Applicants from Northern Ireland Regional Colleges
Latest information on our validated programmes.
Ulster University is dedicated to ensuring that applicants to all our validated programmes have the support and advice they need to make an informed decision about studying with an Ulster validated programme.
We know that you will have a number of questions, we hope that this list of Frequently Asked Questions will go some way to addressing your questions and providing advice.
As new information comes to hand we will be updating Ulster webpages so please check them and the College’s website regularly.
Is the College still accepting applications to Ulster-validated programmes (eg. FdSc, FdEng, CertHE, Cert, Access Diploma)?
Yes absolutely. We are delighted to receive applications for those programmes that are still open for January 2021.
Please apply through the College’s online application portal.
You will find more information about the range of full and part-time programmes available to you on the College’s online prospectus.
I was planning to join an Ulster programme from a Foundation degree in September: what will happen?
If you have applied through UCAS for entry to an Ulster programme, your application will be being processed as normal and the admissions team are continuing to process applications.
If you have an admissions-related question, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to join an Ulster programme in 2021 but I haven’t applied yet: is Ulster still accepting applications?
Yes, you can still apply for many Ulster programmes. We are delighted to receive applications for those programmes that are still open for January 2021.
- for full-time undergraduate programmes through UCAS at www.ucas.com
- for part-time programmes through the online application portal
You will find more information about the wide range of undergraduate and part-time programmes available to you at www.ulster.ac.uk/study
For programmes where applications are still being accepted, Ulster are continuing to process applications as normal but please bear with us while we transition to full working-from-home arrangements.
If you have an admissions-related question, please contact us at email@example.com
Will summer bridging programmes for Ulster courses still happen?
The summer bridging programmes for the Ulster University Business School and the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment programmes will be going ahead.
If you have applied to a relevant programme in the Faculty, you will be invited to apply for the summer bridging programme and should receive an email from the Ulster Admissions’ team detailing the arrangements for summer bridging and details for applying.
If you have not yet received an email, or you have further questions please contact the Faculty Partnership Manager, Carol Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For queries relating to Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, please contact Faculty Partnership Manager Maeve Paris, at email@example.com
How will Ulster University make offers for the students from Foundation degrees?
Offers to students from Foundation degree programmes will happen as normal.
I had a selection interview for my professional programme. Does it still count?
Where required as part of the application process for a course, all face-to -face interviews that were held before the university and colleges closed for teaching and social activities will count and will be used to assess your suitability for the programme you applied for.
My face-to-face interview was cancelled. What happens now? My face-to-face interview was cancelled. What happens now?
Alternative interview arrangements have been in put in place. Please follow the instructions you received.
You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information.
How will Ulster University and the Colleges make offers now that level 2 & 3 exams (ie. GCSE and A levels) have been cancelled?
We appreciate this is an anxious time. Ulster University has continued to liaise with the relevant statutory and regulatory bodies to secure clarity on the alternative arrangements being agreed. Our applicants are our first priority in the Admissions team and we will do all we can to support you through these uncertain times.
Further details can be found at https://www.education-ni.gov.uk
I already have an unconditional offer. Is it still valid?
If your offer is unconditional and you firmly accept that offer, your place is confirmed at Ulster University.
I applied for a professional programme at the College or Ulster University. How will this be affected?
We will ensure that all selection processes for programmes such as Social Work, Nursing, Community Youth Work and Allied Health programmes will continue to be carried out, in accordance with regionally agreed guidelines where necessary, in order to allow us to rank applicants in order of merit.
These include all selection tests and planned interviews. Some programmes, such as the BSc Nursing [Adult] and BSc Nursing [Mental Health] have already completed their rescheduled interview, replacing the face-face interview with a video interview.
All affected students have been contacted and the process is now complete.
- I need to do a secure English language test to meet my conditions for offer. Where can I get more information?
Will teaching commence as planned for my programme of study?
On the basis of current information available, start dates for programmes remain as published but we accept that this may be subject to change.
We will continue to update you as new information becomes available and decisions are made.
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