New Zealand

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

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.

In general, our entrance requirements are in line with those for New Zealand universities: we accept NCEA level 3, and will be particularly focused on the grades achieved in approved subjects. You should check the prospectus entry for your chosen programme to see if we stipulate specific subjects - we don't always, but where we do it is mandatory. If you have been in the New Zealand system for your whole high school experience, we would also expect to see your level 1 and 2 results.

Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-Levels are welcome to apply - again, check the specific requirements in our online prospectus.

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.

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). 

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.

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 International Students' Network and over 400 more catering to 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

Coming to Bristol from the other side of the world was daunting, but I quickly met loads of people. I made many new friends at the Study Abroad welcome event on the first night.

James (Study Abroad), New Zealand

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