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  • Locations: Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
  • Restrictions: CSUF applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: CSU International Programs Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid: CSU IP Scholarship, Federal Aid (Pell/EOP/FSEOG/Direct Loans), Guardian Scholars, President's Scholars, Private Student Loans, State Aid (Cal Grants/SUG)
Housing Options: Apartments, Residence Halls Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Art (Art History), Biochemistry, Biological Science, Chemistry, Child and Adolescent Studies, Computer Science, Earth Science, Economics, Engineering, English, French, Geography, History, International Business, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theater Arts
Language Prerequisite: None Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
GPA requirement: 3.0 (CUM. & CSUF. If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may still be eligible to apply.) Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Special Notes: Dependents not permitted Unit Type Earned On Program: Resident Units
Program Description:
Bristol I Bristol II

UK: University of Bristol

For detailed information regarding deadlines and how to apply, go the the CSU International Programs website here.


Program Highlights

City: Named the number one place to live in the United Kingdom by Sunday Times 2017 and Britain's "Rising Star" destination by National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2018.

University: Ranked a top 10 United Kingdom university by QS World University Rankings 2020. The University of Bristol is also one of the top research universities in the United Kingdom and consistently ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world.

Academics: Earn Major, Minor, and General Education credit.

Tuition: Same tuition cost as home CSU campus.

Language of Instruction: English

Special Notes: Due to an overwhelming number of applicants, we anticipate all UK spots to be filled by applicants who submit their application by February 15. If you wish to be considered for one of our UK programs, you must submit your application by the February 15 deadline.


About the University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK, ranked in the world’s top 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2020.

The university was founded in 1876 as University College, Bristol but has roots tracing as far back as 1595. It was the first higher education institution in England to admit women on an equal basis to men.

Nestled in the hills of South West England, it has its own unmistakable identity. Bristol is small enough to remain friendly but large enough to offer lots of interest and excitement. Voted best city life in all of Britain by 20,000 university students across the country.

For detailed information regarding deadlines and how to apply, go the the CSU International Programs website here.


Please note: Applicants must complete and submit two applications for this program, the CSUF online application and the CSU IP online application. *Note: 
The CSU IP application will require an official transcript for the host university, and sophomores are required to submit an updated transcript with Spring grades.

Applicants must have completed at least two semesters at CSUF at the time of application.

According to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the United Kingdom, a British student takes courses (“modules” or “units”) in his or her field of study. “General education,” as it is understood in the United States, is not known in the British degree structure. Thus, the British student covers a field of study/major in great detail, spending two to three times as long in concentrated study as does the typical American undergraduate. It is Academic Bulletin for the UK: 2017-18 Page 2 of 6 (4/21/17) not surprising, therefore, to find American seniors taking second year subjects in the UK, or to find American graduate students pursuing third and fourth year British undergraduate subjects.

Instruction takes place in varying formats, from large-scale lectures to small seminars to individual tutorials. CSU students will find that they spend fewer hours in class than in California, but that they will be expected to do substantial amounts of background reading in order to follow lectures and will also find more of an emphasis on writing, and that British universities have high standards for student writing skills.

In the traditional British system, courses run for the entire year rather than by semester or quarter, although there are exceptions. British higher education has undergone a process of change and institutions have converted to “modular” curricula, as well as semesterization of the courses. In addition, courses have been assigned credit values to meet the needs of European and American universities.

All students, regardless of the university they are attending, are required to take:

• The equivalent of 15-16 CSU units each semester (but no more than 19 units per semester).
• Courses (depending on the credit/unit values of courses) within the approved area of study in which they were placed, following the same general plan as their British counterparts.

If permitted by their host university, students may take one elective course outside of their area of study as part of their 15-16 units per semester.

This program is currently not accepting applications.