Visiting undergraduate students
If you are at any university outside the UK, you can apply to study at the University of Bath for one semester or the full academic year.
As a fee-paying visiting student, you can study units from a single undergraduate degree course. You can apply to any one of these departments:
- Biology and Biochemistry
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Science
- Mathematical Sciences
- Mechanical Engineering
- Natural Sciences
- Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Application deadlines for students starting in the 2023/24 academic year
- Semester 1 and full academic year: 1 April
- Semester 2: 15 October
How to apply
- Choose the department you want to study in.
- Check the tuition fees. This will depend upon nationality, domicile and department of study as well as the length of stay. If you are unsure, please contact us.
- Complete the application form by following the instructions.
- The academic department will assess your application. We will email you within eight weeks of the application deadline to tell you if your application has been successful or not.
- Your offer letter will tell you if you have been allocated a place in our University accommodation and, if so, how to apply for it. Remember that university accommodation is limited. You may be required to find private sector accommodation.
- We will send you information about how to apply for a study visa to the UK after you have accepted your offer of admission.
Your study programme
Bath uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). You must take between 24-30 ECTS credits each semester from one of the departments listed above. As a visiting student, you will not be allowed to take units outside the undergraduate degree course you have selected.
You must include your unit choices in your application in order of preference. The new module lists for 2023/24 will be available in the Programme & Unit Catalogues.
Bath uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). You must take between 24-30 ECTS credits each semester.
At least 12 credits per semester must be from your host department. You must include your unit choices in your application in order of preference. The new module lists for 2023/24 will be available in the Programme & Unit Catalogues.
You can then choose a maximum of 12 credits from outside your host department.
As well as English language units for native and non-native speakers, our popular British Studies courses are offered exclusively to Erasmus+, exchange and visiting students.
You can improve your English language skills and learn about British history, society, film and literature in the home of Jane Austen.
Fees for visiting undergraduate students
You will normally pay your tuition fees based on the length of time you study at Bath. This is calculated weekly based on a 30-week academic year.
See the full undergraduate tuition fees.
Fees for visiting postgraduate students
You will normally pay your tuition fees based on the length of time you study at Bath. This is calculated weekly based on a 52-week academic year.
The Doctoral College manage visiting students at a postgraduate research level. They may have different procedures and tuition fees, so please contact them for details.
We cannot accept visiting students for taught postgraduate master's degree programmes (MA and MSc).
For full details of the accommodation options and their fees, please visit the Pulteney Court and Thornbank Gardens webpages.
English language requirements
All of our programmes are taught in English. You will need to show that you have a satisfactory level of spoken and written English before you come here.
The minimum entry requirement as a Visiting student at the undergraduate level is B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in the four components – reading, writing, speaking and listening.
All non-native speakers are required to demonstrate that they have achieved this level.
Your English qualification must be from the UK Visas and Immigration list of approved English language tests and must be taken within two years of the start date of your studies here at Bath.
We offer both pre-sessional and in-sessional courses for improving English language skills.
All prospective international students coming to study in the UK for a course lasting more than 6 months, including those from the EU, EEA (except Ireland) and Switzerland who have not secured other immigration status on or after 1 January 2021, will need to apply for a Student Visa and receive a decision, before they arrive. Students who are intending to enrol on a Pharmacy programme of any length that includes rotations must also apply for this visa.
Students intending to come to the UK to study a course lasting less than 6 months may be eligible for a Standard Visitor visa.
More information can be found on our Student Visa Page.