Bristol welcomes students from all over the world, making us a truly international medical school. Together, the International Director and PreClinical VP provide support to students coming to study from outside the UK and help you make Bristol your home for the next 5 years and beyond.
For students coming from outside the UK to study in Bristol, we appreciate that there are extra challenges and we are always here to help you settle in or to help you in any way possible.
Our International Director Zoe will be setting up a buddy system for first years pairing them with other international students so you can have at least one point of contact and a familiar face when first settling in. Also, she will help to provide more information to international students, from the simple things such as local information about Bristol to bigger topics such as how the NHS works. There will also be a welcome dinner at the start of the year, as well as many other social events to help build a sense of community and support. Bristol is such an incredible city, with so much to offer and ultimately, we wish to make your time here as enjoyable as possible!
Don't hesitate to get in touch with our international director if you are any questions or worries. We are also grateful for suggestions to help internationals get the best experience at university.
Bristol Medical School is fast gaining a reputation as one of the leading medical schools to embrace opportunities for international exchange, research and travel.
This includes a wide range of options; enrolling in a foreign language class in your 2nd year, doing an intercalated BSc in International Health, External SSCs and the 5th year Elective are just some of the opportunities on offer. And if that isn’t enough, there’s numerous student-led groups focussing on International Health issues, proposing global health awareness, campaigns and socially responsible travel.
You don’t need to speak their language to be interested in international issues. Many of us will consider working abroad at some stage in our career, so getting involved now may widen your postgraduate employment opportunities and also your horizons.
Please get in touch if you have any queries or need help regarding:
Second year language SSCs or language exchange.
International Health BSc
External SSCs (outside the Bristol area)
Galenicals Travel Award
Anything else international or travel related.