After accepting your offer
We're delighted that you've accepted your offer to study at the University of Bristol.
There are some actions you must take before you arrive. The main things to think about are below.
Choosing where to live
There are plenty of accommodation options for all budgets and lifestyles. You can apply online from 1 June 2017. We guarantee to make you an offer of accommodation if you apply by 31 July 2017 (subject to conditions).
Funding your studies
It is important to understand the cost of studying and living here, as well as the financial help available.
If you are applying for loans or grants and want to access them from the start of your course, you need to apply by the deadline from your funding body. Find out more on our student funding web pages.
If you are an international student, find out about the cost of studying and living here.
Confirming your place
For most UK qualifications, UCAS will send us your results directly. If your results are confirmed by UCAS and you meet your offer conditions on results day, we will automatically confirm your place. If you are taking other UK or international qualifications, you will need to send us your results before we can confirm your place. Read more about confirming your place.
If you're a national of a country outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland, you need a visa to study in the UK.
You can apply for your visa up to three months before your course starts. We recommend applying as soon as possible once you have your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). This is issued once you firmly accept your offer and meet any offer conditions. We will issue your CAS in the summer before your course starts in order to coincide with when you will be able to apply for your visa.
Read our guidance on student visas and how to make an application.
Explore the wealth of support available for all aspects of university life – academic, personal and practical.
Please contact Disability Services as soon as possible to tell us if you have a disability. This includes mental health difficulties or learning difficulties. We can then provide advice and support from the moment your course begins.
Before you arrive, check your immunisations are up to date. We recommend arranging vaccinations against measles, mumps, rubella and meningitis ACWY.
If you are an international student with a serious illness or undergoing treatment or investigation, you should make preparations for ongoing medical treatment in the UK. This includes arranging the following documents in English:
- a summary of your medical history
- your immunisation record
- a doctor’s letter for any prescription medicines you are bringing with you.
Registration and arrival
We will send you information about registering at the University and preparing for your arrival when your place is confirmed. Check our new students web pages from mid-August.
If you are coming from overseas, you might want to start preparing for your travel to the UK. We will send you more information about what you can bring with you nearer the time.
If you accept an offer for a course in Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science, you need to complete a pre-course health questionnaire.
The University values its students and works hard to provide a high-quality learning environment as well as an effective support structure. The Student Agreement sets out the terms and conditions that will form the basis of the relationship between you and the University.
As part of the formal registration process, you will be required to confirm your acceptance of the agreement and agree to abide by the University’s rules and regulations. By working together, we can create a positive environment for learning and academic achievement.
View the Student Agreement for 2016/17. The 2017/18 version will be available in September 2017.