University of Bristol

Rank 16
Location Bristol, England
Established 1876
International Students 28%
Famous Courses Engineering, Medical Sciences, Arts
International Fees £20,100-38,000
Key Information
Location Bristol, England
Established 1876
Famous Courses Engineering, Medical Sciences, Arts
International Fees £20,100-38,000

Overview

The University of Bristol has an international reputation for high-quality education and research. It combines academic excellence with an independent, forward-thinking spirit. 

Founded in 1876, Bristol is one of the 24 members of the research-intensive Russell Group. It is one of the original ‘red brick’ universities, founded in England's major industrial cities. The University is in the UK's top ten and 54th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2025).

Learn more about the University of Bristol by completing their enquiry form, where you can sign up for updates and download the international student guide.

Services for International Students

More than 30,000 students currently study at the University of Bristol from over 150 countries. Around 28% of students are international. The University supports international students throughout the application process and during their studies. 

International students can access tailored career support whether they plan to stay in the UK or return to their home country. This is available throughout your degree and for up to three years after graduation. The Student Visa Services team is available before arrival and throughout your degree if you need a visa. Students can access academic support from their personal tutor or supervisor and the Study Skills service.

Medical care is available on campus at the Students’ Health Service. Other support services include online peer support, the Student Counselling Service and the Multifaith Chaplaincy. 

The University of Bristol's acceptance rate is 67%, and to increase your chances of success, you can seek assistance from SI-UK's team of UK university experts. We can help you submit a winning application. You can take the first step towards your academic journey by scheduling a free consultation with us today.

The University is investing £3 million in scholarships for international students in 2024. Please visit the University of Bristol website for the latest scholarship information. 

Ranking

  • 16th in the Times University Guide 2024
  • 17th in the Guardian University Guide 2024
  • 54th in the QS World University Rankings 2025
  • 81st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
  • 88th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023

94% of the University's research was assessed as either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the REF 2021, while 57% of the University's research achieved the top 'world-leading' 4* rating, compared to a sector average of 41%.

Accommodation

Bristol's student accommodation offers a ready-made community to help you settle into life in the UK. All new first-year international students are guaranteed a place (subject to conditions).

Both catered and self-catered accommodation is available. Some residences are in the city centre, while others are at the edge of the city with acres of grounds. A regular bus service connects residences with the campus and other parts of the city.

Location

The University is at the heart of the city of Bristol. It is a vibrant and creative place with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that will help you feel at home. The multicultural city is home to over 450,000 people from more than 187 countries, speaking 91 languages. A large public transport network links the city’s modern facilities. Bristol International Airport is easily accessible, and London is just 90 minutes away by train. 

Bristol is perfect for exploring on foot or by bike and is home to over 450 gardens, parks and nature reserves. There is always something to do, with streets full of colourful art, quirky independent shops and cosy cafés. 

Bristol is named one of the UK’s best places to live (The Sunday Times 2022) and is committed to protecting the environment as a
former European Green Capital.

Alumni

  • Simon Pegg, actor and comedian 
  • Paul Dirac, Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist  
  • Hannah Mills, Olympic sailing gold medallist 
  • David Walliams OBE, actor, comedian and children’s author 
  • Derren Brown, illusionist and bestselling author
  • Eboni Usoro-Brown, internationally renowned England netball player
  • Matt Lucas, writer, comedian and actor
  • James Blunt, singer-songwriter
  • David Nicholls, author and screenwriter

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