How to Apply

We accept applications year-round for our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. We have two major intakes per year, in January and September. We also offer flexible intake points for some of our postgraduate courses. Unlike many UK universities, you can always apply directly to us via our course pages.

Whether you are embarking on your first degree as an A-level student, wanting to study as a mature student, or looking at pursuing further study, the information below will explain how and when you should apply. Email our friendly recruitment team any time on if you have any questions. The University has a special duty of care towards applicants who are under the age of 18, and legally still children. Therefore to register with the University, students must have attained 18 years of age at the point of registration. Exceptionally, students who have attained the age of 17 at the point of registration and who turn 18 during their first term of study may be granted an exemption from this condition by the Dean of Faculty or their nominated deputy.

In the meantime, we invite you to explore our Virtual Open Day to discover our campus, accommodation options and two-year degrees, and to learn more about why students from all around the world choose Buckingham.

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Key deadlines

If you want to start your undergraduate degree in September, you can apply via UCAS to study at The University of Buckingham by making us one of your five choices. Our UCAS code is B90. UCAS applications open in May the year prior, with late applications allowed until July.

Or you can apply direct for any undergraduate or postgraduate course via the course pages on our website. Various intakes are offered throughout the year for postgraduate courses – see the individual course pages. Note: deadlines vary for Medicine and Education programmes.

Application deadlines:

September 2024 start:

  • International students: 2 August 2024
  • UK students: 30 August 2024

January 2025 start:

  • International students: 22 November 2024
  • UK students: 20 December 2024

Entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications, from A level and IB to prior work experience – See the course pages for entry requirements.

Entry requirements for mature students

If you’re a mature student  (aged 21 or over), there are a number of routes you can take into higher education. Age is no barrier to learning and we welcome all applications from suitably qualified students. See the course pages for specific entry requirements.

Transferring university

If you find yourself on a course, or at a university, that isn’t right for you, you can always transfer. Our accelerated degrees mean you can start in January or September and get out into the workforce faster.  Transferring university information.

Bursaries & scholarships available

We offer a range of generous scholarships and bursaries, to help you fund your studies, regardless of your circumstances,  including our £2,000 High Achiever Scholarship.

Help and support

If you need any help making your application or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by phone on +44 (0)1280 820227 between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. If you apply to us directly, you will receive an email notification from us. You will need to return your completed Acceptance Statement by the deadline stated on your offer letter.

Admissions contact form

Alternatively you can get in touch using our contact form.