How to apply

Choosing to apply to University is a big decision. We encourage you to ask lots of questions and make sure you have all the information and support you need. 

When you've decided on your course and campus, the application process is quite straightforward. However, this will vary depending on your chosen course of study - see links below for specific course application routes.

Do take advantage of our Applicant Days too - they've been especially designed to help you discover more about the course, campus and student experience. You’ll have a chance to meet with current students and with your Admissions tutor who will discuss your work, interests and academic background with you. In most cases, you’ll be offered a guided tour of UCA’s campus - you’re welcome to bring along parents, guardians or other companions, who can also join the campus tour, but interviews are restricted to applicants only

If you have a disability, it’s important that you declare this on your application. This will help us to take the right steps to support you and make sure that any appropriate funding is in place at the start of your studies.

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?

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