Kuwait

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.

  • Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-Levels will be considered for direct admission to our undergraduate degree programmes. Entry requirements are listed in our Undergraduate Prospectus.
  • If you have studied the American curriculum, entry requirements are listed on our USA country page.
  • Applicants with the Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) will normally require a foundation course for entry onto undergraduate degree programmes at the University. Generally, an overall average of 85% is required with 85% in relevant subjects.

Please note that this information is guidance only. Competition for places at Bristol is very strong and every application to the University 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 postgraduate programmes

You can apply online for all our postgraduate programmes.

The standard requirement for entry to a taught masters programme at Bristol is an undergraduate (Bachelor) degree that is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class degree (also known as a 2:1).

  • Applicants with a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution in Kuwait with a GPA of at least 3.2 would be considered for entry to a Masters programme. 
  • For entry to a PhD programme we would require applicants to hold a Masters degree in a relevant subject with a minimum GPA of 3.0 ("very good").

Scholarship information

An International Office Scholarship is available for new international students.

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

British Council in Kuwait

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

Our representatives in Kuwait

The University has agreements with a number of education representatives (also known as agents) around the world, who can assist you with your application. Please note that using a representative does not put your application at any advantage or disadvantage when the academic decisions are made within the department. Independent applications will be considered on an equal basis.

Please use the services of only one representative to avoid administrative complications. We only work with representatives listed on our website.

Our registered representatives in Kuwait are:

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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