Current international students

Information for all EU and international students (including Foundation and PhD).

New students

Check what to do before and after you arrive. 

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.

International Events

Check back here regularly for information on events for international and EU students.

International Welcome Lounge

9  - 27 September

Find out about the schedule of events and workshops designed to welcome and support new international students.  

International Mingle 

23 September

A mingle and karaoke for all international students. 

Welcome Week (for new AND returning students)

23  - 27 September

A week of events open to all students.

International Students' Welcome

3 October

University of Bristol and University of the West of England are delighted to welcome all international students to Bristol!

International Student Employability Week

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

16 October 5pm

We will be discussing what support is available, how to make the most of your time at Bristol and giving you an opportunity to ask questions to a live panel of experts in international student experience.

Book a place now



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 nework 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 postgradute 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. 

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).

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Supporting you

Find the help you need to succeed.

“I support international students to integrate into the University community and ensure that they have the best experience. So please reach out to me and the SU for support”

Julius, International Students Officer, Bristol SU
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