Here you'll find specific information for Colombian applicants about application process, entry requirements, scholarships and our international student support services.
Louise is the country manager for Colombia, based in the International Relations Office in Bath.
Please do not hesitate to contact Louise with any questions you might have about studying here.
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.
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.
If you have already applied for a programme of study then you can check on your progress using Application Tracker.
Colombian high school certificate (Bachillerato)
The Colombian high school certificate (Bachillerato) is not a sufficient qualification for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes.
If you have been through the Colombian school system, you will need to undertake a bridging qualification. We recommend our Foundation Year as the ideal preparation for undergraduate studies.
A Level or International Baccalaureate (IB)
We welcome applications from students taking A Level examinations, the International Baccalaureate (IB) and certain other internationally recognised qualifications for direct entry into our undergraduate programmes.
We have in the past received applications from students attending international schools in Colombia as well as Colombian students undertaking their schooling in the UK.
Detailed entry requirements can be found in the undergraduate prospectus.
Bachelors degree (Pregrado) from a recognised university in Colombia
Holders of a bachelors degree (Pregrado) from a recognised university in Colombia are welcome to apply for one of our masters programmes. Grade requirements will vary as we take into account a number of factors, such as your subject of study, the scores in individual classes, and the institution at which you obtained your degree.
Details of the entry requirements for each of our postgraduate taught degrees are provided in the postgraduate prospectus.
Please read them carefully, as there can sometimes be additional requirements, such as the need for work experience or a very specific academic background.
Bachelor's degree (Pregrado) or Masters level qualification (Magister)
We usually expect evidence of some research experience (for example through a Bachelors or Masters degree that included a thesis component or work as a research assistant). In addition to the standard application papers, a research proposal is essential, outlining how you intend to go about your research.
Our representative in Colombia, the Grad School, can assist candidates in evaluating the research opportunities that we offer and helping you to write a good proposal. Our research programmes are recognised by the government in Colombia, and we now have a co-funding agreement with Colciencias.
Colombian students will need to take an English language test, unless they have recently studied in an English speaking country.
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).
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:
We are offering 75 postgraduate scholarships worth £3,000 each. This will be offered as a discount in tuition fees. The scholarships are for one year only.
Through the generosity of Grupo Santander we have 5 scholarships of £5000 for students on postgraduate taught programmes. Candidates must be nationals of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay or Venezuela and be a graduate of a university included on the list of ‘Santander Universities’.
It is possible to apply both for this award and one of our 75 general scholarships. These awards may also be held in conjunction with partial funding from outside sponsors.
For MPhil/PhD students we provide both full and partial research degree scholarships and these are awarded on a competitive basis. Some are designated for certain research topics and others are offered on a university-wide basis. Please indicate that you wish to be considered for a scholarship on your application form.
There are a number of funding bodies in Colombia which provide financial aid to support postgraduate study in the UK and these include sponsors such as the Fundacion para el Futuro de Colombia (COLFUTURO), with whom we have an agreement, and a new agreement with Colciencias, who offer funding and loans for PhD study in the UK.
We always advise any applicant seeking financial support to explore potential sources of aid available in their own country.
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.
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.