Student numbers

Undergraduate 377
Postgraduate Taught 597
Postgraduate Research 94

Agent locations

Your contact in Bath

International Relations Office

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Next visit to China

  • March 2017

    Applicants and offer holders events.

    School and university visits/guest lectures.

Full visit schedule


1. Choose a programme of study

Undergraduate programmes

Postgraduate programmes

2. When to apply

Undergraduates can apply from 1 September onwards and should submit their application by the middle of January. You do not need to have completed your high school education in order to apply. We may make you a conditional offer setting out the level of performance we expect in your remaining examinations and assessments.

Masters candidates may apply from mid-October onwards. This includes students in the final year of their degree studies as we can offer a place on a conditional basis.

Students interested in a research degree may apply at any time and we can offer admission at various points throughout the year. Most students prefer to begin their studies at the start of the academic year in October.

3. How to apply 

Applications for all of our programmes of study can be made online.

You should apply through UCAS for all of our undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduates should apply directly to the University.  

International (non-EU) students can also complete an application for the Bath Foundation Year.

4. Track your application

If you have already applied for a programme of study then you can check on your progress using Application Tracker.

Entry requirements

These requirements will vary from subject to subject. You also need to look at course entry requirements in our undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses.

Foundation Programmes

If you have graduated from high school in China, you must take a foundation programme before you can enter into an undergraduate (BA/BSc) degree. 

We recommend our International Foundation Year for high school graduates; it is the ideal preparation for undergraduate studies.

Undergraduate degrees

A Levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB)

We welcome applications from students taking A Level examinations and the International Baccalaureate (IB) for direct Year 1 entry into our undergraduate programmes.

Undergraduate degrees

Entry from a Chinese University

It is sometimes possible to apply for Year 1 entry to an undergraduate degree if you have studied for one year at a university in China. Entry requirements will depend on the subjects you have studied, your grades and the university you have attended.

Postgraduate taught degrees

Four-year bachelors degree from a prestigious university

For our most competitive subjects, we will usually expect applicants to have graduated from a ‘211’ or similar prestigious university in China. The exact grades we ask for will depend on the subjects you have studied (science, arts, engineering etc), the reputation of the university you have graduated from and the individual marks on your transcript. As a guideline, we recommend that our Departments ask for an overall average of 80-85% for arts/humanities/social sciences graduates and 75%-80% for science and engineering graduates. Some of our programmes require work experience so check the requirements carefully.

Postgraduate research degrees

Masters level qualification from a prestigious university

In many cases, we require a Masters level qualification from a prestigious university for PhD entry. We expect evidence of some research experience (for example through a Masters degree project).


English language requirements

To study on the International Foundation Year you will need a minimum IELTS score of 5.5. 

The minimum English Language requirement for our undergraduate courses is IELTS 6.0 - 7.0 or an equivalent qualification.

All postgraduate taught applicants must meet our English requirements (IELTS 6.5-7.0) You can do this by taking IELTS exams or by attending a pre-sessional programme in our Academic Skills Centre (ASC).

More information about English Language requirements.


Scholarships and funding

Prospective international students are eligible for a number of scholarships. Most of these are for postgraduate taught students. Departments may also offer specific scholarships for their students. Find out more about Scholarships and Bursaries.

These are some of the scholarship and funding options available to students from your country:

International Scholarship Scheme

Chinese students who have accepted an offer for MA/MSc can apply for the University of Bath International Scholarship Scheme. There are 75 scholarships of £3000 open to students from all countries.

More details of the International Scholarship Scheme.



Find out about undergraduate accommodation and postgraduate accommodation options.


During your studies it is important to feel involved with university life. You will find a range of societies here where you can meet people and participate in events and social occasions.


It is important to consider your career options when deciding where to study. The University of Bath Careers Service offers support and careers guidance to international students as well as assistance in finding part-time work via Students' Union JobLink.

Support for international students

We have a dedicated Student Immigration Service which supports all our international students during their studies.

Our International Relations Office also provides support before you arrive and throughout your studies.