Current international students
Latest coronavirus (COVID-19) advice
- If you plan to travel to the UK from an affected country, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you need information on travel options from quarantine, email: email@example.com
Find out more about:
If you are unable to find the information you need online, contact our Student Services team or visit them on campus.
- International Students' Network
- Social media channels
- University of Bristol welcome app
- WeChat (ID UoBInclusion) or scan QR code below
- Advice and support
- Support for students not in the UK
- Practical support
- Academic support
- Student community and events
- Racism, harassment and prejudice
Free, confidential advice and support
During your time in Bristol, you will face challenges, but we have a range of support to help you through difficulties. Below are some international specific support channels. See the confidentiality statement.
- See a full list of student support
- Guide to health services and support in the UK and NHS eligibility
- Wellbeing Services (available to those studying in their home country)
- Student Visa Service
- Careers Service information for international students
- International Student Chaplain supporting those of all beliefs and worldviews
- Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students
- Prejudice or harassment advice and support
- Stress, anxiety and loneliness
Support for students not in the UK
- Most of the above support is available to you wherever you are. You can continue to access our wellbeing support 24/7 - just fill in the online form and an advisor will connect you with the right support.
- International Student Assist Programme - we can connect you to a local counsellor in over 160 countries for up to 6 free sessions. For more information, you can watch a short information video. You can request this by completing the wellbeing request form.
- Have a question? Ask our Student Services team
- Opening a UK bank account
- Finding private accommodation for international students
- IT Service desk (support on connecting to University systems)
- Laptop and mobile clinic
- Transport: cycling and bus travel
- Online food delivery
- Getting a UK mobile phone number
- myopportunities: events, volunteering and internship opportunities
You will be allocated a Personal Tutor or Supervisor (research students only) who can help with academic or personal development and advice on your studies. Contact your school for more information. You can also use the below free support.
- Confidential academic support and adjustments for a health problem, mental health issue or disability. See the confidentiality statement.
- Subject librarian for subject support
- Centre for Academic Language and Development - academic literacy courses for students at all levels
- Study Skills workshops for students at all levels
- Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are weekly study sessions for undergraduates
- The Just Ask service provides confidential, independent advice on University policies, processes and procedures (including appeals, extenuating circumstances, changing course, and disciplinary action)
- Bristol Futures
Student community and events
New and returning - see a list of international student events happening over the welcome period.
New international Postgraduate taught students can use the Bristol Voices programme to be matched with alumni
New undergraduate students can use the Peer Mentor scheme to be matched with a current student.
Throughout the year you can also engage with the below community groups:
- The Global Lounge, celebrating cultural diversity
- Weekly Language Café
- Over 400 sports and interest clubs
- International Students' Officer, Bristol SU
- SU Networks- groups include International students', BME, Disabled students', LGBT+ and Postgraduate networks
- The Multifaith Chaplaincy offers support and regular events for students of all faiths and no faith
- Sport, Exercise and Health
- Bristol Doctoral College - support, training and events for research students
- Bristol International Student Centre (BISC) - an external charity with a Christian ethos open to all students.
Racism, harassment and prejudice
If you experience or witness incidents of racism, prejudice, or harassment, please report this as unacceptable behaviour:
- You can report anonymously, or give your name and receive follow up contact and support. Our reporting unacceptable behaviour page explains more about how to make a report and what will happen next
- Contact the police (by visiting your local police station or by phone)
- Contact SARI for free, confidential support
- Get wellbeing support, or access culturally appropriate counselling for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students
- Find out more about Anti-Racism at Bristol
- How to report hate crimes and Sinophobia on campus / 如何举报仇恨犯罪和仇外心理
Postgraduate Research students can also:
- Get information and support from the staff Acceptable Behaviour Service