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How to apply

How to apply

Please see our Course Finder for information on all our courses.

Postgraduate research (e.g. PhD, MRes)

  • Apply online – begin your free online application for any postgraduate research course
  • We recommend you read our Guidance Notes on applying for postgraduate research at Salford.

Postgraduate taught (e.g.“Masters”, MSc, MA, MBA, LLM, PgDip, PgCert)

Please have your certificates and transcripts ready to upload when you start the online application.

Online application - what happens next?

  • You will receive an email acknowledgement when your application is received
  • When your application has been carefully considered by our admissions tutors, we will write to you by email to inform you of the outcome of your application, or to request any further information we may require to make a decision
  • If you have any questions about the progress of your application please email our Postgraduate Admissions Team

We recommend you read our Guidance Notes on applying for postgraduate study at Salford.

Undergraduate (e.g. “Bachelors”, BSc, BA, BEng, MEng, LLB, HND, FdSc, International Foundation Year)

  • Apply via UCAS
    The University of Salford uses the UCAS application system for undergraduate applications (BA, BSc, BEng, MEng, HND, FdSc, LLB). UCAS is the central admissions service for universities in the UK. When you apply, you will need to quote the institution code S03, the institution code name SALF, and the course code for your chosen course (see our Course Finder). Leave the campus code blank.
  • Use our personal statement guide, have a look here.
  • Application deadline
    It is strongly recommended that you make your application without delay. The UCAS system shows which courses are still available at Salford.
  • Foundation courses
    Students wishing to join our International Foundation Year should apply directly to the university and not by using UCAS.

Application deadlines


Undergraduate applications should be made via UCAS. For EU applications the deadline is the 15th January, while students from outside the EU have until the 30th June, although it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible as courses do become full. Applications after these dates should be made through Clearing. For more information please contact


Most postgraduate degrees do not have specific application deadlines. Applications are considered throughout the year; the time needed for us to process your application and for you to get your study visa will depend on the course you are interested in, the time of the year you are applying, and the country that you are from. It is strongly recommended that you apply as soon as possible,even if you haven’t finished your current programme of study, as courses do become full. For more information please contact

Find out more information relating to immigration and visas for both undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Use our personal statement guide to make sure you are VISA interview ready.

Application Deadlines 2018/19: International Foundation Year, Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research programmes.

English Language courses (e.g. English Study Programme, Summer English Study Programme)

The School runs English Language courses all year round for international students who wish to improve their English. They are designed to improve your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking and will help you with grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Please apply by following the links below:

NCUK students

The University of Salford is a founding member of the Northern Consortium (NCUK). Students on Northern Consortium courses should apply via NCUK.

HND students in China

Students following HND courses in China may apply directly for final year courses in Salford Business School. Please contact us for an application form, quoting your: name, date of birth, the HND course you are studying, and the name of your university.

Assistance with your application

You may be able to get assistance with your application from one of our official education consultants around the world. In addition, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have:

Ask a question

T +44 (0)161 295 4545 (press Option 2)
Or visit our international enquiries system