Information for advisors and parents

Why choose Bristol?

500 More than 500 employer visits to our campus each year
60 We have taught students from 60 countries

Our pathways

The International Foundation Programme offers three tailored pathways:

This gives each student the best chance of progressing to their chosen degree at the University of Bristol.

Tailored units

Whichever pathway they select, International Foundation Programme students can choose some of their academic units. This means students are able to tailor the experience to suit them.

Degree progression

When students study on our International Foundation Programme, we make them a conditional offer. When they complete the programme, they progress to an agreed degree relevant to their previous studies. Our programme is the only one that guarantees students an offer from the University of Bristol.

Safe and supportive

We work hard to ensure students thrive on the International Foundation Programme. Each student will have a personal progression tutor to advise them on their academic path. We also offer guaranteed accommodation and support with visas.

Funding opportunities

Each year, we offer prestigious scholarships to support top students. Visit our fees and funding page to find out more.

Foundation plus

For students with a higher level of English, we offer the International Foundation Programme Plus. With less English language to learn, students will focus more on their chosen academic studies.

Frequently asked questions

I chose to come to Bristol because the University has a good reputation and is ranked highly. I'm in a much better position to start an undergraduate degree.

Kasun Jayasuriya – Sri Lanka, Read student stories

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Contact Corinne by sending her an email or calling +44 (0)117 331 8619

Download a guide

Our international guide (PDF, 2,805kB) provides information for all students coming to Bristol from overseas.

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