The University of Bristol traces its origins to University College, Bristol, which existed from 1876 to 1909. In 1909, King Edward VI granted a Royal Charter and the institution commenced operations as a degree-granting University. Currently the University of Bristol is one of the UK’s largest universities offering a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and is home to a number of international students from around the world.
Why Choose Bristol?
- Ranked as one of the top 40 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings - 2015
- A distinguished academic heritage, serving the student community for over 100 years
- Excellent selection of programmes covering the arts, sciences, social sciences, law, engineering and medicine
- Consistently ranked among the top institutions in the UK for the high-quality of its research output
- Aesthetically designed campus with large open spaces and parks
- Among the top 5 universities in the UK where employers look to hire new talent
- 87% of students in employment or further study within six months of leaving
- 12 Nobel Prizes awarded to Bristol graduates and members of staff
- Bristol offers all the comforts of a large city and is ranked among the top places in the UK to live and study.
- Strong international student community and dedicated international student support
Do read the ‘Student Speak’ section to get an insight into life at Bristol from the perspective of international students.