University of Bradford

The University of Bradford provides high-quality teaching (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 silver), underpinned by cutting-edge research with practical applications to solve tomorrow's problems. The university is committed to helping all its students to lead fulfilling lives, become global citizens, and make a difference to the world.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

2,155 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • With 21% of its students coming from more than 125 different countries, the university is used to giving newcomers to Bradford a very warm welcome.
  • The university provides a number of webinars and a pre-arrival guide to help students prepare for coming to the UK, with checklists of everything students need to do before leaving home. Please refer to the university website, international section.
  • The university has friendly 'ambassadors' who meet students at either Leeds/Bradford or Manchester airports during welcome week, bringing them back to the campus.
  • A full orientation programme runs for all new international and EU students. This includes welcome briefings, visa advice, campus tours, guided shopping tour, social events and the opportunity to gather information useful to students in their first few days in the UK.

English Language Requirements

Students whose first language is not English will need to provide proof of their English proficiency before being admitted onto any undergraduate or postgraduate courses.
  • The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent), or in the university's own entry test, the BASALT, or other qualification deemed acceptable by the university for degree course entry.
  • Students requiring a Tier 4 visa to study need to meet UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requirements, currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.
  • Some courses may require higher levels of English language proficiency; please refer to the individual course pages on the university website for details.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses of 6–30 weeks can help students prepare for life at university in the UK, while providing an effective and enjoyable way to improve their English.
  • The Language Centre also offers a range of free classes, workshops, one-to-one tutorials and online support to help students while studying for their degree.

Accommodation for International Students

  • International students are guaranteed accommodation at The Green for their first year of study.
  • There is a wide range of affordable accommodation for students' families in Bradford. Please contact Unipol for details.

International Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 14,950 15,650
Mixed - -
Laboratory 17,800 18,480
Clinical - -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.