Entry requirements and deadlines

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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, international foundation year and postgraduate students, so please follow the guidelines according to your level of study. 

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.

Important deadlines

Please note – the below 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.
 

May 2022 Intake

Postgraduate Research

Application deadline: 25 February 2022

Offer conditions: 25 March 2022

Submit bank statements*: 1 April 2022

Teaching: 9 May 2022

 

June 2022 Intake

Postgraduate Taught (Salford Business School only)

Application deadline: CLOSED

Offer conditions: 18 Feb 2022

Document submission (Financial & TB): 8 April 2022

Induction: 30 May 2022

Teaching: 6 June 2022
 

September 2022 Intake

All Postgraduate Taught courses EXCEPT those four PGT Health programmes listed below)

Application deadline: 20 May 2022

Offer conditions: 4 July 2022

Submit bank statements*: TBC

Induction: 12 September 2022

Teaching: 19 September 2022

 

Postgraduate Taught courses (School of Health and Society)

MSc Occupational Therapy:   Applications: CLOSED

MSc Advanced Physiotherapy:  Applications: 21 Jan 2022

MSc Public Health: 21 Jan 2022

MA Nursing: 31 May

For the above four Health courses, the following deadlines apply:

Offer conditions: 4 July 2022

Submit bank statements*: TBC

Induction: 12 September 2022

Teaching: 19 September 2022

 

September 2022 Intake

Postgraduate Research

Application deadline: 8 July 2022

Offer conditions: 5 August 2022

Submit bank statements*: 12 August 2022

Teaching: 19 September 2022 

 

*** UPDATE – International applications to Postgraduate Taught**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.

This information is regularly updated so please keep checking back
(last updated: 21 December 2021)

If you have an offer, and have not met your conditions (including the deposit) by the stated deadlines, your application will be assessed for the next available intake.

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 International Foundation Year, you’ll be able to progress onto almost any of our undergraduate degree courses here.

Undergraduate applications

Speak to our approved education consultants

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. 

Important deadlines International Foundation Year and Undergraduate courses

We recommend applying as soon as possible as courses may become full.

 

         September 2022 Intake

Undergraduate

Application deadline: 26 January 2022

Offer conditions: TBC

Induction: 12 September 2022

Teaching: 19 September 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, 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. Find out more about the support available from Salford Languages.

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.

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

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*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 visa. If you are currently based outside of the UK, you can find information and videos about applying for a Student Visa. Or, if you are already based in the UK, read the visa pages from our student support service askUS. We recommend reading this information carefully before you apply.

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.   

Country specific requirements and support

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Find out what qualifications we accept from your country and details of your local education specialists who can help you with your application.