How to apply

Undergraduate students

First check your eligibility, including English Language requirements. Then choose to apply in one of three ways:

  1. Register and apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
  2. Apply through one of our agents or representatives in your country.
  3. Meet a representative at one of our regional offices.

Undergraduate applications for September 2022 courses are now open.

Postgraduate students

You can choose to apply either by:

Postgraduate applications for September 2022 are open. Applications for January 2023 courses will open in July 2022.

Key dates for September 2022

Pre-arrival dates

Please note that a number of our courses have earlier deadlines. For further information see individual course pages or early application deadlines.



Relevant information

End of March

Register interest to apply for UWE Bristol managed accommodation 

Only students who have firmly accepted their offer (conditional or unconditional) will be invited to apply for accommodation.

Applicants will be able to register interest to apply from the end of March. Accommodation applications will then open in June and if you have been allocated UWE Bristol accommodation you will be informed in mid-June.

Please see further information on accommodation and how to apply.

If you are unable to secure a place in UWE Bristol accommodation or wish to seek private accommodation you can find further information in our guide to finding private accommodation.


Commencement of issuing CAS

We will start to issue Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for eligible students from the middle of June.

Please see further information on visa documentation.

20 July

Application deadline

Postgraduate and early-start undergraduate course closure.

1 July

Deadline for third-party payments

UWE Bristol strongly recommends that you do not pay through a third party (this is a payment made by someone other than yourself or parents), however if it is the only way of payment being made this is the deadline for a third party payment being made and received by UWE Bristol.

It is important to note that payments made by a third party require additional checks which could delay your eligibility to join this September and could result in your payment being returned and in some cases returned funds can take long periods to clear depending on how the payment was made.

27 July

Last date to sit the free UWE English Language test

If you have a condition requiring evidence of English language ability as part of your offer, you may be eligible for a free UWE Bristol English Language Placement Test.

Wednesday 27 July will be the last opportunity to sit this test.

Please note that places are limited. For further information please email the International team at

3 August

Deposit payment received deadline

Please ensure you pay your deposit in time so we have received it by the deadline, or if you are a sponsored student you have uploaded a copy of your sponsor letter, by Wednesday 3 August. We may not be able to accept payments received after this date. See further details on payment.

Please note that all payments should now be made directly from your own or parent’s account and not through any other third party.

5 August

Latest date for bank statement upload

For students travelling from non-low risk countries classified by UKVI, you will need to provide a bank statement as part of your visa application.

To make sure you meet the visa requirements, we will need to check this before we issue your CAS. You will need to have uploaded the bank statement through your welcome portal ready for our admissions team to check no later than Friday 5 August.

We recommend that you make sure you have the required funds in the bank no later than Thursday 7 July so that they meet the requirements set by the UKVI.

Find more information about documents needed for your visa application.

12 August

Latest date for CAS

This is the latest date for CAS to be issued. After this we will only be able to issue in exceptional circumstances due to visa turnaround times.

You must apply for your visa as soon as you receive your CAS to ensure you receive your visa on time for the arrival dates shown below.

You will need to have met all the conditions of your offer, paid your deposit (deposit amount information) and provided any documents by this date to receive your CAS.

Please see late undergraduate application details for relevant CAS dates.

19 August

Late application deadline

Undergraduate application deadline.

Late applicants for undergraduate course will need to have met all conditions, paid a deposit and uploaded a bank statement by the late application CAS deadline of Tuesday 30 August.

Arrival dates



Relevant information

1 August

Online registration opens

You will receive your MyUWE login once your CAS has been issued. You must complete online registration before can you begin on Starting Block.

Please see below for further information.

19 September

Starting Block and start of teaching

Starting Block and Course induction. You should aim to have completed any quarantine/self-isolation requirements and be ready to attend face to face sessions.

It is important you to travel and arrive in time for course induction and start of teaching as we may not be able to approve late arrivals.

There are programmes that sit outside of these term dates, such as education, nursing and other health care programmes, that have their own structure for the academic year. Individual start dates are available below:

Programme Start date
Advanced Legal Practice (LPC LLM) 5 September 2022
BSc Nursing (Adult Nursing)
12 September 2022
BSc Nursing (Children and Young People)
12 September 2022
BSc Nursing (Learning Disabilities)
12 September 2022
BSc Nursing (Mental Health)
12 September 2022
MSc Midwifery
12 September 2022
MSc Midwifery (Blended Learning)
12 September 2022
PGCE (All programmes)
5 September 2022
MSc Public Health 
26 September 2022
Primary Early Years Initial Teacher Education – PGCE
5 September 2022
Solicitors Training Course (SQE Prep)
5 September 2022

Please note: If you are not able to arrive ready for face-to-face lectures by the start date we will not be able to extend this, you will either need to defer your place or withdraw and request a refund.


Accepting an offer

First of all, congratulations - we're looking forward to meeting you. How you accept depends on how you applied:

  • If you applied through UWE Bristol, accept your offer by logging on to your UWE Bristol Welcome Website and selecting the 'My Offer Response' option in the 'My Application' tab.
  • If you applied through UCAS, accept your offer by logging onto UCAS Track and selecting 'Reply to your offers'.

Get ready to study with us

Deferring your place

Undergraduate study

If you would like to defer, email and briefly explain your reasons. Please include your UWE Bristol Welcome ID number, and write ‘deferral request’ in the subject line. We’ll try our best to accommodate your request for a deferral, however, it’s not possible for all courses and you may be asked to reapply the following year.

Postgraduate study

We do not permit deferrals for the majority of our courses unless there is an extenuating circumstance, in which case these requests will be considered on a case by case basis. If you would like us to consider a request please email and briefly explain your reasons. Please include your UWE Bristol Welcome ID number, and write ‘deferral request’ in the subject line.

Admissions and regulations

Before you join us, you'll need to read and agree to our rules and regulations. At registration, we'll ask you to confirm that you've done this.

There's more info in the Admissions Policy (PDF).

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