Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Bristol, United Kingdom
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
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Please note that this program is not accepting applications for fall 2017 or the 2017/2018 academic year.
Bristol offers full cross-registration in most departments. Subjects areas include the sciences (full year only), classics, computer science, earth sciences, English, geography, Hispanic Studies, historical studies, history of art, Law, mathematics, philosophy, policy studies, pre-med (taught from a humanities perspective), politics, sociology, theology, medieval studies, languages and women's studies. Psychology, music and drama are not recommended for study abroad students. Click here for Bristol's online course catalog.
The normal course load is 60 Bristol credit points per semester or 120 credits for the year. If you are studying in a range of departments, you may not be able to take precisely 60 credits (or 120 for full year), so margins of 55-65 are acceptable for a semester (or 115-125 for full year).
Bristol credit and UR units
60 points = 15 UR credits = 4.5 units
40 points = 10 UR credits = 3 units
20 points = 5 UR credits = 1.5 units
10 points = 0.75 units
Credit conversion to units. Please see this page on the website of the Registrar for an explanation of how academic credit earned abroad is converted to UR units.
Bristol grade UR equivalent 70+ A+ 65-69 A 60-64 A- 57-59 B+ 54-56 B 50-53 B- 45-49 C+ 40-44 C 40 or lower C-/F not eligible for UR transfer credit
Students taking part in the Bristol program are required to live in housing that is affiliated with the program. Students may not take part in this program if they obtain housing of another kind.
Students who apply by the stated deadlines for study abroad for the fall or academic year are guaranteed on-campus housing at the University of Bristol (spring only applicants cannot be guaranteed housing). Halls are self-catering (students cook themselves) or catered (with meal plans). Students on the exchange are fully integrated with students from the University of Bristol. Single rooms are the norm, and all residences have communal kitchens and shared bathrooms. Basic furniture is provided.
Click here for the University's accommodations site.
See Dates and Costs for Bristol for program dates and a budget sheet for Bristol.
Click here to read about scholarships for study abroad.
Since Bristol is affiliated with the British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX), students approved to study there are eligible to apply for the BUTEX North American Scholarship.
NOTE: Travel allowances, reimbursements, health insurance premiums and other payments above tuition costs paid by Richmond on behalf of its semester and year abroad students are available only to Richmond degree-seeking students accepted to participate on UR-affiliated abroad programs.
Citizens of the US and some other countries who study abroad for one semester may enter the UK with either Short-Term Student status or a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa.
You must obtain a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa if any of these conditions apply:
If both options are open to you, the OIE encourages you choose Short-Term Student Status.
- You will study in the UK for more than one semester
- The British government always requires citizens of your home country to have a visa to study in the UK
- You need to have a part-time job while on study abroad in the UK
- You will do an internship (paid or unpaid) in the UK
- It is likely that you will extend your stay in the UK beyond one semester
Citizens of the UK, or of another country that is a member of the European Union (EU), or of the Economic Area (EEA), or of Switzerland, do not need a visa to study in the UK.
Contact Chris Klein in the Office of International Education.
This document represents the most accurate information available at the time of publication. Statements contained herein are not contractual obligations, and verbal or other representations that are inconsistent with or not contained within the document are not binding. The University of Richmond reserves the right to change without specific notice programs and the conditions under which they are offered.
Updated August 2014