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 - Netherlands

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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 out more information on the courses available.

If you do not meet the requirements for our other undergraduate degree courses, you may be considered for an integrated foundation year at UWE Bristol.

Entry onto undergraduate courses

Holders of the following qualifications with a minimum of 7 or above are eligible to apply for an undergraduate degree:

  • Diploma Middelbaar Beroepsonderwijs, niveau 4 (MBO)
  • Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO).

Holders of a Propadeutic diploma with all 60 credits passed can also be considered for entry to undergraduate degrees.

The scores listed above are the minimum requirement for entrance to UWE Bristol, competitive programmes require higher scores.

Entry onto postgraduate courses

Holders of an undergraduate degree with a minimum grade of 6 can be considered for entry to Masters level 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.

English language within the VWO with a grade of 8 meets the English language requirements for the majority of our courses.

We will also accept English with a Grade of 6-10 from the HAVO as meeting the requirement for the majority of our 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
Kirkegata 15
Telephone: +47 21 49 26 33
Drottninggatan 83
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.