At UWE Bristol we are proud of our international reputation. With a thriving international community of students from over 140 countries worldwide, we are the perfect UK university to study at.
Entry requirements - Barbados
The experienced UWE Bristol International team will be happy to give you advice on the suitability of your qualifications for your chosen course.
Qualifications listed under each heading may satisfy UWE Bristol entry requirements to that level of study. This is not a guarantee of an offer of a place, which is at the University’s discretion.
Entry onto foundation courses
If you do not meet the requirements for our Art and Design undergraduate degree courses, you may be considered for the UWE Bristol Art and Design foundation degrees.
For other courses, students who don’t meet the requirements for direct entry may have the option to undertake our International Foundation course or International Year One courses at our International College, which then offers the opportunity for guaranteed entry one UWE Bristol's undergraduate courses.
In some cases, students might be eligible to apply for direct entry to the first year of an undergraduate degree depending on the school, grades and subjects.
If you do not meet the requirements for our other undergraduate degree courses, you may be considered for a Foundation or International Year One course at our International College.
Upon successful completion, these courses offer guaranteed entry onto a UWE Bristol undergraduate degree course.
Entry onto undergraduate courses
Applicants who hold Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with two Grade II and four Grade III across one and two unit subjects will be considered for first year entry onto a bachelor's degree.
Also considered for entry:
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
- one to two years of college or university study with a minimum GPA of 2.7 or B-.
Applicants holding an Associate Degree from Barbados Community College with a minimum GPA of 2.7 or B- may be considered for entry to year two of an undergraduate bachelor's degree.
The requirements listed above are the minimum requirements for entrance to UWE Bristol. Competitive courses may have higher requirements.
Entry onto postgraduate courses
Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from The University of the West Indies or Barbados Community College with a minimum GPA of 2.7 or B- will be considered for admission onto a master’s degree.
Please note: Where UWE Bristol has an academic agreement in place with an institution, greater flexibility in entry requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate courses may apply as outlined in those agreements.
English language requirements
To study at UWE Bristol you must demonstrate that your English level is high enough for university study. We accept a number of different Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for entry onto our degree courses, with IELTS being the most common. English language requirements vary slightly from subject to subject.
Please see a list of other acceptable English language qualifications.
What to do if you don't meet our entry requirements
If you do not quite meet our entry requirements, our International College offers a range of university preparation courses to teach you all you need to progress to UWE Bristol. We also have a pre-sessional English language course to get your English skills up to the standard required for entry to UWE Bristol.
For UWE Bristol enquiries, please contact our UK-based expert:
Regional Manager, Americas
Based in Bristol
Below you will find the contact details for our representatives in your country. They can provide you with further information and assist with the submission of your application to UWE Bristol. They can also offer advice on visas, accommodation, scholarships, travel and more.
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UKESC - UK Educational Services in the Caribbean
We have scholarships of £2,000 available to students from the Caribbean. If you hold an unconditional or conditional offer for UWE Bristol and would like to be considered for a scholarship, simply send a short video of yourself answering the following questions:
- Why did you apply to UWE Bristol?
- What are you looking forward to most?
- How could UWE Bristol attract more students from your country?
The closing date for video submissions is Friday 30 October 2020. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified after this date. Scholarships will be applied as a tuition fee discount and are offered against the first year of studies only. Recipients of this scholarship will be required to undertake ambassadorial activity for the University throughout the duration of their course.
If you are successful, you will be notified by Friday 13 November 2020.
Take a look at our list of UWE Bristol International Scholarships to find out about other available funding. You may also be interested in scholarships available from external organisations.