How to apply

This is the place to find out all about how to make your UWE Bristol application, and make changes to an application you’ve already started.

How to apply

Find out how to apply, depending on your preferred method of study.

Declare a disability

Your application will be considered based on your academic suitability and passion for your course – disability doesn’t play any part in the decision-making process. However, it is important to let us know if you have a disability on your application form so that our dedicated Disability Service can work together with you to explore your needs and put the right support in place for you.

Disclose a criminal conviction

If you have a criminal conviction, please make sure you declare this on your application if your course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check – if your course does not require a DBS check, you will need to disclose convictions when you firmly accept our offer. We may ask you for some more information about the nature of the conviction during the application process.

Please note that we won’t be able to proceed with your application until you provide this.

Making changes to your application

Being released into Clearing

If you change your mind, you can use the ‘Decline my place’ button in UCAS Track. This will release you into Clearing – you will lose the offers you are currently holding and will be able to apply to another university through Clearing.

Changing your course

If you’d like to change course, we may be able to consider you for an alternative one, as long as places are still available and you meet the course entry requirements. Email admissions@uwe.ac.uk with full details of your preferred change and we’ll be happy to help.

Changing your personal details

Need to update your personal details? Once you’ve submitted your UCAS application, you can do this through UCAS – they’ll in turn update our systems here at UWE Bristol.

Declining your place and opting into Clearing

If you don’t want to take up your place at UWE Bristol and would like to be withdrawn/released into Clearing, please email us at admissions@uwe.ac.uk, and briefly explain your reasons and we will be happy to process this for you.

Deferring your place

If you’d like to defer please email admissions@uwe.ac.uk with a note to explain your reasons. 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.