How Do I Apply

Undergraduate students

 

Full-time students

You make your application through the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). For all full-time higher education courses at universities and colleges in the UK, students must apply online at www.ucas.com.
There are full instructions at www.ucas.com to make it as easy as possible for you to fill in your online application, plus help text where appropriate. UCAS also has a comprehensive guide called Applying Online, which can be downloaded from www.ucas.com.

There are four types of applicant:

  1. Students at a school or college registered with UCAS. All UK schools and colleges (and a small number of establishments overseas) are registered with UCAS to manage their students’ applications. Advice is available from your teacher or a careers adviser at your school or college. You fill in an online application and submit it to a member of staff. After checking your details, and having added the academic reference, your school or college submits the completed application online to UCAS. You pay online using a credit card or debit card. You may also be able to pay through your school or college.
  2. Independent applicants in the UK. Other UK applicants, who are not at school or college, apply online independently. It is likely that you are a mature applicant, who, unlike school and college students, cannot readily seek advice from your teacher, but
    can instead consult with various careers organisations (such as Connexions). You are responsible for paying the correct application fee, for obtaining and attaching the academic reference and for submitting
    the completed application online to UCAS.
  3. International applicants outside the UK (EU and worldwide). International students can apply through UCAS. We suggest you start any additional application procedures in your home country as soon as possible. Except for those whose school or college is registered with UCAS, individuals from the EU (excluding the UK) and worldwide, apply online independently. Advice is available from British Council offices and other centres overseas, such as your school or college. You are responsible for paying the correct application fee, for obtaining and attaching the academic reference and for submitting the completed application online to UCAS. We advise you to apply early to UCAS as we will want to see copies of certificates and diplomas well in advance. If you cannot attend for interview, we would ask you to send us examples of your work, usually by the end of March of your proposed year of entry. Please ensure that your application is fully completed, with your actual qualifications clearly listed.
  4. International applicants outside the EU. International students can apply through UCAS or directly to us. We suggest you start any additional application procedures in your home country as soon as possible. Except for those whose school or college is registered with UCAS, individuals apply online independently. Advice is available from British Council offices and other centres overseas, such as your school or college. You are responsible for ensuring that your application is fully completed, including the academic reference, and for submitting the completed application online to us. We advise you to apply early as we will want to see copies of certificates and diplomas well in advance. If you cannot attend for interview, we would ask you to send us examples of your work, usually by the end of March of your proposed year of entry. Please ensure that your application is fully completed, with your actual qualifications clearly listed.

 

Foundation degrees

Applications to full-time Foundation Degrees are made through UCAS in the same way as honours degree programmes.

Art and Design courses

Applications to art and design courses are made in the same way as applications to other undergraduate courses with an application deadline date of January 15th in the year of entry.

Part-time applicants

Applications for part-time study are made direct to Bath Spa University. This is the case for all types of course – degree or foundation degree. For further information and an application form please contact:
admissions@bathspa.ac.uk

Completing your application

Bath Spa University’s institution code is BASPA B20. You will find full information on course codes on page 63. You will also find full information on codes and how to complete the application form on the UCAS website (www.ucas.com) and in the Directory, along with details of the registration fee which must accompany your UCAS application form.
You may apply to up to five institutions/courses (although you are not obliged to use all five choices). The choices are listed in the order in which they appear in the Directory, rather than in order of preference, so all applications will be treated equally and anonymity between universities applies.

When to apply

For all courses your completed form should reach UCAS between 1 September and 15 January – between nine and twelve months prior to entry. You can still apply through UCAS after that date, but you will only be considered for courses that still have vacancies.

Further information

At any stage of your application/enrolment, we may ask you for further information. Please note that failure to provide it can result in our refusal to consider your application, the loss of home fee status and a demand for payment of any outstanding fees.