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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: his course is based on the University of Bristol’s campus, but you may receive some teaching online. See the latest coronavirus-related updates on our dedicated FAQs page.

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Studying abroad is a big step and it might take you out of your comfort zone. But don’t worry — you’ll receive all the support you need to help you make the most of your time in the UK, and have a fulfilling study abroad experience. If you need support at any stage, you can contact the University’s dedicated Student Services team who will be able to help find what you need.

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 a dedicated Engagement and Progression Officer, and will attend frequent academic tutorials to support your academic development.


Positive wellbeing and success is an integral part of the International Foundation Programme. The University has a range of services available, including the Student Wellbeing Service, Residential Life teams, Student Counselling Service and Disability Service. You can request support through an easy online process and they will connect you with the right help.

Welcome events

Like most universities, the University of Bristol has a Welcome Week before classes begin. There will be lots of fun and exciting events and activities to participate in helping you to met new people, make new friends and have a fantastic introduction to student life in Bristol.

The Global Lounge is host to a vast range of social events and cultural celebrations running during Welcome Week and throughout the year, and provides a colourful and comfortable place for you to relax and meet new people. Many of the Welcome Week events are free and we strongly recommend that you take part in the fun; it will help you get the best possible start to you international Foundation Programme.

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