North Central College - Naperville, IL


University of Bristol

Fall Term


Program Overview

Situated in Bristol, the capital of England's southwest region, the University of Bristol is consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the U.K. Students may enroll in classes in a wide variety of departments: economics, classics, history, engineering, pre-med, geography, social science and sciences.

• 105 miles west of London

• City population of 500,000

• One of the warmest and sunniest cities in England

• Awarded 'European City of the Year' by the Academy of Urbanism

• Bristol was the first higher education institution in England to admit women on an equal footing to men

• 9 Nobel Prize winning alumni


Student Population (2012-2013)

• Over 13,000 undergraduate students

• Over 5,000 graduate students

• 130 Study Abroad/Exchange students

• 300 European Exchange students


University of Bristol website


Eligibility Requirements

Junior or senior standing; GPA 3.0 preferred with substantial course work in major


Academic Credit

9-15 credits depending on courses selected. All grades earned abroad affect your North Central College GPA when transferred back. Students cannot take courses pass/fail.  


• Faculty of Arts

• Faculty of Humanites

• Faculty of Engineering

• Faculty of Science

• Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Use the Unit Catalogue to view units ("courses") and descriptions in the five (5) departments listed. Please be aware that the unit catalogue lists all classes for students (i.e. undergraduate, graduate) and these may not be available to study abroad students.


Note:  Students must have courses pre-approved by North Central College prior to taking them abroad. If students change their course schedules while abroad, they must get this change approved. Some departments only permit students to take a certain number of courses that count toward their major abroad. To ensure that all courses count towards their degrees, students must get their department's approval.


Housing & Meals

Standard self-catering housing provided.

Meals:  not included in program costs

For information on accommodation at the University of Bristol, and to access the accommodation application, please click here.


Estimated Costs

Students in Direct Enrollment programs (i.e. University of Bristol) pay North Central College tuition plus a $3,500 program fee. This fee includes placement, orientation and guidance fees, as well as standard self-catered housing. The College selects accommodations; if students choose to upgrade, they are responsible for paying any difference in cost. Unless otherwise noted, the fee does not include airfare, travel to and from airport, meals, visa fees, departure tax, books, national insurance, personal travel or spending money. North Central College financial aid does apply.



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