Study Abroad and Erasmus students
If you are coming to Bristol for your Erasmus+ or Study Abroad programme there is some additional specific information you need to know. Make sure you read the rest of our information for new students too.
Study Abroad students starting in September 2021 can apply for university accommodation and are guaranteed an offer if they apply by 30 June 2021.
Erasmus+ students are not guaranteed an offer but can apply as non-guaranteed applicants through the accommodation portal.
The accommodation portal will be closed for applications from 30 June 2021 and re-open again on the 11 August 2021 due to the UCAS embargo period.
If you do not have university-allocated accommodation, you will need to find private housing in Bristol.
When to arrive
Study Abroad and Erasmus induction activities begin on Monday 20 September for students starting in the Autumn semester.
We are not able to offer virtual mobility to incoming Study Abroad/Erasmus+ students, therefore you are required to travel to Bristol to undertake your programme.
We will help with the costs of coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and quarantine where required. You will receive further guidance about this support by email before you arrive.
Registration and orientation
You need to register online before the start of your programme. We will be contact you with more information about registration and orientation closer to the start of the semester.
Study Abroad students
Orientation for Study Abroad students will start from Monday 20 September. The Global Opportunities team will send further information about orientation activities shortly before the start of the semester.
Orientation for Erasmus students will start from Monday 20 September. You will be invited to a welcome session in your relevant academic department during the first week of term.
University ID card (UCard)
Your UCard is your personal University card. You need it to access campus facilities.
After you have completed online registration, you can upload your photo for your UCard.
Your offer letter includes information about your tuition and accommodation fees.
Students coming to Bristol as part of an exchange partnership do not pay any tuition fees to the University of Bristol. If you receive an invoice for tuition fees, contact the Global Opportunities team.
If you are coming to Bristol through a programme provider or if your home university is paying your tuition fees on your behalf, you are classified as a sponsored student. Your sponsor will be invoiced after you have registered. If you receive an invoice for tuition fees directly, contact the Global Opportunities team.
You will receive an invoice for your tuition fees after you have registered. If you want to pay the balance of your fees in instalments, contact the Student Fees team.
Your accommodation fees are due when you take up your place in University accommodation. Find out how to pay your accommodation fees.
If you are being sponsored for accommodation, your invoices will be sent directly to your sponsor. If you receive an invoice in error, contact the Global Opportunities team.
You can find lots of helpful guidance about how to get to Bristol and how to plan for your arrival on our pages for new international students.
If you are an Erasmus or Study Abroad student, you can join ESN Bristol, part of the Erasmus Student Network.