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UK university education at UWE Bristol

Discover our wide range of courses

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.

For postgraduate entry requirements, please refer to individual course descriptions within the courses database.

  • Entry onto undergraduate programmes
    GPA 3.0 with one of the following:
    • Grades 3 and above in 2 AP subjects
    • or a minimum of 1600 in SAT I including 600 in writing, critical reading and mathematical elements of the SAT Reasoning Test and a minimum of 600 in relevant SAT II Subject Tests taken
    • or a score of 26 or higher in the ACT

    UWE accepts SAT scores directly via Collegeboard. Our Collegeboard Code is 7409
  • Entry onto postgraduate programmes
    Bachelor degree when awarded by a regionally accredited institution
    Master of Arts / Master of Science (Research) when awarded upon a minimum duration of two years’ study with a research / thesis component
    Master’s degree (taught)
    Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • For information on visas, the Home Office website provides helpful advice on what you need to do if you are currently in the USA and you want to apply for a UK visa.

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


Every year we offer a large number of scholarships and tuition fee discounts to international students. Take a look at the full list of UWE Bristol International scholarships and discounts to find out more.

You may also want to consider other scholarships available from organisations independent of UWE.

Funding- USA Federal Direct Loans

It's important for you and your family to understand all the intricacies of financial aid for U.S. students and how the process works.

Planning to meet the costs of attending university is an investment in the future, and you may have many choices in financing this investment, including grants, scholarships, part-time work, and loans. Any U.S. student who applies for admission to the University of the West of England may apply for U.S. financial aid, either through the U.S. Federal loan programme (Title IV) or through a private loan.

For more information on U.S Federal Direct Loans, please download our information on Federal Direct Loans.

Direct loans - Cost of Attendance spreadsheets

Please complete the appropriate Cost of Attendance spreadsheet below:

Direct loans - Policies

Veteran Affairs Funding

UWE participates in the Veteran Affairs (VA) Funding programme. If you think you may be eligible for VA funding, you should initially contact the Department for Veterans Affairs. Look on their website or telephone 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).

The Veteran Affairs requires a certification of enrolment to be completed before they will pay benefits to students. UWE can send off a Certificate of Enrolment once you are fully registered. Please contact rita.gwani@uwe.ac.uk to organise completion of the Certificate of Enrolment.

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


UWE is proud of its international partnerships which include universities and colleges from around the world. UWE has recently established links with Virginia Commonwealth University across many subjects and also has a partnership with the University of Central Florida.

For more information about this and all our partner institutions e-mail international@uwe.ac.uk.

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.

American Summer School

An exciting opportunity to spend four weeks experiencing European culture in the UK and Belgium.

For more information view our American Summer School webpages or e-mail studyabroad@uwe.ac.uk.

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Contact us

For enquiries about study at UWE please contact the International Development Office.

E-mail: international@uwe.ac.uk

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