Kings partnership with the University of Bristol
Kings is delighted to announce an exciting partnership with the University of Bristol, to provide international students with a dedicated and guaranteed pathway to this world-class university. Under the new University of Bristol Pathway Programme, students will receive a Conditional Offer from both the University of Bristol and Kings before they leave home.
Students will benefit from a smooth transition from high school to university within a friendly, supportive Kings environment. They can follow a one-year Foundation or two-year A-level programme at one of Kings' UK colleges. Once they have successfully completed their Kings course to the required level, they will proceed directly to Bristol.
During their time at Kings, students will enjoy regular visits to Bristol as well as on-going communication and support from university staff. This is the ideal 'soft landing' into the UK education system, ensuring students are not 'lost in the crowd' by going straight from home to university.
The University of Bristol is one of the world's best and most respected universities, ranked 19 in the UK (Times Good University Guide 2019) and 51 in the World (QS World University Ranking 2019). In 2017–18, 90% of students completing their degree achieved a First or 2:1.
Lorna Cuckow, the University of Bristol's Deputy Director International and Head of International Partnerships & Relations, said:
"Here at Bristol we pride ourselves on attracting the best and brightest students from around the world. We hope that our new international foundation pathway agreement with Kings Education, and select similar providers, will increase international access to a Bristol undergraduate education. We are delighted to be partnering with Kings and look forward to welcoming these international pathway students to our University family."
Andrew Hutchinson, Director at Kings, added:
"We are delighted to be partnered with a university which enjoys such a reputation for excellence. Bristol is a name synonymous with academic quality; it is recognised globally as a world-class university. We believe our model of supportive, friendly college communities backed by exceptional pre-university teaching is the perfect fit with Bristol. It is the ideal path to a successful degree at this Top 20 university."
The University of Bristol Pathway Programme is now open for applications for courses starting in September 2019 and January 2020.