UWE Bristol Admissions

Last Updated on December 22, 2022 by Omoyeni Adeniyi

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University of The West of England is a public research university located in Bristol, England. The University had an enrollment of nearly 29,000 students comprising over 3,000 international students. The University offers more than 600 programs from the foundation to doctoral levels in the field of Accounting, Engineering, Business, Law, Computer Science.

Some points to be kept in mind while applying to the university are listed below:

  • The University follows a semester-based calendar with intake in the months of January and September.
  • The University follows a UCAS Tariff system to evaluate students before giving admission offers.
  • Students can check their qualifications by using the UCAS Tariff table to convert grades in points.
  • The University offers foundation courses for international students who do not meet entry requirements.
  • Applicants from India are expected to have overall 65% with grade C in all five subjects for admission.
  • The University accepts scores above 70% in English as proof of English language proficiency.
  • The visa procedure for international students may take up to 90 days. Therefore, students must submit applications in advance to avoid last minute hassles.
  • The University reported 96% employment rate for students within 6 months from graduation.


Application PortalUG: UCAS portal
PG: UWE Bristol Application
Application Fee20 GBP for a single course; 25 GBP for multiple courses (UCAS applicants)
Mode of PaymentOnline
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonAutumn, Spring
Mode of ProgramFull-time/ Part-time/ Online
Total Enrollment29,000
Financial AidScholarships

University of The West of England Admission Deadlines

Application deadlines for undergraduate students are tabulated below. The deadlines for both international and domestic students are the same.

September 2020UCAS Applications Open
October 15, 2020UCAS Application Deadline for Medicine and Dental courses
January 29, 2021Application Deadline for equal consideration for the majority of programs
February 11, 2021UCAS Extra Opens
June 30, 2021Final UCAS Deadline
July 5, 2021UCAS Clearing Open

The deadline for postgraduate admissions is program-specific. Applicants must check the specific program page well in advance to know the application deadline and other requirements.

University of The West of England International Student Admissions

The University accepts students from all over the world and is diverse in nature with students coming from more than 140 countries. The application process for international undergraduate students is similar to domestic students apart from certain additional requirements for international students.

Application Portal: UCAS Portal or agents and representatives of the university.

Application Fee: 20 GBP for a single course, 25 GBP for multiple courses.

Basic Admission Requirements: The following requirements must be met by the candidate in order to be eligible for admission:

  • A complete application.
  • Proof of English language proficiency.
  • Official institutional transcripts of academic records.
  • A university honours degree in case of postgraduate applicants.
  • Proof of financial sufficiency
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Country-specific entry requirements

Country Specific Requirements

IndiaFor entry into undergraduate courses the students must have received at least 65% i.e. grade C in at least 5 subjects in the 12th standard from the following boards CBSE/ICSE/ WBCHSE.
Students with lower grades may get admission in a foundation degree.
Entry requirements for postgraduate courses vary from institution to institution and have been determined by both the length of the degree and the section of university (as defined by the NOOSR list):
NOOSR Section 1 – 48% for a 3-4 year degree and 45% for a 5 year degree.
NOOSR Section 2 – 55% for all degrees.
NOOSR Section 3 – 60% for all degrees.
BangladeshFor entry in year one of Bachelor’s in the areas of Computing and Business, the students of Bangladesh must have a GPA of 4.6 or more in their HSC or above 60% or more in a Polytechnic Diploma.
Students of Bangladesh who want to study Law must have at least one A level.
For entry into year two of a Bachelor’s Degree, the students must have achieved a GPA of 2.7 or more in a Bachelor’s of Arts/ Science/ Commerce.
In order to get admitted in the postgraduate courses, the students must have a GPA of 2.7 or more from a top university or 55% in Masters of Arts/ Science/ Commerce or Engineering.
Sri LankaA student will be considered for the undergraduate course at the University if he/she has a Sri Lankan A-Level because Sri Lankan A-Levels are accepted as comparable to UK A-Levels.
For admission to postgraduate courses, the students will get a direct admission if they hold a good bachelor’s degree or a four-year degree from a recognised university in Sri Lanka.
MyanmarFor admission into undergraduate courses, the students must have an HNC, level 4 (NCC) or ABE level Diploma.
Students who have completed 4 year Bachelor’s Degree with a grade of C+ and above or an ABE level 7 Diploma will be considered for postgraduate study.
NepalStudents with Higher Secondary School Certificate with 75% marks are eligible for admission into undergraduate courses.
Students who are awarded a first division bachelor’s degree from a recognized university are considered for a postgraduate degree.

Note: The requirements given above are the minimum requirements for the University but the competitive courses may have higher requirements.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

Candidates coming from countries where English is not the official language must demonstrate proof of English language proficiency in order to be eligible for admission. This requirement can be met by submitting one of the following test scores:

TestRequirements for UndergraduatesRequirements for Graduates
Cambridge CAE and CPE169 overall and a minimum of 162 in each skill.176 overall and a minimum of 162 in each skill.
Duolingo English Test100110
IELTSOverall score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.Overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component
Language CertB2 Communicator Pass in the Language Cert International ESOL.B2 Communicator High Pass in the Language Cert International ESOL.
PTE AcademicOverall score of 50 with at least 51 in each component.Overall score of 58 with at least 51 in each component.
TOEFL (Internet based)Overall score of 80 or above, including a minimum of 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.Overall score of 90 or above, including a minimum of 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.

Visa Process for International Students

Applicants can start applying for a visa to study in the UK three months prior to the classes. A tier 4 student visa is required to study as a full-time student at an institution in the UK. The following documents must be arranged for submission during the process:

  1. A copy of valid passport.
  2. Two passport size photographs.
  3. Biometric information as a part of the application process.
  4. Evidence of sufficient funding.
  5. Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) statement.
  6. Police registration certificate.
  7. Only Tier 4 (General) visa students undertaking postgraduate level study in certain areas will need an ATAS certificate.
  8. Medical certificate

The following steps must be followed in order to obtain a visa:

  • The online application for Tier 4 student visa must be filled and submitted with an application fee of 348 EUR.
  • Upon approval, the candidate will be called to the nearest visa application centre for collection of biometrics and photographs as proof of residence permit;
  • The applicant must collect the same biometric residence permit within 10 days of arriving at the UK;
  • The visa takes approximately three weeks to reach the applicant, if all criteria has been appropriately fulfilled.

Admissions Office

The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Admissions teams have recently been merged into a single resource for the University. We aim to provide a comprehensive service for staff as well as current and prospective students to make the process of admissions as straightforward as possible.

Using the navigation links on the left you can access further information about undergraduate and postgraduate admissions processes and find invaluable resources for staff. If you should have any trouble finding what you need, please contact us in our offices:

Postal Address

Admissions Office
Directorate of External Relations
University of Bristol
31 Great George Street

For walk-in enquiries please come to the 3rd floor, 31 Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5QD.

Office opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Undergraduate AdmissionsPostgraduate Admissions
Telephone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 (internal 41649)
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 (internal 41649)
Email: [email protected]

University of The West of England Undergraduate Admissions

University of the West of England welcomes students from all over the world to attend their undergraduate courses. It provides courses in the fields of Accounting, Criminology, Geography, Healthcare and many more.

Where to ApplyUCAS Portal

Application Fee: 20 GBP for a single course, 25 GBP for multiple courses.

Admission Requirements: The minimum entry requirements for undergraduate honours degree courses are:

  • Two A-levels or equivalent qualifications like one of the following:
  • A BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma; or
  • International Baccalaureate; or
  • Irish Highers; or
  • Access to higher education diploma.

University of The West of England Graduate Admissions

University of the West of England offers postgraduate courses to students from all over the world. There are master’s degrees like MBA, MA and MSc. Other options are available in the form of certificates and diplomas. There are other short courses available and various research degrees as well for postgraduate study.

Where to Apply: UWE Bristol Application

Application Fee: No application fee

Admission Requirements: The following requirements must be met by the candidate in order to be eligible for admission –

  • An honors degree at 2.2 from a recognised institution in a relevant field.
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Official institutional transcripts
  • Interview
  • Work experience
  • Proof of financial sufficiency

Some specific entry requirements for graduate programs offered by the university are given in the table below:

CriteriaMBAM. Sc in Business ManagementM. Sc in Civil EngineeringM. Sc in Digital MarketingM. Sc in Information Technology
Academic QualificationsA honors degree of 2.2 from a recognised institutionA good honors degree with minimum 2.2 in any subject or equivalent professional business qualificationA honors degree at 2:2 or above preferably in Civil Engineering or related disciplineA honors degree with minimum 2.2 in Marketing or related fieldA honors degree with 2.2 in relevant field and knowledge of computing
English languageIELTS score of 6.5, no band less than 5.5IELTS score of 6.5, no band less than 5.5IELTS score of 6.5, no band less than 5.5IELTS score of 6.5, no band less than 5.5IELTS score of 6.5, no band less than 5.5
DeadlineThree weeks prior to program start dateThree weeks prior to program start dateThree weeks prior to program start dateThree weeks prior to program start dateThree weeks prior to program start date
Work ExperienceRequired, at least 18 months post graduate organizational experienceNot requiredNot requiredRequired, 2 years industry experience in marketing related fieldRecommended
InterviewRequiredNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot required
Study modeFull-timeFull-time, part-time, study supportFull-time, part-timeFull-timeFull-time, part-time
Duration1 year1 or 3 years1 or 2 years1 year1 or 2 years

The University of West of England has laid down all admission requirements and parameters briefly on the website. The university takes approximately 4-6 weeks to evaluate the application after submission of the application, supporting documents and handling fees. The selection board will evaluate the application on a flexible parameter that includes academic records, extracurricular activities, quality of letters of recommendation and letter of motivation along with scores on the standardized tests taken before the admission. To increase chances of securing a seat at the university, the candidate must ensure submission of documents on time and following all mentioned instructions.

After submission of the application form and handling fees, the applicants can check the status at ‘UWE Bristol Welcome Website’ or the UCAS track which is an online portal. This portal can be accessed through the unique credentials provided to the applicant. If the candidate has been selected for admission to the university, they will be informed via e-mail and post.


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