University of Bristol

BRISTOL, UK

Brief information

One of the UK’s most exciting cities and the academic splendor of one of the country’s most prestigious universities – the combination of both makes the University of Bristol particularly appealing to international students.

In the hilly port city in the southwest of England you will find street art by graffiti star Banksy, Europe’s longest street with vintage shops, the most beautiful theater in England and a lively nightlife with a varied live music scene. As a cultural epicentre, Bristol is rightly one of the UK’s most popular places to study.

According to AbbreviationFinder, the university itself is just as inspiring as Bristol. As the Red Brick University, it is part of the renowned Russel Group and, according to the world’s leading QS World University Ranking, is one of the ten best universities in the country. The departments of English, Geography, Philosophy and Psychology are even among the 50 best in the world.

At the University of Bristol you will be taught by internationally renowned professors who conduct innovative, cutting-edge research and use the latest teaching methods. Compact seminar sizes with up to 20 participants enable individual support for the students and an excellent learning environment.

No wonder then that the best of the best from more than 120 countries study here. As Study Abroad students, you have the opportunity to do the same for a semester or two.

The study experience at the University of Bristol is particularly attractive. Membership in the Student Union allows you to immerse yourself in British student life and get involved in 270 societies and 70 sports clubs: from fencing to American football to parachuting or sailing, anything is possible – there are no limits to your interests.

  • University of Bristol website

University facts

Year of foundation: 1876

Type of university: State university

Number of Students: Total 25000, 17000 Undergraduate, 5100 Postgraduate, International 3700

Accreditations:

Academic year:

The academic year at the University of Bristol is divided into two semesters.

Study programs

  • semester abroad

Students can study at the University of Bristol for a semester or two without earning a degree. The achievements made here can, under certain circumstances, be credited for further studies after prior consultation with the home university.

Those who would like to take part in the so-called Study Abroad Program can take courses from many Bachelor’s degree programs for the duration of their stay in England. However, some subjects, such as medicine courses, are not eligible for study abroad students. Others can only be taken if you stay at the university for not just one but two semesters.

Each department at the University of Bristol has a dedicated contact person for students on the Study Abroad Programme, so you are never left on your own if you have any questions or problems.

  • University of Bristol semester program

Fees

  • Autumn Term 2022

Tuition

£8900.00

The stated tuition fees refer to one semester. Participants must earn 60 Bristol Credit Points per semester. GBP 9870.00 will be charged for a year abroad.

Due to Brexit, the reduced tuition fees for UK/Home Students will no longer apply to students from the EU from September 2021. It is therefore to be expected that tuition fees will increase. However, the University of Bristol’s final fees for the Autumn Term are not known at this stage.

  • Tuition fees at the University of Bristol

Financing options

To finance the semester abroad at the University of Bristol, students can apply for foreign BAföG, for example. There must be an individual entitlement to funding for this. In addition to a subsidy towards tuition fees, it includes support for living expenses, travel expenses and health insurance.

University-specific scholarships:

  • University of Bristol Incoming Study Abroad Scholarships

Requirements

In order to be able to participate in the Study Abroad Program, you must have been enrolled at a university for one year and have an average of 2.0 (GPA 3.0).

You also need sufficient knowledge of English, which can be proven by means of a minimum number of points in a standardized language test such as the IELTS or TOEFL. In some cases higher scores than given here are required. Applicants should therefore obtain specific information in advance.

Alternatively, German applicants can also provide proof of English through an English grade of at least 11 points in the Abitur advanced course (constantly in the upper level) or proof of an English-language course of study.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Undergraduate
IELTS 6.5 (no range below 6.0)
TOEFL (internet based) 90 (no range below 20)

Proof of language proficiency can be submitted up to the end of the application period.

  • University of Bristol application requirements

application deadlines

Autumn Term until 05/29/2022
spring term until 16.10.2023

Degrees/Courses

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Arts in Ancient History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Archeology and Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Classics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Czech and French
  • Bachelor of Arts in Czech and German
  • Bachelor of Arts in Czech and Italian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Czech and Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Czech and Russian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Czech and Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Classical Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Community Engagement
  • Bachelor of Arts in Film and English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Film and French
  • Bachelor of Arts in Film and German
  • Bachelor of Arts in Film and Italian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Film and Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Film and Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television
  • Bachelor of Arts in French
  • Bachelor of Arts in French and German
  • Bachelor of Arts in French and Italian
  • Bachelor of Arts in French and Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Arts in French and Russian
  • Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in German
  • Bachelor of Arts in German and Italian
  • Bachelor of Arts in German and Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Arts in German and Russian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in History of Art
  • Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and French
  • Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and German
  • Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Italian
  • Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Russian
  • Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Italian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Italian and Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Italian and Russian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Italian and Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music and French
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music and German
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music and Italian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and French
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and German
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Italian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Russian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Politics and French
  • Bachelor of Arts in Politics and German
  • Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Italian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Russian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Russian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Russian and Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Russian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theater and English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Film
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theater and French
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theater and German
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Italian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Performance Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Sociology
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Laws in Law
  • Bachelor of Laws in Law and French
  • Bachelor of Laws in Law and German
  • Bachelor of Laws in Law with Study Abroad
  • Bachelor of Laws in Law with Study in Continental Europe
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance with Study in Continental Europe
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Behavior and Welfare Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with Medical Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with Study in Industry
  • Bachelors of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Cancer Biology and Immunology
  • Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a Preliminary Year of Study
  • Bachelor of Science in Childhood Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Childhood Studies with Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Childhood Studies with Quantitative Research Methods
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Econometrics
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Politics
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics with Study in Continental Europe
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geoscience
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography with Quantitative Research Methods
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography with Study Abroad
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography with Study in Continental Europe
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology and Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Management with Study in Continental Europe
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Statistics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Study in Continental Europe
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Pathology and Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology
  • Bachelor of Science in Philosophy and Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Philosophy and Politics
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics and Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics with a Preliminary Year of Study
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics with Astrophysics
  • Bachelor of Science in Physiological Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Politics and International Relations
  • Bachelor of Science in Politics and Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science in Politics with Quantitative Research Methods
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Policy and Politics
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Policy and Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Policy with Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Policy with Quantitative Research Methods
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology with Quantitative Research Methods
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology with Study Abroad
  • Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Virology and Immunology
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Campus

The university buildings of the University of Bristol are scattered throughout the bustling student city of Bristol and are easily accessible on foot or by bike.

Most of the buildings are on the international Clifton campus. Here you’ll find a colorful mix of Victorian mansions, where courses from the Faculty of Arts are taught, among other things, and state-of-the -art complexes with the best facilities, such as the £56m Life Science Building, where lecturers and students carry out cutting-edge interdisciplinary research together.

The £30 million refurbished Richmond Building has cozy cafes and restaurants to relax in. In addition to two theatres, an indoor pool and a recording studio, it is also home to the city’s largest stage, The Ansons Room, where music greats such as The Smiths, David Bowie and Ed Sheeran have performed.

A must-see in Bristol is definitely Bristol’s landmark, the Suspension Bridge. This 150-year-old chain bridge offers stunning views of the River Avon below and the beautiful Bristol area. Those of you who are not afraid of heights will not want to miss this excursion, since the bridge is only ten minutes from the campus.

  • University of Bristol campus map

Housing

International students in the Study Abroad Program who are coming for a year or for the Autumn Semester will always be accommodated in university-affiliated accommodation. Everyone else will also be helped to the best of their ability; if necessary, private accommodation is found.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Private apartments / hotels

The college town of Bristol

The city of Bristol is located in southwest England on the River Avon and has around 430,000 inhabitants. Its name originally means “town by the bridge” and the sea is also nearby. Bristol has some of the warmest temperatures in Britain.

Unfortunately, the historic center at the castle was completely destroyed in World War II, but there is now a park with two churches that were attacked at the time, which are supposed to act as a memorial. At first, the rest of the post-war architecture, which was quickly erected, did not look particularly nice, but in the meantime many of the old buildings in the city center have been preserved or rebuilt. The impressive Bristol Temple Meads railway station is actually one of the oldest railway stations in the world.

Bristol has long been an important port city and a center of English shipbuilding. In the meantime, however, the city has become a center for multimedia, electronics and the aviation industry; The English Environmental Protection Agency is also located here.

Bristol has a number of attractions to offer visitors and locals alike, including the annual Bristol Balloon Fiesta, the animation studios Aardman Animations, where, for example, the well-known plasticine figures Wallace & Gromit are brought to life, or musical highlights: the city is known for example as the birthplace of so-called TripHop, represented by artists such as Portishead or Massive Attack. Bristol-born graffiti artist Banksy has even immortalized his work across the city.

The waterfront at the harbor is particularly popular with tourists, where you can go for a walk, shop or eat something. Alternatively, you can visit a museum or gallery, for example in the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery or the Bristol Industrial Museum.

University of Bristol