International College

UWE Bristol's International College is a joint educational partnership between UWE Bristol and Kaplan International Pathways (KIP).

Foundation Year

If you're interested in our Foundation Year, we have two streams for this:

Successful completion of these, with good attendance, at the required level, will grant access to year 1 of the main UWE Bristol bachelor's degree. To provide the best experience possible for you, we have flexible entry points for you to start the course throughout the year. The length of your course will depend mainly on your English language ability when you start.

International Year One

Our International Year One courses have three streams you can follow, depending on your subject of interest:

This undergraduate-level course will ease you into studying abroad, and combines academic preparation with year 1 of a bachelor's degree. Successful completion of an International Year One course, with good attendance, at the required level, will grant access to year 2 of the main UWE Bristol bachelor's degree.

UWE Bristol International College student

"I had such a great time at the College! All of the teachers were very helpful and really good at explaining what we were expected to do. The social aspect of life at the College was also really fun — I took part in various international days, I joined the Kazakh Society and I started doing Zumba."

Anel, International Year One Engineering Graduate

Anel International Year One Engineering Graduate


Our pre-master's courses have two streams you can follow:

These courses provide extra support for you to gain entry and prepare for a master’s level programme.

UWE Bristol's International College

A pathway course at UWE Bristol's International College (UWEBIC) will provide you with the skills you need to study a degree course at UWE Bristol. As well as English language study, you will learn academic and subject-based skills to help you prepare for university.

We have three pathway options available to you: Foundation Year, International Year One, and Pre-Masters. If you successfully complete your pathway course at the required level, you are guaranteed entry to your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate degree at UWE Bristol.

Out of 191 UWEBIC students, 93% felt that college staff cared about their academic success, 92% felt Bristol was a good place for international students, and 91% felt that UWEBIC had prepared them well for living studying away from home.