Undergraduate Applications

All applications for full-time undergraduate degrees should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), who provide a central admissions service for all students applying to full-time, undergraduate courses at UK universities.

To apply for undergraduate study you must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as well as any specific requirements for your chosen programme. Additionally, international students will need to ensure that their English language qualifications meet our English language entry requirements.


Please follow these few easy steps to make your application process is as smooth as possible

Before you apply

  • Choose your course you wish to study from our Course List.
  • Check the entry requirements: some courses may have specific subject requirements such as: prior study of specific subjects, submitting a portfolio or attending an interview.


  • Regardless of your nationality, if you are applying from outside the European Union you are able to apply at any time between 1 September and 30 June. However, it is advisable to submit your application as early as possible, since this will give you plenty of time to make visa, travel and accommodation arrangements. These arrangements may take a long time. If you have missed the applications deadline, you may still be able to apply for a course using the "clearing" system or "UCAS Extra". For undergraduate deadlines please visit: www.ucas.com/students/importantdates
  •  You can apply online via UCAS or directly through one of our official Agents
  • The University has a network of official agents throughout the world who provide advice and further information about studying at University of Chester. Please see your Your Country page for details.
  • International Students are encouraged to apply for full-time undergraduate courses online using the 'Apply Service' available through UCAS. This is a web-based application system that allows international applicants to apply to universities in the UK through the 'Apply' link on the UCAS website. If you experience problems with the UCAS online form, please contact the UCAS Customer Service on +44 330 333 0230. Advice is also available from British Council Offices and other centres overseas. Please note that UCAS charges an application fee.
  • The UCAS institutional code name for the University of Chester is CHSTR and the Institution code is C55. Details of our course codes may be found on the UCAS website.
  • Students resident in Guyana, India, Luxemburg, Mauritius, Tanzania and Thailand are advised to submit their UCAS applications through the appropriate High Commission or Embassy Office in London, UK.
  • Once you have applied through UCAS you should supply the University with copies of your transcripts and certificates for the qualifications that you have obtained. We may also need to see proof of your English language proficiency. These documents can be sent directly to the International Office at the university address or by scanned email: international@chester.ac.uk

What happens after you have applied?

  • Once you have completed your application UCAS will forward it to us
  • You can check the progress of your application on the UCAS Track website.
  • If your application is successful we will make you one of the following offers: Conditional (C) – means that we will offer you a place to study your chosen programme if you meet certain conditions, which are usually based on your exams or your English language qualifications. Until we receive confirmation from you that the conditions have been met, we will not be able to confirm your place with us or to send you an 'unconditional' offer letter. Unconditional (U) - means that you have met all our academic and English language entry requirements and we are happy to accept you.
  • Once you have received decisions from all the Universities you applied to, you will then need to decide whether to accept your place or decline your offer. You will need to do this via UCAS track. If you wish to accept your place at University of Chester, you can choose us as your firm acceptance (first choice) or insurance (second) choice. You should check the UCAS website for important dates regarding responding to offers: http://www.ucas.com/students/offers/replyingtoyouroffers
  • Once you have accepted your place at the University of Chester, your offer is unconditional.  When you have paid your £3000 tuition fee deposit, we will issue your CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) so you can apply for your visa.