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Apply directly to Foundation

If you're applying for our Foundation course or our International Foundation Diploma (IFD) you should apply to us directly online.

To continue an unfinished AUB application, you need to go to our Application System.

How to Make a Direct Application

Step 1: Complete Application

To join us next year, you will have to apply for a Foundation course directly.

International Foundation Diploma (IFD): February 2023 - Apply directly to International Foundation

Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media – applications for Sept 2022 are now open – Apply directly to Foundation

Step 2: Track Application

Once we've 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 get in touch with us if you'd like an update on your application.

Step 3: Interview

Due to Covid-19 and the need for social distance, we won't be able to offer on-campus interviews to applicants this cycle. For courses that require a portfolio review or an audition Admissions will be in touch with you and request a digital portfolio or audition.

We'll hold Offer Holder days in Spring and invite applicants to visit the campus and meet the course team, or if you're unable to visit us you'll be able to attend a virtual Offer Holder Day.

Step 4: Accept 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've 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.

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Short courses

If you’ve found a short course that you’d like to study, you can find out how to apply here
Portfolio preperation

Portfolio Guidelines

Portfolios should show examples of your work – both finished and work in progress – that demonstrate your interests and skills