What happens after you apply?
Offering you a place
Once your application has been received, it will be given careful consideration. If the course you’ve applied for requires you to attend an interview or audition, you will be notified of what you need to do next.
When we finished considering your application you will be informed of our decision in writing. This will either be sent to you through UCAS, or if you applied directly to the University we will send you a letter.
Types of offers
- Conditional offer
If you have received a conditional offer you’ll need to meet certain conditions before we accept you such as obtaining certain grades. You will be informed what they are and what’s the best way of supplying them to us. We expect our students to have demonstrated commitment to their studies and future careers, which means that we still make conditional offers for the majority of our courses.
- Unconditional offer
For a very small number of courses where you have been interviewed or auditioned, or discussed your application with our staff during an applicant visit day and we’re confident that you have made the right choice for you, we may make you an unconditional offer. We may also make an unconditional offer if you have already achieved your qualifications and they meet our entry requirements.
Accepting your offer
Once you have received all your decisions you can make a firm acceptance (this is your first course choice) or make an insurance acceptance. Insurance acceptance acts as a backup to your firm acceptance and you’ll only attend the university course of your insurance acceptance if you don’t meet the conditions of your firm choice. You also have the choice to decline the offer.
When you accept an offer of a place on a course and then enrol as a student of the University, you will be asked to enter into a binding agreement with the University under which you will be subject to the University's regulations, policies and procedures.
Once you've accepted your offer from us as your first (firm) choice, you will be given access to our online pre-enrolment portal known as 'Your Next Step', which includes useful information that you need to know before joining your course. We will email you once the portal is available and tell you how to access it.
You can then begin to prepare for the exciting time ahead. Results day will come around quicker than you think and it's wise to be a step ahead so once you arrive you can get stuck into university life.
If your application is unsuccessful and wish to receive some feedback you are able to do so in writing. You can request your feedback within 6 weeks of getting your decision. Please include the following information when making your request:
- Full name
- UCAS Personal Identification Number (if your application was made through UCAS)
- Date of birth
- Name of course applied for
- Interview date (if applicable)
You can request your feedback by emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post: Admissions and Records Team, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH.
Please note that feedback can be requested and is provided only in written format within 6 weeks of receipt of a valid request.
Further information is available in our admissions policy for taught courses document (see section 4 - Feedback to applicants).
Confirming your place
The University will usually receive examination results for certain qualifications automatically. If your qualification is displayed in the UCAS exam results list you shouldn’t need to notify us of these results.
If your offer of a place is conditional upon examination results and/or qualifications other than those displayed on the list, you will need to send us proof of these to confirm your place.
EU applicants - Please supply a verified translation of your official results, along with a copy of your original examination transcript.
Please send copies of your proofs of examination results and/or other qualifications by e-mail using 'Outstanding Qualifications' in the subject line and making sure to include the course that you have applied for (e.g. Outstanding Qualifications Pharmacy). Alternatively you can complete our results report form and return it to the address below with copies of your relevant results/qualifications as soon as possible*.
Please send copies of your proofs to: RESULTS REPORT FORM, Admissions and Records, the University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH.
*Please note that you need to send us any outstanding certificates or examination results no later than 31 August. If we have not received your results by this date the University reserves the right to decline your application.
If your place is conditional subject to passing a health check or Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance, then you do not need to send us any examination results. If you have been asked to obtain a DBS clearance as part of your conditional offer, it is your responsibility to check this has been sent to us. Please send the original certificate to your school contact. School contact details will be available in your course joining section of the pre-enrolment portal.
Deferring your entry
If your circumstances have changed and you no longer wish to start your studies next academic year you can defer your entry. Most of our courses accept deferred entry applications.
Getting your results
You can track your application on the UCAS Track webpage from 8am on results day.
Messages will be sent out during results day morning from UCAS (by email) and the University (by text) to let you know if your place has been confirmed. If you wish to give us a ring, please make sure that you have already received your results and have your UCAS personal ID handy.
Don't panic if your results are not as good as expected. We may still be able to confirm your place or offer you a place on another course through Clearing.
Keeping in touch
It’s important that we have your email address so that we can contact you. If you have applied through UCAS you can update your email at:
In June we will be sending you an email with essential links and information about starting here at Huddersfield. Please note that sometimes our emails may be diverted to your spam/junk folders. To avoid this problem make sure to include our email address to your address book.
Remember! Make sure we have your personal email rather than a college or school email, which may expire or be inaccessible over the summer.
Connect with us on social media
Have a burning question about joining the University or your course?
Visit our social media directory, connect with us and ask away. We also have subject profiles on the 'Huddersfield Student Lives' webpages, the content of which comes directly from our students so you're never far away from finding the answer to your questions – no matter how big or small they may seem!