Your steps to starting uni at Bath Spa
Step 1: Your application
We're really pleased you've decided to apply for a place at Bath Spa! We'll try to make a decison as soon as possible on your application and you can check your progress on UCAS Track. If you have applied for a course which involves an interview, portfolio review or audition, our Admissions team will contact you to arrange a date.
Step 2: Consider your options - make a visit
There are plenty of opportunities to visit us. If you are an Art, Design, Music or Performing Arts student you will have an opportunity to visit us when you attend an interview, audition or portfolio review. For all other students there will be an opportunity to visit the us at a Offer Holders day.
Step 3: Make us your firm choice
If you're made an offer of a place at Bath Spa University and are happy to accept you can make us your firm (first) choice via UCAS Track.
Step 4: Choose your accommodation
Once you have firmed your place with Bath Spa you will be invited to select your accommodation preferences. We guarantee an offer of a place to all applicants who make Bath Spa their first choice.
Step 5: Apply for student finance
You can apply for funding before you start university. Find out more on our Finance pages.
Step 6: Choose your Bath Spa Start package
We'll invite you to choose your Bath Spa Start bundle. Choose packages from Hello Fresh, Netflix and Les Mills On Demand. We'll also throw in Spotify Premium and money towards joining Students' Union clubs and societies.
Step 7: Results Day
Good luck! You can check UCAS Track or wait for an email from us on the day which will outline your position. We will also let you know if you are successful in gaining an Undergraduate Scholarship - £500 to boost your first year!
Step 8: Getting ready to come to Bath Spa
We'll send you everything you need to know about starting at Bath Spa before your arrival. You can evem make friends before you arrive via our applicant Facebook group.
UCAS dates 2022
Keep an eye on important dates around applications from UCAS.
If you are applying from outside the UK, you can find out key information about the process.
After you have applied to Bath Spa you will be invited to visit us at one of our applicant events. Outisde of these events we also run campus tours, giving you another chance to explore our campuses.
Parents and supporters
Do you have a parent or supporter who wants to find out more about the application process or how they can support you going to uni? We have a guide just for them.
Art and Design courses: portfolio advice
Some of our courses require you to submit a portfolio. Here's what you need to know if you're applying to one of our Art and Design courses.
Undergraduate students starting their first year of study at Bath Spa are guaranteed an offer of accommodation.*
From on-campus halls of residence on-site to city living in Bath, we have accommodation options to suit you.
Applying for accommodation
Our application portal launches in February. Get ahead start on what you need to know.
Wondering how to apply for accommodation, or where to buy essential items for your room?
Funding and Student Finance
Make studying with us your reality. Find out more about how you can finance your studies.
The Undergraduate Scholarship
Get £500 to boost your first year if you achieve higher than your predicted grades, get AAB or display outstanding talent in the creative or performing arts.
Your Money Matters guide
If you’ve applied to university and are wondering how you’ll afford it, use this guide to help you understand the financial support available.
Scholarships and bursaries
Questions about finance, or wondering about scholarship opportunities?
Talented Scholar Scheme
We want to encourage and reward talent and hard work, so for the 2022/23 undergraduate year, we are offering a new Talented Scholar Scheme for some of our courses.
Find out if you are eligible
If you are predicted ABB or higher grades at A Level (or the equivalent UCAS points of 128) and have applied for one of the courses listed below, you will be made an unconditional offer of a place to study with us.
This scheme allows us to identify and recognise those of you with the academic qualities and potential to thrive with us at Bath Spa.
Only the following single honours courses (not in combination with other subjects) are included in the scheme:
- BA (Hons) History
- BA (Hons) History with Professional Placement Year
- BA (Hons) English Literature
- BA (Hons) English Literature with Professional Placement Year
- BA (Hons) Business and Management (including all pathways)
- BA (Hons) Business and Management (including all pathways) with Professional Placement Year
- LLB (Hons) Law
- LLB (Hons) Law with Professional Placement Year.
Our Student Wellbeing Services are on hand from the moment you arrive at Bath Spa and offer support in person and online.
Take some time to relax and have a break from studying to chill out with our accredited care dogs who can’t wait to meet you!
Accessibility and disability
We provide confidential information, guidance, and practical support to students with a disability or specific learning difference.
24/7 digital resources
We work with external partners to provide students with free access to a range of 24/7 digital platforms and services.
Life in Bath
Bath is a beautiful and vibrant city with a rich artistic, creative and cultural scene. Student Ambassador Charley shares her favourite places to visit in Bath.
The Students' Union is there to represent you, and your voice. Join a club or society to meet new people and explore life outside your degree.
Study abroad: Holly's story
Holly Brimson travelled to Kenya for her dissertation, with the aid of the International Travel Fund from Bath Spa University. Here's what she learned...
Discover a wealth of information about jobs, placements, part-time work, enterprise support and more.
From medieval castles to cutting-edge art and design facilities, our campuses balance history and modernity.
Welll-stocked libraries, modern laboratories, cutting-edge art and design studios and our own TV studios...
Take a virtual tour
Explore the University from the comfort of your own home witt our 360º virtual tour.
Our Climate Pledge
We're committed to making Bath Spa a green university and encouraging the local community to look after the environment.
Remember, if you can't find what you're looking for, just use the search function at the top right of your screen.
Registration and enrolment
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.
Tuition fees, tuition loans, sponsorship and accommodation payment queries:
Funding, bursaries and scholarships, and international funding:
How to pay fees, instalment dates, payment options and how to update card details:
Writing and Learning Centre
Do you still have burning questions? Let us answer them!
Offers and confirmation - what if I miss my offer?
It all 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. If, however, the course is not full, the Admissions Team will return to your application and reconsider whether your place could still be confirmed.
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 in hand?
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.
I have applied for a course involving interviews or auditions. What type of offer will I receive?
If you pass through our robust selection process, which could involve a portfolio assessment and/or an interview/audition, then we will in most cases make an unconditional offer. Our academic teams, through the portfolio/interview/audition process, assess you and your work, giving us a more accurate view of your potential than 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.
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.
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.
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 - email@example.com. Please make sure to include your UCAS Personal ID (or Bath Spa ID number), date of birth and your full name
Can I visit campus?
Applicants can book a guided or virtual tour of our campuses online. Please note: visits subject to government guidance.
Can I change the course I have applied for or make other 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.