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Now's the time: Clearing 2023 is here

Still thinking of joining our creative community in 2023? You can now apply through Clearing. Head to our Clearing pages to find out what courses are available and how to apply.

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You can apply for our undergraduate degrees via UCAS. You'll need our university UCAS code (F33) as well as your course code (which you'll find on your course page) for your application.

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Applying as an international student? 

You can apply to university as an international student through UCAS or via an agent in your country. Go to our international applications page for more information.

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Your university application journey

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 to university 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

US embargo and studying online at Falmouth

Falmouth University will adhere to the UK sanctions regime as published by the UK Government, and due to its contracts with international partners based in the US, it will comply with the US Sanctions regime as necessary. This may impact your ability to study Online with the University if you are domiciled in a country affected by US embargo.

University application advice

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

We're also hosting a range of online events to help you with your 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 undergraduate 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

We interview for the majority of our courses at Falmouth, to check if your course interviews please visit the interview information page (if your course is listed, it interviews, if it’s not listed it doesn’t interview).

You'll be invited to select how you want to be interviewed via the Applicant Portal. You can choose in-person at our campuses in Cornwall, in-person at one of our regional interviews across the country, or online if you cannot attend in person or are based outside of the UK. Please note that all of our in-person and regional interview dates have now passed so you’ll need to select an online interview.

University interviews give you the opportunity to demonstrate your creative skills, which helps us to consider your potential to succeed. 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. 

At Falmouth, we assess every applicant on their enthusiasm, potential and drive to succeed, rather than just their grades. That's why we interview for the majority of our courses. This means we can learn about your ability, style and personality. 

Visit our Preparing for your interview page to find your course and check if your course interviews and, if so, what you'll need to prepare beforehand. 


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. Everything you need to do can be found on our Preparing for your interview page.

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.


If you are applying for a portfolio-based course, you'll need to bring your portfolio with you to your interview if you choose an in-person interview. Take a look at our Portfolio advice page for tips on what to include in your portfolio. 

If you select an online interview, you’ll need to upload a link of your digital portfolio to the Applicant Portal in order to secure your interview date. 

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. 

Enjoy preparing for your university interview

We understand that it can be daunting preparing for a university interview, especially 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. 

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.

University offer types

There are two types of offer 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 to accept your university 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, just get in touch and we can help with support and advice.

Key dates for 2023 applications

Date  Event
25 January 2023 UCAS equal consideration deadline
23 February 2023 UCAS Extra opens
4 July 2023 UCAS Extra closes
5 July 2023 Clearing 2023 at UCAS opens
17 October 2023 Clearing 2023 at UCAS closes

Application Toolkit

From advice on how to write your personal statement to what to prepare for your university interview, our Application Toolkit holds all the information you'll need to apply to study with us. We know that the pandemic means you might have additional challenges applying, so we've provided some extra advice to support you.

See our Application Toolkit
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Widening Participation & Outreach

Here at Falmouth, we're committed to removing barriers to studying. Head to our Widening Participation & Outreach page to see whether you're eligible for extra support in the form of personal statement advice, portfolio feedback, interview adjustments, mentoring or financial bursaries.

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Not quite ready yet? 

If you need more information before hitting apply, explore our courses, discover what our location has to offer, or get in touch with any other questions – our friendly Course Advisors are always happy to help.

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When it comes to living and studying in Falmouth, our current students are a fount of knowledge. Whether you have questions about course details, Cornwall's creative community or Falmouth's nightlife, get the inside scoop. 

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