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Apply direct to Undergraduate

Found a course that you'd like to apply for? Here are the next steps:

Apply direct to AUB for undergraduate courses

If you're an overseas student looking to study at AUB, you can apply directly to us.

Please note we can only consider direct online applications if you haven't applied and won't apply through UCAS for this year of entry. If you're applying to more than one university in the UK, you should apply through UCAS.

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

How to Make a Direct Application

Step 1: Start an Application

Applications for September 2024 entry are now open. Apply here.

We’ll use your completed online application to make decisions about your application. Make sure you include all of the qualifications that you have and are currently taking. You can also tell us about any work experience that you've done.

In your personal statement, we’d like to know more about why you're interested in the course, the key influences on your work and what you hope to do after your studies. There’s more advice in our personal statement guide.

If you're unsure how to apply directly. Please contact us for more information at

You can also use our direct application form to apply for entry to year 2 or 3 of a degree course. You can find more information about this on our website.

Step 2: Track the progress of your Application

Once we've received your application, we’ll email you with your login details for the AUB applicant portal. This email should arrive with you within two working days of submitting your application. It may be in your junk or spam folders. If you can't find it then please email us for help logging in.

You can use this to monitor the progress of your application to AUB. We might contact you for more information so make sure that you check your emails. You will also need to log into the AUB applicant portal to send us information and submit your portfolio. There is an inbox for messages we send to you and also links to information you will need before you join AUB.

Please contact if you have any questions about your application.

Step 3: Auditions, Portfolios and Offer-Holder Days

For courses that require an audition or portfolio review, the Admissions team will be in touch with you if the initial assessment of your application is successful. If we ask you to send us a link to your online portfolio or recorded audition then this will be done through the AUB applicant portal so make sure you know how to log in.

We normally hold our Offer-Holder days in spring and invite applicants to visit the campus and meet the course team.

There are a number of our BA courses that don't require an audition or portfolio and therefore a decision about the outcome of your application will be based on your qualifications and application alone.

Step 4: Accepting your offer

Once we've made a decision on your application we’ll update you via the AUB applicant portal. We should be able to tell you via email about our decision. We’ll let you know if there's any delay.

You must go to the AUB applicant portal to accept or decline the offer we make.

If you change your mind after you accept your offer, you can cancel your acceptance, or request to defer your place just email us

We need to know if you are coming to AUB so it is important that you reply to your offer.

Your offer will either be a conditional offer or an unconditional offer.

Conditional offer

Your offer email will give you the details of your offer, you can also view them via the AUB applicant portal. This is normally to meet our entry requirements and may include an English Language qualification. For example:

Successful completion of (your current studies) with an overall result of (x grade) plus and IELTS overall score of 6 with 5.5 in each band.

Unconditional offer

This means that you already meet the academic requirements for the course. If you are applying for one of our BA courses then we will normally make your offer unconditional by setting up a Record of Prior Acceptance (RPA) with UCAS. We can only do this if you don't have an application with UCAS. We'll email you if we need to do this and if there are any issues.

Step 5: Getting your results

You must meet the conditions of your offer by 31 August to be able to take up your place at AUB and we need to see proof of your qualifications.

We’ll need to see a scan or a photocopy of your official results to confirm your place. Once you have your results please scan and email them with your full name, AUB ID and the course that you have applied for to

If you haven’t quite met the conditions of your offer, we'll still consider you and we may still be able to confirm your place. If there is a delay with your results please let us know as we may be able to extend the deadline.

Step 6: Coming to AUB

Once your place is confirmed, we’ll send you a confirmation letter and a in the Summer we'll send you Welcome Information for AUB and your course.

We'll keep in regular contact with you and send you information about accommodation, your visa application (if applicable) and enrolment.

If you're joining us from outside the UK, our International team will be in touch to help you prepare for your arrival.

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