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 - Japan

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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 Art and Design undergraduate degree courses, you may be considered for a foundation degree. You can find more information on the creative industries foundation courses available.

If you do not meet the requirements for our other undergraduate degree courses, you may be considered for a foundation or international year one course at our International College.

Upon successful completion, these courses offer guaranteed entry onto a UWE Bristol undergraduate degree course.

Entry onto undergraduate courses

If you have achieved the following, your application can be considered for the first year of a bachelor's degree:

  • completion of Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate and a recognised foundation programme with a score of at least 60%.

Advanced entry onto a bachelor's degree can be possible in some cases with the following:

  • completion of an associate degree with a score of at least 70%.

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

Entry onto postgraduate courses

Applicants with the following qualifications would be considered for entry onto UWE Bristol’s master's courses:

  • a four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with a score of 65% (equivalent to a 2:2 UK degree)

Holders of a master's degree will be considered for doctoral (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 managers

For UWE Bristol enquiries, please contact our expert:

Amanda LeeAmanda Lee
Director of Student Experience/Deputy Director AP
Based in Malaysia.

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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
BEO Tokyo
4-3-17 Shinjuku,
Contact: BEO Tokyo
Telephone: +81 (0) 3 5367 331
Email: coordinator@beo.jp
BEO Osaka
3rd Floor Inoi Building 2, 
2-9-19 Shibata,
Contact: BEO Osaka
Telephone: +81 (0) 6 6371 1116
Email: coordinator@beo.jp
BEO Fukuoka
1st Floor No.5 Green Building,
2-12-12 Hakata Ekimae,
Contact: BEO Fukuoka
Telephone: +81 (0) 92 477-1866
Email: coordinator@beo.jp
SIUK Tokyo
Takagi Building 3F
2-15-14 Kamiosaki
Contact: SIUK Tokyo
Telephone: +81 (0) 3 5272 9143
Email: tokyo@ukeducation.jp
SIUK Osaka
Shibata 2-2-13, 
Higashikan, Kita-ku, 
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
2F Nissei Building East
2-2-13 Shibata, 
Contact: SIUK Osaka
Telephone: +81 (0) 6 6147 5681
Email: osaka@ukeducation.jp

International scholarships

Every year we offer a large number of scholarships to international students. Take a look at the full list of UWE Bristol International scholarships to find out more.

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