- Entry requirements for undergraduate courses
- Entry requirements for postgraduate programmes
- Scholarship information
- British Council in New Zealand
- Meet current students online
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.
In general, our entrance requirements are in line with those for New Zealand universities: we accept NCEA level 3, and will be particularly focused on the grades achieved in approved subjects. You should check the prospectus entry for your chosen programme to see if we stipulate specific subjects - we don't always, but where we do it is mandatory. If you have been in the New Zealand system for your whole high school experience, we would also expect to see your level 1 and 2 results.
Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-Levels are welcome to apply - again, check the specific requirements in our online prospectus.
Please note that competition for places at Bristol is very strong, so the achievement of the qualifications listed above does not guarantee that an offer will be made. 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).
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 New Zealand
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 their website to see if there is an office near you, and find out what services may be available.
Meet current students online
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.