Sierra Leone

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 West African Senior School Certificate, combined with a successfully completed appropriate foundation/bridging programme will be considered for admission to our Bachelor degree courses.   

Applicants who have successfully completed the first year of a Bachelors degree in Sierra Leone will be considered for admission to the first year of our Bachelor degree course.

 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).

Candidates holding a Bachelor Degree (Honours) from a recognised Sierra Leone University with excellent grades are eligible to apply for a Masters programme.

Candidates holding a Masters Degree from a recognised Sierra Leone University with excellent grades will be considered for PhD study.

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 Sierra Leone

The British Council is 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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