UWE Bristol, United Kingdom

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Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

The University of the West of England, Bristol, commonly known as UWE Bristol, is a public research university that is considered as one of the most popular universities in the UK. Located in the city of Bristol, England, UWE Bristol received its university status in 1992. The university is known for its quality of teaching and is also the 2nd best university in England and 7th best in the UK for overall student satisfaction as per the National Student Survey 2020. UWE Bristol was also ranked 21st , its highest-ever position, among 121 UK universities in the latest edition of the Guardian University League Table.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

With over 600 courses offered at the undergraduate, postgraduate and professional level, the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol caters to a broad range of subjects across Science, Health, Business, Creative Industries, Arts, Law, Technology, Environment, etc. The different courses offered by UWE Bristol are administered by 14 departments at the university. All of these departments are spread across three different campuses of the university, viz. The Frenchay Campus, the City Campus, the Glenside Campus as well as an additional campus, i.e. the Gloucester Campus. With a budget of £300m spent on the state-of-the-art learning spaces of the university, the University of the West of England provides the latest resources and facilities for its students to access all they need to succeed academically and professionally.

Accomplishments & Alumni

The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) is included in the top 30 educational institutions in the Guardian University League Tables 2020 and is rated as one of the top 10 universities with 88 per cent overall student satisfaction. Because of its outstanding teaching and dedicated faculty, the university has been given a gold rating by TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework). Among the notable achievements of the university, 79% of graduates from the university find professional or managerial jobs within six months after graduation. The university has produced some of the most prestigious and notable people across the world including Angellica Bell, Samantha Cameron, Helen Blaby, Paul Coldwell, David Fisher, and many more.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

UWE Bristol has over 30,000 students and 3,000 staff, making it one of the largest institutions in the South West. As of 2018, more than 4,000 students of the total enrollment were from the EU and other foreign countries.  With 79% of its graduates finding a job within six months of graduation, the university has placed more than 9,000 work students, providing them with outstanding job opportunities across various fields. UWE Bristol has consistently recorded the highest number of graduates in employment in the entire Higher education section.

Covid-19 Response  

The University of the West of England, Bristol is working continuously to create a COVID-secure campus and protect its students, staff and faculty members. Given below is the latest information about UWE Bristol’s response to COVID-19:

  • The UK Government has allowed on campus teaching for all courses from May 17, 2021. Students of UWE Bristol can return on campus and access the facilities and join in-person teaching. However, they must first check the UWE Bristol email and Blackboard for specific information and confirm the same with the programme department head.

  • The university campus is open with strict implementation of COVID-19 safety guidelines and rules, which have been mandated by the government. Everyone must wear face-covering, maintain social distance and follow the government guidelines before travelling from another country.

  • All members are encouraged to take asymptomatic tests twice every week to ensure the safety and well being of all. The testing facilities are available on campus.

  • All students travelling to the UK will have to show a negative test on arrival in the UK. Students must check for specific travel restrictions and guidelines before travelling to the UK.

  • In case a student is unable to travel to the UK and take up their offer of accommodation, then the accommodation deposit will be fully refunded.

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UWE Bristol, United Kingdom Scholarship

Scholarships for International Students at The University of West of England, Bristol

The University of West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) offers a number of graduate and postgraduate scholarships. The university also offers country-specific scholarships. International students can go through the following scholarship and then apply accordingly. 

International Sport Scholarship

Award Value: 

  • A comprehensive performance sports support package

  • 30% tuition fee waiver

Number of Awards: 30

Study Level: Undergraduate

Accepted Nationalities: All overseas students

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate excellence in the chosen sport.

  • Represent the university in competitions and raise the university’s profile through high achievements.

  • Should not be a sponsored student or availing a tuition fee discount.

1st Formations Business Scholarship

Award Value: A bursary of £600 ($800)

Number of Awards: 10

Study Level: Undergraduate & Postgraduate

Accepted Nationalities: EU, UK, International

Eligibility:

  • Must be a current student at UWE, Bristol.

  • Must show a desire to establish a business.

  • Must demonstrate academic excellence through a letter of recommendation from a tutor or programme coordinator.

  • Must not be a previous recipient of this scholarship.

  • Must prove the need for additional financial support.

How to Apply?

Send an email to the university along with the following: 

  • A letter of recommendation from a tutor or course coordinator along with their contact details.

  • Recent grades/exam results from the current course.

  • A 500-word statement stating what makes you a good candidate for the scholarship along with the details why you need it.

British Council IELTS

Number of Awards: 8

Study Level: Undergraduate & Postgraduate

Accepted Nationalities: Indian

Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education Dean's Bursary

Award Value: £1,000 per year for the first two years of study

Number of Awards: 5

Study Level: Undergraduate

Accepted Nationalities: EU, UK, International

Eligibility:

  • Must be a new undergraduate applicant to a Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education course.

How to Apply?

Details will be sent after having received an offer of place on a course in the Faculty.

Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education MA Scholarship

Award Value: £5,000 for one academic year

Number of Awards: 1

Study Level: Postgraduate (Full-time MA)

Accepted Nationalities: International

Eligibility:

  • Must be applying to MA in Animation/Graphic Arts/Design/Journalism/Photography/Screen Business/Screen Production/Multi-disciplinary printmaking

  • Must have an unconditional offer with IELTS or equivalent as the only English language condition. 

  • Must be a new student at UWE Bristol with no history of studying in the UK.

  • Must be paying overseas fees. 

  • Must not be receiving any other scholarship/award.

  • Must submit official transcripts

  • Must satisfy UKVI criteria with relation to living costs and the remainder of the fee (after being accepted for the scholarship).

How to Apply?

  • Upload a short video answering questions including “why did you apply to UWE Bristol?”, “Why did you apply for the course?” and “what are you looking forward to most?”

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences Dean's Scholarship

Award Value: 100% tuition fees for one academic year

Number of Awards: 1

Study Level: Postgraduate (Full-time MSc)

Accepted Nationalities: International

Eligibility:

  • Must study to MRes Applied Sciences or MSc in Biomedical Science/Forensic Science/Environmental Health/Health Psychology/Health Technology/Public Health/Occupational Psychology/Science Communication/Sport and Exercise Psychology.

  • Must have an unconditional or conditional offer with IELTS or equivalent as the only English language condition. 

  • Must be a new student at UWE Bristol with no history of studying in the UK.

  • Must be paying overseas fees. 

  • Must not be receiving any other scholarship/award.

  • Must submit official transcripts.

  • Must have obtained the equivalent of a UK first or 2:1 in an undergraduate degree.

How to Apply?

  • Will be invited to apply as part of the application process.

Deadline: 

June 30, 2021

Katherine Gamboa Scholarship

Number of Awards: 2

Study Level: Undergraduate

Accepted Nationalities: International, UK or EU

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Should be studying Graphic Design at the undergraduate level.

  • Must have a household income of less than £25,000.

Millennium Scholarship

Award Value: 50% tuition fees for one academic year

Number of Awards: 1

Study Level: Postgraduate

Accepted Nationalities: International

Eligibility:

  • Must have an unconditional or conditional offer with IELTS or equivalent as the only English language condition. 

  • Must be a new student at UWE Bristol with no history of studying in the UK.

  • Must be paying overseas fees. 

  • Must not be receiving any other scholarship/award.

  • Must submit official transcripts

  • Must have obtained the equivalent of a British first in an undergraduate degree

How to Apply?

  • Will be invited to apply as part of the application process.

Deadline: 

June 30, 2021

The Sanctuary Scholarship

Award Value: 

  • 100% tuition fee waiver for the entire duration of the course.

  • £1,500 bursary per year for the duration of the course.

  • Access to pastoral support from UWE Cares.

Number of Awards: 2

Study Level: Undergraduate

Accepted Nationalities: International

Eligibility:

  • Must have an unconditional or conditional offer at UWE Bristol.

UWE Alumni Scholarship (2021/22 entry)

Award Value: 25% tuition fee discount

Number of Awards: 1

Study Level: Postgraduate

Accepted Nationalities: International

Eligibility:

  • Must have successfully done a UWE Bristol degree programme.

  • (PhD, DPhil, MPhil or Prof Doc students will be considered for the first year of study only if their course is full time, and for first two years if they are doing a part-time course.

How to Apply?

  • Include UWE Bristol student number in the application.

Besides these, UWE Bristol also offers tuition fee and maintenance funding and bursaries for both undergraduate and postgraduate applicants.

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