Incoming Study Abroad students
If you are coming to Bristol for your Study Abroad programme there is some additional specific information you need to know.
This information is for students starting their programme in January 2023. If you are already living in Bristol, check our information for current international students.
- Direct enrol (non-exchange) students are guaranteed an offer of a place in University accommodation for January entry, if you apply by the deadline.
- Exchange students from institutions outside of Europe and from our European partners are not guaranteed an offer for January entry but are still welcome to apply and we aim to place as many students as possible in a university residence. If we cannot provide a place in a University residence we will support you in finding private accommodation.
Follow the instructions on the accommodation website for more information.
When to arrive
Study Abroad induction activities begin on Wednesday 18 January for students starting in the spring semester.
Students are advised to arrive no later than Tuesday 17 Janunary as all induction activities are mandatory and will be held in-person.
Registration and orientation
You need to register before the start of your programme. We will contact you with more information about registration and orientation closer to the start of the semester.
Study Abroad (General pathway) students
Orientation for Study Abroad (General pathway) students will start from Wednesday 18 January. The Global Opportunities team will send further information about orientation activities shortly before the start of the semester.
Study Abroad (Subject pathway) students
Orientation for Study Abroad (Subject pathway) students will start from Wednesday 18 January. You will be invited to a welcome session in your host academic department during the first week of term.
If you are unsure which pathway applies to you, please check your offer letter.
University ID card (UCard)
Your UCard is your personal University card. You need it to access campus facilities.
After you have completed 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.
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.
Information for new international students
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.
Erasmus Student Network
If you are an incoming Study Abroad student, you can join ESN Bristol, part of the Erasmus Student Network.
Tel: +44 (0)1173940207