Advice for applicants

Yes, we are still accepting applications as usual. You can find details of our next start dates and how to apply on each course page. We are currently taking applications through Clearing and you can find more details here: https://bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks/clearing

Yes, our Admissions Team are working hard to ensure there is as little disruption to your application as possible. If we have requested additional information or documents, please send these through as quickly as you can.

We are conducting interviews online rather than on-site and we will contact you directly to arrange this. If you have not yet been contacted or have any concerns, please email admissions@bucks.ac.uk or call us on 0330 123 2023.

If you have applied for an undergraduate through UCAS, then you will need to respond to your offers by the deadline shown in your UCAS Track. If you have applied directly, then there is no specific deadline to accept your offer but we would recommend that you do this as soon as you can so that everything can be prepared for enrolment. Our welcome week for most courses begins on Monday 21 September.

If you are international student who requires a visa to study in the UK, alongside meeting other conditions on your offer, you will need to have firmly accepted your offer before we will be able to issue you with a CAS to make your Visa Application.

We will be honouring all offers made to applicants and will use the highest available grades. In most cases you don’t need to do anything unless we have asked for something specifically. If you do have any concerns, then please contact our Admissions Team at admissions@bucks.ac.uk.

We accept a wide range of English Language qualifications for entry to our programmes, these are listed on our general entry requirements page. For many countries we can accept the English you have studied in your High School qualification.

Bucks will also accept the following English Language qualifications, which can be taken online:

  • Duolingo Online English test, which can be taken anywhere in the world with results available within 48 hours
  • IELTS Indicator, which can be taken from home with results within 7 days
  • IELTS are still operating in some countries or are beginning to reopen centres for in-person testing. Please check their websites for updates.

In the days after your place has been confirmed you should receive your joining instructions and subsequently a link to our online enrolment portal. You will need your student ID, which will be provided with the details. Joining Instructions are also available online.

There is a lot of uncertainty at the moment and we understand that you may be considering starting your course later than originally planned. We have laid out our plans for September, which aim to give you some clarity, but we would be happy to discuss your options.

If you want to take the opportunity to take your exams towards the end of this year, we offer a wide range of courses starting in February https://bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks/courses-starting-february-2021.

If you are considering repeating a year at school or college, you may also consider taking a foundation year at the University. This will incur fees, but you should be able to receive student funding, and the extra year will give you extra time to build your academic skills, support and a great introduction to undergraduate study at one of our campuses. If you are considering deferring your place until next September then please email us including your name, UCAS ID or Application ID and when you would to defer until.