Before you apply

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If you’re applying to the University of Salford from outside the UK, we want to make the process as smooth as possible. The application procedure is different for undergraduate and postgraduate students, so please follow the guidance according to your level of study.

English language requirements

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All of our courses are taught and assessed in English, so we want to make sure you have the language skills you need to succeed from the start.  As such, we ask all of our international students to demonstrate a level of English proficiency. English language requirements are shown on individual course pages. The course pages show the requirement as IELTS, however a full range of the qualifications we accept can be found here.   

International Foundation Year

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Our International Foundation Year (IFY) will fully prepare you for entry onto one of our undergraduate degrees. Based on campus, all of your teaching will be delivered by our academics and you will have full access to our facilities. You will study a mixture of subject-specific content and improve your English language and academic study skills. The subject-specific modules are tailored to your chosen degree so when you pass the IFY, you’ll be able to progress onto over 100 degree courses here.

Pre Sessional English

Develop your academic study skills and improve your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills on our Pre-Sessional English course. Accredited by the British Council, this course will help you meet the English language requirements for our undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes. You will also gain valuable experience of studying in the UK and familiarising yourself with British culture.

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Undergraduate applications

Speak to our approved education consultants

Includes BSc, BA, BEng, MEng, LLB, HND, FdSc and bachelor’s degrees.

UCAS is the central admissions service for universities in the UK, and is the system we use for undergraduate applications. You will need to quote our institution code (S03) when you apply, along with our institution code name (SALF) and the code for your chosen course (find this on your course page). Leave the campus code blank.

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Key information about undergraduate applications

Personal statements

The personal statement is a crucial part of university applications in the UK. It’s your chance to tell us why you are interested in studying your course; why you want to study at the University of Salford; the skills, experiences and qualities you will bring to your studies; and why we should make you an offer. We recommend using UCAS’s helpful guide to find out what makes a good personal statement. You can also use our template to help write your statement. 

Application deadlines (includes International Foundation Year)

If you are based in the EU, the deadline to apply is 15 January. Students from outside the EU have until 30 June to apply. We recommend applying as soon as possible as courses may become full. Applications after these dates can be made through Clearing.

Intake 

Courses

Application deadline

Final date to meet the conditions of your offer Final date to submit bank statements/other documents* Final date for issuing a CAS Induction and registration Teaching begins

Sep 2018

UG

27 July 2018

24 Aug 2018

31 Aug 2018 31 Aug 2018 17 Sep 2018 24 Sep 2018

Jan 2019     

UG courses with January start dates

30 Nov 2018

7 Dec 2018

14 Dec 2018 21 Dec 2018 21 Jan 2019 28 Jan 2019

Sep 2018

International Foundation Year - all pathways

27 July 2018

10 Aug 2018

17 Aug 2018 17 Aug 2018 17 Sept 2018 24 Sep 2018

Jan 2019

International Foundation Year - Business and Law, Health Sciences

16 Nov 2018

30 Nov 2018

7 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018 7 Jan 2019 14 Jan 2019

*We will review your bank statements and other documents to ensure you have the funds available to study here and meet the Tier 4 visa requirements. If a bank statement is submitted close to the deadline but has an issue that requires investigation, you may miss your chosen intake and your application may be deferred to the next intake.

English language courses

We run year-round English language courses for international students. These courses are designed to help you improve your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

NCUK students

We are a founding member of the Northern Consortium (NCUK), a group of 16 leading universities dedicated to giving international students guaranteed access to universities and helping you succeed when you get there. Since 1987, NCUK has helped over 30,000 international students gain guaranteed access to university. Find out more about NCUK's scholarships, plus the foundation and graduate pathway programmes.

Need help applying?

If you’d like help with your application, you can speak to one of our approved education consultants, based in 32 countries worldwide. They will be able to tell you more about our courses, give information about living in Salford and Manchester, assist with application forms and give advice about applying for your visa. Alternatively, you can contact our UK team on international@salford.ac.uk or +44 (0)161 295 4545.

Postgraduate applications

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It’s an exciting time to be a postgraduate student here. Our innovative research environment is recognised around the world, building international opportunities and offering you a platform to develop your own profile.

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Key information about postgraduate taught applications

Applying

Includes master's, MSc, MA, MBA, LLM, PgDip and PgCert degrees.

You need to apply online for the majority of our postgraduate taught courses. Access our online application portal and find out more about applying for postgraduate study, including details of our entry requirements, application deadlines, and the supporting documents you need to submit with your application.

Application deadlines

Intake 

Courses

Application deadline

Final date to meet the conditions of your offer Final date to submit bank statements/other documents* Final date for issuing a CAS Induction and registration Teaching begins

Sep/Oct 

2018

All courses

27 Jul 2018

24 Aug 2018

31 Aug 2018 31 Aug 2018 17 Sep 2018 24 Sep 2018

Nov 2018   

Salford Business School only

14 Sep 2018

28 Sep 2018

5 Oct 2018 5 Oct 2018 29 Oct 2018 5 Nov 2018

Jan/Feb 

2019

All courses except Salford Business School

23 Nov 2018

7 Dec 2018

14 Dec 2018 21 Dec 2018 21 Jan 2019 28 Jan 2019

Jan 2019

Salford Business School only

16 Nov 2018

30 Nov 2018

7 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018 21 Jan 2019 28 Jan 2019
Mar 2019 Salford Business School only 4 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019 25 Jan 2019 1 Feb 2019 4 Mar 2019 11 Mar 2019
May 2019 Salford Business School only 29 Mar 2019 12 Apr 2019 18 Apr 2019 26 April 2019 27 May 2019 3 Jun 2019
Jul 2019 Salford Business School only 10 May 2019 24 May 2019 31 May 2019 7 Jun 2019 8 Jul 2019 15 Jul 2019

*We will review your bank statements and other documents to ensure you have the funds available to study here and meet the Tier 4 visa requirements. If a bank statement is submitted close to the deadline but has an issue that requires investigation, you may miss your chosen intake and your application may be deferred to the next intake.

Key information about postgraduate research applications

Applying

Includes PhD and MRes degrees.

You need to apply online for the majority of postgraduate research programmes. Access our online application portal and find out more about applying for postgraduate study, including details of our entry requirements, application deadlines, and the supporting documents you need to submit with your application. 

Application deadlines

Intake 

Courses

Application deadline

Final date to meet the conditions of your offer Final date to submit bank statements/other documents* Final date for issuing a CAS Induction and registration Teaching begins

Sep/Oct 

2018

All courses

27 Jul 2018

17 Aug 2018

24 Aug 2018 24 Aug 2018 17 Sep 2018 24 Sep 2018

Jan/Feb 

2019

All courses

16 Nov 2018

30 Nov 2018

7 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018 14 Jan 2019 14 Jan 2019
May 2019 All courses 15 Mar 2019 29 Mar 2019 5 April 2019 12 May 2019 7 May 2019 7 May 2019

*We will review your bank statements and other documents to ensure you have the funds available to study here and meet the Tier 4 visa requirements. If a bank statement is submitted close to the deadline but has an issue that requires investigation, you may miss your chosen intake and your application may be deferred to the next intake

Getting your visa

If you want to study in the UK you'll need a Tier 4 student visa. Our student support site, askUS, provides detailed instructions on how to apply for this, whether you're based within the UK or outside. Visit our askUS site for more information. We recommend reading this information carefully before you apply.