Application Toolkit

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Our Application Toolkit is designed to make applying to study an undergraduate degree at Falmouth as seamless as possible.

These pages include a step-by-step guide of your university application journey and information to help you at every stage.

We understand that the last two years have been a challenging time for students, so if you're concerned about your grades, applying to us or preparing for your interview, then please don't worry. We're here to help you and you'll find support throughout our Application Toolkit pages and plenty of ways to contact us if you need help.

Your Ultimate Application Guide

Your apply journey

Applying to Falmouth University is simple. We've outlined each step of the process here so you know what to expect and when. 

Apply through UCAS

Wherever you are in the world, whether you are in further education, planning on transferring from another institution or not currently studying, you can apply through UCAS. If you're unable to use UCAS, just get in touch. We're here to help.

When applying through UCAS you'll need to reference the UCAS code for your course, which can be found on your course page, as well as the Falmouth University UCAS code: F33.

International applications

To apply as an international student you can apply via UCAS, through an agent in your country or directly to the University. Find out more on our international applications page

Online degree applications

You can apply for an online degree by filling out our direct application form online. Find out more by visiting our apply for an online degree page

Application advice

For information about how to write a personal statement, head to our personal statement guide

We're also hosting a range of online events to help you with your university application. Keep an eye on our upcoming events to get expert advice. 

Additional needs

If you have any additional needs, disabilities or are a carer, let us know about it on your UCAS form. This will help us to take your circumstances into consideration and give you any additional support you might need.

Once you've submitted your university application, you'll get an email to confirm that we've received it. This should arrive within two working days, so keep an eye on your inbox.

The Applicant Portal

We'll email you with instructions and a login for the Applicant Portal, where you'll see what else you need to do. You can upload documents like ID and proof of residency to the Applicant Portal as well as manage your interview.

You'll also find details of your own Applicant Services team member. They'll guide you through the whole application process and answer any questions you have.

 Visit Applicant Portal

At Falmouth, we assess every applicant on their enthusiasm, potential and drive to succeed, rather than just their grades. That's why we'll ask you to put together a portfolio of your work, prepare a performance or deliver a presentation, depending on your chosen course. This means we can learn about your ability, style and personality.

Visit our Preparing for your interview page to find your course and check what you'll need to prepare before your interview.

Performance

If you're applying for an audition-based course, such as a performance or music subject, you'll be asked to prepare a performance for your interview.

You'll need to record your performance or music and upload a link via the Applicant Portal in order to secure your interview date. You may be asked to do your performance at your interview as well, so come prepared.

Portfolio

If you are applying for a portfolio-based course, you'll need to upload a link of your digital portfolio to the Applicant Portal in order to secure your interview date. Take a look at our Portfolio advice page for tips on what to include in your portfolio.

If you don't have a completed portfolio from this year, don't worry. You can use one of our Falmouth Creative Projects to help you develop a portfolio.

It's up to you if you'd like to bring a hard copy of your portfolio to your interview. This can be helpful to remind you what to talk about, but it's not essential.

Presentation

If you're applying for a non-portfolio or non-performance based course, then you need to respond to one of our Falmouth Creative Projects with a presentation. Think creatively about how you might present your idea and what works for your subject area, you don't just have to use a Powerpoint.

You'll do your presentation to us in your interview, so there's no need to upload any files in advance.

Enjoy preparing for your interview

We understand that it can be daunting preparing for a university interview, especially if you don't have access to all your work, or if your education has been different over the last two years. We want to encourage you to see your interview as an opportunity to show us what you're passionate about and what you'll bring to our creative community.

We're always here to help, so if you have any questions you can use the contact details at the bottom of this page and we can support your application journey.

You'll be invited to your online interview via the Applicant Portal. If you'd prefer to have an in-person interview on campus then you'll be able to let us know in the Applicant Portal. We're not able to run our regional interviews this year but hope to run them in 2023.

Interviews give you the opportunity to demonstrate your creative skills. They are also a great way for you to get to know Falmouth better and find out if it's the best fit for you.

If you can't make the interview date you've been given, there's no need to worry. Just log into the Applicant Portal and select a preferred date.

We try to make a decision within five working days of your interview. However, we want everyone to have a fair chance, so popular courses can take longer.

Offer types

There are two types of university offers you could receive: 

Conditional offer: You'll need to fulfil some conditions before starting your studies, like getting certain grades and meeting our English language requirements.

Unconditional offer: You don't have any conditions to fulfil prior to starting the course, you have secured a place. We'll get in touch with you about next steps.

If you are an International Student you will also need to pay an acceptance fee, we'll give you all the details for this in the Applicant Portal.

If you applied via UCAS, log in to UCAS Apply & Track to accept your offer. 

If you applied directly with us, you can accept your offer through the Applicant Portal  

We'll save your place as soon as you accept a conditional or unconditional offer, and we'll let you know if we need any more information.

If you're wondering how your application's coming along, or you're worried that you won't meet your conditions, our Applicant Services team is on hand to help. Get in touch using the details below.

T: +44(0) 1326 213730
E: applicantservices@falmouth.ac.uk
WhatsApp: +44 (0)1212 852937
SMS: +44 (0)1277 420398
Enquiry form

Application guides

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Personal Statement Guide

How do you write a personal statement and what should you include? Read our advice.

Personal Statement Guide
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Preparing for Your Interview

What's an interview like and how can you prepare? Read our advice and tips and search for course inf...

Preparing for Your Interview
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Portfolio Advice

What is a university portfolio and how do you make one? Read our guide.

Portfolio Advice

Upcoming online events about applying to Falmouth

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Online Study 2

Wed 26 Oct 2022

18:00 - 19:00

Virtual Open Event: Online undergraduate degrees

Applying

Join our Course Advisors to discover how studying one of our online undergraduate degrees can fit wi...

Virtual Open Event: Online undergraduate degrees
International students main

Wed 02 Nov 2022

12:00 - 13:00 BST

Application Advice for International Students

International

This is a session for prospective international students who would like to find out more about how t...

Application Advice for International Students
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Creative advertising students smiling at laptop

Wed 09 Nov 2022

16:00 - 17:00

Personal Statement Advice

Applying

In this session we’ll go through some tips and tricks for making your statement stand out, look at...

Personal Statement Advice
A Falmouth University student sat on the floor surrounded by papers and books
Portfolio advice image

Wed 16 Nov 2022

16:00 - 17:00

Portfolio Advice

Applying

In this session we’ll cover the basics for putting together a portfolio ready for interview.

Portfolio Advice
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Tue 29 Nov 2022

Every evening from 29 November - 01 December

Virtual Open Days November

Open Days

Attending a Virtual Open Day is the best way to get a real taste of student life at Falmouth. They'r...

Virtual Open Days November
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Online Study

Wed 30 Nov 2022

18:00 - 19:00

Virtual Open Event: Online undergraduate degrees

Applying

Join our Course Advisors to discover how studying one of our online undergraduate degrees can fit wi...

Virtual Open Event: Online undergraduate degrees
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Fox Cafe students with laptop

Thu 08 Dec 2022

16:00 - 17:00

Personal Statement Advice

Applying

In this session we’ll go through some tips and tricks for making your statement stand out, look at...

Personal Statement Advice
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Photography portfolio reviews © Amara Eno
Photography portfolio reviews © Amara Eno

Wed 14 Dec 2022

16:00 - 17:00

Portfolio Advice

Applying

In this session we’ll cover the basics for putting together a portfolio ready for interview.

Portfolio Advice
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Photo credit: Alex Walker

Wed 11 Jan 2023

16:00 - 17:00

Personal Statement Advice

Applying

In this session we’ll go through some tips and tricks for making your statement stand out, look at...

Personal Statement Advice
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Mon 16 Jan 2023

10:00 - 17:30

Virtual Open Day

Open Days

Attending a Virtual Open Day is the best way to get a real taste of student life at Falmouth. They'r...

Virtual Open Day
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Fine Art student working desk behind

Wed 18 Jan 2023

16:00 - 17:00

Portfolio Advice

Applying

In this session we’ll cover the basics for putting together a portfolio ready for interview.

Portfolio Advice
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Online study 4

Wed 18 Jan 2023

18:00 - 19:00

Virtual Open Event: Online undergraduate degrees

Applying

Join our Course Advisors to discover how studying one of our online undergraduate degrees can fit wi...

Virtual Open Event: Online undergraduate degrees
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SoCD graduate show students looking book

Wed 08 Feb 2023

16:00 - 17:00

Portfolio Advice

Applying

In this session we’ll cover the basics for putting together a portfolio ready for interview.

Portfolio Advice
A girl with her parents looking through sketchbooks at a Falmouth University Open Day
Open day mother father daughter girl art illustration

Thu 16 Feb 2023

17:30 - 18:30

Parents & Carers: Finance

Applying

In this session we’ll break it down for you, give a clear overview of how the system works for UK ...

Parents & Carers: Finance
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Online study 3

Wed 22 Feb 2023

18:00 - 19:00

Virtual Open Event: Online undergraduate degrees

Applying

Join our Course Advisors to discover how studying one of our online undergraduate degrees can fit wi...

Virtual Open Event: Online undergraduate degrees
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Online Study

Wed 01 Mar 2023

16:00 - 17:00

Student Finance

Applying

We know that understanding how student loans work can seem intimidating and often off-putting so in ...

Student Finance
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Students walking down Falmouth high street

Wed 22 Mar 2023

16:00 - 17:00

Moving to Falmouth

Applying

Join our webinar to hear from students from all over the UK about why they chose to move to Falmouth...

Moving to Falmouth
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Student Accommodation - surfboard
Glasney Student Village

Wed 29 Mar 2023

16:00 - 17:00

Student Finance

Applying

In this session we’ll give a clear overview of how the Student Finance system works for UK student...

Student Finance
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Journalism and Creative Writing_2022

Tue 04 Apr 2023

14:00 - 15:00

Creative Careers

Applying

This session seeks to challenge some of the stereotypical thinking around creative careers and help ...

Creative Careers
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Photography symposium portfolio reviews © Amara Eno
Photography symposium portfolio reviews © Amara Eno

Wed 05 Apr 2023

14:00 - 15:00

Portfolio Advice

Applying

In this session we’ll cover the basics for putting together a portfolio ready for interview. We’...

Portfolio Advice
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Students

Thu 06 Apr 2023

14:00 - 15:00

Student Finance

Applying

In this session we’ll give you a clear overview of how the Student Finance system works for UK stu...

Student Finance
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Beach group students talking

Tue 11 Apr 2023

14:00 - 15:00

Moving to Falmouth

Applying

Join our webinar to hear from students from all over the UK about why they chose to move to Falmouth...

Moving to Falmouth
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Open day father daughter art illustration exhibition

Thu 13 Apr 2023

17:30 - 18:30

Parents & Carers: Starting University

Applying

If your child is starting university in September, then this session is a great way to find out more...

Parents & Carers: Starting University
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Research Training Day 2018

Wed 03 May 2023

16:00 - 17:00

Student Finance

Applying

We know that understanding how student loans work can seem intimidating and often off-putting so in ...

Student Finance
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Falmouth atrium 2

Wed 07 Jun 2023

16:00 - 17:00

Moving to Falmouth

Applying

Join our webinar to hear from students from all over the UK about why they chose to move to Falmouth...

Moving to Falmouth
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Business students sat on floor

Wed 19 Jul 2023

16:00 - 17:00

Personal Statement Advice

Applying

Writing a strong personal statement is an important part of the application process for university. ...

Personal Statement Advice

Ready to apply?

Got all the information you need? Get started with your application now. 

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Need help?

Talk to us about your application 

If you need to speak to someone about your course, studying at Falmouth or your application, you can get in touch on the details below.

T: +44(0) 1326 254350
E: futurestudies@falmouth.ac.uk
Ask an Advisor

 

Ask us about what happens after you apply

If you have any questions about when you'll hear from us about your application or what to expect from an interview, contact the Applicant Services team.

T: +44(0) 1326 213730
E: applicantservices@falmouth.ac.uk
Enquiry form