How to apply
If you live in the UK, you should apply through the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply online through the UCAS website.
If you’re from outside the UK and are applying to more than one university in the UK, you should apply via UCAS. If you are only applying to a course at UCA, you can:
- apply directly to us using the individual online application form for your chosen course (which you'll find on the specific course information page), or
- apply through your in-country representative.
When to apply - UK students
You can submit your UCAS application from mid-September, the year before your course begins.
The UCAS equal consideration deadline for applications is 15 January each year for courses that begin the following September. We give equal consideration to all applications we receive by this deadline. We’ll accept applications after this deadline, but please be aware that places on some courses may be limited and some courses may close to new applications after 15 January.
When to apply - International and EU students
We accept applications from international students throughout the year. There’s no set deadline but we encourage you to apply by 31 March so you have enough time to organise your student visa, if you need one and apply for a place in University accommodation.
Our institution code is C93.
What happens next?
If you apply through UCAS, they'll acknowledge your application and forward it to us. You can track the progress of your application through UCAS Track.
When we get your application (directly, or via UCAS), we’ll send you an email with your login details for the applicant portal. This is where you'll access all the information you'll need through your applicant journey.
The selection process
We will invite you to submit your portfolio digitally for 2021 - this is an opportunity for you to show us your talents and potential - full advice on how to put together your portfolio can be found here.
If you are successful in receiving an offer you'll also be invited to two Offer Holder Webinars:
Course Offer Holder Webinar - Run by the course team, this will give you the opportunity to meet the course team, hear from current students, view student work, see the course facilities and ask any questions you have.
Campus Offer Holder Webinar - This will provide information about the campus and the local area.
You can discover more about the selection process on each individual course page. We’ll send you more details through the applicant portal after we've received your application.
UCAS makes background information available to us when they send us your application - this is called contextual data. We will not use this information when making a decision about whether or not to offer you a place at UCA.