Study Abroad at the University of Bristol

United Kingdom England Bristol

Led by the Bristol Students’ Union, the University of Bristol (or Bristol) is known for its vibrant society. You’ll experience this firsthand when you study in small classes alongside full-time students. Better still, Bristol is located in the heart of the eponymously named city that The Sunday Times called “the best place to be a student.” You’ll see why when you avail yourself of all this urban centre has to offer.

Hop on Bristol’s efficient public transportation, dine in English tea rooms, shop around town and go on tourist excursions. There are so many motivations to maximize your time abroad in Bristol.

Academic strength: Engineering, Health Sciences, History, Philosophy & Religion, Language, Linguistics & Cultural Studies
Rankings: Times Top 100
Languages requirement: English
GPA requirement: Strong academic performance

About the University

University of Bristol

Physically in the heart of Bristol and in some of its most exclusive residential neighborhoods, the University of Bristol is a core part of life in this popular city in the South West of England.

Ranked one of the best places to live and one of the best places to be a student, Bristol is extremely popular with students both British and international, who attend to study hard and play hard. Bristol is cosmopolitan, bursting with history and culture for everyone. From its cinemas and galleries to its pubs and traditional English tea rooms; from its historic buildings to its modern environmentally conscience edifices, Bristol inspires students to honor tradition while looking to the future.

Learn more at the University of Bristol's official website

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

“After arriving, I was able to meet friends through the orientation and the welcome party held on the same evening. I remember getting to know each other while standing side-by-side in a rather small pub, greeting each other eye-to-eye, making Facebook friends, exchanging contact information, and chatting. I was able to quickly get to know other people at the University of Bristol. ”
Hyunyoung Oh, Past SAF Student

Advice From me to You

The University of Bristol boasts a bustle of students from over 120 countries around the world!

What do they all have in common? A desire to make the most of their time together. Watch this fun and helpful video from the University of Bristol to hear pearls of wisdom first-hand from other Bristol students. What advice will you give future students studying abroad at Bristol?

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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