International students

The University of Bristol is committed to helping international students enjoy their time here as fully as possible. We provide opportunities for you to participate in all aspects of student life and a chance to explore many different cultures. For that reason we offer international students places throughout our residences and with other UK and EU students.

To help you choose your accommodation we provide information on the residences, their locations, facilities and the lifestyle they offer on our residences pages. Please read this carefully before you start an online application. If you have any questions please contact us.

When to apply for accommodation

Applications for accommodation for 2019 are now closed. 

When you'll receive an accommodation offer

Early offers for overseas fee payers

If you are guaranteed an offer of accommodation and firmly accept an unconditional offer of study with Bristol by 11 July 2019, you will receive your offer on 18 July 2019 (overseas fee payers only).

All other offers

For all other applications, we start allocating residences after A-level results are confirmed in mid-August. Depending on when you applied for accommodation, you'll receive your offer in an email around the following dates:

  • If you apply by 30 June your offer will be available online on 21 August 2019.
  • If you apply by 31 August your offer (if we are able to make you one) will be available on 4 September 2019.

You need to accept your accommodation offer, details will be in your offer email. Therefore it is very important you give us your own personal email address on your application form. If you use an agent's email address, you may not receive your offer in time. If you miss the acceptance deadline, your place may be allocated to another student.

Arriving at my residence

We send you details about your arrival after you have accepted your accommodation offer. The arrival and moving-in weekend for all of our residences is 21/22 September 2019. Please try to arrive on these days as you may find it difficult to find any temporary accommodation in Bristol at this time. If you know you will need to arrive earlier than this date you should apply to:

  • Unite House
  • Orchard Heights
  • Riverside
  • Culver House

The earliest date you can move in will be 14 September 2019.

The International Office run a welcome service, they offer support and advice for international students near the start of the academic year.

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