ELAN: University of Bristol

University of Bristol is a destination within the European Liberal Arts Network (ELAN) for University College Utrecht students, located in Bristol, United Kingdom. UCU students can choose courses in all subjects in the Faculty of Arts

Number of places available

4 students per semester

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: end of September – end of January (including assessment period)
Spring Semester: End of January – beginning of June (including assessment period)

Language of instruction


Course offerings

Course offerings can be found here. The specific ELAN Study Guide 2018/19 can be found here.

Credit system

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Grade system

University of Bristol gives grades on a base of 0 to 100%. The table below shows how this is converted to UCU grades. 

A+90-100%1st class honours
A70-89%1st class honours
A-65-69%Upper 2nd class
B+60-64%Upper 2nd class
B55-59%Lower 2nd class
B-50-54%Lower 2nd class
C40-49%3rd class

Erasmus/ELAN students are not guaranteed an offer of accommodation, though are still able to apply for University-allocated accommodation.  


An approximate guide on the cost of living for students in Bristol can be found here.


A Welcome Week is organised every year in September. Find out more here


The university is located in the city of Bristol in the Southwest of England close to the sea. It has about 450,000 inhabitants. You can find out more information here.

Student life

Bristol University has about 27,000 students. It doesn’t have a central campus, but its buildings are spread throughout the city center. The Student Union “helps students to run over 330 societies, sports clubs, groups and support networks. From football to cheese, skydiving to Pokémon.” The university has a wide array of sports facilities which are available to students at a fee.

Student experiences

Since this is a new destination, we do not have any feedback from students yet.

More information

For information about the requirements for studying abroad, the application procedure and more, go to UCU's Study abroad page. 

You can browse through all UCU exchange destinations and UU exchange destinations in the exchange catalog.