How to Apply

Applying to Falmouth?

If you’ve chosen the course you want to study, have visited us, or met us at a recruitment event and know that Falmouth University is a good option for you, it's time to submit your application. Please refer to the sections below.

Wishing you all the best with your application.

Contact Admissions

Our Admissions team is responsible for managing applications and providing advice and guidance about applying to study with us. We encourage you to contact them if you have questions about your individual circumstances, before you apply or once you've applied.

Tel: +44 (0)1326 213730
Online enquiry form:

International students

We welcome applications from international students and we will consider a wide range of equivalent level entry qualifications from around the world.

We recognise that some International students follow a different academic year to the UK and therefore we’ll consider late applications to many of our courses, including UCAS courses, so long as places are available. We encourage you to contact our Admissions team above if you would like to apply late, to avoid disappointment.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will be required to fulfil UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requirements, in addition to the academic entry requirements for each course listed below. You will also need to meet our minimum English language requirements if your first language is not English. For more information visit our International page. Here you can also link to advice on international scholarships and download our Portfolio & Audition Guide

Foundation Diploma applications

If you wish to apply to our Foundation Diploma, you must apply direct to the University using our online form available on our course webpage. Applications usually open in late October and close in late November, to commence the following September. In recognition of different academic years around the world, International students can apply throughout the year, providing places are still available. We cannot consider late applications for UK/EU places and we do not consider deferred applications.

Undergraduate UCAS applications

If you wish to apply to one of our undergraduate courses, you must apply online with UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. This applies regardless of your location, if you want to transfer from another university or if you’re not currently studying.

The equal consideration deadline for applying with UCAS is 15 January for courses that commence in September.

UCAS will still accept late applications until 30 June and will forward them to us if you’ve listed Falmouth University as one of your choices. We will consider all late applications unless a course is announced as full. We encourage you to contact our Admissions team above if you would like to apply late, to avoid disappointment.

The last date to apply through UCAS Extra is early July.  After this date, you will need to apply through Clearing. We will list any courses that may have places available in Clearing on our website, and with UCAS, in July.

Visit the UCAS website for a list of all key dates for the application process.

Gap years

If you’re currently studying and would like to take a year out before starting an undergraduate degree at Falmouth, please apply for deferred entry through UCAS by the 15 January deadline. UCAS allows you to select deferred entry for the following academic year at the time of completing your application form. This way, you can plan your time and we can plan how many places to allocate for the following year.

Your personal statement

Although writing a personal statement may seem daunting at first, it should soon flow if you’re passionate about the subject you’re applying for. It’s your first opportunity to make an impression on the admissions tutor and is particularly important for our courses that don’t interview applicants.

Useful advice on writing a personal statement, including some subject-specific guidance, can be found at:

Postgraduate applications

If you wish to apply to one of our Postgraduate courses, you must apply direct to the University using our online form available on each course webpage.

Applications usually open in October for courses that commence the following September. There is no deadline for Postgraduate applications and we will consider all applications unless a course is announced as full. We encourage you to contact our Admissions team before you apply, to avoid disappointment.

Extra task interviews and auditions

Once you’ve submitted your application to Falmouth, some of our courses will ask you to submit an online portfolio or complete an extra task before being invited for interview or audition. In these cases it is your portfolio or performance – and more importantly you as an individual at interview and/or audition – that has a greater influence on an admissions tutor’s decision to offer you a place.

We invite all eligible applicants to an interview on campus, as we strongly recommend that you view our facilities and meet our staff and students in person. However, you may request an online or telephone interview instead if you are not able to come to Falmouth.

Interviews and auditions mainly take place from December until March. We may interview you later than this if you make a late application for a course that still has places available. 

On receipt of your application, our Admissions team will advise you on the next steps.

What do we look for at interview and audition?

On each course page on our website, within the How to Apply tab, you will find a link titled EU/UK Interview Information.  Click on this to find useful information on what to expect at interview or audition and what admissions tutors will be looking for in your portfolio, if expected to bring one.  Some of our courses don’t require you to attend an interview - please read the section below.

Post-offer visit days

Some of our courses won’t invite you to interview. Instead, on receipt of your application through UCAS, admissions tutors may make you an offer based on your personal statement and predicted grades.

In these cases you will be invited to attend a Post-Offer Visit Day.  These give you an opportunity to visit the studios, tour the campus and accommodation, meet academic staff and speak with current students. They are intended to help you decide on whether Falmouth University and the course you’ve applied to are right for you.

Attendance at these events is optional and has no bearing on your offer of a place.  If at all possible though, we do recommend you visit us if you’ve never been to Falmouth University before.