Current international students


Check the Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage for current information on health, visa, assessments and support.

If you have any questions or concerns you can email

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.


Please continue to check this page regularly for updated information on virtual events. 

30 March 2020, 11 am -12 pm, Responding to racism and discrimination webinar

'Racism, bullying, harassment and discrimination are not acceptable. Join us for an online webinar to find out more about the support available from the University, the Police, and SARI (Stand Against Racism & Inequality). You'll be able to hear how responding to hate crime swiftly and firmly will ensure that we stop it sooner and keep our communities safer.' The webinar will take place on Blackboard, you can join here

20 March 2020, 2 pm Facebook live Q&A (Facebook account not required to watch)

Unfortunately due to a technical error, this event did not record. Questions asked have been addressed and the FAQs on the coronavirus page have been updated. 

18 March, 10 am Facebook live Q&A (Facebook account not required to watch)

Viewers in China can watch a recording on Youku. 

Skip to 3:40 to the start of the recording. 

Bristol Students' Union (SU)

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Bristol SU is independent from the University and is run by students for students. Find out about:

Build your community

Bristol Students' Union (SU)

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

International Student Network

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.

Bristol Doctoral College (for research students) 

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. 

Global Lounge

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.

Bristol International Student Centre

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. 

Multifaith Chaplaincy

The Multifaith Chaplaincy is a thriving supportive centre which welcomes all staff and students at the university, regardless of their belief.

Student blogs

Read about other students' experiences they navigate life in the UK and study in Bristol. 

Peer mentoring

Find out about getting support from students who have been here longer (this is available for first year undergraduate students only).

Report and Support

If you experience or witness any incidents of prejudice or harassment connected with Coronavirus, or with anything else:

  • contact us by using our Report and Support service to report incidents anonymously or to get advice
  • contact the police (by visiting your local police station) or by phone
  • contact SARI for free, confidential support for victims of hate crime in Bristol

Black Asian and Minority Ethnic students

Discover our Be More Empowered (BME) for Success Programme

Nilaari is a culturally appropriate counselling service providing help and support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people. 

If you feel Nilaari would help you you can receive up to 5 free counselling sessions.

Supporting you

Find the help you need to succeed.

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