The application process varies depending on the type of Higher Education course you wish to apply for and how you wish to study it. This page concerns all applications for Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas (HNC & HND), Foundation Degrees, Degrees and Postgraduate programmes.
For information regarding Student Finance and support for our Higher Education students, please visit our Higher Education section.
How to Apply
If you are applying for a full-time undergraduate course, including HNCs, HNDs, Foundation Degrees and Degrees, you will need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Our UCAS institution code is H14.
If you are applying for a part time undergraduate course or any Postgraduate course, you can apply directly to us. This can be done using a paper application form available from the Admissions office, or through the course search on our website. Simply find the course you wish to apply for and click on the Apply button.
Note for Teacher Training programmes:
If you are applying for a University of East London validated Teacher Training programme, please contact the Admissions Team to request an application form.
When to Apply
Applications for full-time undergraduate courses should be submitted to UCAS between 1st September and 30th June. Applications made after 15th January are regarded as late by UCAS but will continue to receive equal consideration by us.
Applications submitted to UCAS after 30th June will be processed through UCAS Clearing. It is not necessary to wait until A Level results day to make an application through Clearing. Please contact the Admissions office for the availability of places on your chosen course.
Applications for part time undergraduate courses and all Postgraduate courses, including Teacher Training, can be submitted to the Admissions office at any time. There is no deadline for submitting applications but we recommend that you apply as early as possible.
What Happens Next
We will acknowledge receipt of your application by a letter, which will give you your student reference number. Please have this number to hand whenever you contact us on 01708 462833.
The Admissions Team will check that your application meets our academic entry requirements. We may contact you if any relevant information is missing from your application. The academic team will screen all other aspects of your application. If you are invited for an interview you will receive a letter or email notifying you of the date and the interview process. The interview allows us to assess your suitability for your chosen course and gives you the opportunity to visit the campus, meet the academic team and ask any questions.
Your application outcome will be sent to you by post. If you have applied through UCAS you will also be able to view and accept/decline your offer online through UCAS Track.