Transfer to another university

If you’re thinking about moving to a different university, speak to your personal tutor or supervisor for advice.

How to transfer

  • Check if your new university will admit you to the next year of the course you want to study once you've completed a year at Bristol.
  • If you can’t be admitted to a later year, you may need to apply to start again from the first year of your new course.
  • For undergraduate courses, you will normally be required to apply through UCAS.

Funding and finance

Changing course can affect your funding. If you receive financial support, such as a student loan, speak to the Student Funding Office before you transfer.

You may still be liable to pay some or all of the tuition fees for your current course. For a detailed explanation, read the Student Fees Regulations. You should also check how much the fees are for your new course. 

International students

Speak to Student Visa Services before requesting a transfer as you may be required to apply for a new visa.

Degree classification

Transferring to a new university may change how your final degree classification (such as 2:1 or distinction) is worked out. For example, another university may not count your second year towards your final award. Check their academic regulations so you're clear about any differences.

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