January Start - FAQ


If you would like to start a course in January then you can apply directly to the University of Bolton. For more information on starting your course January, read below.

You can find all of the courses that have a January start, with vacancies online, on the University of Bolton website.

No, UCAS cannot be used for January starts, you must apply using a University of Bolton application form.

Yes – we will need your permission to do this though so please be available to jump on the phone for a minute to give permission.

No, the University will be closed from Wednesday 21st December 2016 to Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

We’re holding an Open Day on Saturday 26th November 2016 for you to visit the campus and find out more about where you may be studying in January. The day will run from 9 am to 3 pm and offers you the opportunity to take a student-led tour of the campus, halls and Bolton.

To register for the Open Day, simply book your place online on the university website and you will receive an email confirming your booking, along with directions and parking instructions. The full programme will be able available online approximately 2 weeks prior, and will also be sent out to you by post.

If you can’t make it to the dedicated day, then please call +44 (0)1204 903807 or email opendays@bolton.ac.uk to arrange a campus tour suitable for you. These can be arranged anytime Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm to fit in with your schedule.

Yes, of course, you can! All the programme leaders’ contact details are available online under the ‘how to apply’ tab of the course pages. There will also be a tutor available from each subject area at the Open Day.

If you have an additional need and didn’t declare it on your application form, please let us know as soon as possible. Declaring a disability does not impact your application in any way – it allows us to offer support to you as soon as possible. Our Disability team can discuss different options for you, please get in touch at disabilityinfo@bolton.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1204 903478. You’ll also receive emails from us letting you know about what’s happening at the university, what you need to be doing, and extra information about your course of choice.

If you have qualifications to send into us please email them to qualifications@bolton.ac.uk – this is the quickest way to get them to us, if you can’t email them then you can either bring them into the Student Centre or post them to:

University of Bolton
Deane road

Please do not post originals.

We’ll send enrolment instructions out in January so please keep checking your inbox and junk mail folder for these.

Yes, if you are an undergraduate and are either a full-time or part-time student you may be eligible for certain loans. However, if you are a postgraduate the terms vastly differ. The university’s Student Funding Team.  are available to speak to regarding any queries about your eligibility for both Government and University funding. You may book an appointment with a member of the team or drop in and speak to an advisor at the Student Centre, every Tuesday between 10 am and 12 pm, and every Thursday between 2 pm and 4 pm. Alternatively, you may call +44 (0)1204 903497 or +44 (0)1204 903499 or email StudentFunding@bolton.ac.uk.

McCombs Bolton Ltd is the only preferred and recommended student accommodation provider for the University of Bolton. Please visit Orlando Village for further information.


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