Bulgaria

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

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.

International Foundation Programme applicants

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is for international students whose first language is not English. Run by our Centre for Academic Language and Development, the one-year programme will prepare you for the undergraduate degree of your choice through tailored English language and academic units.

Please visit our International Foundation Programme web pages for information about entry requirements and English language requirements for your country.

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.

Applicants will need to meet the English language requirements for their chosen course. Different courses need different levels of language skills, referred to as ‘profiles’. The required profile will be shown on the course page. Find out more about our English language profiles.

  • Applicants with the Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education) and who have an average of 5.3 or higher can be considered for first year entry to our Bachelor's degree programmes, though there are some specific subject requirements of 6.
  • Applicants with the Diploma za Sredno - Spetzialno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education) and who have an average of 5.3 or higher will usually only be considered for admission to our Bachelor's degree courses if they have also taken (or are taking) a Foundation Programme or other additional qualifications such as SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests.
  • If you apply for Computer Science, or any of its joint honours programmes, at undergraduate level at Bristol, you will be considered for a place if you have achieved (or are predicted to achieve) a minimum of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 6 in Mathematics in the Bulgarian Diploma. Please note however, that achieving these grades does not automatically guarantee an offer of a place.

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.

Applicants will need to meet the English language requirements for their chosen course. Different courses need different levels of language skills, referred to as ‘profiles’. The required profile will be shown on the course page. Find out more about our English language profiles.

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). 

  • Applicants who hold, or are in their final year of, a Bachelor degree that started after 2001 will be considered for admission to a Masters degree.
  • Applicants who hold, or are in their final year of, a Master's degree that started after 2001 will be considered for admission to a PhD.

Funding your studies

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

Find more information about funding your studies from the Student Funding Office.

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.

Student societies

Our student clubs include the Balkan Society, and over 400 more for different interests and hobbies.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about applying to Bristol, please contact our International Recruitment team:

Emailinternational-office@bristol.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)117 39 40229

My internship gave me the opportunity to experience the industry world and put my name on the radar for one of the biggest companies in my field.

Vessy (MEng Civil Engineering), Bulgaria

Visits to your country

You can talk to our staff at education events in your country. Find out when we are visiting you.

Visa advice

Our Student Visa Services Team provides extensive guidance on applying for your study visa.

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