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How to Apply

To apply to our part-time undergraduate programmes you will apply directly to Ulster University via our online application system. You will only apply via UCAS if you are applying to a full-time undergraduate programme.

You can apply to Ulster directly via the course pages. Click the Green Apply Now Button. You will then be taken to our secure Online Application System and be asked to create a log in and PIN.

Applying for a part-time place at Ulster University does not impact any UCAS applications you may make.

Estimated completion time

It should take you about 30 minutes to complete the application if you have all required information to hand.  You can visit the Application Checklist to see what information is required or review the key content below.

Don’t worry. You do not need to complete the application all in one go. Incomplete applications are stored and you can return to the application.

As you complete each section, the Application Checklist will be updated to update your progress.  When you have completed the application information required, make sure you click Application is Complete to submit your application.

If you need help whilst completing your application, you can contact the Admissions team at


For most of our courses, we recommend that you submit your application no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester.

However, course places may be limited, or you may need some time to complete the application process, so we recommend that you start the process as early as possible.

If you need help with your application, we are here to provide guidance. Contact our admissions team at

Entry Requirements

Don’t worry. Our team are here to help you find the best learning solution for you.

The entry requirements for each course are dependent upon its subject matter and if you need prior qualifications to study at Undergraduate Level. You will also need to meet the University General Entrance Requirements.

In the absence of formal qualifications, we can still consider your application via Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning or APEL.

You can find entry requirements on the individual course pages of the online prospectus or can discuss further with our Admissions team who can review your experience and how that fits with the entry requirements.  Contact them at

Applying for more than one course

You will need to fully complete an individual application for each course.

The first step of each application form requires you to choose the specific academic year and the specific course.

If you are applying for multiple courses because you are unsure which is best for you, please contact the Course Director who can discuss what is the best approach for you.  You can get their contact information in the Contact section on the course pages.

Application type or year?

You will be asked to choose your application type.

  • If you live in Northern Ireland, GB, ROI or EU  you should select Undergrad Part-Time
  • If you do not live in Northern Ireland, GB, ROI or EU, you may not be able to study on a part-time basis at Ulster University due to visa requirements. Please contact our Global Engagement team to understand your options before commencing your application.

You will be asked to choose your Admission Term.

  • Select the Academic Year you would like to commence your study.
  • If you are planning to join us in September 2021, you would choose Academic Year 2021-2022.

Required Information

The Application is more than an application to the programme. If you are offered a place, it will provide critical information needed to make arrangements for your admission.

Within the application system, we have a helpful checklist.  All sections must be completed prior to submission. We will clearly signal which individual items per section are mandatory.

The Sections & Key Information

  • Name
    • Please add the name which should be used for your communications with the university.
  • Programme Section 
    • You will select which course you would like to join. This list is Alphabetical and is broken down by award type.
    • You will be asked for a point of entry.  Please mark as Year 1.
    • September 2021 is your proposed year of entry if you would like to join us in September 2021.
  • Personal Information 
    • Mandatory information includes your contact details and if you have a disability.
    • You will be asked if you have any criminal convictions or prosecutions pending. This information is required for several regulated programmes that are listed below.
      • Health Sciences, Education, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Optometry, Sports Sciences, Social Work, Nursing, and Community Youth Work, Behavioural Analysis, Dietetics, Physician Associated Studies.
    • Admissions will contact you if your circumstances impact your application or access to a place.
  • Address and Telephone Numbers
    • Please add the address and telephone numbers which should be used for your communications with the university.
  • Country Information 
    • You will be asked your country of permanent residence, residence over the last 3 years and your country of birth and nationality as this information will influence your fees.
  • Education and Qualifications 
    • You will be asked your most recent Educational Institution and the date you left this institution.
    • You will also be asked your list of qualifications and awards dates.
    • You will also be asked if English is your native language.  If not, we will ask you to provide evidence of attainment or ask that you take part in a Pre-Sessional English Programme.
  • Employment Details 
    • This is not mandatory information but may help support your application if you want to use your employment experience to help meet the entry requirements.
    • You will be asked to provide information about your employment history. You can complete this on the website or provide a CV to our Admissions team.
  • Funding Details
    • We will ask how you intend to fund your course.  Remember to visit the Funding section to understand what options are available to you.
    • Alternatively, if you are receiving financial support such as a grant, bursary, loan or financial support from an employer, please provide details and email a copy of your funding letter to so we can set up the payment process.
  • Referees & Personal Statement
    • You will be asked to provide the name and contact details of 2 referees.
    • You must also complete a maximum 500 word personal statement about your reasons for applying to the programmes and any further information that supports your application.
  • Application Confirmation
    • This includes confirmation of the application and your consent to our Data Protection Statement.
    • You must complete this step for your application to be sent to the Admissions team for consideration.

Once you apply

Upon receipt of your application, we will send you a confirmation email usually within the next 2 working days. It is important that you read the details of this email as we require additional information from you to progress your application.

Correct course?

This will include details of the course that you have applied to. If this is incorrect or you want to change your course please reply to the email and our Admissions team will make the relevant changes.

Proof of Qualifications

You will be asked to upload a PDF of your relevant qualifications and evidence that you meet the English language requirements if you are not a native English speaker. This is via a basic form.

Once we have this information, we can review your application and determine if you are to receive an offer.

We will send you an email about your application status or you can see its stats by visiting the Online Application system.  You can click on the relevant Process Application and see the Application Summary including the Decision.

Reference Check

If a reference check is required, Admissions will contact your referees prior to making an offer.


Unconditional Offers

Congratulations.  Your application has been successful, and you meet the entry requirements for a confirmed place at Ulster. Your next step is to confirm your acceptance of this place and you will begin the registration and enrolment process. Watch your emails for information on how to accept your place.

Conditional Offers

Congratulations, you have been offered a place subject to meeting certain conditions of your offer. This will normally be exam results or degree award. Make sure you carefully review the conditions of your offer. Once these are met, you can share these details with the Admissions team


There are several reasons why universities may decline an applicant, for example if the course is full.  If you want to discuss your decision or explore alternative options please contact


You can withdraw your application at any time. Alternatively, you may want to defer your place to a future academic year.

Our Admissions team are here to help you through the process so do not hesitate to contact us at