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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
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Overview

Degree and postgraduate programmes at the University of Bristol offer you the full range of transferable skills and learning opportunities to enhance your future employability, support your unique research and prepare you for an outstanding career. A qualification from Bristol represents an extremely high standard of achievement and its value will be recognised around the world. Many of our programmes offer flexible choices, allowing you to explore a range of topics and giving you the broadest view of your subject.

Why Choose Bristol?

  • Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK, and ranked 41st in the 2016 QS World University rankings
  • Bristol has a distinguished academic heritage, with 13 Nobel Prize winners associated with the University community plus dozens of other distinguished awards and Fellowships
  • Bristol ranked among the best in the UK in the most recent (2014) Research Excellence Framework; the assessment showed that the high quality of our research has a major impact on society and the economy
  • Bristol is one of the top five UK universities to be targeted by leading graduate employers and the University’s employment record is among the best in the UK
  • The University is at the heart of the historic, lively city of Bristol, in a beautiful area of south-west England. Big enough to be exciting but small enough to be safe and friendly, this is one of the UK’s most desirable places to live and learn.
  • We are a truly international university: our students and staff come from more than 120 countries and have an exciting diversity of backgrounds making for a stimulating and dynamic community – and lifelong friends!

Read the ‘Students Speak’ section to find out more about life at Bristol from the perspective of our international students and alumni.

 

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‘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

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‘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?

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‘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

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‘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

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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

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Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
OVERALL COST OF LIVING

£15000

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION
Source: KIS/HESA

£4989

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

£35000

POSTGRADUATE

£17450

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

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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

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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.

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University of Bristol - GeeBee's Study Abroad Fair

Meet the representatives from the Admissions Team and get information regarding the programmes offered at the University of Bristol.

Mumbai, India

Hotel Hyatt Regency, Near Sahar Intl Airport, Andheri (East)

Thursday 10:30AM-05:30PM

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