We appreciate that this is a worrying and difficult time and recognise many of you are understandably anxious, given the unprecedented circumstances the world faces with the current coronavirus pandemic.
Further advice will be published here as and when required. You should use this as your main source of information about the University’s response to this situation.
Information for applicants
Will Visit Days or Open Days go ahead?
Sadly, in light of current events all on campus visit days for undergraduate offer-holders have been cancelled. However, we will be running a series of online events starting from 1 April to showcase student life in Bristol and our fantastic academic programmes. Registration will open in the week commencing 23 March. Please continue to check our website for updates.
Will Bristol relax entry requirements this year?
We recognise applicants will be worried about their studies and exams. We are monitoring the situation closely and more information will be available as soon as possible and as the situation becomes clearer. In the meantime, we wish applicants the best of luck with their studies.
What is the University doing about the Government’s announcements?
We know that this is a very unsettling time, and that the recent Government announcements have left you with many questions. We are working with UCAS and the Government to make sure you receive clear advice and direction as quickly as possible.
In the meantime, we are continuing to assess applications and make offers. If you have already received an offer, we encourage you to respond in line with the current UCAS guidance and deadlines.
Advice for undergraduate applicants from an area affected by coronavirus
I am concerned that my education or exams may be affected by the coronavirus. What can you tell me?
We are monitoring the situation closely and liaising with the relevant organisations (including schools, colleges and examination boards).
More information will be available here as soon as possible and as the situation becomes clearer.
In the meantime, we wish you the best of luck with your studies.
If you are an offer holder and believe that other extenuating circumstances (not relating to the coronavirus) apply to you then, as normal, please get in touch.
Advice for postgraduate applicants from an area affected by coronavirus
I cannot complete my undergraduate course and/or provide my final transcript because my education has been disrupted
If you are successful with your application and offered a place on a course, you will normally be set a condition of achieving your qualification with a minimum score and providing a final transcript by a specified date (if you have not already completed your current degree).
If you will be unable to get your final transcript by the date specified in your offer letter or the completion of your current course will be delayed, please contact us and we will provide further guidance on how to proceed.
I cannot book an English language test because test centres are currently closed.
What do I do?
If you are successful with your application and offered a place on a course by the University, you will be set a condition of achieving the required English language score by a specified date (if you have not already met this requirement).
There is currently time to take the test once the centres reopen. The situation will be monitored and, if it becomes likely that language test centres will not be re-opened in time, we will provide further guidance on how to proceed.