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Undergraduate 43
Postgraduate Taught 4
Postgraduate Research 2

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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

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Holders of the Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate will be expected to undertake a foundation programme or some other form of bridging study to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree programme.

We offer the one year International Foundation Year, which is ideal preparation for entering our undergraduate programmes.

Undergraduate programmes

A Levels; International Baccalaureate (IB); Tot Nghiep Cao Dang

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

Students with the Tot Nghiep Cao Dang (university-level diploma) may also apply for direct entry to an undergraduate degree course.

Details of entry requirements can be found in our undergraduate prospectus.

Postgraduate taught degrees

Tot Nghiep Dai Hoc (4 or 5 year university degree) with an excellent GPA

Holders of the Tot Nghiep Dai Hoc (4 or 5 year university degree) with an excellent GPA will be considered for entry to a masters degree. In other cases a bridging course may be required prior to entering a masters programme. A full certified transcript must accompany any application.

Please check the postgraduate prospectus for details of our entry requirements.

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).

Certified transcripts of all previous degree-level studies must accompany your application.


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

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.

More details of the International Scholarship Scheme.


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.

Research Degree Scholarships

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.



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 International Student Advice Team which supports all our international students during their studies.

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