How to Apply

For our undergraduate courses, you'll need to apply through ucas.

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What courses do you offer?

What are your entry requirements?

As we're a creative university, we'll assess you on your own individual merit and potential to succeed on your chosen course of study with us. While we have minimum entry requirements, we appreciate that not all applicants come to us with standard qualifications and we consider a wide range of equivalent level qualifications from around the world, professional experience or self-directed learning instead.

We are most interested in applicants who can demonstrate their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject. If you think you can do this, we encourage you to apply.

Standard entry requirements

Our standard minimum entry requirements vary according to the level of study you apply for and these are outlined on each course page

We work within the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide evidence that you have English language skills that are of an equivalent standard in reading, writing, listening and speaking. For more information, visit the English language requirements page

International qualifications

For accepted qualifications, visit the international qualifications page

When can I apply?

UCAS deadlines

The official UCAS deadline is 15 January for all our undergraduate courses.

Late applications

We will consider late applications as long as there are places left on the course when we process your application. In the case of popular and competitive courses, we will prioritise on-time applications and we may decide we cannot consider any late applications once we have made decisions on our on-time applications. If we are not accepting late applications on a particular course, we will make this clear on the relevant Falmouth course web page and the UCAS.


If we have any late vacancies for UCAS courses, we will advertise them using UCAS Extra or Clearing

If you're not sure if we're still accepting applications, we encourage you to check with us before you apply. For more information about the UCAS application process, please visit their Apply and Track page

Can I defer entry?

Deferral means you wish to apply for a place, or hold a place open on a course, for the following academic year.

If you would like to take a year out before starting an undergraduate degree at Falmouth, we encourage you to apply for deferred entry through UCAS by the 15 January deadline. UCAS allows you to select the forthcoming academic year, or the one following it, in your online application. You'll go through the normal application process in the current year and if you are made an offer and you accept it, we will hold it for you for the following year. This way, you can plan your year out and we can plan our available places.

We don't normally grant deferrals after you've been made an offer, unless you have serious and unforeseen personal circumstances that would prevent you from studying that year. If you want to request a deferral after we have made you an offer, you'll need to put your request in writing. We may suggest that you re-apply when you are ready to study.

We don't normally consider deferred applications for postgraduate taught courses. Instead, we would encourage you to re-apply when you are ready to study.

What happens next?

We aim to reach a decision within five working days. Read our full guidance on the application process