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Entry requirements for undergraduate courses

You can apply for undergraduate programmes either through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) or The Common Application. Please use only one method of applying. If you are using UCAS to apply for other UK universities, please also make your University of Bristol application through UCAS and do not use the Common Application.

The UCAS code name and number for this University is BRISL B78.

Individual course entry requirements are listed in our Undergraduate Prospectus.

  • Applicants who have completed the Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with good grades will be considered for admission to the first year of our Bachelor’s degree programmes.
  • Applicants with ATAR (or equivalent) with appropriate grades will be considered for admission.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed a Foundation Programme with good grades at one of the G8 Australian Universities will be considered for admission to the first year of our Bachelor’s degree programmes.
  • Applicants will be required to meet the English language requirements for the programme. The profile level requirements can be found on the English language requirements for study page.

Note: Entry requirement information is for guidance only. Competition for places at the University of Bristol is very strong and every application is considered on its individual merits. We aim to get you a response as quickly as possible to help you plan your studies.

Entry requirements for International Foundation Programme

The International Foundation Programme is for international students whose first language is not English.

  • We cannot list entry requirements for every country. However, if you feel your grades are strong, please contact us.
  • You must provide a valid official Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate with scores that meet the programme requirements. For the tests and skill levels you need to achieve for the International Foundation Programme, please visit the Profile page.

Studying on our International Foundation Programme guarantees you either a conditional offer or an interview from the University of Bristol. However, some degrees are highly competitive or require extra qualifications. In subjects related to your intended undergraduate degree, we may require higher grades than specified above. Your first choice of degree is not guaranteed. When you complete the IFP, you can progress to an agreed degree relevant to your previous studies, provided you meet the entry requirements and/or the interview standards. You select which degrees you wish to apply for.

Entry requirements for postgraduate programmes

You should apply online for all our postgraduate programmes.

To be considered for admission to postgraduate study at the University of Bristol, the minimum requirement for entry is an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree that is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class degree (also known as a 2:1). Please refer to the Postgraduate Admissions Statements for each programme for individual entry requirements.

  • Applicants who hold an Australian Bachelor's degree with good grades can be considered for admission to a Master’s degree. For taught postgraduate programmes, a three year degree with Distinction is required, or if the undergraduate degree was from one of the G8 Universities, credit may also be considered.
  • Applicants for Master’s by Research will normally require either a four year Honours degree with good grades (second class), after which they may transfer to PhD study. Applicants who hold an Australian Master’s degree with good grades can be considered for direct admission to PhD study.

Note: Entry requirement information is for guidance only. Competition for places at the University of Bristol is very strong and every application is considered on its individual merits. We aim to get you a response as quickly as possible to help you plan your studies.

Scholarship information

Each year, the International Office rewards the highest achieving international students with scholarships that contribute towards the cost of their tuition fees. The International Office Scholarship is available for new international students.

Scholarship opportunities can be searched for on our scholarship database.

Further information about scholarships is available from the University's Student Funding Office.

British Council in Australia

The British Council has offices in more than 100 countries, including Australia. Many of them are able to give guidance and information regarding Higher Education in the UK. Please visit their website to see if there is an office near you, and find out what services may be available.

Meet current students online

Find out what our current international students think about life in Bristol on our international Facebook page or read our student profiles.

The University Students' Union has a number of cultural societies. You can check their website to see the whole range of clubs and societies that are here.

English language requirements

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If English is not your first language, please refer to our English language requirements.

Visits to your country

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You can meet and talk to our staff at exhibitions held in your country; find out when we are visiting you schedule of overseas visits.

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