Find out if you are eligible for university accommodation during your visit.
After you have applied
We will send an acknowledgement of receipt of your application by e-mail. We will then send a formal response to your application, normally within six weeks of receiving it.
If we are able to offer you a place our response will be a formal offer of admission letter.
This may include conditions which you must meet, and/or restrictions or recommendations on your choice of units.
We will ask you to complete a reply form to let us know whether you wish to accept or decline our offer.
How to apply
Applicants for our programmes will be expected to meet the high academic standards required of our full-degree entrants.
In some courses there may be specific entrance requirements, for example a knowledge of a particular area of mathematics or engineering.
We strongly advise that you do not book travel, accommodation or visa appointments until you have received a formal offer of admission letter from the Study Abroad Office.
The deadlines for applications for 2013/14 entry are:
- 1 May 2013 for applications for Semester 1 or the full academic year
- 15 October 2013 for applications for Semester 2
We advise applicants to submit their applications as early as possible.
Please complete your application form on a computer before printing. The form must be completed as fully as possible. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Send your fully completed form and supporting documents either by post or by email (not fax). If sending by e-mail, please enclose scanned documents, not photographed documents.
The address if you are sending by post is:The Study Abroad Administrator
University of Bath
Notes for completion of application
Section 5: English language competence
All courses are taught in English and all non-native speakers are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of spoken and written English for full academic and social participation.
The recommended level for visiting and exchange students is Level C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
- the School of Management always requires proof of C1 level
- most other departments will consider those who have reached level B2
We regret that students who are unable to demonstrate the appropriate level cannot be admitted.
Please give full details of your level of English, including
- how long you have been studying the language
- the results of any English exams which you have taken (school, university, IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge etc.)
- If you do not have an IELTS, TOEFL, or Cambridge test result, you will need to include a formal letter from your university stating the CEFR level which you have achieved.
If you require a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa you must also satisfy the UK Border Agency’s immigration requirements. You will require a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa if you are not a national of an EU member state, EEA member state or Switzerland and you wish to study at Bath for the full academic year or for a Pharmacy programme of any length which includes rotations.
Section 7: Your proposed study programme
For exchanges with all departments except the School of Management, you can view the unit catalogue for your proposed programme of study (the unit catalogue for 2013/14 will be available from 15 April 2013).
If you intend to undertake an exchange with the School of Management, find details of the programmes and units available. Please note that the units offered are only available to those whose home institution has an exchange agreement with the School of Management.
Enrolment for units will be subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed in advance, but your provisional selection when applying will enable us to ensure that your choice is broadly appropriate. Please include at least three additional units as reserves.
Students will normally be asked to enrol on units on arrival.
Section 8: Approval of application
This section must be signed by the appropriate academic advisor at your home institution.
Section 9: Criminal Convictions
Please read our policy on applicants with criminal convictions before you complete this section.
Section 11: Checklist of additional documents required
- a transcript of your home institution subjects and grades
- your English language results/details of English language studies/academic tutor’s statement of competence in English language (required from all students except native speakers)