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.

  • 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.

Please note that this information is guidance only. Competition for places at Bristol is very strong and every application to the University is considered on its individual merits. 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 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.

The specific grade requirements will depend on the institution that you have studied at.

Scholarship information

Think Big scholarships - New for 2018, the University of Bristol is delighted to launch the new Think Big scholarship scheme. 52 scholarships are available to international applicants for undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes at the University of Bristol. Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found at If you have any specific queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Scholarships & Sponsors team at

The Centre for English Languages and Foundation Studies (CELFS) are offering an Academic Achievement Scholarship, for students from Pakistan, on the International Foundation Programme at CELFS who progress to an undergraduate programme at the University of Bristol. All students from Pakistan that begin the International Foundation Programme in September 2015 will automatically be considered for the scholarship. Successful students will be beginning their undergraduate studies in September 2016. The scholarships will be awarded based on student performance during study on the International Foundation Programme at the University of Bristol. Successful students will be informed of the outcome following receipt of the final results of the IFP.

Further information about scholarships is available from the University's Student Funding Office.

British Council in Pakistan

The British Council has offices in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Multan and Quetta where you can find reference copies of prospectuses and staff who will be happy to help with questions about applying to UK educational institutions.

You are advised to telephone on 0800 22000 or email before visiting in order to check opening times and the facilities available.

The University of Bristol in Pakistan

The University has agreements with a number of education representatives (also known as agents) around the world, who can assist you with your application. Please note that using a representative does not put your application at any advantage or disadvantage when the academic decisions are made within the department. Independent applications will be considered on an equal basis.

Please use the services of only one representative to avoid administrative complications. We only work with representatives listed on our website.

We work with a number of educational representatives in Pakistan. Please visit their websites for further information:

Education Resource Worldwide (Pvt) Ltd-ERW

Karachi (Clifton): 103, Park Towers, Clifton | Phone: 021-35290273
Karachi (City): 46, Badri Building, I.I Chundrigar Road | Phone: 021-32413693
Lahore: 43-B-1, Block G, Gulberg II | Phone: 042-35757630, 35757640
Islamabad: 24, Street # 37, Opp. Islamabad Hotel, Sector - G 6/2 | Phone: 051-2874183
UAN: 0333-5127902

ABN Education Overseas

Lahore: Office No: 402, 10-C-II, Liberty Gate PlazaM.M.Alam Road, Gulberg III, Lahore, Pakistan.  Phone: 0092 300 200 5594 
Karachi: Office: 301(3rd Floor), Building: 10-C, Above Meat One Shop, Main Khayaban-e-Shamsheer, Phase 5, D.H.A, Karachi, Pakistan. Phone: 0092-322-2227527 
Islamabad: 2nd Floor, Redco Plaza, Block 78-E, Main Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan. Phone: 0321 2870008   
Faisalabad: 1st Floor, P-6, Koh-e-Noor City, Above Nando’s, Main Boulevard, Jaranwala Road, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Phone: 0320 282 0003 

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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