Your offer

International students

If you're an international student and we have made you offer, find out about applying for a visa.

You may also want to consider a pre-sessional course. Whether you are a conditional or unconditional student, these courses will provide the best possible preparation for your studies. They will help you develop your academic language and literacy, and meet the expectations of your chosen postgraduate programme.

Finding somewhere to live

Start thinking about where you will live at university. We provide advice and guidance on the different types of accommodation available.

The University makes two types of offer:

  • Unconditional offer: you are guaranteed entry.
  • Conditional offer: your entry to the University depends on meeting the requirements specified in your offer. These could include meeting the English language requirement, completing your degree at a specific level, or providing further information.

You will receive an email from us when a decision has been made on your application. Log in to our online application system to see the decision and download your offer letter (if applicable).

Please read the terms of your offer carefully. If there is anything you don't understand, contact your faculty admissions office with your applicant number.

Any offer made to you is an offer of admission only. If you have a scholarship or award, we will send information about your funding in a separate communication, after your official offer letter.

Accepting an offer

You can log in to the online application system and view your decision, once it has been made. You can then respond and accept the offer online. You should not accept more than one offer at a time from the University of Bristol. 

If you decide not to accept the offer, please decline using the online application and then inform the admissions office or faculty so we can release the place to another applicant.

Submitting 'Evidence for Conditions'

Your offer may be conditional on a achieving certain qualifications, such as an undergraduate degree. You will need to submit colour scans of the official qualifications, e.g. degree certificates or transcripts, as soon as they are available. The details of any offer conditions will be outlined in your official offer letter.

Log in to your online application and use the 'Evidence for Conditions' section to upload any documents that show you have met your offer conditions. The documents will then be checked and you will be informed by email if you have met the conditions.

If you need help, take a look at our guidance on submitting supporting documents. Once you have submitted your results, contact your faculty admissions office to let them know that your results are now available.

Any documentation that is not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation into English. Translations must be signed or stamped by an official translation service or education provider.

Once we receive your results, we will make a decision as quickly as possible. If you meet the terms of your offer, your place will be confirmed and your offer letter will be updated to unconditional within a few days.

Pre-course health questionnaires

If you are made an offer to study the MSc Social Work or the PGCE Secondary Education programme, you must complete a pre-course health questionnaire. You must answer a series of health questions and your GP must sign the form to confirm that the declared information is correct and accurate.

The questionnaire will be sent to offer-holders by the relevant admissions team. Offer-holders for the MSc Social Work must also complete an immunisation record. You must complete the questionnaire before you can register for your programme.

Paying a deposit

International self-funded students need to pay a deposit towards their programme fees. Your offer letter will tell you if you need to pay a deposit. You must pay the deposit using our online payments system by the deadline date noted on your offer letter.

Please read the International deposits refund policy (PDF, 244kB).

Tuition fees, research fees and bench fees

Your official offer letter will tell you the cost of your tuition fees and if you need to pay bench fees. Up-to-date fees are stated for each programme in the online programme finder.

Research Councils UK confirm postgraduate research fees for UK students in May each year. Therefore, if you're a postgraduate research student, the fees shown in your offer letter may change. An updated offer letter will be sent to you once the fees are finalised.

Find out more about tuition fees and ways to fund your studies.

Fees and funding

Find out about the costs of studying at university and how we can help you find funding for a postgraduate programme.

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