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University of Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
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Dept Offering Program: Study Abroad OIP Program Type:
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Program Features: Academic Study Degree Level: 3 - Sophomore, 4 - Junior, 5 - Senior
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Program Group: Study Abroad OIP Program Adviser: Claire Hu
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Please be reminded that you may need to meet different deadlines when applying to this program. 
  • Program deadline: June 1, 2020
  • Princeton deadline: April 30, 2020

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is internationally renowned, ranked in the top 30 universities globally, due to its outstanding teaching and research, its superb facilities and highly talented students and staff. The city of Bristol combines the tradition of a historic port city with the atmosphere of a fast-paced, dynamic and modern metropolis. Students can take courses in British studies, drama, engineering, gender studies, history, the humanities, medieval studies, physics, the sciences, and social sciences.

The city of Bristol combines the tradition of a historic port city with the atmosphere of a fast-paced, dynamic and modern metropolis. Famous for its art and culture, Bristol is renowned for its events and festivals which are on offer all year round catering for an eclectic mix of interests. Bristol has over 450 parks and open spaces for you to enjoy, which is proportionately more than any other UK city.

The Setting

Bristol was named among the top five best cities to visit worldwide by Rough Guides 2017. It's a cultural capital that will quickly feel like home. 

In south-west England, just 90 minutes from London, Bristol offers more than 1,000 years of history to explore. A thriving urban centre, the city is packed with green spaces. The countryside and coast are easy to reach by bus, bike or car.


Courses are offered in British studies, drama, engineering, gender studies, history, the humanities, medieval studies, physics, the sciences, and social sciences. Laboratory-based courses are not available to students attending for one semester.

You can customize your experience by selecting units from across all departments, either by combining different subjects to suit your academic needs and interests or immersing yourself in your main subject of study by choosing units in one specific area.

To find your units, you can use the unit catalog to search for different subjects. This can be quite confusing, so please see the FAQ guide here to help you navigate the unit catalog and create your ideal academic program. Please remember that your unit choices are not guaranteed until final registration after you arrive in Bristol.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall semester typically runs from mid September to mid January
  • Spring semester typically runs from January to June

You can view exact program dates on the university’s academic calendar. It may be possible to make alternate arrangements in January for the fall term, but full year and spring students are expected to remain through the exam period. 


Living in a University residence offers you the chance to join a student community. Residences organize their own sporting and social activities, and a team of staff and students is on site to offer you support and practical help. You’ll live with undergraduate students from other countries and cultures, including the UK.

Study Abroad students starting in September are guaranteed an offer of accommodation in University of Bristol accommodation as long as they apply by the deadline listed on the accommodation website. Unfortunately, the university cannot guarantee an offer of accommodation for all students starting in January, however they make every effort to place as many students as possible.

Take a look at the residences available to Study Abroad students.

Student Life

Much of student life revolves around the main University campus and Bristol Students’ Union. You'll join a lively, close-knit community of students and have the opportunity to attend events and activities across the city. The Students' Union offers more than 300 student clubs and societies including 65 sports clubs, giving you lots of opportunities to get involved and make friends.

Find out more about student life at Bristol.

Money Matters

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.     

Passport and Visa

Students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of their study abroad program.  For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport, please consult the US State Department Passport Website.    

Application Process

Students interested in applying to this program must complete two separate processes:
  1. Apply directly to the program. Visit the program website directly for application instructions and deadlines. Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines listed in GPS.
  2. Complete the Princeton approval process. You may download the course approval form and instructions from your GPS application. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadlines.


  • Start planning your study abroad experience!
  • Make an appointment with a study abroad adviser   
  • Contact a Global Ambassador   
  • Attend an OIP event or info session  
  • Apply!

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2021 10/16/2020 10/20/2020 TBA TBA
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