Are you from outside of mainland China?

You can find more information through Kaplan International Pathwaysour trusted education partner for applications and admissions to the International Foundation Programme.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

QualificationGrade
Senior Secondary School Certificate

Senior Middle 3 with a minimum grade average of 80% with 80% in required subjects
Senior Middle 2 with a minimum grade average of 85% with 80% in required subjects

International Baccalaureate

A minimum of 26 points, with a minimum of 4 in any required subject
GCSE grade B or equivalent in required subjects

A Levels

A minimum 2 passes at C, GCSE grade B or equivalent in required subjects

Some undergraduate degrees will need higher grades than required for the IFPSome degrees also require a minimum GCSE or equivalent grade in a specific subject. 

If you are applying from outside of mainland China, please find your country-specific academic requirements through our trusted partner Kaplan International Pathways.

Pathway requirements

Degree typeIELTS minimumRelevant subjects
Arts and Humanities IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing and 5.0 in each part of the test
 
Economics, Finance, Accounting and Management IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and 5.0 in each part of the test 

Mathematics and Science

 

Law IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing and 5.0 in each part of the test   
Science and Engineering IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and 4.5 in each part of the test  Mathematics and Science
Social Sciences IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and 5.0 in each part of the test  
Vet Science IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing and 5.0 in each part of the test Mathematics and Science (CHECK)
Medicine and Dentistry IELTS 7.0 overall, minimum 6.5 in any band  Chemistry and any other scientific subject (Biology, Physics, Mathematics)
 
You will need to provide a valid Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate with scores that meet our entry requirements

What is a valid SELT?

  • an IELTS for UKVI 
  • under 2 years old when you start the course 
  • taken at an approved test centre

A valid IELTS will look like this sample IELTS approved certificate (PDF, 678kB)‌ and have a UKVI reference number 

Find further information about SELTs on the University of Bristol’s English Language entry requirements page

Please contact us if you have another local qualification you would like to discuss.

Do I need to be over 18? 

The minimum age that you can study the International Foundation Programme is 16. Please read more information for students aged under 18.

Do I need a visa?

You can find information about visas on our Student Visa Services pages.

Ask a question

  • Contact mainland China:

Email: china-office@bristol.ac.uk 
Phone: 00 8610 8515 1899

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