We have a vibrant community of international students here and host students from over 100 countries. Bath is a city of outstanding beauty, one of only three in the world to be on the UNESCO World Heritage list. All of our programmes offer work placements or study abroad opportunities and many are professionally accredited. Our graduates enjoy some of the highest employment rates and starting salaries in the UK and the prestige of attending a university ranked 3rd in the UK by The Sunday Times for 2012/13.
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Our International Office provides support before you arrive and throughout your studies.
Our International student advice team supports all our international students during their studies. They have drop-in sessions or appointments on campus and have a number of useful services available:
It is important to consider your career options when deciding where to study.
The University of Bath offers support and careers guidance to home and international students as well as assistance in finding part-time work:
A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) and National Senior Certificate
We welcome applications from students taking A Level examinations and the International Baccalaureate (IB) for direct entry into our undergraduate programmes.
Students who have taken the National Senior Certificate may apply for entry onto our undergraduate courses. As a guide six subjects all at grade 7 is equivalent to receiving three grade A's at A Level.
Details of entry requirements can be found in our undergraduate prospectus.
Bachelors degree from a prestigious university
Holders of a bachelors degree from a prestigious university will be considered for entry to a masters degree.
A full certified transcript must accompany your application.
Please check the postgraduate prospectus for details of our entry requirements.
A Masters level qualification from a prestigious university
If you are seeking admission to one of our research degrees (MPhil/PhD) then a masters level qualification will generally be needed to satisfy our admission requirements.
Evidence of some research experience (for example through a masters degree that included a thesis component or work as a research assistant) is often expected.
In addition to the standard application papers, a research proposal is essential, outlining how you intend to go about your research.
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 postgraduate English Language requirements (IELTS 6.5-7.0).
You can do this by taking IELTS or TOEFL exams or by attending a pre-sessional programme in our English Language Centre.
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. This will be offered as a discount in tuition fees. The scholarships are for one year only.
A number of external funding bodies exist to support masters level study in the UK and any applicant seeking support is strongly advised to explore potential sources of financial aid available in their own country.
Alternatively, there are international agencies, government departments, charitable organisations and private companies that may be able to provide financial aid for certain programmes of study and all are worth exploring.
You can also approach the British Council in your country to find out if they have any funding available.
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. You may indicate that you wish to be considered for a scholarship on the research degree programme application form.
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.
If you have already applied for a programme of study then you can check on your progress using Application Tracker.