University of Bristol Admissions

The University of Bristol, also called Bristol, is a research university founded in 1909 in Bristol, United kingdom. The university is home to 5,721 admin staff, 13,459 undergraduate students, and 5,663 postgraduate students. Bristol is most notable for its academic programs and degrees in Maritime Archaeology, Philosophy, Archaeology and Anthropology, Classics and Ancient History, Aerospace Engineering, and History.

Official website:

Admission To-Do List

  • Sufficient academic qualifications
  • English language requirements
  • A grades at A-level
  • Applied A-levels
  • Advanced Subsidiary (AS-levels)
  • Cambridge Pre-U
  • Statement of purpose/Personal Statement
  • Entry requirements vary depending on the programme. Most taught programmes require an upper second-class undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree or equivalent.


Writing Supplement:
The personal statement is significant: it should set out what it is about the content of the degree programme that connects to the applicant's own interests, and it may include an account of the applicant's own intellectual journey and how this has forged their interest in and passion for the subject. See more

Application Deadlines

January 15
Autumn, Undergraduate
October to July
Autumn, graduate

Famous Graduates

Simon Pegg


James Blunt


Advice on Personal Statement for University of Bristol Admissions

The University of Bristol UK personal statement needs to have an engaging introduction that will draw the reader's attention. The applicant needs to write about how they found out about the program in which they are applying for. It is absolutely essential that the applicant convey how enthusiastic they are about the program and what they plan to do with their degree in the future. It is very important to check for grammar and spelling errors. An essay with numerous spelling and grammar errors will reflect poorly on the applicant.