Contextual offers

What is a contextual offer?

At Bristol we want to attract students from all backgrounds because we believe a student community that reflects our society will benefit everyone.

Our contextual offer is a grade reduction of up to two grades below the standard entry requirements and is made to those from backgrounds historically less likely to come here. Once here, data shows that our contextual offer student achieve above average academically. Details of our standard and contextual offer entry requirements can be found our course pages. You can find out which courses we offer using our course search tool.

Could I get a contextual offer?

You may be eligible for a contextual offer if:

Life at Bristol

Bristol is one of the best student cities in the UK. Find out more about the people you'll meet and the clubs and societies you can join while you're here.

Financial support

Check whether you are eligible for the University of Bristol Bursary or our Accommodation Bursary. For a full list of funding support visit our funding undergraduate study page.

Visit us

Get a feel for life at Bristol at an undergraduate open day, an open afternoon or a campus tour. If you receive an offer, you’ll also be invited to join other offer holders on your programme for a post offer visit day to find out more about your course.

How do I apply?

Apply to us through UCAS and if you meet any of the criteria you’ll be automatically considered.   

What next?

Check what other kinds of support you might be eligible for. We offer a wide range of bursaries and scholarships, accommodation and student support to ensure you get the most out of your time with us.

If we make you an offer, we’ll invite you to a visit day with all other offer holders. Here you’ll meet academics, current students and future potential course mates to find out more about your course and life at Bristol. Contact us for more information about the visit day travel bursary.

If you accept your offer at Bristol as your firm choice you can benefit from the accommodation guarantee.

If you have any queries relating to contextual offers, please contact Doug Jennings on +44 (0)117 394 1523.

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