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.

Students with good grades in the Esame di Stato can be considered for entry to the first year of our Bachelor degree programmes.

For certain programmes we may require grades of 8,9 or 10/10 in individual subjects (or 13,14 or 15/15 for mathematics in the seconda prova scritta) and to verify this we will also need to see the 'pagella' score card for the final year of school.

We will also consider applicants with very high grades in the Diploma di Maturità Classica/Scientifica/Tecnica/Linguistica/Professionale/Magistrale/Artistica (pre 1999).

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).

Applicants who have the following qualifications can be considered for entry to taught Masters programmes:

  • Diploma di Laurea with high grades (104/110 or above)
  • Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti
  • Diploma di Master Universitario di primo livello (since 1999)

Applicants who have the following qualifications can be considered for entry to research programmes:

  • Diploma di Master Universitario di secondo livello (since 1999)
  • Diploma di Specializzione di secondo livello (since 1999)
  • Laurea Specialistica

Scholarship information

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

British Council in Italy

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