North Central College - Naperville, IL


University of Bristol

Fall Term



Program Overview

University of Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the U.K., routinely ranked within the top 10 universities in the country and in the top 40 in the world by QS World University Rankings. Students can create their own academic program by mixing classes from a wide variety of subjects such as economics, classics, history, sociology, physics, mathematics, English literature, art history, computer science, biology, philosophy, music, theatre, engineering, archaeology and anthropology, political science, theology and religious studies.

As a city, Bristol is 1,000 years old but right at the cutting edge; dynamic yet laid back; teeming with culture but down to earth; independent but influential. Bristol is one of the friendliest and most vibrant student cities in Europe, where students can experience a big city that is easily navigated on foot or by bicycle. Bristol’s famous in the U.K. for its multitude of theatres, concert halls, galleries, street art, neighborhood carnivals, open mic nights and festivals. Bristol’s also a short distance from the historic city of Bath and the World Heritage site of Stonehenge.

£500 scholarships through BUTEX, a U.K. higher education membership organization, are available for students in all NCC England programs.

University of Bristol website


Eligibility Requirements

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


Academic Credit

Students are required to complete GLS 277 in the spring term prior to studying abroad in the fall.

Student can earn 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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Last Updated:  September 2016