How to Apply for Undergraduate Courses
This section outlines how to make an application to study an undergraduate course at Brunel and includes useful information to help you to do this..
Applying for full-time and sandwich degree courses
For autumn entry, all applications must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for all full-time and sandwich first degree courses (including those with foundation years). Courses in the UCAS scheme are listed on the UCAS website.
When to apply
UCAS will normally start accepting applications from 1 September for entry in autumn the following year. The normal closing date for the receipt of on-time applications for both Home/EU and International applicants is 15 January.
UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are accepted by UCAS until 30th June (applications after this date automatically go into Clearing) but are considered at Brunel’s discretion once all on-time applications have been considered.
How to apply
You can apply for September entry either through UCAS or by using the Electronic Application System (EAS) set up with UCAS in schools, colleges and careers offices (where applications are submitted to UCAS through a teacher or careers adviser rather than individually).
You may apply to up to five choices of institution/course on the UCAS form. You should not feel obliged to use all five choices if you do not need to. Your choices can be formed in any way from the courses listed in the UCAS Directory or website, and you may, for example, mix both degree and non-degree courses if appropriate.
If you wish to apply for more than one course at Brunel, you will normally have to make a separate entry for each choice.
You should list your choices in the order in which they appear in the Directory. There is no facility for you to express an order of preference, and all your applications will be treated equally. Take care to enter the details of the institution and courses clearly and correctly on the application form.
As well as personal and course details you will need to write a personal statement that explains why you want to do the courses you have applied for. See our Top Tips for your Personal Statement page.
The institution code for the University is B84 BRUNL.
Applying for part-time degree courses
Some courses are available by part-time study. Applications will need to be made directly to Brunel for Undergraduate part-time courses using our paper application form.
You will be able to find a list of these courses using our course finder.
Applicants employed in industry
If you are employed in industry, and hope to be sponsored by your employer to study on a course listed in the UCAS Directory, you must apply through UCAS in the normal way. If however you wish to apply to Brunel only, you or your employer may want to contact us direct in the first instance before submitting your UCAS form.
Applying for second year entry
If you are interested in applying for direct entry into the second year of a course, please contact us directly to discuss whether it will be possible and your specific requirements if applicable. Typically, applicants will be required to meet the first year entry criteria.
Please note that the following courses do not accept second year entry for the 2013 academic year:
- Occupational Therapy
We welcome applications from mature students. For more information please visit the Mature Students page.
Students with disabilities
The University welcomes applications from disabled people and those with specific learning difficulties. It is helpful to us if, when completing your UCAS form, you disclose information about your disability in order that we can discuss and plan with you the appropriate support, safety and facilities you may require. We can also discuss any safety issues – particularly those associated with laboratory-based activities – should you come to the University.
The University produces a Handbook for Disabled Students which outlines the University's policies and admissions procedures, assessment arrangements, support and contact details, access to buildings and facilities and other details. It is obtainable from the Disability and Dyslexia Service (+44 (0)1895 265213) and from the Course Enquiries office (+44 (0)1895 265599). The Handbook may also be accessed on the internet.