Before you arrive: checklist

As soon as you have accepted your offer there are some things you need to do before you arrive.

International students additional tasks

Read the following checklist then find out the extra things you need to know before you arrive as a new international student.

Register online

You need to register so you can start your studies and become part of our community. Find out how to register.

IT: get started

Your IT account including your university email will be set up after you have registered. Get familiar with the IT systems you will use and the tools available to help you get the most out of your learning.

Money and finances

  • If you are applying for student finance, make sure you apply early and return the signed confirmation. Watch the Student Finance England video make sure you get your money on time.
  • You will need to budget and manage your money to make it last. Have a look at our money advice pages which cover managing your finances, budgeting, and opening a bank account.
  • Find out when and how to pay your fees

Fraud alert

Be aware of payment scams targeting international students.


Get ready to study

Discover what studying at university will be like and what study support and study skills are available.  Find out how to get ready to study.

Make friends and find support

Find out how you can make friends before you arrive and what support groups and communities are available to you when you have arrived.

Health and wellbeing

We have a range of support and services to help you stay well so you can get the most out of your time here. Find out more about our wellbeing services.

International students additional tasks

Find out the extra things you need to know as a new international student.

Welcome app

Download our Welcome app for all the information you need to get started and to settle into life at Bristol.

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