Welcome to the Bolton website pages specifically for our students (and colleagues) from Japan. 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 Japan and, although we are not able to visit very often, a few students join us each year. We also welcome many other students from many other East Asian countries

We may be visiting 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

Successful completion of Kōtō Gakkō Sotsugyō Shōmei-sho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate).

Undergraduate Entry to Year 1

Successful completion of Kōtō Gakkō Sotsugyō Shōmei-sho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate), followed by a recognised foundation programme or one year of study in a related subject at a recognised Japanese university

Successful completion of Jun-Gakushi (Associate Degree )

(Holders of the Jun-Gakushi may be allowed exemption from Year 1, subject to successful mapping.)

We accept applications for entry to year 2 & 3; however these are assessed on a case by case basis and are subject to assessment of prior study


Successful completion of Gakushi (Bachelor) with 60% or above

English Language

Foundation programmes  from 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.