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University of the West of England - UWE Bristol

Check whether the University of the West of England - UWE Bristol is right for you as an international student.


Uni facts

Bristol, UK
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    -
  • International students
    4504
  • Nationalities
    160
  • Total programs
    137
  • Acceptance rate
    75%

Study abroad at the University of the West of England (UWE 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.

Why study at UWE?

  • 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

Life as an international student

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.

What the University of the West of England - UWE Bristol says

  • Zuzana Mrvanova

    Zuzana Mrvanova

    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) International Officer (Europe and Global)
    Zuzana Mrvanova says

    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 

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Personal Trainers
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Bike Rental
    • Car Rental
    • Campus parking
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 2
    • Restaurants 3
    • Cafe’s 9
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Badminton Courts 8
    • No. of Squash Courts 2
    • No. of Tennis Courts 8
    • No. of Basketball Courts 2
    • No. of volleyball courts 2
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 140
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities 7
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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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.

  • Undergraduate tuition - £14,250 per year
  • Graduate tuition - From £14,000 to £14,750 per year
  • MBA tuition - £16,250 per year
  • BTC tuition - £15,500 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 Sport Scholarship

If you are a high performing athlete, UWE Bristol offers exceptional opportunities to pursue your sporting ambitions with the International Sport Scholarships. The scholarship offers a 30% tuition fee discount plus a comprehensive performance sport 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 an active member of the UWE Bristol Alumni Network by helping the University to promote its programs to prospective students.

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Location

University of the West of England - UWE 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.

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