Accommodation and visas
To make your move to Bristol easy, our Accommodation Office will help you find a safe, friendly and affordable place to live.
As an International Foundation Programme student, we guarantee to offer you a place in University accommodation. If you prefer, we will help you find private accommodation.
Find out more about accommodation on the Accommodation Office website.
How do I apply for University residences?
Can you help me find private accommodation?
Do you have single-sex or alcohol-free accommodation?
Some of our residences are completely single sex. Other residences have single-sex flats or corridors within them.
Every year, we offer some accommodation that is alcohol free. This means no flatmates or guests are allowed to drink alcohol within the flat.
Will I live in the city centre?
Some of the most central halls are:
How much does University accommodation cost?
Price can be a very important when looking for a place to live. We are clear with accommodation fees, so you can choose a residence that suits your budget.
Will I make friends in my accommodation?
The University has a packed social and sporting schedule. It includes exercise classes, nights out and summer balls. Wherever you live, you’ll have the chance to get involved.
Where should I live if I'm under 18?
Visas can be confusing. Thankfully, our International Office can give you all the information and support you need.
Read more about visas on the International Office website.
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Download a guide
Our international guide (PDF, 2,805kB) provides information for all students coming to Bristol from overseas.