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
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.
For UWE Bristol enquiries please contact our UK-based expert:
Regional Manager, Africa and UK
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.
|Representative name||Contact details|
|Alvis Tsui (FSS) Inc
Unit 2826 & 2827 & Unit 2616
4500 Kingsway, Burnaby BC
|Contact: Alvis Tsui
|SI UK Toronto
150 King Street West
Toronto M5H 1J9
|Contact: Vicki Fox
|Grad Study Overseas
105 Chartwell Circle
|Contact: Mandy Thabal
Telephone: +1 905 381 4258
|JTS International Higher Education Consultancy
169 Avenue Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario
|Contact: John Shalagan, Principal and CEO
Telephone: +1 416-910-3718
20 Carlton St. (Unit 121)
|Contact: Rami Hijazi
Telephone: +1 647 933 9098
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?
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.
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 email@example.com.