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University of Bristol

About University of Bristol

Established in 1876, the University of Bristol is an open research university that has been funded huge amounts by the Wills and Fry families as financial support. Initially, there were two professors and five lecturers offering courses in 15 subjects and the university began its classes with only 99 students. Also, the University of Bristol is known to be the first university in the UK to accept female students. In 1893, the university got associated with the Bristol Medical School and in 1909, it collaborated with the Merchant Venturers Technical College. This association led to the opening of the well-known degree programs in the field of Engineering and Health Sciences.

The campus comprises of the famous Avon Gorge as its residential halls which were owned by George Oatley. After the UGC provided funds to the university, some new buildings were constructed within the premises. The new buildings were designed and built by Ralph Brentnall. The music department is built in British-style architecture. The campus is known to be close to restaurants, cafes, departmental stores, and many shops that provide students with all the necessities required. Students spend a good time here in Bristol city of the United Kingdom. It is a lively city and is famous for its art, culture, and nightlife.

University of Bristol Rankings

  • #64 Universities Rankings - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2020
  • #58 World University Ranking - QS 2021
  • #91 University Ranking - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #14 University Ranking (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #11 University Rankings - The Guardian 2021
  • #86 Global Universities - US News & World Report 20

Why University of Bristol?

  • The QS World University Rankings 2018 have ranked the University of Bristol at ninth in the UK and 44th in the world
  • According to the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016/17, Bristol is at 39th in the world and 6th in the UK out of the global institutions surveyed
  • The University of Bristol has been ranked 17th in the Complete University Guide 2018
  • Bristol is in the top 10 in the UK in three of the indicators: ‘Completion rates’, ‘Research quality’, and ‘Firsts and 2:1s'
  • The University currently has 40 Fellows of the Royal Society and 15 of the British Academy – a remarkable achievement for a relatively small institution

University of Bristol Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
Engineering (1 Courses) 3 year AED 24700
Science (7 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 21,100 - GBP 24700
Arts (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 24700
Law (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 20100
Information Technology (IT) (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 24700
Management (3 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 23,200 - GBP 20100

University of Bristol Entry Requirements

Courses Exam
Banking & Finance IELTS , PTE
Engineering IELTS , PTE
Information Technology (IT) IELTS , PTE
Management IELTS , PTE
Media Films IELTS , PTE
Medicine and HealthCare IELTS , PTE , TOEFL

English language requirements

The English language requirements vary for different undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The requirements listed below are categorised into three groups. Students are required to check the profile for their chosen course and submit required ELP scores specified below:

Test Profile A Profile B Profile C
TOEFL iBT 103 overall, R24, L22, S25, W24 UG- 95 Overall with R22, L21, S32, W24 PG – 95 overall with R22,L21,S23,W22 88 overall with R22, L21, S23, W22.
IELTS 7.5 overall with 7.0 in all components UG- 7.0 with 7.0 W and 6.5 in all components. PG- 7.0 overall with 6.5 in all components 6.5 with 6.5 in all components
Pearson PTE 78 overall with 71 in all components UG- 62 overall with 69W,60 in all components PG- 62 overall with 6.0 in all components. 67 in all components
Cambridge CPE/CAE 184 in all components Grade C with 184W and 176 in all components Grade C
Trinity integrated skills in English (IV) Pass in all components Pass in all components Pass in all components

University of Bristol Highlights

University Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1876
Enrollment 23,590
Acceptance rate 68%
Student:faculty ratio 7:1
English Language Proficiency IELTS, TOEFL, PTE
Student population 30,000+
Work-Study Available
Intake Type Semester wise

Bristol Highlights Cost of living

Expenses Cost (in GBP) annually
Accommodation 4000-13000
Food 911-1234
Utilities 500-750
Books 400
Toiletries 700
Sports and entertainment 1500

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

University of Bristol Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 20,100


£ 21,700

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 4,617

Campus accommodation

£ 7,975

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.