Saudi Arabia

We welcome applications from Saudi students. More than 100 students from Saudi Arabia currently study here, and we would love for you to join us.

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Get a quick introduction to the University of Bristol in Arabic with our guide for students from Saudi Arabia 2022/23 (PDF, 668kB).

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 delivered by the University of Bristol to prepare international students for a degree programme at the University through tailored English language units and academic subject units.

You can find more information through Kaplan International Pathways, our trusted education partner for applications and admissions to the International Foundation Programme.

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.

Students who have successfully completed either the University of Bristol International Foundation Programme or an appropriate foundation/bridging programme such as those offered by our partners, and have met the entry requirements for their chosen degree, will be considered for admission to undergraduate courses.

  • Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-levels will be considered for direct admission to our undergraduate degree courses. Check our undergraduate course listings for specific requirements.
  • If you have studied the American curriculum, entry requirements are listed on our USA country page.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed the first year of a university degree with a high GPA will be considered for admission to our undergraduate 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).

  • Applicants with a degree of four years’ duration from a recognised institution with a GPA of 3.5 out of 5.0, or 3.0 out of 4.0, will be considered for entry to a master’s programme.
  • For entry to a PhD programme, we would require applicants to hold a master’s degree from a recognised institution.

Scholarships

The University provides a range of international scholarships, including our Think Big scholarships which can help fund your 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 on our student finances pages.

  • In addition to University of Bristol scholarships, past students from Saudi Arabia have also been sponsored by Saudi Aramco and the Ministry of Education.

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.

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 Saudi Society, Bristol Islamic Society, Arab Society, and over 400 more catering to different interests.

Our alumni

Our international alumni community includes more than 200 students from or living in Saudi Arabia, who are employed at organisations including the Ministry of Health, Saudi Central Bank and a range of prestigious universities.

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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The University of Bristol was my first choice when applying to University. Bristol is a beautiful city with wonderful scenery – it’s not too small but not huge, and not as crowded as London, which makes it easier to walk around.

Faris (International Foundation Programme: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), Saudi Arabia

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