The International Office are available to give prospective, new and current international students help and support from application to the completion of study. They are also able to give guidance on visa applications and can provide you with information if you have any queries or are experiencing any problems.
Interesting fact: The University of Bristol is number 37 in the QS World Rankings 2015/16 (http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings)
For prospective students and new applicants:
- About the University. Find out more about the University of Bristol. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/university/
- Studying at Bristol. The University of Bristol has a long history of attracting the brightest and most gifted individuals from across the world, who come here to maximise their potential through our postgraduate taught and research programmes. To find out application information, please visit the International Office website for the University has to offer at: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/pg-study/
- Country specific information. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/ If you studied at a university outside the UK, please click on the relevant country page on our website for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country.
- Visits to your country. We may be visiting a venue near you, where you can come and meet us and ask any questions you may have. Please see our calendar of visits for further information. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/visits.html
For offer holders:
- We can help guide you through your visa application and answer any queries you may have. You will need to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa if you are a national of a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. See our website for video guidance on how to apply for a visa from inside (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international-office/visas-immigration/inside-uk-videos/) or outside (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international-office/visas-immigration/outside-uk-videos/) the UK.
- Fees and Finance. As a student, you may not be personally responsible for paying your fees (it could be your parents or a government sponsor for example) but you will need to know how much needs to be paid, what it is for, and how and when it needs to be paid. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/fees-finance/
- There are students from 130 different nationalities who are currently with us, or who have studied at Bristol. We are delighted to share the experiences and thoughts of some of these students with you below. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/student-experiences/
For new students:
- Before you arrive information and the International Office Meet & Greet service. The International Office run a meet and greet service every September to welcome new students arriving at London Heathrow airport, Bristol International Airport, Bristol Bus and Coach Station and Bristol Temple Meads. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international-office/new-students/
- Welcome Events. Events are held at the International Office Welcome Lounge in the Richmond Building throughout welcome week. Sightseeing tours and trips around the UK are also planned throughout the year. A video of last year’s Welcome Lounge can be viewed at: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international-office/new-students/
- Campus Tours. The campus tours run throughout the year and are led by the University of Bristol student ambassadors, who are all currently studying at Bristol. The tour will give you an idea of the layout and general facilities of the University, and you will be able to share experiences with the tour guide about what it’s like to study with us. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/ug-study/campus-tours.html
- Information and advice. You can also find information and advice on life in Bristol including council tax, healthcare, work, and UK bank accounts. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international-office/current-students/
- Living in Bristol. A guide to Bristol and the support available to you. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/living/
For further information please visit our website (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international-office/) or contact the International Office directly. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international-office/contact/