We welcome applications from Irish students. Around one in four students at the University are international, and we would love for you to join our community.

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The following information is for guidance only. Competition for places at the University of Bristol is very strong, and the achievement of the qualifications listed does not guarantee that an offer will be made. We aim to respond to your application as quickly as possible to help you plan your studies.

If your qualification is not listed or you have any further questions, please contact us for advice.

Undergraduate applicants

You can apply for undergraduate courses through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The UCAS institution code for the University of Bristol is BRISL B78.

Entry requirements vary for each course. Please check our undergraduate course listings for details of specific requirements.

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.

Candidates who have completed their Irish Higher examinations Leaving Certificate with good grades (H3 or above) can be considered for our undergraduate courses. Please see the following table for equivalences used by the University of Bristol: 

UK GCE Advanced Level grades Irish Higher Certificate 
A*A*A* H1, H1, H1, H1, H1
A*A*A H1, H1, H1, H1, H1
A*AA H1, H1, H1, H1, H2
AAA H1, H1, H1, H2, H2
AAB H1, H1, H2, H2, H3
ABB H1, H2, H2, H3, H3
BBB H2, H2, H2, H3, H4
BBC H2, H2, H3, H3, H4

Where specific subjects and grades are required: A* at A Level = H1; A at A Level = H1; B at A Level = H2; C at A Level = H3.

Postgraduate applicants

You should apply online for all our postgraduate programmes.

Entry requirements vary for each programme. Please check our postgraduate programme listings for details of specific requirements.

To be considered for admission to a master's degree programme 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). 

Candidates who hold an Irish Bachelor Honours Degree with good grades will be considered for admission to a Masters degree.

Candidates who hold an Irish Masters Degree will be considered for admission to a PhD.

Funding your studies

The University provides a range of international scholarships, including our Think Big scholarships which can help fund your tuition fees.

Search our full list of funding to find more scholarships offered by the University of Bristol and external organisations.

Find more information about funding your studies on our student finances pages.

British Council

The British Council can give guidance and information about higher education in the UK. Find out from their website if there is an office near you and what services are available.

Education representatives

The University has agreements with many education representatives (also known as agents) around the world who can assist you with your application. Using a representative does not put your application at any advantage or disadvantage, and independent applications will be considered on an equal basis.

Please use the services of only one representative to avoid administrative complications. We strongly advise you to only work with a representative listed below.

The University works with the following agencies:

Student societies

Our student clubs include the International Students' Network and over 400 more catering to different interests and hobbies.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about applying to Bristol, please contact our International Recruitment team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 39 40229

The University of Bristol is a home away from home. There are so many opportunities to meet like-minded people and make friends for life.

Francesca (BA History), Ireland

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