If you’re thinking of studying with us then below are some of the most common applicant FAQs. Please feel free to ask us any questions that you can’t find the answer to.
There is also lots of information on our website too, such as how to apply and why choose Huddersfield.
Sarah and Claire – Your University of Huddersfield Official Reps1. How to apply for full-time undergraduate degrees1. How to apply for full-time undergraduate degrees:
You need to submit your application via UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.
You can find course names and course codes for the course you want to study on the UCAS website using their search tool. The institution name and code for Huddersfield is HUDDS H60.
UK and EU applicants - if you want to start your course in September, UCAS will accept your application from September the previous year. All applications received through UCAS on or before 15 January of the year of study will be considered equally.
If you miss the 15 January deadline don't panic, you can still apply for most of our courses. Give us a call on +44 (0)1484 473969 or email [email protected] so that we can advise you on your best application route.
Applications made after the 15 January of the year of study will only be considered if a course still has vacancies2. Entry Requirements2. Entry Requirements
There are some minimum entry requirements you’ll need to meet to join us:
First Degree courses (Undergraduate) – minimum qualifications
- Passes in five subjects at GCE/GCSE which must include two subjects at Advanced level*.
- A Scottish Certificate of Education with: - Passes in five subjects, three at Higher Grade or - Passes in four subjects, all at Higher Grade.
- A National Certificate or Diploma awarded by Edexcel Foundation (formerly BTEC).
- A European Baccalaureate.
- An International Baccalaureate.
- Access to HE Diploma.
- The Irish Leaving Certificate with Grade H6 or above in four subjects at Higher Level.
Your chosen course may also have its own unique entry requirements so please check the information on the course pages of our website.
The University of Huddersfield welcomes applications from students who have taken an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). We believe that the skills that students develop through the EPQ are directly relevant to and useful for university level study. For the majority of our courses, we will make offers which can include the UCAS Tariff points gained from the EPQ; but please check our course specific web pages for the specific entry requirements for the courses you are interested in.
* Must not include an Advanced Subsidiary GCE in the same subject as an Advanced GCE3. How to apply if you're not at school or college3. How to apply if you’re not at school or college
If you’re not at school or college but you’re living in the UK, you can still apply through UCAS independently. The 'UCAS Undergraduate: Apply and Track' webpage provides full instructions on the application process4. International Students4. International students
If you’re an International student and applying from outside the UK or EU, you should apply online independently (unless your school or college is registered with UCAS).
Applying to the University of Huddersfield is a quick and easy process and we can usually give you a decision within five working days.
More information about applying is available on our website or you can apply directly using our online international students’ application form.
Make sure your application form is received by UCAS by the end of January of the year you want to start. Places on popular courses cannot be guaranteed for applications received after 15 of January. And don’t forget to leave plenty of time to get all your immigration arrangements, travel and accommodation sorted.
If you miss the 15 January deadline don't panic, you can still apply for most of our courses. Please contact the International Office by calling +44 (0)1484 472383 or emailing [email protected]
Applications made after the 15 January of the year of study will only be considered if a course still has vacancies.5. Part-time undergraduate degrees5. Part-time undergraduate degrees
Want to study part-time? You can apply to us directly using our paper application form. Please read through our Application Guidance Notes before completing and submitting your form. When you have completed your application please email it to us at [email protected] or post to: Admissions and Records, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH.
To apply for a part-time Early Years, Education, Teacher Training or Youth and Community Work courses, please complete the School of Education and Professional Development online application form and select the course you are interested in.
For all Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD) courses please complete our online part-time application form.6. Deferring your entry6. Deferring your entry
If you wish to start your studies the year after you apply you can do so - most of our courses accept deferred entry applications.
If you are not sure what deferred entry is or want to know for sure if your preferred course supports a deferred start date please call us on +44 (0)1484 473969 or email us at [email protected]7. Writing a personal statement7. Writing a personal statement
Everyone finds writing their Personal Statement challenging. Here are a few hints and tips to get you started and to help you market yourself in the best possible light.
What to include:
- Reasons for choosing the course or subject area
- Demonstrate your understanding of the course or subject area
- Relevant work or voluntary experience
- Extra-curricular activities
- Career aspirations
- Other interests, sports, hobbies
- Make sure you try to include a “wow factor” – what is special about you? Try to make your statement stand out from the crowd
A few tips:
- Clear and concise – 47 lines, 4,000 characters (including spaces)
- Precision and relevance – one statement fits all, try to narrow down to one subject area
- Layout - headings and paragraphs make easier reading
- Check spelling and grammar
- Use your Record Of Achievement/Progress File to remind you of your achievements
- Be honest and truthful – don’t make it up to big yourself up
- Beware: Similarity Detection Service – make sure it’s your own work – the point of the Personal Statement is that it’s personal!
Don’t forget that the person who will be reading your Personal Statement will be an admissions tutor who teaches on the course that you have applied for.8. Interviews, auditions and portfolios8. Interviews, auditions and portfolios
Some courses ask you to come along for an interview or an audition. Don’t worry we’re not going to ask you any tricky questions or try to catch you out. We just want to know a little more about you and give you the chance to get to know us too.
If you’d like to know more about interviews, just call or email the friendly staff in our Admissions and Records Office on +44 (0)1484 473969 or [email protected] who will be happy to help.
Find out more information about interviews by subject area on our website9. Once you've applied9. Once you’ve applied
We’ll keep in touch with you throughout the application process, so you’re up to speed with what’s going on.10. Fees and Finance10. Fees and Finance
You will find lots of information on fees and finance on our website including how much it’s going to cost to study at Huddersfield and the support available.11. Accommodation11. Accommodation
Right from the start we should say that we don’t offer accommodation directly. We do that through DIGS Student, a privately owned company that specialises in providing high quality, affordable accommodation. It’s our preferred, recommended and approved accommodation provider.
DIGS operates Storthes Hall Park Student Village and Ashenhurst Student Houses and guarantees to find students a room in halls of residence. You can live in these halls for just your first year or for the duration of your time at university.
Visit the accommodation pages on our website to find out more.
How to apply
You can apply for accommodation at any time. Visit DIGS online booking portal at booking.digstudent.co.uk
Other student accommodation in Huddersfield
In addition to our preferred, recommended and approved supplier of student accommodation there are a number of other options for students in Huddersfield. To find out more please visit the Huddersfield Student Union’s website huddersfield.su12. Open Days, Applicant Visit Days and Campus Tours12. Open Days, Applicant Visit Days and Campus Tours
Open Days are a great chance to look at the facilities, talk to staff and current students from the course you are interested in and find out about those key things that matter to you. Please check our website for our next Open Day dates.
Applicant Visit Days
If you’re an applicant you may be invited to attend an interview, audition or an Applicant Visit Day. This will depend on the course that you have applied for. Look out for an email from us.
Campus tours provide an opportunity to view teaching facilities, visit the library and the Students' Union and usually run from January to March.
When can you expect yours?