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 completed their Irish Higher examinations Leaving Certificate with good grades (B2 or above) can be considered for our undergraduate courses. Please see the following table for equivalences used by the University of Bristol: 

UK GCE Advanced Level grades Irish Higher Certificate 
A*A*A* H1, H1, H1, H1, H2, H2
A*A*A H1, H1, H1, H2, H2, H2
A*AA H1, H1, H2, H2, H2, H2
AAA H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H3
AAB H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3
ABB H2, H2, H2, H3, H3, H3
BBB H2, H2, H3, H3, H4, H4
BBC H3, H3, H4, H4, H4, H4

Where specific subjects and grades are required: A* at A Level = A1; A at A Level = A2; B at A Level = B1; C at A Level = B2.

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 hold an Irish Bachelor Honours Degree with good grades will be considered for admission to a Masters degree.

Candidates who hold an Irish Masters Degree 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 Ireland

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

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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