How to apply
First check your eligibility, including English Language requirements. Then choose to apply in one of three ways:
- Register and apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
- Apply through one of our agents or representatives in your country.
- Meet a representative at one of our regional offices.
Undergraduate applications for September 2023 are now open.
You can choose to apply either by:
- clicking the 'apply now' button on the postgraduate course page, and completing the online form, or
- applying through one of our agents or representatives in your country or meeting a representative at one of our regional offices.
Postgraduate applications for September 2023 are now open.
Please note: we will not be able to consider applications if you have received a visa refusal for any country within the last two years. If you fail to declare this information on the application form, or at point of offer, we reserve the right to withdraw your offer. If you have already paid your deposit this may impact on your right to a refund.
Key dates for January 2023
|October 2022||Commencement of issuing CAS||
We will start to issue CAS for eligible students the from early October.
|14 November||Application deadline||
Application deadlines for the January intake course closure. Please note that due to high demand some courses may close earlier, this information will be available on the relevant course page.
|21 November||Deposit payment received deadline||
Please ensure you pay your deposit, or if you are a sponsored student, you have uploaded a copy of your sponsor letter or notified us of your sponsorship, by the 21 November. We may not be able to accept payments received after this date. See further details on payment.
All payments should now be made directly from your own or parent’s account and not through any other third party as third party payments will now not be accepted unless approved in advance.
Please note that some of our courses have strict capacity. Due to this, we may have to close deposits prior to published deadlines. To ensure you don’t pay the deposit after this time, we will notify you of the situation and withdraw your place of study.
|23 November||Last date to sit the free UWE English Language test||
Our free UWE English Language test dates will begin in October.
If you have a condition requiring evidence of English language ability as part of your offer, you may be eligible for a free UWE English Language Placement Test.
23 November will be the last opportunity to sit this test.
Please note that places are limited. For further information please email the International team at email@example.com.
|2 December||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 the 2 December.
We recommend that you make sure you have the required funds in the bank no later than the 4 November so that they meet the requirements set by the UKVI.
Find more information about documents needed for your visa application.
|9 December||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 will need to have met all the conditions of your offer, paid your deposit (for deposit amount see International student payments) and provided any documents by this date to receive your CAS.
|September 2022||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 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.
There are courses that sit outside of these term dates, individual start dates will be available shortly.
Please see below for further information.
|16 January 2023||Starting Block and start of teaching||
Starting Block and Course induction.
|9-13 January 2023||English Language and Academic Culture (ELAC) course||
This is a free online course that will allow you to prepare for your upcoming studies.
Find more information about the English Language and Academic Culture (ELAC) course.
Key dates for September 2023
Check back soon for updated admissions key dates for courses starting in September 2023.
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 Hub and selecting 'Reply to your offers'.
Get ready to study with us
- Read our list of essential things to do before you arrive at UWE Bristol, including information on applying for a visa, paying your tuition fees, and booking accommodation.
- Keep checking your Welcome Website for important updates.
- You could also follow our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook channels to find out about news and events.
- Read about adjusting to life in the UK, discover Bristol, and find out what to do on arrival.
- Explore our website as we have lots of useful advice about international student support.
Deferring your place
If you would like to defer, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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).