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 Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) 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 Russian 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.

Please note that we do not generally require any standardized tests, but students for Law will need to take the LNAT, and Medicine and Denistry applicants are required to take the UKCAT test.

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).

A specialist diploma or bachelor's degree (Bakalavr) from a well ranked institution will be considered for master's entry. An average of 4 out of 5 is typically required, depending on your chosen course.

Applicants who hold a Masters degree from Russia or the United Kingdom will be considered for admission to PhD study. A research proposal is required.

To investigate research opportunities in our faculties please visit our postgraduate prospectus.

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

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

The University of Bristol is part of the Global Education Program, the Russian government-sponsored funding program designed to provide Russian citizens with opportunity for graduate and postgraduate studies at leading foreign higher educational institutions.
The Global Education Program intends to distribute 4.41 billion Russian rubles to at least 1,500 participants in 2014-2016 but applies only to full-time graduate programs in the areas of: 
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Education
  • Management
As well as tuition fees, the grant will cover travel expenses to and from the student’s place of residence to the university, medical insurance, accommodation, meals, and academic literature.
You can find information about the Global Education Program on their website.

British Council in Russia

The British Council has offices in more than 100 countries. Many of them are able to give guidance and information regarding Higher Education in the UK. Detail of the British Council Offices in Russia can be found below:

VGBILU, Iitsa Nikoloyamskaya 1, Moscow 109189
Tel: 095-782-0200
Fax: 095-782-0201

Our representatives in Russia

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.

Our registered representatives in your country:

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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