Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies

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Students in a classroom
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Group of students


Our 2016/17 International Foundation Programme is now open for applications. Apply now!

New 14 week pre-sessional course launched for 2016.


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For undergraduate study

Our students and staff talk about the IFP. Watch now »

What our students think

Alexsandra Yarkova

You got lots of feedback on your work, and can have the teacher's attention, which means you can improve your English tremendously... It's been a great year.

Alexsandra Yarkova
International Foundation Programme in Arts and Humanities; now studying BSc Joint Honours in Psychology and Philosophy

More experiences from our students

Street art at CELFS

We have a fantastic new artwork at CELFS by street artist Silent Hobo. This time-lapse video shows how it was created, come and visit us to see this new perspective on Bristol.

International students

international students

The University provides support, advice and information for all international students looking to study with us, helping you to settle into life at Bristol. 

Got a question?

Get in touch and see all of our contact details.


Current students can access the MyBristol portal