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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

Full-time applications

  • 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.

Apply to study at UWE Bristol via UCAS

Part-time applications

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.

View our part-time courses

International applications

If you're an international applicant, read our international application guide as this will advise you how to apply for us.

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

If you’ve already gained a qualification in (or you can demonstrate having studied) relevant subjects at degree level equivalent, we might be able to grant you exemption from part of your course.

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 welcome applications from applicants interested in returning to education after many years. We’ll give you every opportunity to show that you have the ability and motivation to succeed on your course.

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

If you have a criminal conviction, please make sure you declare this on your application. We may ask you for some more information about the nature of the conviction during the application process.

Please note that we won’t be able to proceed with your application until you provide this.

Contact us

If you have any questions about applying please contact our Admissions Team, and they'll be happy to help you.

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