How to apply
There are different ways to apply for an undergraduate course depending on whether you’re a UK, EU or international applicant and whether you’re applying for a full or part-time course. Find out the right way for you to apply below.
UK, EU and International applicants
UK and EU applicants - full-time and part-time applicants
- If you’re a UK or EU applicant interested in full-time undergraduate degrees or foundation degrees, you need to apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). It’s really straightforward and you’ll be guided through each step.
- If you’re applying for the second or third year of a course, or if you’re not currently studying at school or college, you’ll still need to apply via UCAS. If you’re not at school or college, you can ask your employer to act as your referee.
Applying via UCAS
- You can apply via UCAS from 1 September for courses that start in autumn of the following year.
- Make a note of UWE Bristol’s UCAS code, B80, as you’ll need it for your application.
- You’ll also need to add the course code, which you can find on the course entries.
- The deadline for UCAS applications is 15 January. You’ll need to submit your application by this date to make sure you have the best chance of getting on the course you want.
- If you miss the 15 January UCAS deadline, you can still make a 'late' application up until 30 June. We accept applications to a course until it’s full, so if you miss the UCAS deadline, make sure you check our undergraduate course listings regularly to see which courses still have places.
- In early July each year, we publish our Clearing course vacancies so you’ll see more places then.
For a month-by-month breakdown of key dates and deadlines, look at our application timeline.
If you're interested in applying for a part-time course with us or a local partner college, you need to apply directly to us, or the college.
View our part-time courses and apply online via the 'apply' button on the course listing.
Information for applicants with specific requirements
Applicants wishing to defer
We understand that you might like to delay starting university, perhaps to take a gap year, and we’re usually happy to accept applications even when you’re intending to start later.
You can usually defer your place for one year and a maximum of two years. If a course cannot accept deferred entry students, we’ll indicate this on the course listing.
Applicants with prior learning interested in gaining a course exemption
We’ll need full details of the qualification (including units or modules) and your grades. The easiest way to do this is by uploading your documents onto our Welcome website, once you’ve applied.
Applicants with a disability
We welcome applications from applicants with a disability whether this is a mental health condition, a medical condition or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
Please disclose this on your application form so that our dedicated Disability Service can work together with you to explore your needs and put the right support in place for you. We’ll help with reasonable adjustments, support and equipment including funding.
Applicants returning to education
We’ll consider your application based on evidence of your personal, professional and educational experience, which demonstrates your ability to meet the demands of undergraduate study.
Applicants with a criminal conviction
Please note that we won’t be able to proceed with your application until you provide this.
If you have any questions about applying please contact our Admissions Team, and they'll be happy to help you.