Coronavirus Applicant Advice for 2020 Intake
We're looking forward to welcoming you to our community in 2020
Last updated: 2 June 2020
We're really looking forward to you joining us at Falmouth. Whilst we have closed our campuses for the safety of staff and students, please rest assured we are still here to answer your questions about applying and studying at Falmouth and we are still considering applications.
Below you can find the most recent information and commonly asked questions by applicants. If you can't find what you need just get in touch using one of the options at the bottom.
Interview & audition information
We are still going ahead with interviews and auditions, these will take place online with a member of the course team. Please visit our Interview Tips page for more information.
We aim to communicate all decisions to applicants within five working days of your interview or audition.
How long do I have to make my choices?
UCAS have extended the time you have to make a decision on your offers and also the deadline by which Universities must communicate their decisions. If you receive all offers by 20 May you'll have until the 18 June to make your decisions. We have extended our on-time application deadline for accommodation until 22 May to give applicants more time to make informed decisions.
Exams & qualifications
We know many of you will be concerned about the impact of coronavirus, however, at Falmouth we interview all our applicants – this enables us to get to know you and see your potential.
- If you are holding an unconditional offer then this is not dependent on your grades, we look forward to seeing you in September.
- If you are holding a conditional offer, most qualifications will still be awarded but will just be assessed in a different way. We understand that this is an unusual year. If you won't be awarded your qualification, just get in touch with us to let us know.
Most countries have confirmed that even though exams won't be taken, grades and qualifications will still be awarded. Broadly speaking qualifications will be awarded based on continuous assessment, teacher assessment, predicted grades and previous qualification profiles. In the UK, it has been published how A level's will be awarded in England which can be found on the Gov.UK website, guidance for Wales can be found on the Qualifications Wales website and guidance for Scotland can be found on the SQA website.
There are lots of equivalent tests that we accept, you can find these on our English Language Requirements page. For this application cycle we are also accepting the following tests which can be done online, from home.
We require a High Pass from the LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator test for both undergraduate and postgraduate study, you can find out all about this test and how to book by visiting LanguageCert's website.
ETS TOEFL at home
The usual TOEFL exam can now be taken online in a section of countries. You can find out if your country is included and how to book on ETS's website. The score we accept is the same for in-person, which is TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components) for undergraduate study and TOEFL iBT 88 (minimum of 21 in all four components) for postgraduate study.
When can I apply for my Tier 4 Student Visa?
You can apply for your Tier 4 Student Visa once you have firmly accepted your offer of a place, your offer has become 'unconditional' and you have paid your acceptance fee. Please visit our Visa Requirements page for more information.
How long do I have to apply for accommodation at Falmouth?
Applications for accommodation are open now for anyone who has Firmly accepted their place at Falmouth. You can find more information on our Accommodation page. The deadline for equal consideration applications is the 22 May, everyone who applies by that date will be entered into a ballot for allocation of rooms, you will receive your highest room choice available at the time your name is drawn from the ballot. For example if when your name is drawn your first and second choices are already full you will receive your third choice. After the 22 May you can still apply for accommodation and it will be on a first-come first-served basis of the accommodation remaining from the ballot.
I was hoping to visit before September, what are my options?
There are lots of virtual ways to connect in with our community. Why not look at all the options below and get involved, whether it's talking to current students, going on a virtual tour or connecting with other applicants, there are plenty of ways to experience Falmouth from afar.
Live outside the UK? Can't make an Open Day? No problem. Experience Falmouth University on this Virtual Experience page.
Ask a Student
Our students are here to tell you all about life at Falmouth. From settling in and studying to making friends and making memories.
Undergraduate Applicants Facebook Group
This group is for applicants looking to start an undergraduate degree at Falmouth University in 2020. Join to meet your fellow students and find out more about studying at Falmouth.
Postgraduate Applicants Facebook Group
This group is for postgraduate applicants looking to start at Falmouth University in 2020. Join to meet your fellow students and find out more about studying at Falmouth.
Attending in September
Will I still be able to attend Falmouth University in September 2020?
The University is planning to start the 2020/21 academic year on time in September and we're planning to provide safe access to our world-class facilities and resources alongside teaching via our virtual learning environment.
Although we are planning for on-campus activity to resume in September, our preparations include consideration of a number of scenarios, so we can be flexible and responsive to the situation as it continues to evolve.
For the latest information regarding teaching delivery in September please visit our Coronavirus advice & guidance page.
Talk to us
Who can I talk to about my place at Falmouth?
When you first applied you should have received a message in the Applicant Portal giving you the contact details of your dedicated contact in the Applicant Services Team, you can call or email them for a chat about your place if you need to.
If you're not sure who to contact you can call us, WhatsApp us or email using the contact details to the right.