International students

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.

Student experiences across the University

We have students from 130 different nationalities studying here at Bristol. Find out how they have got on studying and living here. 

When I came to University of Bristol I thought it had a lot of opportunities. The university provides different option units - I'm doing some marketing and management units, so I could work in a marketing department after I graduate or I could work as an economist.

Sarth (BSc Economics )

Students' Union

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.

Global Lounge

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.

Number 1 Vibrant city

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. 

Bristol is a very beautiful city and people here are so friendly. The city is clean and the ocean is nearby.

Jingyi (MSc Economics and Finance )

Careers support

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. 

Further information

Further information is available on the following areas:

Student Visa Services 

International Office

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