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.ca1542200354.notl1542200354ob@la1542200354noita1542200354nretn1542200354i1542200354

International Students

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

Sports Bursary

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.ca1542200354.notl1542200354ob@la1542200354noita1542200354nretn1542200354i1542200354

Living Costs

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.1542200354ca.no1542200354tlob@1542200354lanoi1542200354tanre1542200354tni1542200354

University of Bolton
Deane Road

What to do next

Book an Open Day

A great chance to look at our facilities, talk to staff and current students.


Search for a course

With hundreds of courses to choose from, your next journey could start right here.


Order a prospectus

When choosing a university there's lots to think about. Our prospectus sets out information clearly so you can find what you need to know.