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Admissions FAQs

These are some of the questions we are asked most often. If this doesn’t answer your question or you require further information, please contact our Admissions team or Tweet us @UniOfBuckingham.

How can I apply?

You can apply through UCAS or directly.

To make a direct application for a place at the University you need to complete and submit an application form. You also need to supply an academic reference, together with certified copies of transcripts and/or examination certificates. The Admissions Tutor will then be able to consider your application. You will receive a letter when the decision process has been completed.

Applications can be made online via the degree information page. See our Course finder for details of subjects available at Buckingham.

When can I apply?

You can normally apply for most courses up to 2 years prior to the start date. There are no cut-off dates for home students: for international students who require a visa, cut-off dates can vary due to visa processing times. Contact the Admissions team for up-to-date information.

What are the terms and conditions for prospective students?

When you are offered a place at the University you will be notified of the terms and conditions between the University and students on our courses of study. When you accept an offer of a place on the course at the University a legal contract is formed between you and the University on the basis of the terms and conditions outlined in your offer letter. Your offer letter and the terms and conditions contain important information which you should read carefully before accepting an offer. Read the student contract > >

Do I need a visa?

You will require a visa if you do not hold a British or EU passport: www.ukcisa.org.uk.

When should I apply for a visa?

UK study visas are taking slightly longer than previously, we recommend you contact admissions@buckingham.ac.uk for more details.

Do I pay home or international fees?

Please refer to Definition of Fee Status.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry requirements are listed on individual course pages.

What is the English language requirement?

Please refer to our English language requirements page for details.

Do you accept transfer students?

We do accept transfer students. You would have to apply as a new student and go through the same process. Exemptions (“transfers with credits”) are awarded at the Admissions Tutor’s discretion. Our undergraduate degrees last two years, so a year elsewhere will not equate to a year’s exemption at The University of Buckingham.

Can I visit Buckingham?

We have Open Days throughout the year, or if you are unable to make it to an Open Day you can book a campus tour.

What are application processing times?

From the date we receive a complete application (including all supporting documents) we aim to make a decision within one week.

Can I get a scholarship?

A limited number of scholarships are available. Please refer to Bursaries and scholarships.

Applying for accommodation?

You can apply for accommodation after you have received an offer to study.

To apply for University managed accommodation please complete the accommodation application form. To contact the Accommodation Office please email accommodation@buckingham.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0)1280 820351.

How can I defer my offer?

You will have to contact the Admissions Officer for your subject. You will find their contact details at the bottom of your offer letter.

Do you offer foundation courses?

We do offer foundation courses including the Foundation Pathway.