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How to apply

Academic year 2016

Deadlines for new applications for September 2016 intake is 30 June 2016. A new international academic calendar will be made available for those dates.


Course typeHow to apply
Full-timeApply via UCAS
Part-time        Apply online *

UCAS application

The UCAS code for Ulster University is U20.

You can apply for up to five courses in a single application, which can be to one or more UK universities; find out more by watching UCAS videos and guides.

Deadlines for some courses may be different so check the specific course information.

The UCAS website offers top tips on applying to the UK for international students.


Applications to our postgraduate courses are made directly using our online application system where you can also upload supporting documentation including transcripts and a personal statement.

Transcripts and degree certificates

We request that all transcripts from your higher education studies (BA, BSc, MA, MSc) to be presented in English. If you have already graduated please also upload an official copy of your award certificate, which shows the date you graduated. However, if your transcripts include the date of graduation and grade then we do not need the award certificate.

Personal Statement

The Personal Statement gives you the opportunity to 'sell' yourself and is a vital part of your application. Here you should demonstrate why you should be chosen to study on your particular course of choice. Here are some things that are a good idea to include:

  • why you chose the course
  • your achievements and interests and how these relate to your chosen course of study
  • work, voluntary or life experience
  • why you would like to study at Ulster University

Postgraduate Research

Our Research Student Administration administers all research studentships - get more information on applying for research studies.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

If your home university has a study abroad and/or student exchange agreement with Ulster University you can apply directly using our online application system. If you are applying as an independent student we will be happy to consider you as an occasional student. 

Please contact the International Department directly for further information. Key dates are provided in the table below. Late applications will be processed but you may not have enough time to make all the necessary preparations for your travel if you apply after these dates.




September Entry

31 May

30 June

January Entry

31 October

30 November

Further information on applying can be found at Study Abroad & Exchange.


Applications to our eLearning full-time and part-time courses are made directly using our online application system. You can apply for up to nine eLearning courses in any one academic year. 

Application closing dates vary by course but we try to be flexible in allowing applications to be made up until the start of the course.