Our Student Visa Advisers support students on matters related to their UK immigration status. Advisers can offer guidance to prospective and current students. Advisers help students ensure they meet UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requirements and rules. Read our Statement of service.

We recommend that all Student visa holders read the following important information to ensure they understand the conditions of their visa:

How we support our students

We provide information, support and advice on:

We are also able to produce a number of letters for students, please refer to this page for more information.

We do not advise on the following:

General information for living in Bristol

Although we cannot advise on the following, we have included the information below as resources that could help whilst living and preparing to live in Bristol.

How we support staff

We support colleagues to ensure that we comply with our Student visa (Previously Tier 4) sponsor licence.  Please do not give visa advice to students, contact us.

Access our support and information for staff.

Contact us

Find out how to contact us

Global Lounge Events

Global Lounge celebrates various significant dates in the global calendar, such as Lunar New Year, Day of the Dead and Thanksgiving. All of these events are open to all students and staff across the University – and the majority of them are free to attend and include free refreshments and entertainment

To view all upcoming events, please see the Global Lounge website. 

Please see the International Students page for general advice and support. 

Fraud and scams

We are aware that some international students have been specifically targeted by criminals pretending to be from a legitimate organisation (such as UKVI). They telephone students to demand money and claim that, if they are not paid quickly, there will be damaging consequences.

UKVI will never contact you by telephone to ask for money.

We are aware of fraudulent letters from the Home Office being sent threatening to revoke students visas and asking them to contact the UKVI regarding their attendance.  If you receive a letter from the UKVI regarding cancelling your visa where you are not expecting this please contact us before responding to the letter so we can help identify if it is genuine.

See the following for more information and advice about how to protect yourself: UKVI's Fraud, tricks and scams guidance, UKCISA's Frauds and scams page and UKVI Action Fraud Advice (PDF, 132kB).‌

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