Living in Bristol

You can find more information through Kaplan International Pathways, our trusted education partner for applications and admissions to the International Foundation Programme.

University accommodation - Chantry Court

It is important to note that there are limited spaces available in both programme-allocated and University accommodation. Please follow the application dates for your preferred option to ensure that you get a space. If you miss the application deadlines, we will not be able to guarantee you a place.

If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment, you must live in University-owned accommodation, or with a family member or your legal guardian within a reasonable distance of the University, at least until your 18th birthday.

If you choose to live in programme-allocated or University accommodation our Residential Life Service which provides 24-hour help and support, 7 days a week.

You can choose to live in:

The cost of living in Bristol

How much you spend will depend on your way of life. Accommodation, food and entertainment expenses are not included in the tuition fees. Find out more about costs.

Is Bristol safe?

The University Security Service is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff. There is also a dedicated police officer for the University.

Support available

The University provides a comprehensive network of student services to ensure you have the support you need.

If you choose to live in programme-allocated or University accommodation you will also have access to Residential Life who can provide help and support on a range of issues.

Can I visit Bristol beforehand?

There are lots of opportunities to visit Bristol and the University before you decide to study here. If you would like to visit the Centre for Academic Language and Development before arriving at the University, please contact us.

It will not be possible to organise a guided tour or meet with tutors during your visit.

Read our guide

Our International Guide 2022/23 (PDF, 5,631kB) provides information for all students coming to Bristol from overseas.

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