University of Bristol
211
TOPPICK

University of Bristol

UK

27 Reviews

31025 VIEWS

THE World Ranking: 71

If you become a student at Bristol, you get the best of both worlds - an excellent education and a beautiful city as a home.

  • Ranked in the world’s top 40 universities by QS Rankings
  • Established in 1876, 25 academic schools in six faculties
  • The University counts 12 Nobel Laureates in its alumni
  • Bristol Doctoral College focuses on world-leading research
ADD TO MY FAVOURITES

As told by the university

  • Overview
  • Location
  • Study options
  • Facilities
  • Admission & Scholarships
  • Student Life
  • Students Speak
Overview

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. 

Location
Study options
Facilities
Admission & Scholarships
Student Life
Students Speak

Take the next step...

English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

6.5

Undergraduate

6.5

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

What's happening right now?

Articles

‘Take a few moments to reflect’: End of the academic year

‘The end of the academic year always sneaks up on you. One moment you’re sitting in the library, staring into books for days and then, all of a sudden, the exam invigilator says “pens down” and you’re done. Maybe you head to the pub for a drink to celebrate or maybe you just go home and head straight to bed. Will you be going home soon? Or will you be taking a vacation?  In the blink of an eye everything changes when that final

1519

‘The process was laughably confusing’: Moving accommodation at the end of the year

Before arriving at university I’d never moved house. Whether you think this is fortunate or unfortunate, it left me quite unprepared for packing my belongings at the end of my first year. Since I was returning to the US before the let on my accommodation began, I needed to store the many belongings I’d amassed during first year. The process was laughably confusing.   The first question I asked myself that summer was simple: Where do I store my stuff?

1061
Revision desk

‘Open the books and start revising’: How to find your best study schedule

While there's much fun to be had while studying in a new country, ultimately you'll need to get your head down to study when it matters. Emilia offers some tips from her own time as an international student in the UK...   ‘The library is a critical part of university geography. At Bristol , the Arts and Social Sciences library — not so affectionately dubbed ‘the ASS’ — merges a central 24/7 library with

1884

‘When my friends go home... I pretend that I’ve gone home as well’: Coping with homesickness

Homesickness is one of the biggest hurdles for international students to overcome - it's a big reason why many decide not to pursue study abroad (which is a shame). Everyone feels homesick at some point, even domestic students who you'll meet. Emilia talks about her experiences missing home and how she combatted it...   ‘As an international student, going home frequently becomes a taboo topic amongst friends. Your housemate who lives in

2029

Key facts and figures at University of Bristol

Rankings

Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

DIVERSITY INDEX
Source: HESA

131 International student nationalities at this university

FEEL AT HOME INDEX
Source: HESA

2.03% International students from USA

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: THE

71

OVERALL SCORE

64.4%

TEACHING

45.9%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

83.2%

INDUSTRY INCOME

40.9%

RESEARCH

51.7%

CITATIONS

92.7%
QS World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: QS

41

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016
Source: ARWU

57

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
OVERALL COST OF LIVING

£15000

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

£3328

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

£35000

POSTGRADUATE

£16070

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

Student reviews

Overall experience

96% of reviewers recommend University of Bristol

Admission process

Funding/Scholarships

Study experience

Life experience

Job prospects

Write a review

If you are studying right now or you have completed your studies, then help future students by sharing your experiences.

All reviews

(27 reviews)

1 STAR

0

2 STARS

3.7%
1

3 STARS

3.7%
1

4 STARS

40.7%
11

5 STARS

51.9%
14
Shreya, Singapore 4

Definitely an experience of a lifetime

I have been enjoying my University experience so much thus far. The course is interesting and very intellectually stimulating and the lecturers and tutors are supportive. The city is lovely as well and there is always something to do, be it with a society or just on your own. The most important advice read full review

I have been enjoying my University experience so much thus far. The course is interesting and very intellectually stimulating and the lecturers and tutors are supportive. The city is lovely as well and there is always something to do, be it with a society or just on your own. The most important advice I would give someone thinking of studying at the University of Bristol is to make sure they have researched the course they wish to apply for thoroughly and if possible, to visit the city and campus during one of the Open Days. show less

Arvind 5

AccFin @ Bristol

Work hard, explore the city and start using the careers services early on your course.

Work hard, explore the city and start using the careers services early on your course.

See what you can study at University of Bristol

Search for a course

Choose study level*
Choose subject*

Most viewed subjects at University of Bristol

1
Health and Medicine
Health and Medicine
2269 views View 56 courses
2
Applied and Pure Sciences
Applied and Pure Sciences
1562 views View 139 courses
3
Engineering
Engineering
977 views View 34 courses
4
Social Studies and Media
Social Studies and Media
431 views View 114 courses
5
Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
382 views View 6 courses
6
Education and Training
Education and Training
345 views View 40 courses

Attend an upcoming event

03 Dec 2016 2016-12-03 2016-12-03

University of Bristol - Education Fair

Representatives from the University of Bristol will be visiting the Campus Abroad education fair. Visit their stall at the event to know more about the application process, admissions and more.

Mauritius, Mauritius

Hennessy Park Hotel, Mauritius

Saturday 10:00AM-05:00PM

www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/visits.html

Contact for further information

03 Dec 2016 2016-12-03 2016-12-03

University of Bristol - Education Fair

Representatives from the University of Bristol will be visiting the Campus Abroad education fair. Visit their stall at the event to know more about the application process, admissions and more.

Mauritius, Mauritius

Hennessy Park Hotel, Mauritius

Saturday 10:00AM-05:00PM

www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/visits.html

Contact for further information