Gain practical skills across life sciences and health sciences on the University of Bristol Biomedical Sciences Labs summer school. Full days of lab-based experiments are complemented by a social programme that helps you explore Bristol and find out what it’s like to study and live in the UK.

The University of Bristol particularly suits undergraduate students studying medicine, health sciences or pre-med, or interested in a career in biomedical sciences research.

Fields of study

  • Biomedical Science
  • Health Science

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website

Credit Equivalent 

10 UK Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 10 UK Credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the British High Commission for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the short-term experience eligibility criteria and the University of Bristol entry requirements.

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The program fee is approximately $5,800 AUD which includes tuition, accommodation, some meals, social programme, arrival transportation. 

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation is included in the program fee.

For more information regarding accommodation, visit the host university website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 01 March 2020

Program Dates

Start: 19 July 2020
End: 08 August 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Abroad
Location: Bristol, England 
Credit: For-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

UQ Abroad Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.