Admissions team

The Admissions team process your application from the point at which it is submitted all the way up to enrolment.

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Read about Application Arrangements for 2021 so you can keep up to date with our plans for this year.

If you are still deciding which programme to apply for, please contact our Enquiries team. If you have already enrolled, please contact your academic department with any queries about your studies.

The Admissions team can help with any questions about your application to study, these include:

  • Requesting an update on your application if you haven't heard back (applications for most programmes usually take around 4-6 weeks for a decision, but some programmes have specific application deadlines and decision dates. Please check the specific programme page for details).
  • Providing further documents, such as certificates, English tests or portfolios.
  • Amending details on your application e.g. your name, contact details, gender or address.
  • Requesting a letter e.g. a new copy of an offer letter or a specific letter for a funding application (please include details of any specifics required).
  • Asking for more information or clarification about your offer conditions.

FAQs

How long will it take to get a decision on my application?

Most applications take 4-6 weeks from the point of application to a decision being made. This may take longer in particularly busy periods and for some programmes that include portfolio review or interviews as part of their application process.

Some programmes have decision dates and deadlines listed on their programme pages and PhD applications tend to take longer than 6 weeks, so we encourage early applications.

Is there a deadline to apply?

We guarantee that we'll consider all undergraduate applications received by January 15. We will still continue to consider applications after that date for as long as a programme has places remaining.

For postgraduate applications, there is no set deadline unless the programme page specifies one. We encourage you to apply as early in the year as possible, especially for programmes that require interviews or fitness to train conditions.

What fees will I pay?

You can find the fees for each programme listed on the relevant programme page, just find your course using the Course Finder and scroll down to the Fees & Funding section.

If you are unsure whether you will pay Home or International fees, please get in touch and provide as much detail as possible about your circumstances.

When do I need to meet my offer conditions?

The final deadline for all offer conditions is August 31, however, we strongly encourage you to meet your conditions as early as possible. If there is an earlier deadline for your programme, it will be specified in your offer letter.

Can I change programme?

Please get in touch to make a change of programme request, in some cases we can switch your application or offer over to a new programme, in other cases we may need extra information or you may need to submit a new application.

Can I defer, change or withdraw my offer?

We will consider requests for a change of study mode or entry date. Please get in touch to make a request. If you need to withdraw, please let us know as soon as you’re able to.

If you would like to request a deferral of your offer, please complete the deferral request form and we will review the request with your academic department.

Which English language tests do you accept?

You can check our complete list of English language requirements including validity dates. If you are unsure whether your qualification meets requirements, please get in touch as soon as possible.

I am on a programme which has fitness to train requirements, how do I meet these?

We usually send instructions for how to meet fitness to train conditions in March of the year that your programme will start. If you receive your offer after March, details will be sent at the same time as your offer letter. Please contact us if you have any questions, further details can be found on our fitness to train page.

How do I submit my portfolio?

Most programmes have details about their portfolio requirements on the programme page. You can read our recommendations on how to submit a portfolio for an Art or Design programme for more information.

Contact the admissions team

Get in touch via our contact form below:

 

Alternatively, we are available via:

  • Phone from 9am–4pm on weekdays: 0207 078 5300
  • Live chat from 10am–3pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays