Welcome to the Bolton website pages specifically for our students (and colleagues) from China. Thank you for visiting the website and congratulations for making the decision to study in the UK.

The University of Bolton warmly welcomes students from China and a large number join the university each year.

The university has visited China many times in the past years and works very closely with the representatives in-country. We also have set-up many successful partnerships and currently welcome students into top-up programmes to courses including BEng Mechatronics.

We will be visiting again soon so if you would like to meet a member of the team or if you would like to discuss new opportunities then please contact either the university directly or one of our excellent representatives.

The University of Bolton is located in a region of the UK that has attracted international people from a number of years. Bolton itself is highly multi-cultural and diverse and as such, international student always feel very welcome. The town of Bolton has many provisions for people from all backgrounds and of all religions and the university has dedicated prayer rooms for all students use.

The University also has an excellent International Society that all international students are automatically members of. This society organises activities for all students including International evenings, social activities and sight-seeing trips around the UK. Alongside this, the Students' Union has many sporting activities and social events to keep students entertained during their studies.

Entry Requirements

Foundation / Access

Applicants with the National Senior High School Certificate or Gao Ko are eligible for consideration onto the Access or Foundation programmes.

Undergraduate entry to year 1 

The above qualifications and completion of a suitable foundation programme.

Alternatively, successful completion of one year at a recognised Chinese university in a relevant subject.

Undergraduate entry to year 2 / 3

2 Year Diploma in a suitable subject area.

University College Graduation Diploma or Graduation Diploma from recognised institutions.


Da Zhuan (3 Year Diploma)

(Year 2 & 3 entry is subject to successful programme mapping)


Taught Postgraduate Programmes:

Bachelor degree from a recognised Chinese university.

Postgraduate Research Programmes:

Applicants with minimum of Bachelors degree would be considered for entry onto MPhil programmes, with the possibility to transfer to PhD.

Applicants wishing to enter directly onto PhD must hold a minimum qualification of Masters level.

Applicants would be expected to submit a synopsis of their project.

English Language

Pre-sessional English IELTS 4.0 minimum (or equivalent)

Foundation programme  IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent)

Undergraduate programmes  IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)

Postgraduate programmes normally IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)

If you do not meet the English language entry requirements, you can undertake a pre-sessional English language programme.