Study Abroad and Erasmus students
A national lockdown in England started on 6 January 2021. The Government guidance states:
- Students should stay where they are and begin their learning online wherever possible.
- If you have not yet travelled to the UK, you should postpone your travel plans and engage with online learning until further notice.
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.
When to arrive
Due to the current national lockdown, if you have not yet travelled to the UK, you should postpone your travel plans and engage with online learning until further notice.
The Global Opportunities team will contact you when government advice changes.
Online induction activities will begin in the week commencing Monday 25 January 2021 if you are starting in the Spring term. Online teaching will begin from Monday 1 February.
Registration and orientation
You need to register online before the start of your programme. The Global Opportunities team will be in touch with more information about registration and orientation closer to the start of the semester.
Study Abroad students
The Global Opportunities team will send all incoming Study Abroad students a link to asynchronous induction materials in advance of the start of the semester. There will also be a live chat session for you to drop in and ask questions. These activities will take place in the week commencing 25 January 2021. The Global Opportunities team will send you an email confirming the exact dates and times.
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.
Collect your UCard
You can collect your UCard from 1 February 2021.
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 following your registration. If you receive an invoice for tuition fees directly, contact the Global Opportunities team.
You will receive an invoice for your tuition fees following your registration. If you want to pay the balance of your fees in instalments, please 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.