How to apply

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We want to make applying to study at the University of Salford as flexible and straightforward as possible. On this page you can find out how to make an application to one of our undergraduate courses.

If you are an international student, you should also read how to apply from overseas. We also have a separate page with information about applying for a postgraduate course.

Making an application

The majority of our undergraduate applications are made via UCAS: your school or college should help you access this service, and will give you a buzzword which you will need in order to register. You can also use this service if you’re applying independently, both in the UK and overseas.

When you apply to study a course at Salford via UCAS, you’ll be required to provide the institution codes. Make sure that you enter the codes as below:

  • Salford institution code name: SALF
  • Salford institution code: S03
  • Campus code: there are no campus codes at Salford - please leave this section blank.

You’ll also be asked to pay a fee for your application. Please refer to the UCAS website for more information about costs, and how you can pay for your application.

We accept a number of qualifications, from A/AS levels to BTEC awards, to the International Baccalaureate. To find out more details about the qualifications we accept, take a look at our course pages and select the course you wish to apply for.

All applications should be made via the UCAS website, except for applications to:

  • Part-time courses
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (top-up)
  • Single modules
  • Degree Apprenticeship programmes
  • International Foundation Year or Pre-sessional English courses

If the above applies to you, please see the below information for other ways to apply.

Other ways to apply

Part-time study

Part-time applications are made directly to the University via our online application form.

For more information about our part-time undergraduate courses, please contact our Course Enquiries team on +44 (0)161 295 4545.

BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (top-up)

Applications to the BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (top-up) are made directly to the University via our online application form.

Single modules

If you are applying for a CPD single module, please complete the appropriate application form below and send directly to the University*.

If you are funding your course yourself, please complete the relevant application form and send it to Please note that we cannot accept postal applications, we can only process those received at this email address. If workplace funded, you will also need to supply a letter from your Trust stating that they will be funding your study.

*Please note: you will be required to provide two references.

Degree Apprenticeship programmes

If you’re looking to apply for a Degree Apprenticeship programme, then you will need to visit our apprenticeship webpage and contact us via the online form. Applications for apprenticeship programmes do not go through the traditional UCAS system – you will apply directly to the University via a separate application form.

In order to be eligible for a Degree Apprenticeship you must be employed full-time in a relevant role and your employer must be willing to support you through the programme.

All apprenticeship roles are listed on the GOV.UK website.

International Foundation Year

Applications for our International Foundation Year are made via our online application form.

Pre-sessional English course

Applications for our Pre-sessional English course are made via our online application form.

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Contact us

We're here to help support you and answer and queries you may have. Get in touch with our friendly team by emailing or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.