Mature students

A mature student is a student aged 21 or above when they start their undergraduate degree. We welcome mature students and offer tailored support for adults interested in university study.

Want to know more about study at Bristol? Register with us for information about upcoming events, application help and your subject.

Register your interest

Frequently asked questions


Find out how to submit a successful application to study and the support available for mature students upon enrolment.

Contact us

Prospective student queries:
+44 (0)117 394 1048

Return to study pathways

Find out about the various routes in to higher education, including Access to HE courses for full-time study, and part-time programmes/short courses with no entry requirements. 

Mature students often come to university feeling they lack something, like conventional qualifications - but the truth is they have a huge amount to offer in life experience, new perspectives and in their commitment to their studies. That's why I want us to have more mature students, and from as varied backgrounds as possible: it changes the conversation in ways that are really important for us as academics and for the rest of the student body.

Tom Sperlinger, Professor of Literature and Engaged Pedagogy
Edit this page