*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.
- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
About the Program
The University of Bristol
is situated in the heart of Bristol on a hill overlooking the city center. Consistently ranked one of the top universities in the UK, Bristol holds a reputation for quality teaching, research, and an academic culture that encourages intellectual risk taking. The University of Bristol Union
, a virtually autonomous body which owns and runs the largest Students' Union building in Britain, provides facilities for over 150 clubs and societies, ranging from the Hot Air Ballooning Society
to the Improv Comedy Society
The University of Bristol is located in Bristol, England
. Located 120 miles west of London and 10 miles from the Severn Watershed, Bristol
is the largest city in Southwest England. Once a thriving port city, Bristol now prides itself in being the artistic and cultural hub of the West Country. Recently named Britain’s “Best City to Live in
”, what you’ll find in Bristol is a thriving food, art and theater scene, a harbor bursting with restaurants and attractions, music venues, picturesque medieval and Georgian buildings, as well as many parks and squares, including Brandon Hill
and the Clifton Downs
- Full year: mid-September to early June
- Spring: mid-January to early June
Fields of Study
Fields of study include: Anthropology, Archeology, Art/Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, Finance, Gender Studies, Geography, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Public Policy, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Theater Studies.
Bristol is consistently ranked one of the top universities in the UK, but they are especially well known for programs in Sociology/Social Policy, Political Science, Economics, English Literature and Psychology.
You are not restricted to any one department and crossing disciplines is relatively easy, but you must keep in mind prerequisites may be required for some courses. You should look mainly at first or second year courses, but you are eligible to take third year courses if prerequisites are met.
University of Bristol Course Catalogue
You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.
A full courseload for this program is: 60 Bristol credits (typically 3-4 classes)
The minimum passing grade for this program is: 40
You are required to live in program housing unless the university is unable to provide it.
You have two housing options:
Housing information at Bristol
- Catered Residence hall: traditional dormitory with a dining hall attached. This accommodation includes a meal plan in the housing fee.
- Self- Catered Hall: apartment and suite style residence hall, where you will have access to a shared kitchen. Meal plan is not included, but you do have the option of purchasing a meal plan.
We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.
With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.
To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website
. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website