We welcome applications from Ghanaian 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.
International Foundation Programme applicants
The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is delivered by the University of Bristol to prepare international students for a degree programme at the University through tailored English language units and academic subject units.
You can find more information through Kaplan International Pathways, our trusted education partner for applications and admissions to the International Foundation Programme.
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.
Students who have successfully completed either the University of Bristol International Foundation Programme or an appropriate foundation/bridging programme such as those offered by our partners, and have met the entry requirements for their chosen degree, will be considered for admission to undergraduate courses.
- Applicants who have successfully completed the first year of a Ghanaian university bachelor's degree will be considered for admission to the first year of our bachelor's degree courses.
- Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or British A-levels will be considered for admission to our bachelor's degree courses.
Applicants who have completed high school in Ghana are usually exempt from providing additional evidence of their English language ability. Find more information on our English language requirements.
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).
Ghanian degree programmes and awarding universities should both be accredited for an application to be considered. You can check whether your degree and institution are/were accredited at www.gtec.edu.gh/.
Applicants who hold a Masters will be considered for admission to PhD study.
Applicants who have completed a degree in Ghana are usually exempt from providing additional evidence of their English language ability. A degree is a full bachelor's degree course, or a master's programme of at least one year. Find more information on our English language requirements.
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.
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:
Our international alumni network includes more than 100 students from or living in Ghana, who are employed and working in organisations around the world.
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.
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)117 205 2644
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