Mexico

We welcome applications from Mexican students. Around one in four students at the University are international, and we would love for you to join our community.

Download your Bristol Guide

Get a quick introduction to the University of Bristol in Spanish with our guide for students from Latin America 2021/22 (PDF, 3,107kB).

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.

International Foundation Programme applicants

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is delivered by the University of Bristol to prepare international students for a degree programme at the University through tailored English language units and academic subject units.

You can find more information through Kaplan International Pathways, our trusted education partner for applications and admissions to the International Foundation Programme.

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.

Students who have successfully completed either the University of Bristol International Foundation Programme or an appropriate foundation/bridging programme such as those offered by our partners, and have met the entry requirements for their chosen degree, will be considered for admission to undergraduate 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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our registered representatives:

Anglo Latino Education Partnership
Website: http://www.anglolatinoedu.com/
Email: bristol@anglolatinoedu.com 
Tel: (+52) 3687 4477 / (+52) 442 260 9090

loveUK
Email:info@loveuk.com.mx
Tel: 0052 55 55332160
www.loveuk.com.mx  

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 Mexican Culture Society, the International Students' Network, and over 400 more for different interests and hobbies.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about applying to Bristol, please contact our International Recruitment team:

Emailinternational-office@bristol.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)117 39 40229

Bristol has been a very welcoming place for foreign students. Welcome events have made it possible for me to meet new people and share recommendations and experiences.

Eduardo (MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering), Mexico

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