The University of Bolton is conscious that studying in the UK is one of the most significant financial investments you will make in your lifetime. Therefore we strive to offer you the best value for your money by providing some of the lowest course fees and living costs of any university in the UK.
We are happy to confirm that fees for international students have been frozen for September 2018/19 at the same level of fees as the 2017/18 academic year. This means that students beginning bachelor’s or master’s programmes with us from September 2018 onwards, will still pay only £11,250 per annum (excluding MBA Islamic Finance). You can see the fee information for all our programmes in the course profile. The course finder function is available here.
The tuition fees for postgraduate research programmes (PhD/MPhil) can also be found at our Research and Graduate School website.
If you are unsure what the cost of your prospective course may be please email ku.ca1553234057.notl1553234057ob@la1553234057noita1553234057nretn1553234057i1553234057
International Excellence Scholarship
*New* International Excellence Scholarships 2019/20
The University of Bolton is always striving to build upon the strong international community already established on campus.
To assist future international students joining us from overseas, we are proud to announce a number of new International Excellence Scholarships available to students joining bachelors, taught masters and research masters study (academic year 2019-20).
The maximum level scholarship extends to £5000 for the duration of 3 year bachelors study and £3000 for 1 year/18 months masters/PhD study. As a signal of our commitment to a globally inclusive campus, all international students will be eligible to be considered for the Bronze scholarship.
The level of the International Excellence Scholarships is broken down into three bands (Gold, Silver and Bronze) based on the academic ability of the applicant. This will provide the brightest and best students with the opportunity to reach their academic potential.
Academically excellent (gold band) students will pay nearly the same amount as a home student!
|3 Year Undergraduate||4 year Undergraduate||1 Year UG Top-up||1 Year /18 month Masters||PhD|
1st Year = £3,000
2nd Year = £1,000
3rd Year = £1,000
1st Year = £3,000
1st Year = £2,000
2nd Year = £500
3rd Year = £500
1st Year = £2,000
1st Year = £1,000
|£1,000 (Year 0 only)||£1,000||£1,000||£1,000
1st Year = £1,000
|Tuition Fee Per Year||£12,450||£12,450||£12,450||£12,450 – £13,950||£12,450* (Approx)|
Gold – Students with a top quartile (25%) mark in their entry qualification.
Silver – Students with a top half (50%) mark in their entry qualification
Bronze – All international students will be eligible. This is the maximum award available for students eligible to study at foundation level.
Final assessment of scholarship eligibility will be made by the international office and are made at the discretion of the University. The relevant amount of scholarship will be deducted at the point of payment i.e. you will pay the tuition fee minus the scholarship amount.
These scholarships shall extend to courses starting in September 2019 and January 2020. There is no separate application form requirement. International students will be automatically assessed for these scholarships at the point of application. The deadline for being considered for these scholarships will follow the same admissions deadlines.
If you wish to know the criteria for a country specific qualification, then please get in touch with the International Team via email: ku.ca1553234057.notl1553234057ob@la1553234057noita1553234057nretn1553234057i1553234057
Alumni Loyalty Discount
International students are eligible to qualify for the Alumni Scholarship Discount if they have previously studied at the University of Bolton. This entitles the award-holder for a £1000 fee waiver if they meet our criteria. The award is confirmed for both the 2017/18 and the 2018/19 academic year. The full details of eligibility can be found here.
The University of Bolton has some of the most affordable fees for international students in the UK and the cost of living in the surrounding area is lower than living in the centre of Manchester and much more affordable than living in the London area.
EU students may be considered for a University of Bolton Sports Bursary 18/19 full details and terms of which are available here. This is award of up to £3000 over three years of an undergraduate degree and suitable candidates will need to show evidence of competing in sport at International, National, County, and/or Professional Club Level.
Any questions can be directed to the International Team via email: ku.ca1553234057.notl1553234057ob@la1553234057noita1553234057nretn1553234057i1553234057
Before starting to study at university, it’s important to think about the costs you are likely to face and how to manage your money. Remember, you’ll receive your maintenance support in termly instalments and you will need to budget for on-going costs such as:
Accommodation, insurance, fuel costs and TV licence, food and drink, travel costs, sports, leisure and social activities, mobile phone and internet.
Full information on our accommodation and associate costs can be found in the accommodation page.
Below is an example of the average cost of living for one academic year, for a full-time student living in the university’s Halls of Residence. Please note if you are living in private accommodation you will need to calculate your total accommodation and transport costs. Figures given are estimates only.
|Estimated living costs 2017/18||38 weeks|
|Accommodation in the University’s Halls of Residence (17/18 & 18/19 figures)||£3,040.00|
|Food (based on average weekly spend of £30)||£1,140|
|Transport (including home visits)||£500|
|Course related costs||£300|
|Clothing and footwear||£400|
|Mobile phone (based on £30 per month for 10 months)||£300|
|General living expenses including sport/leisure/socialising||£1,000|
|TV licence (actually £145.50)||£146|
|Total annual expenditure (predicted)||£6,826.00|
If you have any questions about applying to the University of Bolton please email: .ku.1553234057ca.no1553234057tlob@1553234057lanoi1553234057tanre1553234057tni1553234057
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