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Before you apply

Before you apply

Before you apply to university there are a number of factors we would ask you to consider:


Pick something you're good at or something you've enjoyed studying previously. Consider courses with a sandwich year or an integrated work placements, we offer loads! Have a look at our Course Matchmaker, to see if you can find what you're looking for!

Course (again, it's very important!)

What kind of career do you want? Where do you want to be in ten years' time? While you're here our careers and employability department are on hand to enhance your employability through volunteering advice, study skills and career planning. If you study at Salford you will have access to our Advantage job site for life!

Fees and Funding

How much is my course going to cost? Have I completed my student finance application? What loans am I eligible for? These are just a few of the questions you should be thinking about when it comes to fees and funding. Don't worry though, we have a simple fees and funding guide to help you better understand the complicated side.

Open Days

You can come and view our wonderful university up close and personal at one of our undergraduate open days; where you can speak to our experts on anything from courses to accommodation. Our open days for 2018 entry will be held on 24 June 2017, 7 October 2017 and 28 October 2017. Or, if you prefer, you can take a tour on our Virtual Open Day from the comfort of your own home.

Student Life

Your university experience should be an extremely positive one and will form some of the best memories of your life. Think about the area that you're moving to – is it a busy city or a more rural area? Does it have all the amenities and activities to cover your needs?


Are you someone who wants to fly the nest or are you more home sweet home? Do you want to live close to friends or your partner? Do you want to find the cheapest way of getting to university?

Preparing your application

All UK/EU applications should be submitted via the UCAS website; where you can find some helpful information on what to include in your personal statement.