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 - Colombia

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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 bachelor degree courses, you may be considered for a foundation degree.

Holders of a Bachillerato with a GPA of 7.0 or 70% will be considered for entry onto a UWE Bristol Art and Design foundation course.

For other courses, students have the option to undertake an international foundation or international year one course at our International College. Upon successful completion, these courses offer guaranteed entry onto a UWE Bristol bachelor degree course.

Entry onto undergraduate courses

You will be considered for first year entry with a score of 8.0 or 80% in the Bachillerato plus a score of 330 or above on the ICFES exam.

Also considered for entry:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • one to two years of study in a Colombian University with a minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 5.

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

Entry onto postgraduate courses

Applicants who hold a Licenciatura with a minimum score of 3.5 out of 5 will be considered for admission onto a master’s degree course.

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.


Country managers

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

Sam Micklewright Regional Manager, AmericasSam Micklewright
Regional Manager, Americas
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
GI Bogota
Carrera 13 No. 96-67
Ed. Akori - Oficina 201
Telephone: T. (1) 601 7177 Ext. 105 T. 320 854 7639
Grasshopper Medellin
Carrera 42 No. 5 Sur - 141
Ed. OFI7 - Oficina 301
Telephone: +4 448 1288 T. 316 468 0092
MAS Education Limited
Carrera 15 No. 88–64, Oficina 707
Edificio Torre Zimma
Contact: Paola Acero
Telephone: +57 (1) 749 5356
SI-UK Bogota
Calle 106 No 54-78
Oficina 702
Contact: Ingrid Prieto
Telephone: +57 318 3499429
Studies Planet
Avenida 15 # 122-39 Torre 1
Oficina 403
Contact: Daniela Padilla
Telephone: +57 311 4753505

International scholarships

We have scholarships of £4,000 available to students from Latin America. 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.