Information for international students

If you would like to return to the UK for graduation, you may need to apply for a ‘Standard Visitor visa’.  Please see www.bristol.ac.uk/directory/visas/graduation/ for further information about visas and travelling to the UK to attend your graduation.

The Graduation Office can provide you with a visa support letter to support your Standard Visitor visa application, if required. This is a standard letter which states that, subject to your award being confirmed by the appropriate deadline, you will be eligible to attend your graduation ceremony, and the date of your ceremony will be given in the letter.  Please note that we are not able to include guests' names in the letter, but it does state that we can guarantee you two guest tickets for the ceremony.  

Please note that a visa support letter can only be issued after you have received your graduation invitation email and completed the online form to say that you want to attend your ceremony.  To request a letter you should email graduation-office@bristol.ac.uk giving your name, student number and a postal address (although we will usually then send it to you by email).

If you have any further visa queries please contact the University's international student advisers at student-visa-advice@bristol.ac.uk.