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 - Finland

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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 quite meet the entry requirements for our undergraduate courses, UWE Bristol offers foundation degrees or undergraduate degrees with foundation year entry.

Entry onto undergraduate courses

All students must also have a recognised English language qualification. A grade of 4 (C) in English in Ylioppilastutkinto/studentexamen (Matriculation Certificate) meets our English language requirement for most courses.

Holders of the Ylioppilastutkinto/studentexamen (Matriculation Certificate) are eligible to apply for a bachelor's degree.

Entry onto postgraduate courses

Holders of the one of the following qualifications are eligible to apply for a master's degree:

  • Kandidaatti/Kandidat (Professional titles: Ekonomi, Diplomi-insinööri, Arkkitehti, Lisensiaatti Proviisori) with an average of 2 (scale of 1-3) or 3 (scale of 1-5)
  • Maisteri/magister (higher academic degree) with an average grade of 2 (scale 1-3) or 3 (scale 1-5)
  • Oikeustieteen kandidaatti/juris kandidat.

Holders of the master's degree are eligible to apply for PhD study.

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.

A grade of 4 (C) in English in Ylioppilastutkinto/studentexamen (Matriculation Certificate) meets our English language requirement for most courses.

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 manager

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

Lorraine Kirby, Regional Manager, Europe, Russia and CISLorraine Kirby
Regional Manager, Europe, Russia and CIS
Based in Bristol

Contact us

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

Drottninggatan 83, 11160

Telephone: +46 (0)771 545 769

Funding and scholarships

Every year we offer funding and a large number of scholarships to our students. Find out about our scholarships for international students.

You may also want to consider other scholarships available from organisations independent of UWE Bristol.