We are proud of our excellent relationships with Chinese partners in research, education and industry.

We have built strong links with top Chinese universities and have a long tradition of hosting students and visiting scholars from China.

We have over 2,100 Chinese undergraduate and postgraduate students at Bristol which makes up almost 9% of our total student body.

Activities in China

Global Transfer Programme

We offer our Global Transfer Programme on some courses with the following top Chinese universities:

  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • Central South University
  • China University of Political Science and Law
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
  • Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen
  • Jilin University
  • Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Nanjing University of Science and Technology
  • Nankai University
  • Peking University
  • Shandong University
  • Shanghai International Studies University
  • South China University of Technology
  • Sun Yat-sen University
  • University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Zhejiang University

If you are a student at one of these universities, check you can transfer to Bristol.

If your university is not on the list but you would like your university to become a member of our programme, contact us.

Graduation ceremony

We organise an annual graduation ceremony in either Beijing or Shanghai. This enables you to graduate with your peers and family back home.

Careers fairs

We also organise annual careers fairs in Beijing and Shanghai. Here you can meet top companies in China who are interested in employing Bristol students.

Research partners

We have research collaborations with world-leading Chinese universities:

  • Peking University
  • Tsinghua University
  • Zhejiang University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Fudan University
  • Nanjing University
  • Tongji University
  • Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Beijing Normal University
  • Sun Yat-sen University
  • Nankai University
  • Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Jilin University

City links

The City of Bristol is twinned with Guangzhou. This is supported by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau. Both cities which share a long history of trading, and both now specialise in hi-tech industries.

Check you can transfer

If you are studying an eligible course at one of our partner universities, you can transfer your study to Bristol. 

Bristol never fails to surprise me with fantastic arts, interesting people and breathtaking scenery. Bristol is a prestigious university, and my programme will definitely help my future development.

Letitia (MSc Biomedical Sciences Research)
University Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellor welcome Chinese students to their graduation celebration in China.
University of Bristol Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellor welcoming students to the graduation celebration in China.

It is an enormous privilege to present our graduates with their degrees in China. For many, the graduation ceremony is a milestone in their UK education and we are thrilled to give our Chinese graduates the opportunity to share this memorable event - and a taste of Bristol - with their friends and family.

Professor Hugh Brady (Vice-Chancellor & President)
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