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Study abroad at the University of the West of England Bristol

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is one of the UK’s most popular universities with over 36,000 students. It’s located in Bristol, England, and it works with local industries to help develop its programs and provide its students with employment-enhancing opportunities.

UWE Bristol is made up of four main faculties: Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education, Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Environment and Technology, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences. Each faculty offers a wide range of programs at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional, and short course level.

The main university campus is located four miles outside Bristol city center in Frenchay and is home to the £55 million Bristol Business and Law School, new 8,500 m2 multimillion-pound School of Engineering, Department of Arts and Cultural Industries as well as Education and Childhood and Department of Health and Social Sciences.

The Glenside Campus in Fishponds, Bristol is home to Allied Health Professions such as nursing, midwifery, optometry, and paramedic science. The City Campus is in the center of Bristol and is home to the creative and cultural industries programs.

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Why study at the University of the West of England Bristol

  • Employability

    Over 90% of UWE Bristol graduates are in employment or further study 15 months after graduation

  • Graduate prospects

    UWE is a Top 30 university in the UK for graduate employment prospects (

  • Quality teaching

    The University is well known for the quality of its teaching, and for student experience as a whole

  • Great location

    Bristol was voted the number one place to live in the UK (Sunday Times 2017) and is the UK’s best city the live outside London for under 26s

  • Diverse population

    Bristol is home to over 463,000 people from 187 different countries, with over 91 different languages spoken here along with 45 religions practiced


University of the West of England Bristol

Coldharbour Ln, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK

Bristol is one of the UK’s most exciting cities, and it has great links to the rest of the UK, with London and Birmingham within easy reach.

Fees and funding

Whether you are applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate course, UWE Bristol has a variety of international and country-specific scholarships available to help you fund your studies.

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition

    £15,850 per year

  • Postgraduate tuition

    from £15,850 to £18,000 per year

  • MBA tuition

    £18,000 per year


EU Scholarship

  • UWE Bristol is offering this scholarship to show their support and commitment to EU students who choose UWE Bristol as the place to study.
  • Amount

    The scholarship is up to a maximum of £4000 per annum (with the exception of the placement year).

  • To be eligible for the award, you must be ordinarily resident in one of the following countries

    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.

Chancellor's Scholarship

  • Recipients of this graduate scholarship will be required to undertake an internship working within the International Office or other departments. It will also be required to undertake ambassadorial activity for the University throughout the duration of the course.
  • Amount

    50% of tuition fees for one academic year only

  • Requirements

    To hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language and be a new student to UWE Bristol with no previous UK study

International Sports Scholarship

  • If you are a high-performing athlete, UWE Bristol offers exceptional opportunities to pursue your sporting ambitions with the International Sports Scholarships. The scholarship offers a 30% tuition fee discount plus a comprehensive performance sports support package.
  • Recipients of this scholarship will be required to undertake ambassadorial activity for the University throughout the duration of their course.
  • Following graduation, recipients will also be expected to be active members of the UWE Bristol Alumni Network by helping the University to promote its programs to prospective students.

Visa requirements for the University of the West of England Bristol

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Life at the University of the West of England Bristol

The University has a diverse international student population, representing students from over 160 countries.

The University’s Global Student Support team are available to help you with any information and advice you might need. They aim to make sure you get all the support you need to get the best from your time at UWE Bristol.

All new international students attend International Student Orientation before the start of your first semester. It’s your chance to meet other students, members of staff, and get to know the University.

The University also encourages students from overseas to get involved with life on campus as much as possible. There are over 180 groups, societies, sports clubs and volunteering activities you can join where you can meet like minded people.


  • Fitness Centre
    • Personal Trainers
    • Machines
    • Fitness Classes
    • Climbing Walls
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
    • Spin Studio
  • All Weather Sports Pitches
    • 8 Tennis Courts
    • 2 Basketball Courts
    • 2 Squash Courts
    • 2 volleyball courts
    • 8 Badminton Courts
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
    • Physiotherapy
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
  • Library
    • Quiet Areas
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Individual Study Rooms
  • Food & Restaurants
    • 2 Bars
    • 9 Cafe’s
    • 3 Restaurants
  • Sports Facilities
    • 7 Sport facilities
    • 1 Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Chaplaincy
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
    • Loan Laptops
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Car Rental
    • Bike Rental
    • Campus parking
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • 140 Clubs & Organizations

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What the University of the West of England Bristol says

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    UWE Bristol is a modern university that pushes you to develop the skills and knowledge you need for your future career. With over 36,000 students coming from over 160 countries and more than 600 courses on offer, there’s something for everyone.

    Based in Bristol, one of the UK’s most thriving and creative cities, you’ll enjoy the freedom and excitement of living in a city, but within a safe and supportive campus community. 

    We have an excellent reputation for graduate employability and industry partnerships so you’ll benefit from opportunities to get involved in placements, internships, or live projects that equip you with the most in-demand skills, and the kind of mindset that employers want.

    Our Global Student Support Team offers information and advice to ensure our international students receive all the support they need to get the best of their time at UWE Bristol. They are here to help international students to settle in when they first arrive at UWE Bristol and organize social events to help them to adapt to their new environment. They organize International Student Orientation, Airport Pick Ups, weekly drop-in sessions in a global space, hold Global and Conversation Cafés each week, and plenty of other exciting events and trips through the academic year! 90% of UWE Bristol graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating *, and we are a top 30 university in the UK for graduate employment prospects*. We are also top 2 in England for student satisfaction (excluding specialist HEIs). **   *Graduate Outcomes Survey results 2018/2019 **The National Student Survey 2020