University of Bedfordshire

At the University of Bedfordshire, we take great pride in being a renowned institution with a rich history of delivering high-quality education for over a century. Our international recognition and numerous accolades testify to our commitment to excellence.

  • Ranked among the top 300 universities globally under 50 years old in the Young University rankings
  • Approximately 20,000 individuals from over 100 countries.
  • Secured a place in the esteemed Times Higher Education World University rankings


While we have standard admissions criteria, our focus extends beyond them. At the University, we seek students who will actively contribute to and derive value from our academic programs. As we evaluate your application, we want you to know that we consider you a unique individual, considering all aspects beyond your qualifications. 

The University accepts the following qualifications as satisfying the English Language requirements for entry to a Bachelor's or Master's degree: 

  1. UKVI Academic IELTS's overall score is 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.

English language exemptions

Students may be exempt from the University's requirement to have a formal English language qualification if they have studied for a first degree in the English language medium in a majority English-speaking country or they have passed one of the following:

GCSE or O Level English language grade C or above validated in the UK
Indian Class XII - English minimum 70% from the following boards:
IGCSE English as a First Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading Grade E, Writing Grade E, Speaking and Listening: Speaking Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500), Listening Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500)
CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)
IGCSE English as a Second Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading and Writing: Reading Grade D, Writing Grade D, Oral (Speaking) Grade C (0511) or 2 (0510), Listening Grade A
CISCE (Council of Indian School Certificate examination)
Scottish Certificate of Education Standard Grade English, minimum grade CISC (Indian School Certificate)
Scottish Certificate of Education Higher Grade English, minimum grade DICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education
Irish Leaving Certificate – Ordinary Level English, minimum grade C


Irish Leaving Certificate – Higher Level English, minimum grade DWest Bengal
West African Examinations Council School Certificate (WAEC SSCE): Minimum Grade C/6Karnataka
TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17GOA
Pearson PTE - Listening: 59, Reading: 59, Speaking: 59, Writing: 59Kerala
LanguageCert (SELT): minimum 33 in each skillTamil Nadu


  1. To apply as a new or continuing student, you will need a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies), which the University of Bedfordshire issues. 
  2. If you are a new student, this will be issued when you have met all the conditions of your offer to study at Bedfordshire. 
  3. If you are a continuing student, you must request a CAS, and the University will consider your request.

Key Facts

The University of Bedfordshire, located in Bedfordshire, England, was established in 2006. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across various disciplines. 

Number of students20000
Pass rate90%


In the first year only on either undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses, international students will receive a £1,000 VC Scholarship. An international student progressing to a higher-level degree* will receive, in the first year only of the new course, both a £1,000 VC Scholarship and a £500 alumni discount. An additional discount of £500 is available for prompt full payment of the first-year fees before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).

Study mode
Programm for Scholarship 
:Undergraduate and postgraduate
Scholarship amount
:up to £1000
Course duration
:1st year
Eligible students
:All students
Eligible country
:All nationals


Merit Scholarship

We offer a Merit Scholarship to UK students worth £2,400* over three academic years, awarded to those who can demonstrate high academic achievement by scoring 120 UCAS tariff points or more.

Bedfordshire Bursary

If you aren’t eligible for the Merit Scholarship, this Bursary is there to help UK students with aspects of student living, such as course costs. The Bursary will give you £1,000* over three academic years or £1,300* if you take your course over four academic years (including those with a Foundation Year).


Before submitting your application, we suggest you review our entry requirements and country-specific pages. Once you have obtained the necessary information, please contact us.

The application process...

Our dedicated admissions teams work to ensure your application process is as smooth as possible. The following steps outline the steps you will go through once you have chosen your course and are ready to make an application

  1. Make your application
  2. Wait for your application to be processed
  3. Receive a decision
  4. Fulfil your offer letter conditions
  5. Wait for us to complete financial checks
  6. Receive your CAS letter
  7. Submit your visa application
  8. Book your flights and accommodation
  9. Arrive in the UK

Application deadlines

We have listed our upcoming intakes and application deadlines to give you an idea of when to submit your application.

July 2023Closed
September 2023Closed
November 2023Closed
January 202429 September 2023 | 6 October 2023 (PG block)
March 20241 December 2023 (PG block)
May 20249 February 2024 (PG block)
July 202412 April 2024 (PG block)
September 20247 June 2024


Being a student entails more than just studying; it also encompasses your lifestyle. Therefore, choosing the right place to live is crucial. Indulge in a safe, secure, and welcoming environment that feels like a home away from home in our diverse selection of halls. We offer various room options to accommodate different budgets conveniently located near our campuses.

  1. Instant opportunity to make new friends
  2. Safe and secure - Trained security staff on site 24/7, and fob and swipe card entry systems.
  3. Your rent covers all bills and contents insurance
  4. Stay connected – free Wi-Fi in all rooms, helping you easily connect with people from home as well as your new friends Village Life programme
  5. Regular events such as BBQs, movie nights and day trip
  6. Our accommodation has been voted one of the most cost-effective in South East England, according to Student Crowd 2021


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