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University of Bristol

Beacon House, Queens Road Bristol,
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United Kingdom
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Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol combines academic excellence with an independent and forward-thinking spirit.

Inspirational teaching
At Bristol, you’ll learn from and collaborate with academics who are leaders in their fields. This world-class educational environment attracts the brightest students from across the world, with more than 150 countries represented in our international community

Research excellence
The University is at the cutting edge of global research, producing groundbreaking work that makes an impact on society at local, national and international levels. A member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Bristol is a top five UK institution for research (THE analysis of REF 2014).

World-class facilities
We continually invest in facilities and technology for our students, who benefit from our 24-hour libraries, extensive IT spaces and purpose-built study centres.

Our state-of-the-art buildings include the £56.5 million Life Sciences Building and the Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information, and we are investing £300 million in our new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. The recently transformed Fry Building is a world-class facility, home to the School of Mathematics.

Bristol Students’ Union
We help students have a positive, balanced and rounded university experience, with more than 400 clubs and societies run by Bristol SU.

The best city life
You’ll study in the heart of Bristol, a historic, lively and green city in the south-west of England under two hours from London. With its vibrant culture, desirable location and community spirit, Bristol is a city made for student life.

There is a wide range of academic and pastoral support available to students at the University. Based in University residences and academic schools, Wellbeing Advisers are available for those who need some extra support. Most students are assigned a personal tutor who they meet with regularly to discuss their progress. Peer mentoring is available to first-year students to help them settle into life at university.

Welcoming students from around the world
The University of Bristol has a transparent admissions process and accepts a wide range of international qualifications.

International scholarships
If you have the talent and ability to succeed, concerns about funding should not stop you from applying to Bristol. In 2020 we are investing £1 million in international scholarships to help the brightest and best students come to the University of Bristol. 

Bright futures
The Careers Service inspires students and helps them to get to where they want to be when they graduate. Alongside employer presentations and careers fairs, the service offers workshops and assistance to students in the following areas:

  • Career research
  • CV, covering letters and application forms
  • Interview and selection processes
  • Job seeking and networking
  • Skills development
  • Further study.

Bristol is the fourth most-targeted UK university by leading employers (High Fliers Research 2020) and is ranked 9th in the UK for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020).

Inspirational alumni
Bristol graduates go on to do extraordinary things, following a wide range of career paths in academia, research, the public sector, industry and non-governmental organisations. We have a worldwide alumni network of inspirational innovators, entrepreneurs and influencers.

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Bristol Medical School

Centre for Applied Anatomy

Faculty Arts

School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Mathematics

School of Education

School of Geographical Sciences

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

School of Economics, Finance and Management

School of Psychological Science

University Highlights

Total students - 24,268


International students - 6,759


Total faculty staff - 3,120


Total students - 24,268


International students - 6,759


Total faculty staff - 3,120



The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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