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 2023 are now open.

Postgraduate students

You can choose to apply either by:

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

Pre-arrival dates

Date Activity Relevant information
October 2022 Commencement of issuing CAS

We will start to issue CAS for eligible students the from early October.

Please see further information or watch our next steps video.

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

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.

Arrival dates

Date Activity Relevant information
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

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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