- Entry requirements for undergraduate courses
- Entry requirements for postgraduate programmes
- English language requirements
- Scholarship information
- British Council in South Africa
- Our representatives in South Africa
- Meet current students online
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 National Senior Certificate and grades of 7, 6 and 5 will be considered for admission to our Bachelor degree courses. We require good grades in five subjects, excluding Life Orientation.
Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or British A-Levels will be considered for admission to our Bachelor degree courses.
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).
Applicants who hold a Bachelor (Honours) degree will be considered for admission to a Masters degree. Applicants who hold a Masters degree will be considered for admission to PhD study.
English language requirements
Applicants with NSC English grade A to C are likely to be exempt from English language testing. If English is not your first language please see our English language guidelines.
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 bristol.ac.uk/international-scholarships. If you have any specific queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Scholarships & Sponsors team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about scholarships is available from the University's Student Funding Office.
British Council in South Africa
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. Please visit www.britishcouncil.org/africa-za-contact-us.htm to find out what services may be available.
Our representatives in South Africa
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 for South Africa are:
Address: Global Education, Office F05 - The Zone Phase 2, 31 Tyrwhitt Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196
Contact name: Liza Manoussis
Tel: (+27) 78 217 5149
Address: 788 – 790 Finchley Road, London, NW11 7TJ, UK
Tel: 0845 301 1225
Meet current students online
Find out what our current international students think about life in Bristol on 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.