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 - Germany

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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 score of 10 out of 15 in higher level/advanced English in the Abitur meets our English language requirement for most courses.

Holders of the Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) Upper secondary education with a grade of 2 out of 6 or a ‘gut’ can be considered for a bachelor's degree.

Holders of the Zeugnis der Fachgebundenen Hochschulreife Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife with an overall grade of 12 or ‘gut’ can be considered for a bachelor's degree.

Entry onto postgraduate courses

Holders of a Bachelors with a mark of ‘gut’ degree can be considered for postgraduate study.

Holders of the Magister Artium/Diplom/Erstes Staatsexamen or Fachhochschuldiplom with a grade of ‘gut’ can be considered for postgraduate study.

Holders of the master's degree or Lizentiat/Aufbaustudium/Zweites Staatsexamen can be considered 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.

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

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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.