How to Apply

As the UK’s top university for Teaching Excellence with the highest student satisfaction in the country, you will be in the right place to reach your full potential at the University of Buckingham.
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 info@buckingham.ac.uk if you any questions. All students must have reached the age of 17 by the date of their first registration.

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 September the year prior, with late applications allowed until 30 June.

Or you can apply direct for any undergraduate or postgraduate course via the course pages on our website. We accept direct applications up until shortly before courses start. September 2020 start: apply by 9 September 2020 for UK/EU students, or 31 August 2020 if you are an international student needing a Student visa. January 2021 start: apply by 31 November 2020 for all students. Various intakes are offered throughout the year for postgraduate courses – see the individual course pages. Note: deadlines vary for Medicine (MB ChB).

Our promises to you this September

We understand this year has been a challenging one. Here at Buckingham we have been working hard on our teaching and learning model, student experience and student support to give you as much reassurance and security as we can in these troubled times.

Read our pledge, our 8 promises to you, as we gear up to welcome students to the Buckingham community in September 2020.

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 £4,000 High Achiever Scholarship and international country-based scholarships from £2,000. Have a look at what we offer.

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 using the form below, or by phone +44 (0)1280 820227 between 09:00 and 17:00 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.

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