Current international students
Travelling to the UK: latest advice
If you are planning to travel to the UK from an affected country, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need information on travel options from quarantine, contact the International Office at email@example.com.
Find out more about International travel: restrictions and quarantine.
- Advice and support
- Support for students not in the UK
- Practical support
- Academic support
- Student community and events
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
- TalkCampus: share your worries and feelings any time of day or night with students from all over the world using our TalkCampus app
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.
- Opening a UK bank account
- Finding private accommodation for international students
- IT Service desk (support on connecting to University systems)
- Laptop and mobile clinic
- Free cycle clinic for bike maintenance
- 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
- See event listings and opportunities
- The Global Lounge events, 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 including a free online programme
- 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.
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If you experience or witness incidents of racism, prejudice of any kind, or harassment:
- Tell us what you have seen or experienced using our Report and Support service and get advice if you want it (you can also report anonymously if you prefer)
- Contact the police (by visiting your local police station or by phone)
- Contact SARI for free, confidential support
- Let us know if this has impacted your studies- consider submitting extenuating circumstances or getting confidential, impartial advice from the Just Ask service
- If you are affected by this in any way you can access our wellbeing support 24/7 from anywhere, or if you prefer you can access culturally appropriate counselling for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students.
Find out about UK laws that protect you from abuse, and what to do if you experience it by watching a recording of our webinar Responding to Racism which we ran in partnership with SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality) and the police (recording begins at 01:00).
You can also watch recordings from our anti-racism webinar series, including one on racial abuse and microaggressions.
Anti-Chinese racism on campus
Postgraduate Research students can also: