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International Foundation Programme student services

As an International Foundation Programme student, you’ll have access to all of the University of Bristol’s resources, including a comprehensive student support service. If you ever need help with anything, you will have someone to talk to.

Important notice: while the University is currently planning for the International Foundation Programme to run as usual in September, due to the coronavirus it is considering a range of options to ensure students can join the programme. Find out more on the University’s website.

Talk to someone

There is a range of services available to for your wellbeing at the University of Bristol, and wellbeing access can provide professional help and guidance, helping you adjust to university life. The University Students Union also offers advice and support services, ensuring that you’ll always have someone to talk to.

Academic support

Academic support will always be available to you during the International Foundation Programme, helping you to stay on track. You will have a personal academic tutor, and will attend frequent academic tutorials to support your professional development.


Positive wellbeing and success is an integral part of the International Foundation Programme. Advisers are based in the University’s academic Schools and in your programme-allocated residence. Wellbeing Access is your route to accessing a range of support to suit your needs. These include the Student Wellbeing Service, Students’ Health Service, Student Counselling Service, and Residential Life advisers.

Welcome events

Like most UK universities, the University of Bristol has a Welcome Week before classes begin. There will be a number of fun and exciting events and activities to participate in, helping you to meet new people, make new friends and have a fantastic introduction to student life in Bristol. Many of these events are free, and other events will continue to be organised after Welcome Week has finished. We strongly recommend that you take part in the fun; it will help you have the best possible start to your International Foundation Programme!

Find out more about support services on the University’s website.