How to apply

Postgraduate students

To apply for a pre-sessional course, when you accept your offer of postgraduate study through the University of Bristol's online system, you will need to tick the box labelled 'pre-sessional course'. 

When applying for your pre-sessional course, please ensure you upload your most recent UKVI IELTS certificate and a colour scan of your passport to the online system system.

Postgraduate applications sent by email will not be accepted.

Once you have applied, our staff will update the online application system and process your pre-sessional application. They will contact you about your application by email.

If you have already accepted your offer but did not tick the box labelled 'pre-sessional course', please email and include your full name, student number, the course you wish to study, your AY number and how you will fund the course.

Undergraduate students

Once you have an undergraduate offer from the University of Bristol, you will need to complete the pre-sessional application form: Pre-sessional UG Application Form (PDF, 51kB)

After you have done this, please email with:

  • Your completed application form
  • A colour copy of your passport
  • A copy of your IELTS certificate
  • A copy of your UCAS emails or offer documents from the University of Bristol.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

If you have any questions about your offer conditions, you must contact your department. They will advise you on what you need to do to meet the entry requirements for your degree course.

Application deadlines

  • 10-week: 29 May 2020
  • 6-week: 26 June 2020

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649

Admissions statement

Our Pre-sessional Admissions Statement 2019 (PDF, 148kB) contains important information about the admissions process.


Read about visa options for our pre-sessional courses.

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