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 - South Africa
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
UWE Bristol will consider students who have taken GCE A-level examinations or the International Baccalaureate for entrance onto undergraduate courses.
Senior Certificate (with matriculation endorsement) with minimum grades BBCCC or a National Senior Certificate with minimum grades of 66555.
Students who have completed the first year of a Bachelors degree from a university in South Africa and have satisfied English language requirements will be considered for direct entry onto the undergraduate courses.
The requirements listed above are the minimum requirements for entrance to UWE Bristol; competitive courses may have higher requirements.
Entry onto postgraduate courses
Holders of a good bachelor's (Hons) degree awarded by a South African university will be considered for postgraduate study, depending on the English level. Holders of a good Bachelors (No Hons) degree awarded by a South African university will be considered on a case by case basis.
Students who do not satisfy the requirements would be asked to study a pre-master's course before entry onto postgraduate courses.
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.
We also accept the following local qualification (please note this may vary for some courses):
- National Senior Certificate English Language Grade 4 or higher.
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.
For UWE Bristol enquiries, please contact our UK-based experts:
Regional Manager, Africa and UK
Based in Bristol
International Officer, Africa
Based in Bristol
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|
Global Education Johannesburg
|Contact: Liza Manoussis
Mobile: +27 78 217 5149
Telephone: +27 11 268 6545
Global Education Cape Town
|Mobile: +27 21 140 1530
Telephone: +27 21 794 0177
|Global Education Durban
2 Ncondo Place
|Mobile: +27 83 200 4825
Telephone: +27 31 830 5556
|Telephone: +27 (0) 608 127 080
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.