How to apply to the University of Bradford As an International students

The best way to get started with your application to the University of Bradford as an international student is to contact a representative in your country, as they can help you at every stage of your application and communicate with us on your behalf.

University of Bradford as International students

They often provide additional services to ensure your smooth arrival here in the UK, such as visa application support and assistance with your travel arrangements.


A lot of students prefer to apply by themselves. We have;

  • Undergraduate Degree,
  • Postgraduate taught course, and
  • Research degree.

Depend on what you want to apply for, choose any of these three and click the apply link or follow the instructions here to apply.

As international students, you find out about entry requirements, overseas representatives, and up-and-coming events specific to your country. We will list the A-Z countries that can apply for the University of Bradford as an international student.

Undergraduate degrees

All applications must be submitted online via UCAS, using the institution code BRADF B56.

Full-time applications

  • Applications for full-time undergraduate courses must be submitted via UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
  • Full instructions can be found on the UCAS website. Your school or college will also be able to help you with the process.
  • If you are not currently at school or college or require further information, you can contact UCAS on 0371 468 0468, or via their social media channels.
  • The UCAS code for the University of Bradford is B56 and you can browse all our courses on the website.

Part-time applications

  • Applications for part-time undergraduate courses must be submitted online, directly to the University of Bradford.

Postgraduate taught courses

Apply directly to the university for Master’s degrees, and if you’re currently a student here you can use our fast-track process.

How to apply

You can apply for postgraduate taught courses at any time of year – for entry this year or next.
The four stages of the application process are outlined below.

Step 1. Choose your course

Search our full range of postgraduate courses.
You can find details of the following on the individual course pages:

  • Available start dates
  • Part and full-time options
  • Course duration
  • Location; whether the course is taught on-campus, online, or with a blended approach
  • Entry requirements
  • Any special application requirements

2. Complete your application

Apply online

You can apply for the majority of our postgraduate taught courses by creating an account on our applicant portal and completing the form.

Start/Deadline date

  • Apply for courses starting September 2020 – August 2021
  • Apply for courses starting September 2021 – August 2022

Paper application forms

If you’re unable to complete an online application, you can email our Admissions team to request a paper application form.


Current students – fast-track process

You can use our fast-track process to apply for up to three Master’s courses in a matter of minutes.

3. Your application is processed

When you submit your application, it will be sent to the relevant office to be processed.
You will be given access to the University’s applicant portal.

How do we make our decision?

  • Applications are assessed against a pre-determined set of criteria to determine whether you are suitable for the course
  • We look carefully at your existing qualifications and any you are currently studying for, along with any relevant work experience
  • We may need to request further information from you – or your application may be passed on to an academic in your chosen area to help make a decision

The University of Bradford is committed to ensuring that our admissions policy and procedures are transparent, followed fairly, courteously, and consistently.

4. Your offer and acceptance

  • Our Admissions team will send you the formal decision by email. It will also be available on the Applicant Portal
  • If you have been successful you can accept the offer by replying to the email, or through the Applicant Portal
  • Once you have accepted and have met any outstanding conditions you will be sent a final acceptance in the post

Final acceptance

UK and EU students: your final acceptance will be sent in the post.

International students: your final acceptance will be emailed to you with your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) statement. Your CAS number is required for your visa application.

Reqiurement Documents

You’ll need the following documents, as well as any other information specified on the course page:

  • Degree certificates/transcripts
  • Two references, including one academic reference
  • Evidence of English language level, if required
  • A copy of your passport

postgraduate taught degree

If you are a new student and you want to apply online, click this link to apply for a postgraduate taught degree

Also, if you are a current student, and you want to still apply for a postgraduate taught degree then click the link to apply as a Current Students: Apply Fast-track.

Postgraduate research degrees

If you’re interested in doing your Ph.D. or DBA here, there are a couple of different ways to apply.

Choose how you want to apply,

Submit a research proposal, or apply for a Ph.D. project.

Creating knowledge through research

Studying for a research degree at the University of Bradford makes you part of our mission to create knowledge through research.

You’ll work with academic experts to tackle major global challenges and help shape the future of your sector.

Apply for a project or submit your own research proposal:
Click the links below to apply

  1. Search our current range of Ph.D. projects
  2. Discover how to submit your own proposal

Distance learning PhDs

You can now study for your Ph.D. remotely.

Research at Bradford

Meet our doctoral students:

  • Sophie (Ph.D. Human Resource Management)
  • Kamran (Ph.D. Operations and Information Management)
  • Helen (Ph.D. Dementia)

They discuss life as a research student at Bradford and explain how their research can make a difference.

Types of postgraduate research degree

  • Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

    The highest level of degree, the Ph.D. is respected around the world. Supported by a supervisor, you will undertake a research project resulting in an extensive thesis of up to 80,000 words, which will be reviewed by a panel of academics. It takes at least three years to complete a Ph.D. full-time but will take longer if studied part-time.

  • Master’s of Philosophy (MPhil)

    An extended postgraduate degree that is largely researched-based, and results in a thesis of up to 40,000 words. An MPhil thesis can form the basis of a Ph.D.

  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

    The pinnacle of management education. It involves rigorous study, ongoing research, and continual practical assessment. With a DBA you can be considered a global expert in your field.

Why choose Bradford for your research degree?

  • Our reputation for research
    96% of our research was rated world-leading, internationally excellent, or internationally recognized in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • Flexible distance learning Ph.D. options
    Distance learning is available to all research students, with one intake per year in October. You’ll be required to attend the University over the course of the induction period, and supervision will be undertaken via video conferencing. Find out more about distance learning PhDs.
  • PGR Connect – our peer support initiative
    A peer-to-peer support network and community which aims to foster wellbeing and a sense of belonging in our research students.
  • PGR Lounge – our research community hub
    A dedicated space exclusively for use by our postgraduate research students. There are areas for private study, group work, and socializing.
  • Postgraduate Research Framework – support for research students
    Extensive resources for our doctoral research students, designed to enhance your research experience and future employability.