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UWE Bristol - Japan

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At UWE Bristol we are proud of our international reputation. With a thriving international community of students from over 140 countries worldwide, we are the perfect UK university to study at.

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Entry requirements - Japan

The experienced UWE Bristol 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 Bristol 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.

All students must also have a recognised English language qualification.

Entry onto foundation programmes

Students who have completed the Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho) with five subjects at Grade 4 or above will be considered for entry onto a foundation degree or an undergraduate degree with foundation year entry.

Entry onto undergraduate programmes

If you have achieved the following, your application can be considered for the first year of a Bachelors degree:

  • Completion of Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate and a recognized Foundation Program with a score of at least 60 per cent.

Advanced entry onto a Bachelors degree can be possible in some cases with the following:

  • Completion of an associate degree with a score of at least 70 per cent. 

Entry onto postgraduate programmes

Applicants with the following qualifications would be considered for entry onto UWE Bristol’s Masters programmes:

  • Applicants with a four-year Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with a score of 65 per cent is equivalent to a 2:2 UK Degree (70 per cent = 2:1)
  • Holders of a Masters degree will be considered for doctoral (PhD) study.

Please note: Where UWE Bristol has an academic agreement in place with an institution, greater flexibility in entry requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate courses may apply as outlined in those agreements.

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.

Meet the International Team

Global visits and events

If you are interested in studying at UWE Bristol you may be able to come and meet us through one of our global visits. View all upcoming events.

International scholarships

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

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

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