India

We welcome applications from Indian students. Over 400 students from India currently study here, and we would love for you to join us.

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The following information is for guidance only. Competition for places at the University of Bristol is very strong, and the achievement of the qualifications listed does not guarantee that an offer will be made. We aim to respond to your application as quickly as possible to help you plan your studies.

If your qualification is not listed or you have any further questions, please contact us for advice.

Undergraduate applicants

You can apply for undergraduate courses through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The UCAS institution code for the University of Bristol is BRISL B78.

Entry requirements vary for each course. Please check our undergraduate course listings for details of specific requirements.

Applicants will need to meet the English language requirements for their chosen course. Different courses need different levels of language skills, referred to as ‘profiles’. The required profile will be shown on the course page. Find out more about our English language profiles.

  • We understand that the majority of candidates from India have been taught in English throughout their education. CBSE or CISCE English at 70-80% or above can be accepted in lieu of another English test such as IELTS.
  • Entry requirements for our undergraduate programmes will vary depending on the course you wish to apply for, your Year 12 examination board, and subjects taken.
  • Typical offers for CBSE and CISCE range from 80% (equivalent to ABB at A-level) to 90% (equivalent to A*AA at A-level). If you would like advice relating to your specific qualification, please contact us.

LLB Law applicants

We are pleased to note that Bristol’s LLB Law degree is recognised by the Bar Council of India.

CBSE and ISC Standard XII exams

Following the decision by the Indian government to cancel the CBSE and ISC Standard XII exams, the University of Bristol would like to reassure its undergraduate applicants from India that we are able to accept their results based on the alternative assessment criteria awarded by CBSE or other relevant boards, provided these results are received no later than 8 September 2021.

Postgraduate applicants

You should apply online for all our postgraduate programmes.

Entry requirements vary for each programme. Please check our postgraduate programme listings for details of specific requirements.

Applicants will need to meet the English language requirements for their chosen course. Different courses need different levels of language skills, referred to as ‘profiles’. The required profile will be shown on the course page. Find out more about our English language profiles.

To be considered for admission to a master's degree programme at the University of Bristol, the minimum requirement for entry is an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree that is equivalent to a UK upper second-class degree (also known as a 2:1).

  • We understand that the majority of candidates from India have been taught in English throughout their education. Many departments will accept CBSE or CISCE English at 80% or above in lieu of another English test, with an MOI letter confirming that English is the teaching language of your institution.
  • The majority of our master’s programmes require a first class degree (60% or higher) from a recognised Indian university, with specific grades depending on the institution. Competitive programmes may require first class with distinction. If you would like advice relating to your specific qualification, please contact us.
  • We are aware that at many of India's elite higher education colleges it is very rare to be awarded a first class. For this reason, a number of our departments may be willing to consider candidates from top colleges who have achieved 55% or above.
  • Applicants wishing to be considered for research study at Bristol should have a first class pass in their Indian bachelor’s degree and some research experience. It may also be advantageous to have completed a master’s degree with research elements.

Scholarships

The University provides a range of international scholarships, including our Think Big scholarships which can help fund your tuition fees.

Search our full list of funding to find more scholarships offered by the University of Bristol and external organisations.

Find more information about funding your studies on our student finances pages.

Education representatives

The University has agreements with many education representatives (also known as agents) around the world who can assist you with your application. Using a representative does not put your application at any advantage or disadvantage, and independent applications will be considered on an equal basis.

Please use the services of only one representative to avoid administrative complications. We strongly advise you to only work with a representative listed below.

British Council

The British Council can give guidance and information about higher education in the UK. Find out from their website if there is an office near you and what services are available.

Student societies

Our student clubs include the Asian SocietyIndian, Punjabi and Tamil societies; Hindu Society; Bollywood Dance Society and over 400 more for different interests and hobbies.

Our alumni

Our international alumni community includes more than 800 students from or living in India, who are employed at organisations including Airbus, Deloitte, Jaguar Land Rover, the United Nations, the NHS and universities around the world.

Well-known alumni from India include influential physicist and policymaker Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar Menon.

Our global alumni network gives you the opportunity to make social and professional connections, share advice and expertise, and access exclusive activities. Find out more on our alumni webpages.

Get in touch

The University of Bristol has a dedicated India Office. Please see our blog page for news and updates, including the University of Bristol Earth Day India Undergraduate Scholarship.
For any questions you can contact the India Office:
Emailindia-office@bristol.ac.uk

Or contact Devesh Anand or Shweta Dua, based in Delhi.

Devesh Anand
Country Manager
Emaildevesh.anand@bristol.ac.uk
Phone: +91 7428628008

Shweta Dua
Recruitment Adviser
Emailshweta.dua@bristol.ac.uk
Phone: +91 7428628004

Please note that Office Hours are Monday-Friday from 09:30 AM to 06:30 PM IST.

 

Bristol can change your life by the time you graduate. The learning environment, extraordinary facilities, tutors and career opportunities are incredible! The city’s creativity and art make Bristol very special.

Prekshi (LLB Law), India

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Visa advice

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The University of Bristol is a supporter of the We Are International project, who have produced a helpful video about applying for a UK visa from India. 

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