After accepting your offer

Congratulations on accepting your offer to study at the University of Bristol. Below is a list of key actions you should take before joining us in September.

Health questionnaire

If you accept an offer for a course in Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science, you need to complete a pre-course health questionnaire

Confirming your place

For most UK qualifications, UCAS will send us your results directly. If your results are confirmed by UCAS and you meet your offer conditions on results day, we will automatically confirm your place​.​

If you are taking other UK or international qualifications, you will need to send us your results before we can confirm your place. Read more about confirming your place.

Organising your funding 

If you are applying for student loans or grants and want to access them from the start of your course, you need to apply by the deadline from your funding body. Find out more about student funding.

If you are a home student and a sponsor will be paying your tuition fees, you will need to complete and return the tuition fee sponsorship form (PDF, 35kB), or provide other evidence to the Income Office.

If you are an international sponsored student you must provide your sponsor letter to the International Partnerships and Relations team so your record can be set up. Please email international-partnerships@bristol.ac.uk with a copy of your letter. For more information visit our international sponsored students page. You can also find out about the cost of studying and living here.

Arranging your accommodation 

Guaranteed applicants will be able to apply for accommodation from 1 March 2023. You will receive an email prior to this date to register for the application system. You will need your student number and UCAS registered email address to access the system.

Applications close at midnight on 30 June 2023. Please see our information for guaranteed applicants for more details.

Visa applications

You may need a visa to study in the UK. We recommend applying as soon as possible once you have your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Find out more about student visas

Pre-sessional courses

If you're an international student and we have made you offer, you may want to consider a pre-sessional course.

Whether you are a conditional or unconditional student, these courses will provide the best possible preparation for your studies. They will help you develop your academic language and literacy, and meet the expectations of your chosen undergraduate programme.

Understanding support services

Making the transition to university can be challenging, but we provide a range of support services to help you feel independent but not alone. 

Please contact Disability Services as soon as possible to tell us if you have a disability so that we can provide advice and support. This includes mental health and learning difficulties. 

For a list of the mental health support that you can access through our Students' Health Service, visit our Mental health services page.

Registration and arrival

We will send you information about registering at the University when your place is confirmed. Please make a note of your student number and course code, as you will need this information when you register online and upload your photograph for your University ID card.

If you would like more information about the registration process, view our help notes for new students

If you will be living in a University of Bristol residence you should aim to arrive when your accommodation opens, you will receive this information from the accommodation office. For more information, visit our arrivals page. 

If you are coming from overseas, please visit our arrivals for International students page for information on the arrival process.

Welcome events

The SU will release their official events programme and all event tickets on A-Level Results Day. Any Freshers / Welcome tickets you see on sale before then will be for unofficial events, not affiliated with the University or SU. You can find more information about Bristol SU’s exciting plans for the Welcome period at bristolsu.org.uk/welcome

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