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 from Ontario, we require a Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (advanced level) with an average of between 80% and 90%. This must include six Grade 12 U, U/C or M courses. Some courses may specify exact grade requirements in relevant U subjects.
  • Applicants from Quebec, we require a Diplôme d'Etudes Collègiales (DEC) with an overall average of between 80%-90%.
  • Applicants from British Columbia and Yukon, we require a Grade 12 Senior Secondary Diploma with an average of between 85%-90% in 5 grade 12 subjects.
  • Applicants from Alberta, New Brunswick, North West Territories, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan, we require a General High School Diploma with between 80%-90% in 5 subjects at Grade 12.
  • Applicants from Newfoundland, we require 80% in six acceptable subjects at 3,000 level Grade 12, or 70% in nine 3,000 level subjects
  • Applicants from Manitoba, we require a High School Graduation Diploma with an overall average of between 80%-90%, including 5 credits awarded at the 300 level in at least 4 subject areas, and at least 80% in each subject.

Please note that we do not generally require any standardized tests, but students for Law will need to take the LNAT, and applicants to Medicine and Dentistry are required to take the UKCAT test.

Study Abroad

Students who are already at University in Canada but who are interested in spending one or two credit-bearing semesters as an undergraduate at Bristol should consult our Study Abroad pages for more details. Study Abroad applications do not go through UCAS.

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).

Students from Canada holding a Bachelors degree with a GPA of 3.2, mid B grades or a numeric grade of 77+ will be considered equivalent to a 2:1 degree.

Applicants who hold a Masters degree from Canada or the United Kingdom will be considered for admission to PhD study. A research proposal is required. To investigate research opportunities in our faculties please visit the postgraduate prospectus.

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 Canada

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.

The British Council has two offices in Canada:

80 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5K7
Tel: +1 613 2371530
Fax: +1 613 5691478

1000 Ouest rue de la Gauchetiere, Bureau 4200, Montreal, Quebec, H3B 4W5
Tel: +1 514 8665863
Fax: +1 514 8665322

Our representatives in Canada

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 your country:

Barclay & Knap Educational Services
399 Pearl Street, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2M8
Tel: +1 905 632 0999
Fax: +1 905 632 0899

Future Project
Established by Canadian law graduates who studied in the UK. Locations: Toronto and Vancouver 
Tel: +1 888 506 2257

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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