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 - Canada

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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 undergraduate degree courses, you may wish to be considered for a foundation degree.

Holders of a High School Diploma with a minimum average of 60% are eligible to apply 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.

Entry onto undergraduate courses

You will be considered for first year entry with a Secondary School Diploma from English-speaking Canada or a Diplôme d'Études Collègiales (DEC) from Quebec with a minimum of 70% in at least five subjects.

The requirements listed above are the minimum requirements for entrance to UWE Bristol; competitive courses may have higher requirements.

Entry onto postgraduate courses

Holders of a bachelor's degree from a recognised Canadian university with the following grades will be eligible to apply for postgraduate study:

  • 6.0 or more out of 9.0 point scale
  • GPA of 2.7 or above out of 4.0
  • Alpha B- or above
  • 66%-72% depending on the grading scale.

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 visit our English language pages for the 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.


Country manager

For UWE Bristol enquiries please contact our UK-based expert:

Sam Micklewright Regional Manager, AmericasSam Micklewright
Regional Manager, Africa and UK
Based in Bristol

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Country representatives

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.

Representative name Contact details
Alvis Tsui (FSS) Inc
Unit 2826 & 2827 & Unit 2616
4500 Kingsway, Burnaby BC
V5H 2A9
Contact: Alvis Tsui
Grad Study Overseas
105 Chartwell Circle
L9A 0C4
Contact: Mandy Thabal
Telephone: +1 905 381 4258
JTS International Higher Education Consultancy
169 Avenue Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4C 4Z6
Contact: John Shalagan, Principal and CEO
Telephone: +1 416-910-3718
Mericler Inc
20 Carlton St. (Unit 121)
M5B 2H5
Contact: Rami Hijazi
Telephone: +1 647 933 9098
SI UK Toronto
Suite 300
150 King Street West
Toronto M5H 1J9
Ontario, Canada
Contact: Vicki Fox
Telephone: 416-998-8532

International scholarships and loans

We have scholarships of £2,000 available to students from Canada. 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?

Please remember to state your name, country and UWE Welcome ID at the start of your video. Send your completed video via WeTransfer to

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.

Canadian loans

UWE Bristol is recognised as an institution eligible to certify Canadian Student Loan applications e.g. OSAP.

The Canadian Student Loan programme allows students to borrow money from the Government to pursue higher education.

Eligibility and application

Canadian Student Loans are usually managed through the National Student Loans Service Centre and are often applied for at Provincial level. The Canadian Government, not the University, will process most of your loan - UWE Bristol will just be responsible for confirming student status and certification.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply for a loan can be found on the CanLearn web pages, and will also direct you to the National Student Loan Service Centre.

Progression and transfer applicants

UWE Bristol currently works in partnership with the following colleges:

Students transferring from these colleges are eligible for a £2,000 scholarship, applied as a tuition fee discount against the first year of studies.

If you would like more information on transferring to UWE Bristol, please contact