University of Bristol International Foundation Programme
Prepare for a degree at the University of Bristol with a foundation course at the on-campus Centre for Academic Language and Development.
How it works:
at the Centre for Academic Language and Development.
Pass the programme
at the required level with good attendance.
Enjoy guaranteed progression*
to your chosen degree at the University of Bristol.
*When you pass your course at the required level with good attendance.
Applying from mainland China?
Your application will be processed by the expert staff at the University of Bristol’s own China office. You can find out more and apply on the University’s website.
Where is the Centre for Academic Language and Development?
The Centre for Academic Language and Development is based on the University of Bristol’s Clifton campus.
- Bristol is the largest city in south-west England.
- It’s a laid-back city with an artistic streak, with lots of culture to explore.
What is it like studying the International Foundation Programme?
The University of Bristol’s Clifton campus is close to the city centre, so you’ll benefit from being near everything Bristol has to offer.
“I look forward to welcoming you to Bristol”
Elizabeth Allen, Head of International Foundation Programme
How Paulina felt supported in a new country
Advice from international students at the University of Bristol
Why choose the International Foundation Programme?
represented by new students on the programme in 2022
from the Student Wellbeing Service and others
Access to University facilities
from the very first day of your programme
designed to get you ready for university
clubs and societies to join
close to Bristol city centre
What can I study?
Your degree preparation course prepares you for a related undergraduate degree at university. Progression degrees at the University of Bristol are available in the following subject areas:
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out of 5 given by students for the quality of teaching.
out of 5 given by students for the quality of support.
*The University asked 54 students to rate their experience in 2022.
What proportion of students get an offer to study at the University?
of students who successfully passed the International Foundation Programme received an unconditional offer for the University of Bristol in 2022.
Students who pass their degree preparation course but don’t meet the progression requirements for their chosen University of Bristol degree will be supported by the University in finding a place at another UK university.
Download useful information
- University of Bristol brochure
- Course information
- University of Bristol flyer