• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 3.0 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Arts, Biological & Physical Science, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Humanities, Medicine and Public Health, Music, Social Science, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine 

Classroom Language



Apartments, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic Year: Late September - Late June
Fall: Late September - Late January
Spring: Mid-January - Late June

Note:  Fall Semester at the University of Bristol overlaps with the start of the semester at UW-Madison.  If you plan to stay in Bristol for Fall semester only,  you may take classes in the following subjects only:

These subjects allow you to arrange alternative assessments and return to UW for the spring semester.  If you plan to take other subjects you must remain in Bristol for the final exams in January and will not be able to enroll in Spring classes at UW-Madison. 

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Fall 2018-19  3/9/2018
Year 2018-19  3/9/2018
Spring 2018-19  9/21/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

England, Bristol
University of Bristol Exchange

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Study alongside British students at one of the premier universities in the United Kingdom, the University of Bristol! You will be fully integrated into the university, attending the same lectures, going to the same seminars and sitting the same examinations as local students.

In addition to having an authentic British experience, Bristol has students and staff from over 120 countries who contribute strongly to the international feel of the institution. The cosmopolitan nature of the University is mirrored in the city too, with its restaurants, food shops, cultural societies and festivals all stemming from a large, permanently resident and highly participative international community. The University of Bristol has a student population of 15,000 students, with international students making up 16 percent of the student body.

Founded in 1876 as University College, the University of Bristol was the first higher education institution in England to admit women on an equal basis to men.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Take advantage of academic strengths in:
    -Biological Sciences
    -Earth & Marine Science
  • Observe English perspectives on academic disciplines.