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Host University for Bristol, England

View of the insitde of University of Bristol Library in Bristol, England. Photo credit: University of Bristol

The University of Bristol was founded in 1876 and was the first institution of higher education in England to admit women on an equal basis with men. It was granted its Royal Charter and university status in 1909. It is comprised of more than 40 academic departments and 15 research centers. Today the University is rated as one of the top ten universities in Britain—and ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023—and has a student body of approximately 30,000, with students from more than 150 countries.

The University is also a leading player in European Community-funded research fellowships and projects and is partnered with manyHistoric building mixed with modern architecture at the University of Bristol in Bristol, England. Photo credit: George Chan companies that take advantage of its research work. Students have access to more than one million volumes in the University Library and, in many places, have 24-hour access to computers.

The University owns more than 900 acres of land and more than 370 buildings in and around Bristol. The Student Union building houses a swimming pool, two theatres, a café, three bars, a games room, a launderette, music practice rooms, a pottery room, two photographic dark rooms, a radio station, two recording studios, a film production area with a computerized editing suite, a dance studio, and computers dedicated to student use. The University also opened the Global Lounge in 2019, a multicultural hub in the heart of campus. This space brings local and international students together through social events, cultural celebrations, language cafés, and more! The Centre for Study Abroad also hosts regular drop-in hours at the Global Lounge, where USAC students can drop by with questions.

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Quick Details

2024-25 Application Cycle

  • Fall/Yearlong 2024-25: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Spring 2025: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1


  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum class standing: Junior (strong Sophomore applications will be considered)
  • Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

50 students




AASAP/UK -- Association of American Study Abroad Programmes United Kingdom

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