China

We welcome applications from Chinese students. More than 5,000 students from China currently study here, and we would love for you to join us.

Download your Bristol Guide

Get a quick introduction to the University of Bristol in Chinese with our guide for students from China 2021/22 (PDF, 2,385kB).

The following information is for guidance only. Competition for places at the University of Bristol is very strong, and the achievement of the qualifications listed does not guarantee that an offer will be made. We aim to respond to your application as quickly as possible to help you plan your studies.

If your qualification is not listed or you have any further questions, please contact us for advice.

International Foundation Programme applicants

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is delivered by the University of Bristol to prepare international students for a degree programme at the University through tailored English language units and academic subject units.

Please visit our International Foundation Programme web pages for information about the programme, including entry requirements and English language requirements.

Undergraduate applicants

You can apply for undergraduate courses through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The UCAS institution code for the University of Bristol is BRISL B78.

Entry requirements vary for each course. Please check our undergraduate course listings for details of specific requirements.

Applicants will need to meet the English language requirements for their chosen course. Different courses need different levels of language skills, referred to as ‘profiles’. The required profile will be shown on the course page. Find out more about our English language profiles.

Students who have successfully completed either the University of Bristol International Foundation Programme or an appropriate foundation/bridging programme such as those offered by our partners, and have met the entry requirements for their chosen degree, will be considered for admission to undergraduate courses.

Applicants who have successfully completed the first year of a Chinese university degree at a prestigious university will be considered for admission to the first year of our bachelor's degree courses.

Postgraduate applicants

You should apply online for all our postgraduate programmes.

Entry requirements vary for each programme. Please check our postgraduate programme listings for details of specific requirements.

Applicants will need to meet the English language requirements for their chosen course. Different courses need different levels of language skills, referred to as ‘profiles’. The required profile will be shown on the course page. Find out more about our English language profiles.

To be considered for admission to a master's degree programme at the University of Bristol, the minimum requirement for entry is an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree that is equivalent to a UK upper second-class degree (also known as a 2:1).

  • Applicants who hold a four-year bachelor's (honours) degree from a prestigious university with a minimum of 78% will be considered for admission to a master's degree (the requirement will depend on your undergraduate university).
  • Applicants who hold a good master's degree from a prestigious university will be considered for admission to PhD study.

Scholarships

The University provides a range of international scholarships, including our Think Big scholarships which can help fund your tuition fees.

Search our full list of funding to find more scholarships offered by the University of Bristol and external organisations.

Find more information about funding your studies on our student finances pages.

Education representatives

The University has agreements with many education representatives (also known as agents) around the world who can assist you with your application. Using a representative does not put your application at any advantage or disadvantage, and independent applications will be considered on an equal basis.

Please use the services of only one representative to avoid administrative complications. We strongly advise you to only work with a representative listed below.

British Council

The British Council can give guidance and information about higher education in the UK. Find out from their website if there is an office near you and what services are available.

Student societies

Our student clubs include the Chinese Society, the Chinese Students’ and Scholars’ Association, the Association of British and Chinese University Students, a Chinese Lion Dance Troupe, the Chinese Chess and Calligraphy Society and over 400 more for different interests and hobbies.

Our alumni 

Our international alumni network includes more than 10,500 students from or living in China, who are employed at organisations including the Bank of China, Capgemini, China Security, Cisco Systems, Huawei, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Shanghai United Media Group.

Well-known alumni from China include physicist Huang Kun, a founding member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who received his PhD from Bristol.

You can connect with other alumni throughout your career with our two dedicated networks for Bristol graduates in China. Our networks, based in Beijing and Shanghai, give you the opportunity to make social and professional connections, share advice and expertise, and access exclusive activities.

Get in touch

The University of Bristol has a dedicated China Office, based in Beijing. Please contact the China Office with any questions:

Email: china-office@bristol.ac.uk
Phone: 00 8610 8515 1899
WeChat: bristoluniversity
Weiboweibo.com/bristol

Bristol has a good world ranking and a strong learning atmosphere. There is a lovely campus with beautiful libraries, and our lecturers are really kind and helpful. They have many language learning support sessions for international students, and the University provides academic reading and writing support for all students.

Zigeng Li (MSc Marketing), China

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Visa advice

Our Student Visa Services Team provides extensive guidance on applying for your study visa.

The University of Bristol is a supporter of the We Are International project, which has produced a helpful video about applying for a UK visa from China - the video can be viewed on Vimeo and Youku.

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