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.

  • Applicants holding a suitable Associate Degree from the College of The Bahamas or the University of the West Indies with a grade profile of B+ / A can be considered for direct entry to the first year of our Bachelor's programmes.
  • 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.

Note: 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 the International Foundation Programme

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

  • We cannot list entry requirements for every country. However, if you feel your grades are strong, please contact us.
  • 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.

  • Candidates with an Upper Second Class or First Class Bahamaian Bachelor’s degree can be considered for entry to postgraduate programmes at Bristol.
  • 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

Each year, the International Office rewards the highest achieving international students with scholarships that contribute towards the cost of their tuition fees. The International Office Scholarship is available for new international students.

Scholarship opportunities can be searched for on our scholarship database.

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

Our representatives in the Bahamas

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:


Meet current students online

Find out what our current international students think about life in Bristol by reading 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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