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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and International Applicants

Find information about your application to the University of Bradford below.

Your application

Yes, we will continue to accept applications regardless of where you are from or where you live.

We are doing everything we can to limit any impact coronavirus may have on current applications to study at the University of Bradford.

Our Admissions team is working hard to process all applications and provide a decision as soon as possible.

We will deal with all students in this situation on a case by case basis, taking into account the situation in your country.

For further advice you can email

We accept IELTS or TOEFL English Languages tests.

You can see details on our requirements page.

We understand that some students may have difficulties obtaining their transcripts or results during this period.

If our admissions team have requested a copy of your transcripts or results, you should send any documents that you currently have access to, even if this is not the most up-to-date information.

We will deal with all students in this situation on a case by case basis, taking into account the situation in your country. For further advice you can email

Visa support

The latest information about obtaining your Visa, and the support available to you.

Studying at the University

We recognise there is a real and tangible desire from students to return to campus, and we know how important that experience is.

Welcome week begins on 27 September 2021 and teaching begins on 4 October 2021.

The COVID-19 vaccines currently approved for use in the UK are Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Pfizer/BioNTech. However there is no requirement to have one of these vaccines in order to enter the UK.

Please see our arrival FAQ’s for more details

Anybody aged 18 or over in the UK is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination for free, regardless of their nationality or immigration status.

If the vaccine you received for your first dose is not available in the UK, the most similar alternative will be offered. You should contact your GP to ensure you receive an appropriate vaccine for your second dose.

We are offering every international University of Bradford student travelling to the UK £200 towards the cost of these pre-departure tests or quarantine.

The £200 will be credited to your University of Bradford account after you have safely arrived on campus and enrolled on your course.

We recognise students who join us in September 2021 will have experienced two years of disrupted schooling/education, and we are prepared to support them to succeed.

We will provide high quality pastoral support to all students, through Personal Academic Tutors, mentors, student services and peer support schemes, ensuring students are able to choose how they engage with the support available to them.

Step Up to HE is open to all new undergraduate students and is free of charge. It includes online resources and activities, and live workshops that offer you the chance to meet members of staff and other students. The online resources will be made available during August - you can find out more about this programme here:

If your studies have been disrupted and/or you have missed elements of learning due to disruptions caused by the pandemic, we are offering a range of options to help you get back up to speed - this is part of what we call our ‘transition offer’ and it will enable students to have confidence that they have the necessary skills to succeed on their university course.

We’ll be able to provide more details about this closer to the start of the academic year.

We are committed to providing an environment where meaningful and safe on-campus interactions can take place between students and staff. We want students and staff to make use of University facilities as part of a holistic approach to the delivery of teaching and, creation of a vibrant and rich learning environment.

If you are living in Bradford, it is easy to register with the Bradford Student Health Centre by completing an online registration form, which can be accessed here. If the Bradford Student Health Centre is not easily accessible to you or you do not live close by, you can use the NHS GP finder website to find a doctors' practice close to you (you will need to search by postcode).

It is always a good idea to be registered with a GP practice, and you will need to be registered with one in order to register for a Covid-19 vaccine, and to receive notifications regarding your eligibility for the vaccine.

We have learnt a tremendous amount from our students during the pandemic, especially in relation to how we can best use educational technologies and digital platforms to support your learning. We know, for example, that we can make some aspects of our teaching more flexible and more engaging if we use technology to enhance delivery. We also know, however, that our students really value the campus experience and, in particular, the formal and informal face-to-face interactions with your tutors and fellow students that cannot be replicated online.

In light of this, where we know it adds value, we will continue to embrace the use of high-quality educational technologies to deliver some of your teaching while making sure that we offer you a full campus-based student experience. To put it another way, our aim is to use technology to enhance the campus experience in new and creative ways that will support the student experience.

Because subjects and programmes are different, we are currently designing precisely what this will look like for your particular course. We are working hard to make sure we get this right and as soon as we have more details on how we intend to use technology in your course, we will let you know.

In line with the national roadmap, we are planning with confidence for a year in which the physical and social restrictions we have experienced through the pandemic are removed. However, our plans will also allow us to flex our approach with agility, if circumstances change.

We will promote co- and extra-curricular activities and events, including vocational learning activities, through the provision of a vibrant programme of events and activities, working in partnership with our Students’ Union and University services.

Retail outlets, student services and social space that allow everyone a chance to refresh, hang-out and talk to people and generally provide an environment that’s makes people feel proud and good to be part of Team Bradford.