How to apply
Guidance for your application
Support with the application process
If you need help with your online application, contact the Enquiries team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of our programmes have fixed deadlines. Please check the application deadline for the programme you are applying to, as closing dates vary.
1. Find a programme
Search the postgraduate online prospectus to find your programme. Read the admissions statement for information on entry requirements, the application process, and supporting documents required.
2. Start your application
You can either select Apply now on the programme's prospectus page or head straight to the online application portal.
New applicants will need to create a new account. Returning applicants can use their existing username and password. You can save your application and return to continue it later.
Tip: Make sure you enter your details as they appear on your passport or legal documents.
Tip: Enter a current email address that will be valid beyond the end of the academic year, as we will use this to contact you about your application.
Important: If an agent's email address is on the application form, we will not be able to contact you directly about your application. We can only communicate with the email address on the application form.
3. Complete your application
The application form contains multiple sections you need to complete before you can submit your application. You can see each section on the left of the screen.
Check the admissions statement for the documents you need to support your application.
Upload your references to the Referees section if you already have them. Or, tell us your referee's email address and we will email them to submit the reference online.
- include the file extension appropriate to its format,
- not be password protected,
- not contain macros.
4. Check your application
Check each section in your application carefully. Make sure you have answered all the questions and uploaded all the documents required in the admissions statement for the programme.
5. Submit your application
You may need to pay an application fee before you submit your application. If a programme requires an application fee, it is noted on the first page of the application and in the funding section. You are required to pay this fee to submit your application, or you can request an application fee waiver if you are eligible.
When you submit an application, your responses will become the official property of the University of Bristol and we will base our admission decision on the information you provide.
You will receive an email confirmation of your submission and a link to your applicant portal where you can track its progress. Please note it may take up to two working days for the email to be sent.
Take a look at our After you apply pages to understand what the process is once you have submitted your application.