The University was founded in 1876 as University College, Bristol. It was the first higher education institution in England to admit women on an equal basis to men.

The University has had a reputation for innovation since its founding in 1876. Our research tackles some of the world’s most pressing issues in areas as diverse as infection and immunity, human rights, climate change, and cryptography and information security.

  • Bristol consistently ranks in the world’s top 100 and UK’s top ten universities in league tables that draw on information about both research and teaching excellence.
  • One of the most popular UK universities, it is attracting on average eight top-quality applicants for every place.
  • We attract students from all over the world, creating a rich and exciting international community. We are also lucky to be located in a vibrant, dynamic city with a reputation for creativity and sustainability.
  • Bristol is ranked 10th in the UK, and 62nd in the world, in the latest QS World University Rankings (2022).
  • Bristol graduates are highly sought after by employers in the UK and overseas. The University is in the UK’s top 10 in the latest QS Graduate Employability Rankings (2020).
  • We offer more than 600 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a comprehensive choice of subjects. We also run foundation programmes, short-term study options and summer schools.
  • Bristol is a friendly and diverse place to study. The University is home to more than 27,000 undergraduates and postgraduates. Around 25% of our students are international, with more than 150 countries represented.
  • The University currently has40 Fellows of the Royal Society and 15 of the British Academy – a remarkable achievement for a relatively small institution.

Foundation Programme

IELTS : 6.0 overall, minimum 5.5 in writing and 5.0 in any band
UAE : Successful completion of Tawjihiyya with grade average of 85% with 85% in relevant subjects
EGYPT : Successful completion of Thanweya A’ama with Average grade – 85% and 85% in relevant Subjects

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS from an approved UKVI Centre
  • Science and Engineering : 5.5
  • Arts and Humanities : 6.0
  • Social Sciences : 5.5
  • Law : 6.0

Undergraduate Programme

General Requirement:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or British A-Levels
  • High marks in the Tawjihiyya (General Secondary Education Certificate) combined with a successfully completed appropriate foundation/bridging programme
  • Completed one year of a UAE degree

Academic Requirement

  • Management
    • IELTS: 7.5
    • A Level : A*AB – AAA
    • IB :36
    • INDIAN SYSTEM: 87%
  • Engineering
    • IELTS : 6.5
    • A Level : A*AA
    • IB : 36 Points
    • Indian : 87%

Postgraduate Programme

Academic Requirement:
An undergraduate (Bachelor) degree that is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class degree (also known as a 2:1).

  • Candidates holding a Bachelor (Honours) degree will be considered for Masters programmes.
  • Candidates holding a Masters will be considered for PhD study.

English Requirement:
IELTS : 6.5 – 7.0 (depending upon the course)

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

  • Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum overall score (depending upon the course and university), and passes in a minimum of 6 subjects including at least three courses at the Higher Level.
  • Applicants who are also completing a provincial or national high school program have the option of being considered for admission on the basis of the high school program.

Research Programme

Candidates wishing to be considered for research at Bristol must have a first class pass in their Indian Bachelor degree and some research experience. It may also be advantageous to have completed a Masters degree with research elements.


International foundation

  • Arts & Humanities
  • £22,200
  • Science & Engineering
  • £23,100
  • Social Sciences & Law
  • £22,200
  • Medicine & Dentistry
  • £23,100


  • Arts
  • £21,100
  • Science (Laboratory)
  • £25,900
  • Clinical
  • £36,800


  • Biomedical Engineering
  • £23,500
  • Management
  • £27,800
  • Data Science
  • £29,000
  • Engineering
  • £24,600
  • Entrepreneurship
  • £27,800
  • LLM
  • £20,900
  • Film & Television
  • £23,200

NOTE: Please check the university website for complete details on the course fees.

Cost of living

As an approximate estimate, we suggest that for an academic year (9 months) in Bristol, you would need between £9,000 – £15,000.
These estimates include everything except tuition fees and international travel.

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