The University of Bristol is proud of its excellent relationships with Chinese partners across research, education and industry. Our students benefit from the unique opportunities that have emerged from these links.

Cross-University collaborations

The University of Bristol has built excellent research and teaching links with top Chinese Universities, including Tsinghua, Peking, Zhejiang, Shanghai Jiao Tong, Sun Yat Sen and Nankai. These collaborations provide opportunities to obtain a joint degree in areas such as Liberal Arts, Translation and Geography.

It is anticipated that these ongoing relationships will add even greater breadth and depth to the University’s current research and teaching offerings.


The University has a strong relationship with the China Scholarship Council. Together they have introduced the China Scholarships Council – University of Bristol Joint Scholarship PhD Programme. 30 new high-calibre Chinese students will begin their PhD studies at the University of Bristol in 2018 as a result, with this number expected to increase by 20 places each year.

Opportunities for UK students in China

There are also several opportunities in China for our home students to join. These programmes reflect the increasing level of interest that our students have for China, particularly towards cultural understanding and professional experience.

Our Global Opportunities Team have developed two new short term programmes. Bristol Interns in China invites current Bristol students to take up a fully-funded eight-week internship in Shenzhen. Go China allows students to participate in either an intensive language and culture programme or engineering programme at the Beijing Institute of Technology.

A growing community

There are over 2,100 Chinese undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Bristol. This makes up almost 9% of our total student body. 

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