How to apply
We try to make applying to Salford as flexible and straightforward as possible. If you have any queries or concerns, please just ask.
All applications to the University should be made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service), apart from:
- applications for part-time courses
- applications for second or final year entry
- applications for the International Foundation Year
- applications for post qualifying Health and Social care courses and single modules
- applications for Graduate Diploma in Health and the Graduate Certificate in Management(GCIM)
Important facts and figures
Salford institution code name: SALF
Salford institution code: S03
Campus code: there are no campus codes at Salford - leave this blank
We will start receiving applications for entry in autumn 2013 from early September 2012.
The normal closing date for applications is 15 January 2013 (although if you are at school or college, they may ask you to fill it in earlier to give them time to prepare your reference). Application received after this date may still be considered if the course is not full. If you apply late you are advised to check the UCAS website for course availability first.
UCAS Extra: 25 February – 3 July 2013
Clearing starts: 30 June 2013
A level results: 15 August 2013
Apply is the on-line method of application via the UCAS website. Nearly all schools and colleges now provide the facility for their students to apply electronically. If you are attending a school or college that uses this service, they will have a buzzword which you will need to register. However Apply can also be used by those who are applying independently in the UK and overseas.
Take some time to check your on-line application before it is submitted to UCAS. It is important that you take care when completing the 'choices' section and use the correct institution codes and programme codes.
You can apply for up to five programmes so make sure you think through your options carefully before applying. Also check that the 'education' section displays your correct qualification details. Your application should then be forwarded to your referee, who will check your application, provide the reference and forward the application to UCAS. If you are applying independently, you will be responsible for obtaining and adding the reference yourself.
It costs £23 to apply for 2-5 choices. If, however, you wish to only apply to the University of Salford and you are only applying for one programme, you may use a single entry at a fee of £12. You may pay on-line using a credit or debit card, or alternatively if you are applying from your school or college they may choose to be invoiced.
The benefits of on-line application mean that you can follow the progress of your application 24 hours a day,seven days a week using Track by logging on to www.ucas.com.
If you experience any difficulties with Apply you should contact the UCAS Customer Services team:
T +44 (0)871 468 0468
If you would like further help from the University, please contact:
T +44 (0)161 295 3306
Part-time applications are made directly to the University. If you want to apply to study a part-time undergraduate qualification please contact our Course Enquiries Service on +44 (0)161 295 4545 for more information.
If you are making a part-time direct application you should complete our Undergraduate Studies direct application form. Please note you will need to provide two references.
If you wish to transfer onto the second or final year of one of our courses, or if you want to apply to any of our second or final year entry Business School top-up courses, you need to apply directly to the University.
You should complete our Undergraduate Studies direct application form. Please note you will need to provide two references.
If you want to discuss your suitability for second or final year entry at undergraduate level, please contact our Course Enquiries Service on +44 (0)161 295 4545 for more information.
There are only a few types of application which are exempt from one of these systems. For example, for some foundation programmes applications should be made on a University of Salford application form, please contact our Course Enquiries Service on +44 (0)161 295 4545 for advice.
We welcome applications from international students. Applicants from outside the United Kingdom must apply through UCAS. Students from the following countries should submit their applications to UCAS through the appropriate overseas office in London as listed in the UCAS Handbook: Cyprus, Guyana, India, Luxembourg, Thailand.
Applicants from other countries should send their applications direct to UCAS. (Salford participates in the British Council Education Promotion Service and advisers are available in your local British Council Office).
Applications for the Graduate Diploma in Health and the Graduate Certificate in Management should be made by completing the undergraduate application form and returned to the address on the form.
For more information, see our section specifically for international students.
Policy statement on equality and diversity
The University is committed to and strives for equality of opportunity for all its students and staff (existing and prospective) and will recognise and celebrate their diversity. For this statement and strategy to be made a reality, effective leadership and management will be provided and a corresponding commitment sought from every member of staff and all the student body. In practice this means that we:
- are committed to providing an environment where all people are respected and treated fairly regardless of irrelevant characteristics or distinctions
- will develop a culture in which diversity is celebrated
- will not discriminate unfairly or illegally against anyone and will take positive action to promote equality, diversity and fair access
- embed equality and diversity at the heart of our mission and values; this will include taking action against individuals who behave in a discriminatory manner
If you have been dissatisfied with our admissions process please follow our admissions complaints procedure.