Yes. All students will get a username that will give them access to University computer facilities when they enrol. Access to computer facilities, including the internet, is free at the Centre and in University libraries and computer centres.
Students staying in a University hall of residence who wish to connect to the internet in their bedroom must register and purchase ResNet. For more information please see the ResNet webpage.
No, completion of the International Foundation Programme or the Pre-Masters Programme does not guarantee entry to a degree programme at the University of Bristol.
However, approximately 95% of all International Foundation Programme students successfully complete and progress onto undergraduate and postgraduate study in the UK, around 65% of whom remain at the University of Bristol. Please see our Student Views webpage for information about previous students and what they are doing now.
To gain a place on a degree programme, each student will be required to apply to the University of Bristol, and other universities of their choice. Students must apply through UCAS for undergraduate programmes, and to universities directly for postgraduate programmes. This is the same manner in which all students apply to UK universities. However, International Foundation Programme and Pre-Masters Programme students will be given advice and assistance by their Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies tutors in the application process.
We have a current progression rate from our International Foundation Programme onto further university study of approximately 95%. Around 65% of IFP students successfully gain a place at Bristol after their International Foundation Programme each year, whilst the remaining 30% take up offers from other top-ranking universities.
Some progression facts and figures:
100% progression from the International Foundation Programme in Arts and Humanities course; all students took up undergraduate offers in 2010-11.
Two-thirds of International Foundation Programme in Chemistry and Mathematics students progressed onto University of Bristol undergraduate courses in October 2011.
60% progression from the International Foundation Programme in Economics and Finance course in 2010-11.