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.

Candidates who have the German Abitur, with good grades, will be considered for entry to the first year of our Bachelor degrees. The minimum requirement is an overall average of 2.0 although the majority of programmes at Bristol require higher grades of approximately 1.7 or better.

Where specific subjects are required at A Level, Abitur students are usually required to study these subjects as Leistungskurse. For a grade A* equivalent 14/15 would be required, for grade A equivalent 13/15, for a grade B equivalent 12/15 would be required.

Tips for when you fill out your UCAS form:

  • in the 'Qualifications: Not yet completed' section please be sure to include all the examinations that you will be taking in the final year of school (not just the subjects that are most relevant to your choice of Bachelor degree)
  • please make it very clear which of these are your Leistungskurse
  • where grades are 'predicted', and not your actual grades, please make this clear too

All of these things will make it much easier for us to assess your application and to make the correct offer, where applicable.

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).

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

Candidates who hold the Magister Artium / Diplom / Erstes Staatsexamen (First State Examination) will be considered for admission to a Masters degree.

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

Scholarship information

Further information about financial help for EU students is available from the University's Student Funding Office.

British Council in Germany

The British Council has offices in more than 100 countries, including Germany. 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.

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.

Bristol in the German press

The University of Bristol was recently featured in an article in UniSPIEGEL (pdf document)

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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