Pakistan

We welcome applications from Pakistani 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 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-Levels will be considered for direct admission to our undergraduate degree programmes. Entry requirements are listed in our Undergraduate Prospectus.
  • If you have studied the American curriculum, entry requirements are listed on our USA country page.
  • Applicants with the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) will normally require a foundation course for entry onto undergraduate degree programmes at the University. Generally, an overall average of 75% is required. 
  • Applicants with the HSSC with an overall average of 75% and a Bachelor (Pass) degree with a minimum of 60% will be considered for entry onto undergraduate degree programmes.

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). 

  • Applicants with a Bachelor (Honours) degree of four or five years' duration, with First Division or A Grade results, can be considered for entry to a Masters programme.
  • Applicants with a two year Bachelors (Pass) and two year Masters with more than 70% or 3.5 CGPA can be considered for entry to a Masters programme.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor (Honours) degree of at least three years' duration with a First Class pass, plus a good Masters degree can be considered for entry to a Masters programme.
  • For entry to a PhD programme we would require applicants to hold a Bachelor degree of four or five years, plus a good Masters degree.

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.

ABN Education Overseas

Offices in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Faisalabad.
 
IDP Education Ltd
 
Offices in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.
Web: https://www.idp.com/pakistan/
 
SI-UK Pakistan
 
Offices in Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Peshawar.

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 Pakistan Society, the International 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

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