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

Important deadlines

Please note – the below deadlines are for guidance only. This information is regularly updated so please keep checking back
(last updated: 12 August 2022).

Important deadlines (postgraduate)

September 2022 Intake

Postgraduate Research

  • Application deadline: 8 July 2022
  • Offer conditions: 5 August 2022
  • Submit your documents for your CAS*: 12 August 2022
  • Teaching: 19 September 2022 

Postgraduate Taught courses

Due to high volumes of applications and visa processing requirements, Postgraduate Taught courses are now CLOSED for new applications.

The following dates apply for all unconditional offer holders:

  • Submit your documents for your CAS*: 15 July 2022
  • Induction: 12 September 2022
  • Teaching: 19 September 2022

    For Salford Business School courses only, the following deadlines apply:

    • Submit your documents for your CAS*: 15 July 2022
    • Registration opens: 22 August 2022
    • Induction: 12 September 2022
    • Teaching: 19 September 2022

    For the School of Health and Society, the following deadlines apply:

    • Offer conditions: 3rd June 2022
    • Submit your documents for your CAS*: 15 July 2022
    • Induction: 12 September 2022
    • Teaching: 19 September 2022

    For the School of Arts, Media, and Creative Technology, the following deadlines apply:

    • Offer conditions: 4 July 2022
    • Submit your documents for your CAS*: 15 July 2022
    • Induction: 12 September 2022
    • Teaching: 19 September 2022

    For International applications to Postgraduate Taught courses: 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.

    November 2022 Intake

    This intake is closed to new applicants. The below deadlines are for offer holders only: 

    • Submit your documents for your CAS*: 9 September 2022
    • Registration opens: 03 October 2022
    • Induction: 31 October 2022
    • Teaching: 07 November 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.

    January 2023 Intake - Salford Business School and School of Science, Engineering, and Environment

    This intake is not open to new applications. The below deadlines are for offer holders only:

    • Offer conditions: 23 September 2022
    • Submit your documents for your CAS*: 09 October 2022
    • Registration opens: 05 December 2022
    • Induction: 09 January 2023
    • Teaching: 16 January 2023

    March 2023 Intake - Salford Business School

    • Applications Open: 22 August 2022
    • Application deadline: 10 September 2022 - you must submit your application by this date to be considered for this intake.*
    • Decisions made by: 07 October 2022
    • Offer conditions: 04 November 2022
    • Submit your documents for your CAS*: 02 December 2022 
    • Registration Opens: 23 January 2023
    • Induction: 27 February 2023
    • Teaching: 06 March 2023

    *If there is unexpected demand for a course and the number of applications reaches capacity for the places available, the application window may close early and you can apply for the next available intake.  Where there are courses with places available the application window may remain or reopen. Information will be updated on this website.

    June 2023 Intake - Salford Business School

    • Applications Open: 26 September 2022
    • Application deadline: 14 October 2022 - you must submit your application by this date to be considered for this intake.
    • Decisions made by: 02 December 2022
    • Offer conditions: 09 January 2023
    • Submit your documents for your CAS*: 03 February 2023
    • Registration Opens: 17 April 2023
    • Induction: 29 May 2023
    • Teaching: 05 June 2023

    *If there is unexpected demand for a course and the number of applications reaches capacity for the places available, the application window may close early and you can apply for the next available intake.  Where there are courses with places available the application window may remain or reopen. Information will be updated on this website.

    September 2023 Intake

    MSc Advanced Physiotherapy and MSc Public Health only:

    • Applications Open: Monday 14 November 2022
    • Application deadline: Friday 20 January 2023 - you must submit your application by this date to be considered for this intake.

    All other courses:

    • To be confirmed. Please keep visiting this page for updates.

    International Foundation Year

    A student at the University of Salford

    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

    Students discussion

    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.

    Applying for our Graduate Certificate International Management pre-Masters course

    Applications for this course 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: 30 June 2022

    Offer conditions: 31 July 2022

    Submit your documents for your CAS: 9 August 2022

    Induction: 12 September 2022

    Teaching: 19 September 2022

     

    International Foundation Year

    Application deadline: 15 July 2022

    Offer conditions: 31 July 2022

    Submit your documents for your CAS: 9 August 2022

    Induction: 12 September 2022

    Teaching: 19 September 2022

     

    January 2023 Intake - BSc Nursing Studies (Top-Up) only

    Applications open: 30 June 2022

    Application deadline: 26 August 2022

    Decisions made: 09 September 2022

    Offer conditions: 07 October 2022

    Submit your documents for your CAS: 04 November

     

     

    *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

    Course

    Course start date 

    Application deadline

    Deadline to meet offer conditions*

    15 week course 

    30 May 2022

    9 May 2022

    16 May 2022

    10 week course 

    4 July 2022

    13 June 2022

     20 June 2022

    5 week course 

    8 August 2022

    13 June 2022

    20 June 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.

    For the 2022 courses, the format for teaching is below:

    15 week course - Teaching will be online for the first 10 weeks then face-to-face on campus for the last 5 weeks

    10 week course - Teaching will be online for the first 5 weeks then face-to-face on campus for the last 5 weeks

    5 week course -  All teaching will be face-to-face on our campus

    This is the format we are planning to teach in, based on the current Covid-19 safety guidelines from the UK Government. In case there are any changes to the government advice, we are ready to shift to deliver excellent quality online teaching if required. Keep up to date with the Covid-19 FAQ’s.

    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.