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International Students

International students are an important part of the University of Bradford and we want to do all we can to help you to succeed in your chosen career, whether you intend to work in the UK or overseas.

We recognise that many of our international students come to Bradford with a wealth of prior experience from their home countries. Whether you have already started your career journey or are just beginning it, we can help you to understand job markets and the options available to you, find relevant opportunities and successfully navigate recruitment processes. Whilst we will not provide you with jobs, placements or internships, we aim to give you the knowledge and skills required to take charge of your own career.

Employers in the UK really value relevant skills, and these can be developed in any context, for example through prior professional experience, part-time work or volunteering. We can help you to present your skills to prospective employers, and to find ways in which you can develop these further.


Career Development Programme 2024

A programme designed for current international students to equip you with the knowledge and tools to take charge of your own career journey.

An in person intensive support programme aimed at international postgraduate students across all faculties.

The next programme will take place in:

  • July/August 2024 - 5 consecutive days from 10am - 1pm on Monday 29th July, Tuesday 30th July, Wednesday 31st July, Thursday 1st August and Friday 2nd August.

Places are limited so please register your interest by Monday 24th June at 23:59.

For additional information please contact Anna Fisher or Helen Bradley.

Feedback from previous attendees

Students who attend the previous programme found it very useful. Here are some of their comments: 

"It's given me a whole new perspective to applying for jobs. Albeit I still need some work done, but it has directed me towards how best to achieve my goal."

"The program has enabled me to know what employers are looking for and how to tailor my CVs to their needs. I have gotten 2 invites for interview since I updated my CV and hoping for more."

"It was insightful and valuable for my career plans and job applications. I learnt a lot and I have begun to put the information to use in my application."

Hear from Abisola Kobomoje about her experience...

Hear from Paola Rodao about her experience...

Information and advice

Below are the links to our information, advice and FAQs about the practicalities of working and studying in the UK for international students.

Help from careers

We offer one to one appointments to support you with anything relating to careers, including dedicated appointments with two members of staff that are only available to international students. 

We also offer a range of employability workshops that you can attend outside of your usual classes.

Watch our video to learn about the experiences and journeys of some of our international graduates, and #weareinternational.

Further help and advice

Support within the University

  • University of Bradford International Office offers a range of advice on living and studying in Bradford including visas, working in the UK, study abroad and preparing to return home.
  • Visa Support advisors offer drop-in sessions every weekday from 11.00am to 12.00pm, at MyBradford - Student Services, Richmond Building.
  • The Language Centre offers a wide range of English language classes and support depending on your current level of English.

Other resources