Entry requirements for undergraduate courses

You can apply for undergraduate programmes either through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) or the Common Application. Please use only one method of applying. If you are using UCAS to apply for other UK universities, please also make your University of Bristol application through UCAS and do not use the Common Application.

The UCAS code name and number for this University is BRISL B78.

Applicants with the Bachillerato combined with a successfully completed appropriate foundation/bridging programme will be considered for admission to our Bachelor degree courses.

Applicants who have successfully completed the first year of a Mexican University degree (Licenciado) will be considered for admission to the first year of our Bachelor degree courses.

Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or British A-Levels will be considered for admission to our Bachelor degree courses.

Please note that competition for places at Bristol is very strong, so the achievement of the qualifications listed above does not guarantee that an offer will be made. We aim to get you a response as quickly as possible to help you plan your studies.

Entry requirements for postgraduate programmes

You can apply online for all our postgraduate programmes.

The standard requirement for entry to a taught masters programme at Bristol is an undergraduate (Bachelor) degree that is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class degree (also known as a 2:1).

Applicants who hold a Licenciatura (grade 8+) will be considered for admission to a Masters degree.

Applicants who hold a Masters degree will be considered for admission to PhD study.

Scholarship information

Information about the scholarships available to undergraduate, taught postgraduate and postgraduate research students can be found on our Student Funding Office webpage.

Conacyt scholarships

The University of Bristol is pleased to announce its partnership with Conacyt, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Mexico's National Council of Science and Technology). Full scholarships from Conacyt are available to Masters and PhD students from Mexico who are applying for science and engineering related subjects.

University of Bristol Santander Scholarship Scheme

The University of Bristol is pleased to be offering Santander scholarships to new Masters students from Latin America. Further information about the scheme is provided by the Student Funding Office.

Fundación Beca

Fundación Beca can assist Latin American postgraduate students with obtaining loans to study in any subject area (excluding postgraduate taught courses within Economics, Finance and Management). The University of Bristol offers Fundación Beca students a 10% discount on tuition fees. Please note: this fee discount can only be applied to self-funded applicants. Students who have a scholarship or loan through another funding provider (eg Conacyt, Fiderh, Funed, Becas Chile, Colfuturo etc) are not eligible to receive the Fundación Beca fee discount.

Fiderh student loans

The Fund for Human Resources Development, FIDERH, offers low interest loans to Mexican taught postgraduate students who are undertaking courses in the STEM (sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics), health, humanities, social sciences and law subject areas. In return, the University offers Fiderh students a 10-15% discount on their tuition fees.

FUNED student loans

Funding may also be obtained from the Mexican Foundation for Education, Science and Technology. FUNED. FUNED offer low interest loans to Mexican taught postgraduate students undertaking a course in the engineering or social sciences subject areas. FUNED funded students will receive a 15% discount on their tuition fees.

Think Big scholarships - New for 2018, the University of Bristol is delighted to launch the new Think Big scholarship scheme. 52 scholarships are available to international applicants for undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes at the University of Bristol. Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found at If you have any specific queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Scholarships & Sponsors team at

Further information about scholarships is available from the University's Student Funding Office.

British Council in Mexico

The British Council has offices in more than 100 countries. Many of them are able to give guidance and information regarding Higher Education in the UK. Please visit their website to see if there is an office near you, and find out what services may be available.

Our representatives in Mexico

The University has agreements with a number of education representatives (also known as agents) around the world, who can assist you with your application. Please note that using a representative does not put your application at any advantage or disadvantage when the academic decisions are made within the department. Independent applications will be considered on an equal basis.

Please use the services of only one representative to avoid administrative complications. We only work with representatives listed on our website.

Our registered representatives:

Anglo Latino Education Partnership
Tel: (+52) 3687 4477 / (+52) 442 260 9090

Tel: 0052 55 55332160  

Meet current students online

Find out what our current international students think about life in Bristol by reading our student profiles.

The University Students' Union has a number of cultural societies. You can check their website to see the whole range of clubs and societies that are here.

English language requirements

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If English is not your first language, please refer to our English language requirements.

Visits to your country

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You can meet and talk to our staff at exhibitions held in your country; find out when we are visiting you schedule of overseas visits.

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