Study in Bristol
All the information you need about studying in Bristol as an international student.
Why study in Bristol?
Bristol is one of the UK’s most exciting cities and recent regeneration projects make the city increasingly appealing. Independent shops and local produce give the city a strong community feel; this combined with its renowned universities makes for a great city to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in.
International students can make use of the city’s many green open spaces such as Clifton Downs, as well as the city’s nearby countryside. Bristol inspired engineering legend Isambard Kingdom Brunel and graffiti artist Banksy, making Bristol known for its creative culture.
The city is accessible on foot, by bike, or with its extensive bus network.
Universities in Bristol
Bristol is home to well known British universities with lively student social activities and sports opportunities. Their city campus locations brings a thriving student community to Bristol including great nightlife and events.
What to study in Bristol
Bristol’s universities offer a wide range of subjects at bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate level. The city’s reputation for art and design, and its aerospace and engineering industry, mean many students come to Bristol for these subjects.
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How to study in Bristol
Bristol universities require you to apply through UCAS for undergraduate programs, even as an international student. At postgraduate level however, each university will have its own application process.
An important requirement to study a program in Bristol is that you have the correct visa. When your place is secured, you’ll need to apply for your tier 4 UK student visa. EU students don’t currently need a visa for the UK.
Cost to study in Bristol
Tuition costs for EU students are currently the same as UK students. Overseas students however are likely to have to pay higher fees to study a program in Bristol. Tuition fees are set by each university and vary depending on the subject and program you’re studying; they can reach as high as £30,000 a year.
Living costs, much like the UK in general, are high. Compared to London, Bristol will be slightly cheaper, especially in terms of accommodation.
Key facts of Bristol
64/43°F Summer/winter temperature