Undergraduate EU students
Please apply through UCAS. Do not apply direct as you will not be eligible for government support (fee loans, grants, etc). We no longer accept direct applications from undergraduate (BA, BSc, etc) EU students. There is a small fee for applying through UCAS.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact International Office, European Recruitment Officer for the University who will be happy to help.
All other international students
You can make an application for a course at the University of Huddersfield free of charge.
Once you have decided what course you want to apply for, you can apply in one of two ways, but we prefer on-line applications.
1) Complete our On-line Application Form
You will need to complete all of the required fields and upload scanned copies of your certificates for qualifications that you have already completed, so please make sure that you have all of this information available before you begin to complete the form. If you are applying for an arts course, for example music or graphics, you must also upload electronic copies of your work for the course tutor to assess.
2) Download our application form and post, fax or e-mail it back to us.
Download our application form in Word or pdf format and complete it. We will also need to see copies of your certificates for qualifications that you have already completed.
If you wish to apply for a PhD or any other form of Postgraduate Research qualification, please contact the Research Office. We would also recommend that you access the Research Office webpages for further information on research-active staff, research programmes and how to apply.
In order for the University to carry out a formal assessment of your qualifications and determine your suitability for entry onto your chosen course, you must submit a complete application to us including all relevant supporting documentation. We are unable to carry out ‘speculative admissions’ or offer any informal advice on your chances of success.
Note: If you do not have any formal English qualifications, please inform the International Office of this when you apply.
When submitting an application to the University of Huddersfield, you must submit supporting documentation. This is essential and should include the following:
- Academic Transcripts/Marksheets and Certificates/Diplomas
- A Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose (Information on what to include in a Personal Statement can be found on the UCAS website.)
- Proof of English Language skills (We accept IELTS minimum 6.0 or equivalent certificates.)
- Two References (Information on suitable references can be found on the UCAS website.)
- A suitable Portfolio (required for many of the courses in Art, Design and Architecture) For more information please download our ADA Application Guide.
- Sponsorship Confirmation (If your fees are going to be paid by your Government or other organisation).
- If you are an International Student already living in the United Kingdom, you must provide a copy of your passport and current visa with your application.
Please note that the University will not hesitate to take further action as necessary in cases of suspected fraud. In the event of a fraudulent application and/or fraudulent documentation, any offer will immediately be withdrawn and no future applications will be accepted. Offers will also be immediately withdrawn from candidates whose deposit payments are dishonoured. Additionally, we may withdraw any Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) which has been issued for visa purposes and inform the UKBA.
We have extensive on-campus Pre-Sessional English Language Programmes (PSP) that will take you to the required level. You will need to take a test first, in order to establish your current English language level, but we can then accept you with an IELTS scores between 4.0 and 5.5 onto our Pre-Sessional English Programme. You will be a University student from day one of your programme, which is run by us in the centre of our campus, and passing your Pre-Sessional English Programme will guarantees you entry to your degree course. If you want to be considered for our Pre-Sessional English Programmes please contact us.
Applicants who wish to apply for a course but have more than one course in mind are welcome to make multiple course applications. Generally, the International Office will consider up to three course applications at any point in time.
We will keep you informed of the progress of your application by email, so please ensure that you include your current e-mail address when making an application and regularly keep an eye on your inbox once your application has been submitted.
If you apply through an official representative of the University, our representative will keep you updated as your application progresses.
All applicants to full-time, on campus courses who are classified as ‘self-funded’ and are not sponsored by a government or other organisation will be asked to pay a tuition fee deposit as a condition of their offer. This is to reassure the UK Border Agency that the applicant is a genuine student, with the sufficient funds to commence studies in the UK.
More information on the tuition fee deposit and how to pay can be found on the tuition fee webpage.
If you would like more information on your chosen course(s), please refer to our online course directory. On our directory you will be able to find further information on your course including course structure, teaching and assessment methods and career opportunities that arise from completing the course. Contact details for the relevant academic schools are included too, should you have any further queries.
The University of Huddersfield has an extensive scholarship programme in place to help well-qualified international students pursue their studies with us. Scholarships normally apply to each year of study. All ‘self-funded’ students who are paying their own tuition fees and meet our minimum entry requirements are automatically considered for a recurring annual scholarship of £2,000. There is no separate application process for this and we’ll let you know if you have been awarded a scholarship when we issue your offer letter.
Scholarships are also available for international students who meet certain eligibility requirements.
If you require any additional information that is not available on our website, please contact the International Office either via e-mail or by telephone on +44 (0)1484 472383. Alternatively, you can come see us in person. We can be found on Level 4 of the Central Services Building between 10:00am and 4:00pm.