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The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is proud of its international reputation. With a thriving international community of students from over 140 countries worldwide, UWE is the perfect UK university to study at.

Entry requirements

The experienced UWE International team will be happy to give you advice on the suitability of your qualifications for your chosen programme of study. Qualifications listed under each heading may satisfy UWE 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.

All students must also have a recognised English language qualification. For postgraduate entry requirements, please refer to individual course descriptions within the courses database.

  • Entry onto Undergraduate programmes
    Students with the following qualifications:
    • Federal Maturity Certificate / Maturitätszeugnis
    • Certificat de Maturité
    • Baccalauréat
    • Attestato di Maturità
    • Federally recognised Cantonal Maturity Certificate (Eidgenössisch anerkanntes kantonales Maturitätszeugnis / Certificat de Maturité cantonal reconnu par la Confédération / Attestato di Maturità contonale riconosciuto dalla Confederazione)
    • Passerelle Berufsmaturität from Universitäre Hochschulen

    Undergraduate - Year 1
    French-speaking areas: Students with the Maturité Cantonale with grades of suffisiant;
    German-speaking areas: Students with the Kantonale Maturität with grades of genügend;
    Italian-speaking areas: Students with the Maturità Cantonale with grades of sufficiente;

    Undergraduate Advanced entry - Year 2
    French-speaking areas: Students with the Certificat de Maturité / Certificat de Maturité Cantonal reconnu par la Confédération with grades of bien;
    Students with the Maturität / Eidgenössisch anerkanntes kantonales Maturitätszeugnis with grades of gut;
    Italian-speaking areas: Students with the Attestato di Maturità / Attestato di Maturità Cantonale riconosciuto dalla Confederazione with grades of bene;

    If you have studied A-levels or IB, information on entry requirements can be found on the courses database.

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 range of Pre-sessional English language courses to get your English skills up to the standard required for entry to UWE Bristol.

Scholarships and funding

Take a look at the full-time EU student funding pages for information on funding for EU students.

Or view our undergraduate funding or postgraduate funding pages for full information on the financial support available at UWE.


UWE is proud of its international partnerships and has focused on developing strong relationships with partner institutions around the world, offering students the opportunity to study a wide range of subject areas both overseas and at UWE.

For more information please contact the International Development Office.

Careers and Alumni

Careers - international students

The Careers Service at UWE provides a specific programme of careers advice and events for international students during your time at the university; including guidance interviews, workshops, careers fairs and work placement opportunities.

Areas of help include advice on writing CVs, where to find graduate opportunities in the UK and overseas, and how to get work experience.For further information visit the International students section of the Careers website.


After you complete your studies here, you automatically become part of our worldwide Alumni network. This is the best way to stay up to date with UWE news and keep in touch with fellow graduates. Our Alumni profiles give an inspirational insight into the many achievements and exciting career paths of our graduates.

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International Development Co-ordinator - Europe

Lorriane KirbyLorraine Kirby
UWE International Development Office

E-mail: international@uwe.ac.uk

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