A range of useful information for International Applicants.
English Language Requirements
I need to do an English language tests to meet my conditions of offer. Where can I get more information?
Covid-19 updates for English Language Tests can be found on the links below:
For all undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, you can submit evidence of meeting the English language requirements up to and including 21 August 2020.
Please remember, we accept a wide range of English language tests.
If you are unable to secure an IELTS test during this time, you may wish to consider one of the alternative tests listed on our Global site.
Will pre-sessional English language programmes still be available?
As a result of the current travel restrictions, we are now delivering our 2020 Pre-sessional programmes online.
Both our 12-week and 7-week programmes are open for applications.
Further details can be found on our Pre-sessional programmes.
My school or home university is closed and I can’t access my supporting documentation at the moment due to coronavirus. What should I do?
Supporting documents are not required when you first apply to the University.
If you are successful with your application and offered a place, you will need to provide transcripts of your previous studies by the deadline we provide you.
If you are not able to provide these by the specified date due to coronavirus, please contact the International Admissions Service at email@example.com
How can I pay my deposit?
For all undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, we will be accepting deposit payments up to and including 21 August 2020.
You can pay your deposit using our secure online payment facility
Can I have a refund on my deposit?
Your deposit is refundable, unless you are refused a visa on the grounds of forged documents being presented. In this case, your deposit is non-refundable.
To request a refund please contact International Admissions
I am holding a conditional offer, how will Ulster assess if I have made my grade(s)?
Our approach to conditional offer holders will depend on the qualification you are taking and the approach being taken by the organisation that awards them.
I am studying towards my A levels (including International A levels), GCSEs, IGCSEs, BTECs
Exams in these qualifications have been cancelled throughout the world, but the UK Government and awarding bodies have confirmed that you will be awarded a final grade that fairly reflects your work to date.
I am studying towards my International Baccalaureate Diploma
We will accept any grades awarded in the IB Diploma.
We will consider your grades when they are available.
As long as you meet your conditions of offer your place is secured.
I am studying towards my Advanced Placement (AP) Test
The College Board have put in place alternative exams. There are special 45-minute online assessments with two available sittings.
If you sit these exams you will be awarded an AP grade as normal.
We will accept these grades or any existing AP grades you have achieved to meet the conditions of your offer.
Please note we will not accept teacher assessments or coursework grades in place of final AP award.
I am studying towards my Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
The HKDSE examinations have been rescheduled.
We will consider your grades when they become available.
Your conditions of offer remain the same.
I am studying towards a qualification in another country
We know exams in many other countries may be delayed or cancelled.
If your exams go ahead we will assess you based on your results.
If your exams are cancelled but the awarding body makes alternative arrangements for you to receive a final award we will consider any alternative put in place.
If we don’t answer your question
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