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How to apply

Full-time applications

If you’d like to study one of our full-time undergraduate degrees or foundation degrees,

you should apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The process is straightforward and you’ll be guided at each step.

You’ll need to go through UCAS even if you’re applying for the second or third year of a course. If you’re not currently studying at school or college, you should still apply through UCAS. Your referee can be your manager or employer.

Apply to study at UWE Bristol via UCAS.

International applications

View our international application guide to find out how to apply to UWE Bristol as an international applicant.

When to apply

You can apply to UCAS from 1 September for entry the following autumn. UWE Bristol’s UCAS code is B80.

You should submit applications to UCAS before the 15 January deadline to ensure you get on the course you want.

Applicants can make a 'late' UCAS application up until 30 June, and at UWE Bristol, we continue to accept applications to a course until it’s full. So if you miss a UCAS deadline, continue to regularly check our undergraduate courses listing for availability. In early July each year, we also publish our Clearing course vacancies which will feature further course spaces.

For full information about dates and deadlines, view the UWE Bristol application timeline and UCAS important dates.

Specific information for other applicants

Part-time applications

Applications for all part-time undergraduate courses are made directly to us or to our partner colleges. Visit our part-time courses pages to complete the application process online.

Discover more about our partner colleges.

Deferred entry applications

In most cases we are happy to accept applications from students who wish to take a gap year. Deferred entry is normally granted for one year only and for two years maximum. If a course is unable to accept applications for deferred entry, this is made clear online on the relevant undergraduate course listing.

Advanced entry applications

If you’ve already obtained a qualification in, or can demonstrate you’ve studied, relevant subjects at A-Level equivalent to Higher Education, you may be considered for exemption from part of a course. We’ll need full details of the qualification (including units or modules) and your marks. You can most easily give us these by uploading them onto the UWE Welcome website, once you’ve applied.

Disabled applicants

We welcome applications from students who are disabled, including mental health conditions, medical conditions and specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Please disclose on your application, so we can start to explore your needs with you. We’ll help you with any reasonable adjustments, support and equipment, including funding.

For further advice at any point during the application process, don’t hesitate to contact our admissions team by email or call them on +44 (0)117 32 83333.

Applicants with other qualifications or experience

Applicants returning to education after employment, or other experiences, are welcome to apply to UWE Bristol. We’ll give you every opportunity to show you’ve the motivation and ability to succeed in your chosen programme of study. We consider applications on the basis of evidence of personal, professional and educational experience, which indicate an applicant's ability to meet the demands of a degree. For advice in these circumstances, please email

Applicants with criminal convictions

If you have a criminal conviction you must declare it on your application form. We may ask for further details of the nature of the conviction. We’ll be unable to proceed with your application until this information is provided. For further information email

Contact us

If you’d like to speak to someone at UWE Bristol, we have admissions experts available. Call +44 (0)117 32 83333 and they’ll be happy to help. Or you can email

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