Pre-Arrival and Welcome Arrangements

  • The university provides a number of webinars and a pre-arrival guide to help students prepare for coming to the UK: these can be found on the university website.
  • There is an airport pick up service from Leeds/Bradford and Manchester airports, at certain times of the year. Please contact the university for details.
  • When students arrive in Bradford, they can take part in the university’s orientation programme for new international and EU students. This includes a Welcome Briefing, Tier 4 Essentials talk, campus tour, guided shopping tour and the opportunity to gather lots of useful information to help students in their first few days in the UK.

English Language Requirements

If a student’s first language is not English, they 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). However, if students require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study they will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5.
  • Some courses may require a higher level of English language proficiency than the university standard. Please check the university website for details.
  • The University of Bradford has a range of English language courses students can enrol on before starting their academic course at the University of Bradford. The 40, 30 or 20-week programmes are designed to raise a student’s level of English by half an IELTS band, for example from 5.5 to 6.0. The courses also help prepare international students for life in the UK and at university, while providing an effective and enjoyable way to improve their English.

Accommodation for International Students

  • International students are guaranteed place in The Green for their first year of study – this is the university’s purpose-built student village, awarded first prize for Best Student Housing at the prestigious College and University Business Officers (CUBO) Awards.

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 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £14,250 £14,900
Mixed - -
Laboratory £16,970 £17,600
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.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?