How to apply

How to apply

We’re here to help you with your application to study here.

To study full-time, you can either apply via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), directly to us or through one of our in-country representatives.

To study part-time you should apply directly to Christ Church.

Applying via UCAS

The UCAS application process is the main tool which is used by applicants to secure a place at a UK university. It is a very straight forward process, and all you need is our Institution Code, which is C10, alongside the course code you are interested in studying. You can find the UCAS course code on our course pages within our online prospectus. Once you have that, complete the online form, including your qualifications, or expected qualifications, personal statement, and contact details for a referee.

Applying direct to Christ Church

The direct application process is very similar to the UCAS process, except that you will be in direct contact with us from day one. You can apply via our Online Application Portal.

You can apply for a postgraduate course direct to the University using our Online Application Portal.

Exceptions:

  • MA Social Work apply via UCAS
  • MSc Nursing (Adult) and MSc Nursing (Mental Health) apply via UCAS (subject to discussion)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – apply via UCAS Teacher Training
All applications are managed by our Postgraduate Admissions Team. Visit our postgraduate research section for application instructions.

Processing your application

We explain what happens once you've submitted your undergraduate or postgraduate taught application.

After you submit your application

After we have received your application, we will make an assessment of your suitability to the course, taking into consideration your education history, academic and language qualifications, any business experience, references and your personal statement.

Receiving an offer

If you are successful in your application we will send you an offer, this will be marked conditional or unconditional.

All offers are emailed to you or if you applied through an in-country representative it will be sent to them.

Conditional offer

A conditional offer means that your application is not complete because it is waiting for you to supply additional information. The offer may be made on the condition that you achieve certain grades or qualifications or there may be crucial information missing, such as the result of an English language test.

When the missing information is supplied, we can make your offer unconditional.

Unconditional offer

An unconditional offer means there are no more conditions for you to meet, the offer is yours if you would like to accept it.

If you have questions about the conditions of your offer, please email us at admissions@canterbury.ac.uk.

Accepting your offer

You must formally accept our offer to you by following the instructions in your offer email. If you have questions about accepting your offer, email admissions@canterbury.ac.uk.

Receiving your CAS number

The University will issue you with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number when you have accepted your unconditional offer and paid the tuition fee deposit, if required.

A CAS is a virtual document that the UK Home Office will view through a secure online system when you make your application for a student (Tier 4) visa. You will need your CAS number to make your visa application.

Applying for your visa

Read an overview of the process within our visa and immigration pages.

Applying for accommodation

We guarantee University accommodation, for the first year of study, to international students undertaking an undergraduate or postgraduate course, if they formally accept an offer of a place to study with us and apply for accommodation online by 31 July.

View our how to apply for accommodation page for details. 

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Last edited: 18/04/2019 14:29:00