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UWE Bristol’s International College cost of living

When you study abroad, you’re making a big investment. There’s a lot to think about. In addition to tuition fees, you should consider things such as accommodation, course learning material costs and living expenses.

The information provided below will help you understand these costs a little better.

Pathway course cost typeGuide cost (2021–22 academic year)
Course learning materials£200 to £500
Accommodation in Bristol£3,760 to £9,500*†
Living expenses in Bristol
(including food, transport and social activities)
At least £1,023 per month
Administration fee£200
Insurance£238 to £735
* This includes a £250 deposit for your accommodation. This will be returned to you in full when you move out of your room, on the condition that you leave it in good condition with no damage, and that there are no accommodation penalty charges to pay.
† Prices are estimates based on the Autumn 2021 and Spring 2022 intakes, and are subject to change. Prices for the Summer 2022 intake will be available closer to the time.

Course learning materials

The cost of course learning materials varies depending on your pathway course length and subject. The exact amount will be confirmed in your invoice that accompanies your offer letter.

Accommodation costs

Our prices for accommodation are highly competitive. Exact fees will depend on your contract length and housing option. See our UWE Bristol’s International College accommodation page for more details.

Living expenses

You will need a minimum of £1,023 per month of your pathway course, in accordance with UKVI regulations. Contact us for more information.

Administration fee

You’ll be charged an administration fee to cover administration costs related to your application. This is payable at the same time as your tuition deposit if you accept an offer to study at the College.


We offer EduTravel, a comprehensive insurance policy for studying abroad, to all students. It is offered in partnership with Endsleigh, a leading insurance provider. The price will depend on the length of policy you need — the exact cost will be confirmed in the invoice that accompanies your offer letter. If you start your pathway course online from home, we will adjust the length of your insurance policy to fit any part of your course that you study in the UK.

Paid work

If you have a Student visa you can work 10 hours per week (20 hours for IYO courses) during term-time and full-time during holiday periods. You cannot undertake any type of self-employment or business activity.