The University of Bristol is ranked 55th globally and 9th in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2024), contributing to its international reputation for world-class education. With over 30,000 students, around 28 percent of its students are from outside the UK, making international students an integral part of Bristol's global community.
Ranked joint 7th in the UK for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022) Bristol's graduates are highly regarded by employers in the UK and overseas. The university's dedicated support means students graduate with the confidence, skills and experience they need to succeed in their future career.
As a member of the Russell Group and the Worldwide Universities Network, the University of Bristol takes great pride in its research, working to provide innovative solutions to some of the toughest issues facing society, from climate change to human rights. The university was ranked in the top five in the UK for research in the Times Higher Education analysis of the Research Excellence Framework 2021, and has 26 subjects highly ranked in the world's top 100 (QS World Subject Rankings 2022).
There is plenty to do away from lectures, too, with an active students' union running over 350 clubs and societies. The city of Bristol is regularly named one of the UK's best cities to live in. With a diverse population, vibrant culture and friendly neighbourhoods – home to people from more than 187 countries, speaking 91 languages – Bristol is a great place to be a student.