If we receive your application after the 15th January deadline and up until 30th June, we will still consider your application if there are places available on the course.
You will need to include a personal statement and your Academic/Personal Tutor will need to attach an academic reference directly to your UCAS application.
If we need more information about your qualifications, we will email you directly to request your academic transcripts and certificates (with official translations if necessary) and evidence of English language proficiency. If you are an international applicant you may be asked to provide additional information/documents before your application can be considered.
You will need to submit a fully completed application form and include:
- A Personal Statement
- Academic transcripts and certificates, with official translations if necessary
- Contact details of two referees at least one of which should be academic
- Evidence of English language proficiency
- Passport (International applicants only)
If we need more information about your application, we will email you directly. If you are an international applicant you may be asked to provide additional information/documents before your application can be considered.
If you are currently studying towards a qualification and your documents aren’t ready we will still assess your application. If you receive a conditional offer from us, once you have taken your exams, please ensure that you send copies of your transcripts and certificates to us as soon as possible to allow us to update your admission record.
Email: The easiest and most efficient way to send your documents to us is by email. Please scan them and send to ku.ca.notlob@snoitacifilauq. We prefer documents to be saved as a single PDF file. Please make sure they will be legible when printed.
Post: Please do not send original documents of any kind especially if they cannot be easily replaced. Please send copies to:
Student Recruitment & Admissions
University of Bolton,
In person: If you are in the local area you can hand in copies of your documents to the Student Centre on the ground floor of the Chancellor’s Mall.
If your certificates and transcripts are not issued in English they must be officially translated. Translations can be done by an official translation company and must be stamped.
If your certificates and transcripts are in a different name please provide evidence of your name change such as a marriage certificate or deed poll.
You will be expected to provide at least one reference with your application. It is preferable that your referee is a Personal Tutor (or equivalent) or another academic who has taught you and is in a position to comment on your potential to undertake study at the level you are applying for.
If it is a while since you graduated and you cannot provide an academic reference you may be able to supply a work-related reference instead. This would typically be written by your supervisor.
Alternatively for all non UCAS applicants you can provide us with the referees’ email addresses and we will send a request by email. Please note that the system will only send one email, and after that it is your responsibility to send reminders if required. Please ensure that your referees are prepared and able to provide the references within five working days of the submission of your application.
If you cannot provide a reference or the contact details of a suitable referee please submit your application anyway and we will advise whether or not you will need to supply us with a reference at a later date.
Your personal statement is an opportunity for you to demonstrate why you think you would be a good student for the programme you are applying to and why the University should select your application over those of other candidates. It is primarily an academic statement and you must target it towards the subject in which you are interested but we also want to know something about your general interests and any prior experience you may have in the field. The UCAS website provides some useful guidance on how to write an effective Personal Statement.
Transfers and applications for advanced entry are considered on an individual basis. When you have submitted your application we will ask that you send us copies of all your qualifications and a transcript of current study including module description and grades. This information can then be considered by the relevant admissions tutor to see if a transfer is possible.
Yes, we will consider an application if you are not predicted to meet the entry requirements. If we cannot make an offer for your chosen programme we will always try, where possible, to make you an offer on an alternative course.
If you are a mature student, you may not meet the standard academic entry criteria but we will consider relevant experience on a case-by-case basis.
Yes but we will need your written permission to do this. If you would like someone else to discuss your application on your behalf please email ku.ca1521589161.notl1521589161ob@ma1521589161et-sn1521589161oissi1521589161mda1521589161 and we will make a note of this on your student record.
For certain subjects, in cases where an applicant may not have traditional academic qualifications or where we are required by law or by professional body to interview, we may also use additional or alternative assessment methods including:
- Telephone or face-to-face interview – these may be carried out one-to-one or in a group situation
- Portfolio of work
- Admissions/diagnostic tests – including numeracy and/or literacy tests
- Academic scrutiny for Research proposals (for postgraduate research applications)
Interviewing courses are generally those in Nursing, Health, Art & Design and Teacher Training disciplines.
I have clicked on the interview selection link but was unable to select a date or the dates available are not convenient for me. What should I do next?
If you are unable to select an interview date, or if you wish to enquire about an alternative date, please contact the Admissions Team directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01204 903394 and we will assist with your request wherever possible.
We aim to have a decision on your application within 10 working days of submission. Please be assured that all applications are given thorough consideration and therefore at peak times there may be a delay in getting this decision back to you. Incomplete applications and those that do not meet the standard entry criteria may need to be referred to an academic for a decision and will take longer to be assessed.
Conditional offers are made when we require some further evidence from you, usually in the form of certificates or transcripts. Once the evidence has been verified by our Admissions Team, your place will be confirmed. The conditions of the offer will be specific to you and your course choice. If you firmly accept a conditional offer, your place will be held for you until this evidence is presented.
If you are holding a conditional place you are still able to apply for financial support and accommodation as long as you have firmly accepted your offer.
Congratulations! Your offer is now unconditional and once you have accepted your place at UCAS you will be ready to start the course. Enrolment and Induction information will be sent out to you by email 2-4 weeks prior to the start of the course and once enrolled you will be able access your personal timetable.
Please use the details below to speak to a member of our admissions team.