Bath Spa University welcomes students from Germany. From entry requirements and visa advice, scholarships and student experience, we’ll support your application every step of the way.

“Don't be afraid of university life. Come to Bath and experience the whole range of activities they offer, and be open to new things!”

Johannes Gerdes, Germany, BA (Hons) Business and Management

Entry reqiurements - specific to Germany


  • Successful completion of the Zeugnis der Allgemeine Hochschulreife (Abitur) programme with a mark of 10 or above in each subject. Including English Language as a Leistungskurs with a score of 11 out of 15 or 2 out of 6.
  • We accept English Language as a Leistungskurs with a score of 11 out of 15, or 2 out of 6 as proof of English language ability.

Undergraduate Year 3 entry

  • Berufsakademien Diplom / Studienakademien Diplom / Diplom (BA) may be considered.


  • Bachelor’s / Erstes Staatsexamen / Magister Artium / Diplom with a minimum grade of 2.2/2.5/Gut.

"Anything you want to know about Bath Spa University or life in the UK, just ask me!"

Ryan Smith - International Recruitment Manager

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.


  • IB Diploma at 26 points (minimum)
  • 3 A levels at grades CCC-BCC
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  • Find full details on our how to apply webpages.


  • Normally a Bachelor's degree with honours and a good passing grade from an internationally recognised university or Higher Education institution
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard will also be considered.

Postgraduate research

We review all applications individually. Please note our entry requirements are a general guide only, and may be subject to change.

In addition to the entry requirements listed, please make sure that you check the webpage for the course you’re applying for.

Research degrees

English language requirements

Unless you've studied at or above degree level in an English speaking country, you'll need to meet our English language requirements. Your qualification needs to have been gained within two years of starting the course.

How to apply

We are committed to providing a simple and effective application process to you, and our dedicated staff can help you every step of the way. You can find everything you need to know to apply to Bath Spa University, including application forms and advice, on our international applications page.

“I received help from the international office with my UCAS application.”

Victoria Dengg, Undergraduate international student

Tuition fees - EU/EEA

To study in the UK you must have the required finances for your tuition fees and living costs. You would normally pay EU/UK tuition fees. For full details, please go to Fees and Finance for UK/EU students. We also have a number of scholarships and bursaries available for international students to help with study fees.

Living costs

Living costs in the UK are sometimes also called maintenance costs. These include accommodation, food, clothes, books, socialising and travel in the UK. The International Student Calculator can be a useful tool when budgeting and planning your study costs in the UK. It is supported by the UK Council of International Students.

Visa requirements

Students from the EU/EEA would not normally require a visa. If you do require one, our visa information pages can provide you with full details and helpful information regarding the type of visa you would need to study your chosen course at Bath Spa University. UK Visas and Immigration and UK Council for International Student Affairs are also useful resources.

Contact us

We offer advice via email and phone. Contact us today if you have any enquiries about studying at Bath Spa as an international student.

Email: international@bathspa.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1225 875875

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