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Before you apply

Research and compare universities

It’s important to research and compare universities to ensure they’re the right fit for you. At UWE Bristol we have information available to help with your decision making, such as our social media channels and Students’ Union webpages. You can also join the conversation through our Facebook chats.

Take a closer look

Attend one of our Open Days and see UWE Bristol for yourself. Meet our lecturers, ask questions and check out our facilities and accommodation. It will help you make your decision about whether you want to apply here.

If you can't make an Open Day, visit us for a self-guided tour, enjoy a 360º tour of UWE Bristol or watch our campus videos to get a feel for our campuses, accommodation and the city:

Research your course options

Decide on the subject you’re interested in and compare courses. Pay particular attention to the modules – they give you an idea of what you’ll learn and how courses differ.

At UWE Bristol you can choose from over 200 undergraduate courses. You can search our courses A-Z or browse by subject. You can also find out more about our faculties and departments for a deeper understanding of your course choice.

Check the entry requirements

All UWE Bristol course descriptions feature typical offers for each degree or diploma; these include any specific subjects and/or grades required. Like most universities, we use the UCAS Tariff system.

Our entry requirement section has further details regarding requirements. If the qualification you’re studying is not listed, or if you have general queries, please email our Admissions Office.

Get your student finances sorted

Research the facts about finances and apply for your tuition fee and maintenance loans as early as possible. This enables your funding authority to make a decision about the value of your loans and ensures you’ll receive your money at the start of term.

Find out more about fees and funding at UWE Bristol, including information on our bursary scheme, money advice and frequently asked questions.

Organise your supporting documents

The university application process is competitive. Course tutors read personal statements to compare different applicants, so optimise your chances of success and begin thinking about what you might include to make you stand out from the crowd.

Schools and colleges will offer advice and ensure your personal statement is completed correctly.

Know the key dates and deadlines

It’s always best to apply to university as early as possible to ensure you get on the course you want. However, there is flexibility beyond the January UCAS deadline. At UWE Bristol we continue to accept applications to a course until it’s full.

View the UWE Bristol application timeline and UCAS important dates for information about deadline dates.

You are ready to apply

Applying to university can seem daunting. Our application process is designed to make it as easy for you as possible. Don’t forget to check the entry requirements for your course, and then move on to our ‘How to apply’ section, for the next steps.

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