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Undergraduate applicants – Bath Spa University
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Applicant hub

Already applied to Bath Spa, or received your offer?

Whether you've applied or already received your offer, this page provides details about the next steps of your journey to studying with us. Find out about accommodation, student finance, wellbeing, and FAQs. You might want to bookmark this page so that you can use easily look up the contact information of our helpful teams.

Your journey to studying at Bath Spa

Step 1: Your application

We’re really pleased that you’ve decided to apply for a place at Bath Spa! Keep an eye on your UCAS Hub for any updates on a decision from us. If you’ve applied for a course which requires an interview or audition for entry consideration, our Admissions team will contact you as soon as possible to arrange a date.

Step 2: Visit us

There are plenty of opportunities to visit us. Our Open Days give you a chance to see our stunning facilities and learn more about your course first hand, and our Talk and Tours offer the opportunity to explore our stunning campuses. Take a look at our upcoming events page to find out more.

After you have received an offer, you’ll also be invited to one of our Offer Holder Days, to discover more about life at Bath Spa.

Step 3: Attend your audition or interview

If you’ve applied for an Art, Design, Music or Performing Arts course, you’ll be asked to attend an interview or audition prior to a decision being made on your application. For more information on what your audition or interview may require of you, we encourage you to check your respective course page.

Step 4: Make us your firm choice

If Bath Spa University offer you a place and you are happy to accept, you can make us your firm (first) choice via UCAS Hub.

Step 5: Choose your accommodation

Once you have selected Bath Spa as your firm choice, you'll be invited to choose where you’d like to live. We can guarantee you an offer of accommodation if you’re joining us as a full-time undergraduate student

Step 6: Apply for student finance

You can apply for finance to help fund your studies through Student Finance England (SFE). Bath Spa also offers numerous scholarships and bursaries to students to help support them financially. Find out more on our finance pages.

Step 7: Results Day

Good luck! You’ll receive an email on the day from us or you can check your UCAS Hub to tell you if your place is confirmed at Bath Spa. 

Step 8: Preparing to come to Bath Spa

Congratulations! We’re so excited to welcome you to our University. We’ll send you everything you need to know about Bath Spa before your arrival to make sure that your move is as smooth as possible, including information on Welcome Week events.

Talk and Tour

Our next Talk and Tour is on Wednesday 8 May. This event gives you the chance to hear about life at Bath Spa University, talk to current students about their experiences, and take a walk around our beautiful Newton Park and Locksbrook campuses with one of our student ambassadors. Head over to our Talk and Tours page to book in and check out Bath Spa University.

Offers and applications FAQs

All you need to know about our application process, and what to do once you've received your offer. 

How quickly will I get my offer?

The Admissions team will consider every application individually. Much also depends on when you apply. If you apply close to the UCAS deadline at the end of January, there will be a backlog of applications and it can take up to several weeks for an offer to be made or an invitation to interview/audition or a portfolio request to be made. At other times, do not be surprised if you receive a decision in less than one week.

We are conscious that you want your decisions quickly, but we are also keen to ensure that our courses are your best fit.

What if I already have my qualifications?

If you already have your qualifications the Admissions team will automatically consider you for an unconditional offer. In these circumstances we will contact you to provide scans of your certificates.

What type of offer I will receive if my course involves an interview or audition?

If you pass through our portfolio assessment/ interview and audition process, then we will in most cases make an unconditional offer. Our academic teams assess you and your work, giving us a more accurate view of your potential than through your predicted grades alone. This will give us the confidence to make an unconditional offer, as we will know you have what it takes to succeed.

Once I have my offers, when do I need to make up my mind?

UCAS sets deadlines for when you need to make up your mind. View the dates on the UCAS website.

If you miss your offer, your entry depends on whether the course you hold a conditional offer for is full or not. If it is full, there is a chance that you will be rejected or be offered a place on an alternative course through clearing. If, however, the course is not full, the Admissions team will return to your application and reconsider whether your place could still be confirmed.

Can I defer my application or offer?

In most cases you can defer your application or offer until the next academic year. If you would like to defer your confirmed place please email your request to - Please make sure to include your UCAS Personal ID (or Bath Spa ID number), date of birth and your full name.

Can I make changes to my application?

It isn’t too late to make changes to your application, but it does depend on what you want to change. For specific guidance on changing your course please visit UCAS.

Visit us

Explore our unique facilities and find out more about Bath Spa by visiting our campuses.

Can I visit campus?

You can visit campus at one of our Open Days, which run throughout the year. Once you have applied and have received an offer, you'll be invited to an Offer Holder Day, to explore campus and meet your future course mates.

Applicants can also book a guided or virtual tour of our campuses online. 

Claiming back your travel costs

We recognise that the cost of travelling to an Offer Holder Day, interview, or audition may be a barrier for our applicants. 

So, if you live more than 10 miles away from the campus you are visiting, you can claim back some of your travel costs, after you've attended an Offer Holder Day, interview, or audition.

For distances between 10 and 20 miles (one way), you can claim back £15 towards your travel costs, and £30 if you've travelled further than 20 miles.

How do I get to campus?

Bath Spa is located in the city of Bath. The University's main campuses, Newton Park, Locksbrook and Sion Hill, are easy to reach by public transport or road.

The University is committed to its sustainability policy and encourages staff, students, and visitors to travel by public transport where possible.

International applicants

If you are applying from outside the UK, you can find out more about the process, including key information about visas, English language requirements and funding.

How do I apply as an international student?

If you're interested in an undergraduate course, you can still apply for a place via UCAS. For postgraduate courses, you should use the Apply Now button located in the centre of the course webpage. More information can be found on our International pages.

Can I get funding as an international student?

The funding that you're eligible for as an international student depends on your fee status, the type of course you're studying, and when you start your Bath Spa University studies.

Our International Funding pages provide information on financial aid, scholarships, and more for international applicants.

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Everything you need to know about Bath Spa's accommodation options.

Where you'll live

We have a range of accommodation to suit your needs. From campus halls to city living, you’ll find everything you need to make living away from home comfortable, convenient and fun.

Applying for accommodation

Our application portal opens in February, with room prices ranging from £77 to £280 a week. Get a head start on what you need to know to apply.

Guaranteed offer of accommodation

Full-time undergraduate students who are in their first year of study and have chosen Bath Spa as their firm choice are guaranteed an offer of accommodation for their first year. Terms and conditions apply.

More questions?

Confused about how to apply for accommodation, or where to buy essential items for your room? Find the answers on our handy FAQs page

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Finance and funding

Find out about the support available to you to help you finance your studies.

Your money

Make studying with us your reality. Use our finance pages to find out more about tuition fees, budgeting as a student, and the support available to you to help fund your time at university, including a wide array of scholarships and bursaries.

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries, from funding for laptops and sport to travel and entrepreneurial projects. The Bath Spa University Access Fund also provides financial support to students struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.

Careers service

Our Careers team are here to provide information about jobs, placements, part-time work, enterprise support and more.

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Student wellbeing

We provide student support in the form of professional advice and guidance, to help you make the most of your studies and university life.

Supporting your wellbeing

Our Student wellbeing services are on hand 24/7 from the moment you arrive at Bath Spa. They can offer support both in person and online, to suit any of your needs.

Accessibility and disability

We can provide confidential guidance and practical support if you have a disability or specific learning difference.

Care dogs

Relax and take a break from your studies by spending some time with our accredited Bath Spa care dogs, who can’t wait to meet you!

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Life at Bath Spa

Find out more about what it's like to study at our University.

Living in Bath

As a UNESCO World Heritage site, Bath is a very special city. Whether you’re into culture or clubbing, festivals or fashion, there’s something for everyone!

Our campuses

From medieval castles to cutting-edge art and design studios, our campuses balance history and modernity, and house state-of-the-art facilities to help you achieve your greatest ambitions.

Students' Union

The Students’ Union is here to represent you and your voice. Join a society, hang out at the SU building, meet new people and explore life beyond your studies.

Useful links and contacts

Remember, if you can't find what you're looking for, just use the search function at the top right of your screen.

Relevant policies

Policies relevant to students are located in the Policies section of our website under the policy theme 'Academic and Student'. There you'll find detailed documentation such as:

  • The Undergraduate Academic Framework
  • Student Guide to the Academic Framework
  • Academic and Student Regulations
  • Policies about assessment, appeals, attendance, engagement and behaviour.

Reading these policies before you arrive will ensure that you're aware of your rights and also our expectations. 

Visit the Policies section.


Student Fees

Tuition fees, tuition loans, sponsorship and accommodation payment queries:

Student Awards

Funding, bursaries and scholarships, and international funding:

Student Payments

How to pay fees, instalment dates, payment options and how to update card details:

The Undergraduate Scholarship

If you achieve higher than your predicted grades or get AAB you could get £500 to boost your first year with us at Bath Spa University.

The Undergraduate Scholarship is a one-off payment that awards those who have met the application criteria. You don't need to apply directly; once you've applied to study at Bath Spa through UCAS, and satisfy the requirements of the award, you will automatically qualify.


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