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.

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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 requirements

Entry requirements, English language requirements and what to do if you don't meet our entry requirements.

Country manager

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

Windy Hon Country Manager

Windy Hon
International Officer - UK and Canada
Based in Bristol

Contact us

Funding and scholarships

We have scholarships of £2,000 available to students from the USA. If you hold an unconditional or conditional offer for UWE Bristol and would like to be considered for a scholarship, simply send a short video of yourself answering the following questions:

  • Why did you apply to UWE Bristol?
  • What are you looking forward to most?
  • How could UWE Bristol attract more students from your country?

Please remember to state your name, country and UWE Welcome ID at the start of your video.

Send your completed video via WeTransfer to The closing date for video submissions is 31 May (September entry) or 31 October (January entry)

Successful applicants will be notified after this date. Scholarships will be applied as a tuition fee discount and are offered against the first year of studies only. Recipients of this scholarship will be required to undertake ambassadorial activity for the University throughout the duration of their course. 

Take a look at our list of UWE Bristol International Scholarships to find out about other available funding. You may also be interested in scholarships available from external organisations.

Funding- USA Federal Direct Loans

UWE Bristol is approved by the US Department of Education to participate in the Federal Direct Loan Program. This enables eligible US students to access financial support. You will need to include UWE Bristol's School code G21948 on your FAFSA.

Read our guide to US loans

Email: for further advice and guidance.

Veteran Affairs Funding

UWE Bristol participates in the Veteran Affairs (VA) Funding programme. Please see confirmation of UWE Bristol's recognition on the Department of Veterans Affairs website (using the following search terms: 'University of the West of England').

If you think you may be eligible for VA funding, you should initially contact the Department for Veterans Affairs or tel: +1 888-GIBILL-1 (+1 888 442 4551).

The Dept for Veteran Affairs requires a certification of enrolment to be completed and need to approve your course before they will pay benefits to students. UWE Bristol can apply for your course to be approved prior to enrolment and send off a Certificate of Enrolment once you are fully registered. Please email at prior to enrolment to let us know which course you will be studying and so that we can organise completion of the Certificate of Enrolment.

Payments for Tuition Fees will be sent direct to UWE Bristol and will be applied to your tuition fee account. If there is any surplus amount we will arrange to have this credited to you.

Performance Sport Scholarships

If you are a high-performing athlete, UWE Bristol could offer you exceptional opportunities and support to pursue your sporting ambitions through a Performance Sport scholarship. For further information please contact

Studying in the UK

Discover some of the things that you didn't know about the differences between the US and the UK when it comes to studying.

Meet Cecilia

Cecilia, originally from Boston, is an international student at UWE Bristol studying BA(Hons) Interior Architecture. She speaks about the benefits of studying shorter, more specialised degrees and what life is like in Bristol.

Meet David

David, originally from the USA, is an international student at UWE Bristol studying MSc Information Technology. He talks about studying the subject he loves and the support he has received from his professors.

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