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 good grades (please see next paragraph) in the Maturitätszeugnis / Certificat de Maturité / Attestato di Maturità (either issued by the Swiss Commission, or the Cantonal certificate which has been federally recognised) will be considered for admission to our Bachelor degree courses.

The majority of programmes at Bristol require an overall average of 4.8/6 or higher for the last two years of school. We generally specify individual grades of 5 for two or three of the final year Matura examination subjects, except where an A* at UK A2 level is required, in which case we would specify 5.5 in that subject. 

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 Diplom / Diplôme; Lizentiat / Licence; Staatsdiplom / Diplôme d'Etat will be considered for admission to a Masters degree.

Applicants who hold the equivalent of a British Masters degree will be considered for admission to a PhD.

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 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 international-partnerships@bristol.ac.uk.

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

British Council in Switzerland

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 their website to see if there is an office near you, and find out what services may be available.

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.

Bristol in the German press

The University of Bristol was recently featured in an article in UniSPIEGEL (pdf document)

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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