HND which they began before September 2012 will be charged fees under the old arrangements rather than under the new funding system introduced in 2012. This applies only to students who studied their lower level course part-time.
This means that as long as the only gap between the lower level course and the degree course is the summer vacation, and the mode of attendance remains the same (i.e. part-time), students will retain the existing student support arrangements that were in place for their lower level course.
Students who do not start their 'top-up' immediately after completing their foundation degree or who change their mode of study will be subject to the tuition fee charge and student support under the post-2012 system.
My Sponsor is paying my fees but I have been sent an invoice
If you have submitted an authority to invoice form please contact the Information Point. You may also want to check with your sponsor.
If you have not submitted an authority to invoice you will need to do so as soon as possible. Once received your record can be amended.