How to apply

Applying to UCA

Applying to University doesn’t have to be a stressful experience – and we’re here to guide you through the process to make it as smooth as possible.

Application deadlines are shown in the links below – but none of these have strict deadlines and bearing in mind the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, we can offer some flexibility.

Just let us know, if you can, what your situation is, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

One thing we really would like to see and hear, are questions. It’s really important to us that you have all the information you feel you need to come to a decision, so nothing is off-limits. There are lots of ways to get in touch – you can e-mail our admissions teams, drop us a line through our social media channels, or chat to current students via UniBuddy.

Also, if you have a disability or additional learning need – please tell us when you apply. It’s really important that we know what support you may need from the outset, whether it’s assistance with your application, help with funding or helping you settle in when you start with us.

The links below all correlate to the level of study you’re considering and contain the information you’ll need about the application process.

And remember, if there’s anything you’re unsure about – just ask. We’re here to help.

Making your application

The course you choose determines how you apply – this could be through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) or directly to UCA.

Personal statement advice

As part of your UCAS application, you need to write a personal statement. Here's our top tips on what to include and how to make your statement stand out.

Portfolio of work

If you’re thinking about studying one of our art, design or media courses, an impressive portfolio will help to show your practical and creative ability, and will give that extra edge to your application.

Any questions?

Our Enquiries Team are here to help.

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