Before you apply

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If you’re applying to the University of Salford from outside the UK, we want to make the process as smooth as possible. The application procedure is different for undergraduate and postgraduate students, so please follow the guidance according to your level of study.

English language requirements

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All of our courses are taught and assessed in English, so we want to make sure you have the language skills you need to succeed from the start. As such, we ask all of our international students to demonstrate a level of English proficiency. English language requirements are shown on individual course pages. The course pages show the requirement as IELTS, however a full range of the qualifications we accept can be found here.   

International Foundation Year

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Our International Foundation Year (IFY) will fully prepare you for entry onto one of our undergraduate degrees. Based on campus, all of your teaching will be delivered by our academics and you will have full access to our facilities. You will study a mixture of subject-specific content and improve your English language and academic study skills. The subject-specific modules are tailored to your chosen degree so when you pass the IFY, you’ll be able to progress onto over 100 degree courses here.

Undergraduate applications

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Includes BSc, BA, BEng, MEng, LLB, HND, FdSc and bachelor’s degrees.

UCAS is the central admissions service for universities in the UK, and is the system we use for undergraduate applications. You will need to quote our institution code (S03) when you apply, along with our institution code name (SALF) and the code for your chosen course (find this on your course page). Leave the campus code blank.

Apply through UCAS

Applying for our International Foundation Year courses

Applications for these courses are made via our online application form. Visit our guidance page for details of how to use the online application form.

Key information about undergraduate applications

Personal statements

The personal statement is a crucial part of university applications in the UK. It’s your chance to tell us why you are interested in studying your course; why you want to study at the University of Salford; the skills, experiences and qualities you will bring to your studies; and why we should make you an offer. We recommend using UCAS’s helpful guide to find out what makes a good personal statement. You can also use our template to help write your statement. 

Application deadlines (includes International Foundation Year)

We recommend applying as soon as possible as courses may become full. Applications after the below dates can be made through Clearing.

Intake 

Courses

Application deadline

Offer conditions Submit bank statements* Registration Teaching
Sep 2021 International Foundation Year courses 23 July 2021 15 Aug 2021 22 Aug 2021

13 Sep 2022

20 Sept 2021
Jan 2022 International Foundation Year courses 8 Nov 2021 29 Nov 2021 20 Dec 2021 10 Jan 2022 10 Jan 2022
Sep 2021 Undergraduate courses*** CLOSED 15 August 2021** 

22 August 2021

13 Sep 2021

20 Sept 2021
Jan 2022 Undergraduate courses*** 4 Nov 2022 2 Dec 2021 7 Jan 202 24 Jan 2022 31 Jan 2022

*We will review your bank statements and other documents to make sure you have the funds available to study here and meet the Student Route visa requirements. If a bank statement is submitted close to the deadline but has an issue that needs investigating, you may miss your chosen intake and your application could be deferred to the next intake.

**As some of our undergraduate programmes are very popular and courses are filling up very quickly in 2021, we reserve the right to move/defer your application to the next available intake, even if you have met all your conditions including paying for your study deposit. If you are moved to a future intake but you are unable to/do not wish to attend the new intake, your study deposit will be refundable.

English language courses

We run year-round English language courses for international students. These courses are designed to help you improve your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

NCUK students

We are a founding member of the Northern Consortium (NCUK), a group of 16 leading universities dedicated to giving international students guaranteed access to universities and helping you succeed when you get there. Since 1987, NCUK has helped over 30,000 international students gain guaranteed access to university. Find out more about NCUK's scholarships, plus the foundation and graduate pathway programmes.

Need help applying?

If you’d like help with your application, you can speak to one of our approved education consultants, based in 32 countries worldwide. They will be able to tell you more about our courses, give information about living in Salford and Manchester, assist with application forms and give advice about applying for your visa. Alternatively, you can contact our UK team on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or +44 (0)161 295 4545.

Postgraduate applications

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It’s an exciting time to be a postgraduate student here. Our innovative research environment is recognised around the world, building international opportunities and offering you a platform to develop your own profile.

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Key information about postgraduate applications

Applying

Includes master's, MSc, MA, LLM, PgDip, PgCert, MRes and PhD degrees.

You need to apply online for the majority of our postgraduate taught courses. Access our online application portal and find out more about applying for postgraduate study, including details of our entry requirements, application deadlines, and the supporting documents you need to submit with your application.

Application deadlines

Please note – the deadlines are for guidance only. You are advised to apply, submit conditions, and arrange your finances as soon as possible to confirm your place.
Application and meeting condition deadlines will be earlier as courses reach capacity.

Intake 

Courses

Application deadline

 

Meet offer conditions (including paying the deposit)

 

Submit bank statements* Registration Teaching
Sep 2021 PGT CLOSED*** 30 July 2021** 13 Aug 2021 20 Sep 2021 27 Sep 2021
Nov 2021 Salford Business School Only

PGT

CLOSED***  10 Sep 2021** 1st Oct 2021 1 Nov 2021 8 Nov 2021
Jan 2022 PGT 15 Oct 2021 19 Nov 2021 7 Jan 2022 24 Jan 2022 31 Jan 2022

**We reserve the right to move your application to the next available intake, even if you have met all your conditions including paying for your study deposit. If you are moved to a future intake but you are unable to/do not wish to attend the new intake, your study deposit will be refundable.

*We will review your bank statements and other documents to make sure you have the funds available to study here and meet the Student Route visa requirements. If a bank statement is submitted close to the deadline but has an issue that needs investigating, you may miss your chosen intake and your application could be deferred to the next intake.

*** UPDATE – International applications to Postgraduate Taught 2021 INTAKE
This information is regularly updated so please keep checking back
(last updated: 26 July 2021)

 
School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology 
Closed for international applications for all courses.
If you have applied and not had a decision on your application for September 2021, your application may be assessed for a future intake.

School of Science, Engineering and Environment
Closed for international applications for all courses.
If you have applied and not had a decision on your application for September 2021, your application may be assessed for a future intake.

For the following courses - If you have an offer and have not yet met your offer conditions, your conditions (including the deposit) will be assessed for January 2022 intake
MSc Data Science

For the following courses - If you have an offer and have not yet met your offer conditions, your conditions (including the deposit) will be assessed for September 2021 (as long as places remain), or the next available intake (January 2022 or September 2022).
All other postgraduate taught courses

Salford Business School
Closed for international applications for all courses for September 2021 and November 2021.
If you have applied and not had a decision on your application for September 2021, your application may be assessed for a future intake.

For the following courses - If you have an offer and have not yet met your offer conditions, your conditions (including the deposit) will be assessed for November 2021 (as long as places remain) or January 2022 intake
MSc International Business
MSc Procurement Logistics & SCM
MSc Project Management
MSc Management
MSc Managing Innovation & IT

For the following courses - If you have an offer, and have not met your conditions, your conditions (including the deposit) will be assessed for January 2022 or September 2022
MSc HRM & Development
MSc Digital Business
MSc Digital Marketing
MSc Marketing
MSc Operations Management
MSc Accounting & Finance
MSc Financial Tech (FinTech)
MSc Finance
MSc Entrepreneurship
MSc International Business w Law
LLM International Business Law

School of Health and Society
Closed for international applications for all courses for September 2021.
If you have applied and not had a decision on your application for September 2021, your application may be assessed for a future intake or you may be asked to reapply.

If you have an offer and have not yet met your offer conditions, your conditions (including the deposit) will be assessed for September 2022.
MSc Advanced Physiotherapy
MSc Public Health

If you have an offer and have not yet met your offer conditions, your conditions (including the deposit) will be assessed for September 2021 (as long as places remain.
MA Social Work
MSc Occupational Therapy - closed in January (fixed application window Sept-Jan)
MSc Podiatry (pre-registration)
MA Nursing (Adult) (2-year programme)
MA Nursing (Mental Health)
MA Nursing (Children and Young People's)

 

Pre-sessional English applications

Pre-sessional English

Our Pre-sessional English courses are for students who intend to progress onto University of Salford courses at foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate level but don't have the required level of English to gain entry.

Key information about Pre-sessional English

Applying

Applications for our Pre-sessional English courses must be completed online through our online application portal.

Before beginning your application, please read our Guidance notes.

Application deadlines

Course

Application deadline

Offer conditions

Submit bank statements*

CAS issued

15-week course -starting 1 June 2021

13 April 21

20 April 21

27 April 21

4 May 21

 10-week course – starting 5 July 2021

17 May 21

24 May 21

31 May 21

7 June 21

5-week course – starting 9 August 2021

21 June 21

28 June 21

5 July 21

12 July 21

*We will review your bank statements and other documents to make sure you have the funds available to study here and meet the Student Route visa requirements. If a bank statement is submitted close to the deadline but has an issue that needs investigating, you may miss your chosen intake and your application could be deferred to the next intake.

 

Getting your visa

If you want to study in the UK you'll need a Student Route visa. Our student support site, askUS, provides detailed instructions on how to apply for this, whether you're based within the UK or outside. Visit our askUS site for more information. We recommend reading this information carefully before you apply.