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Bristol welcomes international scholars

Vice-Chancellor Professor Hugh Brady with the attendees at the International Scholars' Reception

29 October 2019

Over 300 scholars, staff and members of sponsor organisations attended the University of Bristol’s International Scholars’ Reception on 24 October.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Hugh Brady hosted the event at the Wills Memorial Building, with support from Deputy Mayor Asher Craig. Representatives from scholarship funding bodies were present to celebrate their scholars. 

The University works with over 30 sponsor organisations worldwide, supporting a range of studies across the faculties.

The Vice-Chancellor welcomed the scholars to the University and spoke of the importance of having an international community and his experience as an international student.

Deputy Mayor Asher Craig welcomed the scholars to Bristol and emphasised the city’s diversity and multiculturalism, adding she was encouraged by the growth of international students at the University.


Some of our international scholars shared their first impressions of Bristol and their scholarship application experience.

What’s your favourite thing about Bristol?

My favourite things about Bristol have to be the people, the food and the art. It’s stunning, everything’s available for everyone, and I’m sure you’ll love it!
Guneesha, India, Think Big Scholarship recipient

The people here are so friendly and welcoming. I’m an international student here and I’ve been here for a month, and I already feel like Bristol is my home.
Nhu, Vietnam, Chevening Scholar

My favourite thing about Bristol is the people here. The weather is slightly annoying… but the campus and the faculty are amazing.
Siddharth, USA, Global Economics Scholarship recipient

What’s your advice for applying for a scholarship?

My advice for people applying for a scholarship is to apply for everything – you really never know what you’ll get. Don’t be afraid of rejection – go for it!
Alisha, Indonesia, GREAT Indonesia Scholarship recipient

My advice for the future scholar is to prove that you have the potential in yourself to change the world for the better – as well as leadership skills and networking skills. Good luck!
Hanh, Vietnam, Chevening Scholar

A piece of advice I’d like to share is to really believe in your application and be audacious in your career goals.
Geovana, Brazil, Think Big Scholarship recipient



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