Bahrain

The following 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 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 for each course.

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

Entry requirements for the International Foundation Programme

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

  • Successful completion of Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama with a minimum grade average of 85% overall and 85% in relevant subjects.
  • 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 with a degree of four years duration achieving a GPA of 3.2 or 80% can be considered for entry to a Master’s programme.
  • For entry to a PhD programme we would require applicants to hold a Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • 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.

Scholarship information

Think Big scholarships - New for 2018, the University of Bristol is delighted to launch the new Think Big scholarship scheme. 52 scholarships are available to international applicants for undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes at the University of Bristol. Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found at bristol.ac.uk/international-scholarships. If you have any specific queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Scholarships & Sponsors team at international-partnerships@bristol.ac.uk.

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

The British Council has offices in more than 100 countries, including Bahrain. Many of them are able to give guidance and information regarding Higher Education in the UK. Please visit their website to find out what services may be available.

Our representatives in Bahrain

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 also strongly advise you to work only with a representative listed on our website.

Our registered representatives in your country:

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.

Bahrain

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 (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) will normally require a foundation course for entry onto undergraduate degree programmes at the University. Generally, an overall average of 85% average is required with 85% in relevant subjects.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed a Diploma or Associate Degree with 80% or higher will be considered for entry to the first year of our Bachelor degree programme if the qualification is in a related or suitable subject area.

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 degree of four years duration with a GPA of 3.2 or 80% can be considered for entry to a Masters programme.
  • For entry to a PhD programme we would require applicants to hold a Masters degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Scholarship information

Think Big scholarships - New for 2018, the University of Bristol is delighted to launch the new Think Big scholarship scheme. 52 scholarships are available to international applicants for undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes at the University of Bristol. Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found at bristol.ac.uk/international-scholarships. If you have any specific queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Scholarships & Sponsors team at international-partnerships@bristol.ac.uk.

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

British Council in Bahrain

The British Council has offices in more than 100 countries, including Bahrain. 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.

Our representatives in Bahrain

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 also strongly advise you to work only with a representative listed on our website.

Our registered representatives in your country:

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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