We welcome students from around the world - our international students are important to our university community.
The School of Economics offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and has an outstanding reputation for teaching and research. We welcome international students from over 120 countries across the world, creating a vibrant and diverse study experience.
Applying to Bristol
Entry requirements and processes vary from country to country. Take a look at our country-specific breakdown for information about entry criteria, scholarships, agencies, and other information related to your country of origin.
If English is not your first language you will need a language qualification to be accepted onto our courses. Find out what language qualifications and scores we accept (IELTS, TOEFL).
The University has a Language Centre with summer courses in English Language to prepare you for both postgraduate and undergraduate study. They will help improve your English before courses start in September/October. Find out more information about our pre-sessional language courses.
We also run a one-year long International Foundation Programme to prepare you for your chosen undergraduate degree.
Support during your degree
We understand that the transition to an English-speaking university can be challenging. Throughout your degree we can support you with your academic English, academic literacy and critical development.
Scholarships and funding
Some international undergraduate students are funded by scholarships, some fund themselves. The University of Bristol offers a range of international scholarship opportunities that could help fund your studies.
There is some funding available for postgraduate taught programmes.
There are also some potential sources of funding for postgraduate research programmes and your PhD supervisor may be able to provide advice on what options are available.
All undergraduate students are offered accommodation if they apply by 30 June. Further accommodation information for international undergraduates on how to apply and what choices you have is available from our Accommodation Office.
There are some housing opportunities to international postgraduate students. Further accommodation information for international postgraduates is available from our Accommodation Office.
We have students from 130 different nationalities studying here at Bristol. Find out how they have got on studying and living here.
The student union at Bristol offers more than 400 clubs and societies, one of the largest amounts of any SU in the UK. No matter what your hobbies and interests are, there's plenty to get involved in and opportunities to meet new friends.
The Global Lounge is a central hub for all students, home and international, to get together through social events and cultural celebrations, providing the chance to meet new friends, share experiences and explore the global opportunties available at Bristol.
Bristol was voted best place to live in the UK ('Best Places to Live 2017' The Sunday Times) - it's a safe and friendly city, brimming with arts, innovation and culture. Well located in the UK it offers a great student experience.
We offer a range of careers and employability initiatives, helping you prioritise your career and offer a range of opportunities to help you fulfil your potential and reach your career goals. The University's Career Service will help will help you gain real-world work experience and assist with your job search.
University of Bristol alumni are the fourth most targeted by leading UK graduate employers (HighFliers Research 2020). Graduates go on to work in a wide range of successful careers across the world, in industries ranging from financial services, to government, research and education.