How to apply to undergraduate study at СʪƵ

We’re so pleased that you would like to study at СʪƵ (СʪƵ). How you apply to study with us depends on the course level and your country of residence. On this page you’ll find out how to apply through UCAS, how to apply if you’re an EU or international student, make an application as a mature student, or make a direct application for specific courses.

If you need further help or have questions about how to apply, please get in touch with our Enquiries Team on enquiry@dmu.ac.uk and we’ll be happy to help.

  1. Contextual offer

    Here at СʪƵ we welcome all applications, no matter what your background. It's our goal to help you reach your goal, by ensuring you have the best opportunity to go onto higher education.

    To make sure you get fair and equal access to higher education, when looking at your application, we consider more than just your grades – we take into account any challenges that you may have faced in your education and the potential effect this may have had on your qualifications. To do this we’ll look at contextual information from your UCAS form. To help us better understand your circumstances we do encourage you to send us any additional information you would like us to consider via email to admissions@dmu.ac.uk.

    Contextual Offers will be offered to candidates who are in receipt of Free School Meals, who are Care Leavers or who live in areas deemed low HE participation neighbourhoods (POLAR Quintiles 1 and 2). Participation of local areas (POLAR) classification groups areas across the UK based on the proportion of young people who participate in higher education. Quintile 1 shows the lowest rate of participation and Quintile 5 shows the highest rate of participation.

    СʪƵ is committed to helping you find your people, your purpose, your place in the world and so if you are eligible, you may receive a contextual offer.

    If you are an applicant or offer holder and you want to make us aware of anything you would like us to take into consideration, please contact admissions@dmu.ac.uk.

    If you are care experienced or estranged from family you may wish to contact the Transitions Team for further advice.

  2. UCAS online application for UK students

    All applications from UK students for full-time higher education courses at UK universities and colleges are made through . If you are still studying at school or college, then they will be registered with UCAS and will help you to complete your application. Please see the second section to find out the next steps.

    If you are applying independently through UCAS, as well as writing your application you will need to:

    • and pay the correct application fee by making your payment online using a credit or debit card. Applications cost £20 for a single choice and £26 for two to five choices.
    • Obtain and attach an academic reference. Your referee must know you well enough to write about you and your suitability for higher education, UCAS will not accept references from family, other relatives or friends.
  3. Students at a school or college registered with UCAS

    All UK schools and colleges, along with a small number of overseas establishments, are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications.

    To apply through your current school or college you will need:

    • A 'buzzword' from your tutor or careers adviser to register and establish the organisation you are applying from and allow your referee to attach a reference
    • To submit the application to your referee who will send the completed application on your behalf.
    • To pay for your application either by credit or debit card online, or by paying your school or other registered centre. Applications cost £20 for a single choice and £26 for two to five choices.

    For further advice please contact our School and College Liaison Team at studentadviser@dmu.ac.uk

  4. Mature learners with non-standard qualifications

    СʪƵ welcomes applications from mature students. If you have extensive industry experience of five years or more in a relevant field to the course you are applying for, as well as or instead of academic qualifications, then we will try to consider your application on its own individual merit.

    If you would like to discuss your eligibility in more detail, you can send an overview of your qualifications and experience to our admissions team for them to review and advise. Get in touch at admissions@dmu.ac.uk.

  5. Direct applications for EU and international students

    Download our international application form for all EU and international applicants wishing to apply for undergraduate courses. Download a form and follow our easy 3-step process to applying to СʪƵ.
  6. Direct applications for Art and Design Foundation courses at СʪƵ

    The is for applicants wishing to apply for our art and design foundation courses. It allows you to save, revisit and review your application before submitting it at any time of the day.

    The following should be submitted with the application form:

    • One current reference on official headed paper or from a professional email address. This can be a work or academic reference and must be signed and recently dated.
    • Copies of your academic transcripts
    • Copies of your degree or diploma certificates
    • Your personal statement

    It is important that you send this information to us as soon as possible, either as paper copies, by mail, or as scanned and emailed documents.

  7. HND or partnered courses

    If you are looking for HND courses or partnered courses with Leicester College for progression from HND level study, please .

Contact us

We’re here to support you with your application. For advice on how to apply contact:

Admissions Office
Gateway House Room 1.30
The Gateway 
Leicester, LE1 9BH

E: admissions@dmu.ac.uk
T: (+44) 0116 207 8443

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