Japan

We welcome applications from Japanese 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 Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho) combined with a successfully completed appropriate foundation/bridging programme will be considered for admission to our Bachelor degree courses.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed the first year of a Japanese University degree will be considered for admission to the first year of our Bachelor degree courses.
  • Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or British A-Levels will be considered for admission to our Bachelor degree courses.

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). 

Scholarships

The University provides a range of international scholarships, including our Think Big scholarships which cover up to 100% of 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 from the Student Funding Office.

Education representatives

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.

Links to our registered representatives in your country are given below:

beo (Tokyo)
5th floor Forecast Shinjuku South Bldg., 4-3-17 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo, 160-0022, Japan
Tel: +81 (0)3-53673315
Email: study@beo.jp
Website: www.beo.jp
Japanese website: www.bristol-uk.jp/

beo (Osaka)
3rd floor Inoi Building 2, 2-9-19 Shibata, Kita-ku,
Osaka, 530-0012, Japan
Tel: 06-6371-1116
Fax: 06-6371-1165
Email: osaka@beo.jp
Website: www.beo.jp

SI-UK Education Council (Tokyo)
Takagi Building 3F, Kamiosaki 2-15-14,
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo-to 141-0021, Japan
Tel: 03-5272-9143
Email: tokyo@ukeducation.jp
Website: www.ukeducation.jp

SI-UK Education Council (Osaka)
2F Nissei Building East, 2-2-13 Shibata,
Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0012, Japan
Tel: 06-6147-5681
Email: osaka@ukeducation.jp
Website: www.ukeducation.jp

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 Japanese SocietyInternational Students' Network, 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

I have had opportunities to befriend students from many different backgrounds. People are open minded and I always feel included. I will cherish my memories of Bristol.

Tomomi (MSc Neuroscience and Education), Japan

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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