If you would like to apply directly to us for our Foundation courses, you can use the links below:
Diploma in Art and Design (Foundation Studies) – September start date: Apply here. (Applications are now closed for 2019 – we’ll re-open for 2020 entry in late October.)
International Foundation Diploma (IFD) – January start date: Apply here.
English Language and Entry Requirements
When to apply
Applications open in late October. We recommend that you submit your application by the deadline of 31st March. We will continue to accept applications after this date, but places may be very limited.
Don’t forget to include all the qualifications that you have and are currently taking in your application.
Your personal statement is your chance to tell us why you want to study at AUB. We want to know why you’re interested in the course, what the key influences on your work are and what you hope to do after your studies.
What happens next?
Once we have received your application, we’ll send you an email with your login details for our MyApplication portal. You can use this to track the progress of your application.
If we need more information from you, we’ll be in touch. Please do get in touch with us if you would like an update on your application.
If you meet our entry criteria, we’ll invite you to interview. You’ll be able to view all of the details and accept, or reschedule, your interview via MyApplication. We try to give at least two weeks’ notice of interview dates.
The interview stage helps us to get to know you better as a person and what your interests and aspirations are. We’ll ask you to bring your portfolio of work with you.
You can read more about how to prepare for your interview, and what your portfolio should include here.
When will I hear?
After your interview, we’ll normally write to you with our decision within 10 working days. If you’re successful, you will most likely receive a conditional offer.
This means we are offering you a place with certain conditions – usually you’ll need to achieve certain grades in your examinations or meet our English Language requirements. We’ll outline these conditions in your offer letter.
Accepting Your Offer
You can view and accept the offer via MyApplication – before you meet the conditions. We ask you to respond to your offer as soon as you can and we’ll expect a reply before the end of the Summer Term.
Once you have accepted your offer, we’ll be in regular contact via email and MyApplication to give you information about accommodation, your visa application (if applicable) and your arrival.
When you receive your exam results, you’ll need to email our Admissions team with a copy of your official results (this can be a scan, photocopy, or an image). We’ll send you an email to remind you of this.
You’ll receive a Welcome Guide in August with all the information you need to start your course. If you’re joining us from outside the UK, we’ll also send you details of our Orientation Programme.
If you change your mind about studying for a Foundation course, you can cancel your acceptance within the cancellation period of 14 days. You can find out more here.
Can't attend an interview?
We know it can be hard for some applicants to attend an interview, especially if they don’t live in the UK. If this is the case for you, we’ll ask you to send us a link to your online portfolio.
We’ll send full instructions for how to do this via MyApplication – you don’t need to send one until we request it. You’ll have 30 days to do this, but let us know if you need more time or have any questions.
Once we have received this, we’ll get back to you within 10 days.
If you don’t live in the UK, but are planning to visit, please do let us know. We can try and arrange your interview for then.
If you have questions about any stage of the application process, including MyApplication, you can contact our Admissions team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call us on 01202 363225 or 01202 363228.