Information for New Students

We are delighted that you will be joining us for the 2018/19 academic year.  Here you can find out what you need to do before you arrive, what’s on offer once you’re here and everything you need to get started.

Before you arrive

If you have not already done so please respond to your offer of study. We appreciate that conditional offer-holders will meet their conditions at different points throughout the application cycle. Please ensure that as soon as you have confirmation of your results that you get in touch with us. We will then update your application accordingly.

The Accommodation Office will be accepting applications from 03 May 2018 from offer-holders who are commencing study in September 2018. University accommodation is very popular so although the deadline is 30 June 2018 we recommend an early application.

International students coming to the UK to study full-time must apply for a student visa. This is called a Tier 4 Student Visa, and criteria are set by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). You can check the International Office webpages for information on what to do before you arrive. If you are an international master’s applicant now is the time to start thinking about the visa process. Unconditional Masters offer holders who have paid a deposit can now apply for a Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) number. We will be creating CAS numbers automatically and will be in contact with you, however if you have not heard from us by the middle of June please email the postgraduate team on spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk

The University will email all students who have accepted their offer with a registration pack containing information about registration and other important matters that you will need to deal with before you arrive. If you have not received this registration email by the end of August, you can also access the documents via the university's New Students webpages. All new students need to register online before they arrive in Bristol. You need your student number (at the top of your offer document), family name and date of birth. The registration process will take 10-15 minutes and you should have access to a printer.

Timetables for the first teaching block seminars are normally available a couple of days after online registration.  You can check online via MyBristol after you have registered. Your first teaching day will be on the Monday after Welcome Week.  This is the compulsory start date for teaching. 

On Arrival

All new students must register in person with their Faculty on Monday 24 September 2018. Information on registration and welcome week will be emailed to you over the summer.

The below resources will help you settle in once you arrive in Bristol, and will enable you to plan your studies and get the most out of your time with us

Monthly Communications

As you prepare for your arrival in Bristol, you may find it useful to read through the following monthly applicant communications.

  • December: Christmas Closure 
  • March: Spring has sprung in the University of Bristol (Coming soon)
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