International students

The University of Bristol offers a truly international experience, and we are proud to welcome students from more than 120 countries across the world. All our students benefit from living and studying in a diverse, global community.

Meet us

Staff from Bristol attend a range of events worldwide each year. Find out which countries we will be visiting over the next few months.

There are many opportunities to visit the University. If you don’t get the chance to visit, you can also explore our campus with a virtual tour.

Take a look at our student stories to read about the positive experiences of Bristol students from around the world.

Make your application

Our International Recruitment Team are available to support you from your first enquiry to your arrival in Bristol. They can provide advice on: 

The University has agreements with a number of education representatives, or agents, around the world. Using a representative does not put you at any advantage or disadvantage when we make decisions about your application.

Visit our country-specific web pages for more information about applying from your country. 

Visa advice

Should you need a visa to study at Bristol, our dedicated International Student Visa Advice and Compliance Team is here to support you in securing and ensuring you comply with your UK student visa – from the moment you accept an offer of a place right through to graduation.

Welcome to Bristol

We offer a meet and greet service for new international students, and the International Welcome Lounge will help you settle in when you arrive.

In September each year, the University organises a programme of welcome events, and we will invite you to attend a range of trips and tours in Bristol and further afield.

We will fully support you throughout your studies.

Language and academic development

If English is not your first language, you need to achieve a certain level of English to qualify for a place on your chosen course. Different courses need different levels of English language skills.

The Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies (CELFS) provides support for students for whom English is a foreign language, including courses to improve your English language and academic literacy.

The International Foundation Programme is ideal preparation for degree-level study at the University of Bristol.

International students

For more information on becoming a student at Bristol visit the international students website.

The international office and visa office were extremely helpful in my journey to Bristol. They never stopped checking on me, giving me as much direction as possible. When I arrived, they were extremely welcoming and showed me where to go! I feel like they always go above and beyond what is required for their students.

Benjamin (LLB Law)

EU applicants

Please see our Brexit page for answers to some of the questions you may have about studying at the University of Bristol in light of the EU referendum.

Study Abroad at Bristol

If you are registered at a university abroad and would like to spend a semester or year in Bristol, you can apply for one of our Study Abroad programmes.

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