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University of Bristol

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University of Bristol

Founded in the 19th century, the University of Bristol has a proud history of academic achievement, and a great reputation with employers. 

Why choose the University of Bristol?

Top 10 in the UK

QS World University Rankings 2024 

Top 60 in the world

QS World University Rankings 2024 

Member of the Russell Group 

A respected UK research group 

The University of Bristol has high rankings in many areas, so you can choose a subject that matches your goals. 

Ready to find a degree at University of Bristol? 


in the UK for Civil Engineering 

Guardian University Guide 2024

in the UK for Social Policy 

Complete University Guide 2024

in the UK for Law 

Complete University Guide 2024

in the UK for Computer Science and Information Systems

Guardian University Guide 2024 

Take a closer look at the University of Bristol

Here’s why our students love Bristol

Bristol is a modern city in the south-west of England. Here, you’ll join a friendly community that’s full of opportunities. 

Aerial shot of Senate House and the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health and Tyndall Avenue

Bristol is a great place to start your career 

 A rapidly growing tech hub that’s home to startups and big businesses

Let’s choose your route to the University of Bristol 

If you want to study at the University of Bristol but don’t yet meet the entry requirements, then you can take a degree preparation course on campus at the University of Bristol, or at our International College in London, and progress to the University. 


On campus

University of Bristol International Foundation Programme 

  • On-campus degree preparation courses  taught by University academics
  • Live and study in Bristol from day one  
  • Guaranteed entry to a University of Bristol degree*  


Off campus

Kaplan International College London

  • Off-campus degree preparation courses  taught by Kaplan
  • Live and study in London before moving to Bristol for your degree  
  • Guaranteed entry to a University of Bristol degree*  

Applying from China

University of Bristol International Foundation Programme

If you are based in mainland China and wish to apply to the International Foundation Programme, you can apply through the University of Bristol’s website.  

Your admission will be processed by the University’s China office. 

*When you pass your degree preparation course at the required level with good attendance.  

Enjoy life in a dynamic city, while you study a degree that will give you an edge. 

4th most targeted 

university by top UK employers (High Fliers 2023) 

Top 5 in the UK 

for research (Times Higher Education interpretation of Research Excellence Framework) 

One of the best places to live in the UK

Bristol is named in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2023 

Silver award

Teaching Excellence Framework 2023


nationalities represented on campus 

8th largest city

in the UK (Primary Urban Area, centreforcities.org 2021)

Download useful information

(16MB, PDF) 


  • University of Bristol international pathways guide  
  • Degree preparation course information 
  • University of Bristol flyer 
  • Kaplan International College London guide 

Any other questions?

Where is Bristol and what is it like? 

Bristol is a famously creative city that’s home to lots of street art and a variety of festivals. It’s close to beautiful countryside and just one hour and 30 minutes from London by train. 

What is there to do in Bristol? 

You could explore the city’s many museums, or head down to Bristol Harbour where you can find a bustling market, restaurants and cafés, or even take a river cruise! 

Is the University of Bristol good for international students? 

Yes! Bristol is home to a large international student community from the city’s two universities. Here, you’ll be given a warm welcome and encouraged to meet your full potential. 

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Lalitha’s welcome to a brand new city