Bath Spa University welcomes students from Japan. From entry requirements and visa advice, scholarships and student experience, we’ll support your application every step of the way.
"Hello, my name is Joelle and I am here to help! If you have any questions about courses, entry requirements or about life in Bath or the UK feel free to get in touch!"Joelle Lazzarotto - International Marketing Manager
Entry requirements - specific to Japan
- Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate with good grades and a foundation certificate from a recognised institution.
- A Bachelor's degree with honours and a grade of 70 or above from a recognised university or Higher Education institution in Japan.
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.
- Visit research degrees for full entry requirement details.
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.
“It is really helpful that l can book tutorials with English tutors whenever l am struggling with essays, presentations or even daily life.”Akane Ono, Japan, BA (Hons) Contemporary Arts Practice
How to apply
We're committed to providing a simple and effective application process for you, and our dedicated staff can help you every step of the way. You'll find everything you need to know to apply on our how to apply pages.
To study in the UK you must have the required finances for your tuition fees and living costs.
You would normally pay international tuition fees. For full details, please go to Fees and Finance for international students. We also have a number of scholarships and bursaries available for international students to help with study fees.
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.
“Bath is a traditional and beautiful place. I met a person from Bath Spa University at the airport and they took us to the city by coach.”Mao Takata, Japan, MA Arts Management