Current international students
International student handbook
Download the International student handbook 2019 (PDF, 3,751kB) for essential information on living in the UK and services available to support you.
Bristol Students' Union (SU)
Bristol SU is independent from the University and is run by students for students. Find out about:
The below may be of particular interest to international and globally-minded students. Check the SU events page for more events that are open to all students.
14 - 18 October
A week of talks and workshops dedicated to supporting international students to plan their careers and improve their employability prospects.
International student life at Bristol live stream
Join us online. We will be discussing what support are opportunities are available, and giving you an opportunity to send questions to a live panel.
A night of poetry celebrating Black art with Bristol based poets. Part of the Black History Month programme.
With a focus on the city of Bristol, join panelists in discussing politics, activism, and taking up space in political spheres as a Black individual. Part of the Black History Month programme.
With a focus on the city of Bristol, join panelists in discussing politics, activism, and taking up space in political spheres as a Black individual. Part of the Black History Month and Global Lounge programmes.
Build your community
The Students' Union (SU) is run by students for students, and can support all aspects of your student life. Grow your network by joining a student group, volunteering or joining a wide range of events.
Build your community and share your experiences through socials, campaigns, forums and more. There are also 12 other networks which you may like to join.
Network with a community of over 3,500 postgraduate researchers. Find out about the Personal and Professional Development Programme, PGR Hub, upcoming events and join the BCD Bulletin for fortnightly updates.
A full calendar of events will be available for students, ranging from celebrating international festivals such as Diwali, Nowruz or Thanksgiving to visiting nearby UK places of interest, such as Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge or Cardiff.
BISC is an external organisation which supports international students living in Bristol through a programme of weekly events and trips. It is a charity with a Christian ethos open to students of all faiths and no faith.
The Multifaith Chaplaincy is a thriving supportive centre which welcomes all staff and students at the university, regardless of their belief.
Read about other students' experiences they navigate life in the UK and study in Bristol.
Find out about getting support from students who have been here longer (this is available for first year undergraduate students only).
Find the help you need to succeed.
Our work to support undergraduate Black Asian Minority Ethnic students is encompassed in our Be More Empowered (BME) for Success Programme.