Inbound 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 September 2023. If you are already living in Bristol, check our information for current international students.
- Direct enrol (non-exchange) students and exchange students from institutions outside of Europe are guaranteed an offer of a place in University accommodation for September entry, if you apply by the deadline.
- Exchange students from our European partners are not guaranteed an offer of University accommodation for September entry but are still welcome to apply. If we cannot offer you University accommodation, 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 Monday 18 September for students starting in the autumn semester.
Students are advised to arrive no later than Sunday 17 September 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 Monday 18 September. The Centre for Study Abroad inbound 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 Monday 18 Septmber. 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 Centre for Study Abroad inbound 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 Centre for Study Abroad inbound 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 Centre for Study Abroad inbound 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 incoming Study Abroad student, you can join ESN Bristol, part of the Erasmus Student Network.