Bruce's Tigers will make their European bow regardless of what happens in their FA Cup final against Arsenal, courtesy of the Gunners' top-four placing.
"We're in Europe, which is fantastic. I'm sure the fans are looking forward to it," said Bruce, whose side host Everton on Sunday in their last Premier League match of the season.
"We have to look at it that way and then we have to realise, when we start planning, that the ramifications of it are huge.
"There's a huge complication with Europe. However, let's not derail it before we get into it...when the draw comes out in mid-July then to see our name in amongst it will be fantastic.
"That's when it will grab hold of people. We're in with the Tottenhams and Evertons from our country and some big clubs from others. You only have to look at the teams (Sevilla and Benfica) in the Europa League final which is coming. Big clubs with huge traditions and histories. To be part of it, great."
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