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How to apply

How to apply

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If you are having any problems with your application or simply have a question, don't hesitate to get in touch.

We’re really glad that you’re considering studying with CU. Below, you’ll find all you need to know to apply for a course.

Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS. Otherwise, you will need to apply to CU directly. International students will also require a Student Visa. Here’s a handy checklist of what you’ll need to know before you start:

Entry requirements

CU ensure that all applications are managed according to the nationally-agreed framework and appropriate standards. We aim to see your potential, and we know that not everyone’s potential is shown by their academic performance in their life so far. If you don’t meet the entry criteria shown, or need help working out what points you have, please get in touch. You’re an individual, and we’ll consider your application on an individual basis, taking into account other factors. Some courses will also require a DBS check.

We typically require these points. You can use the UCAS Tariff calculator to find out how your education history fits.

Qualification Tariff Points
Foundation Year 40 UCAS tariff points
Higher National Certificate (HNC) 64 UCAS tariff points
Higher National Diploma (HND) 80 UCAS tariff points
BA/BEng/BSc (Hons) degree 104 UCAS tariff points

Once your application is completed and sent, you are all done! UCAS will contact us and we will consider your offer.


If you’re a UK student applying for a Foundation year, HNC, HND or Degree course on a full-time basis you’ll need to apply through UCAS. Your application can then be tracked on their website.

You'll need this information:


Institution Code: C85
Campus Code: 3
Course Code: See specific course page


Institution Code: C85
Campus Code: 7
Course Code: See specific course page


If you’re an international student and are interested in applying for a Foundation year, HNC, HND or Degree course then you’ll need to apply to us directly by completing our online application form.

Once your application form has been processed you’ll receive the outcome of your application via the email address you provided.

You'll need this information:

  • All academic transcripts
  • Copies of degree/diploma certificates or work reference if employed
  • One academic reference
  • English Language competence by completing a successful Secure English Language Test (SELT). You can find a list of the Home Office's approved SELT's on the website
  • Your personal statement
  • Copy of your current passport

You'll also need to apply for a Student Visa to study in the UK.

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