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Please note, applications for January 2024 will be opening mid-August. Places on our courses will have limited availability, so we recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible as courses often reach capacity at short notice.

Before making an application, you will need to decide on your course. Information on the range of courses available to international students can be found on the courses pages of our website

To join your chosen programme, you need to meet the University’s entry criteria.  To find the specific qualifications we look for, please visit your country page.  If you are unable to find your country or required qualification, please contact us directly via for more information.  

When submitting your application, you must also provide additional documentation. This should include the following:

  • Academic transcripts/marksheets and certificates
  • Proof of English language e.g. IELTS, WAEC, Standard XII (please note we accept a wide of country-specific English Language qualifications. For more information please see the relevant your country page
  • Academic Reference
  • Statement of purpose
  • A copy of your passport
  • If have previously studied or worked in the UK you must also provide a copy of your previous and/or current visa and any previous and/or current CAS letters (if applicable)

Additional Documents that may be requested

Certain courses do require applicants to submit a portfolio, audition footage or evidence of work experience. Information on these additional requirements can be found on each specific course page. If your chosen course of study has an additional requirement the International Admissions Team will email you to request this information if it is not submitted with your original application form.

Students Making an Application

It is free to apply to the University of Chester and you can apply for any foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate or MBA course:

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Please note, to apply for a MPhil, PhD or other postgraduate research programme you will need to apply using the online postgraduate research application form.  Please do not use this application to apply for a taught course.  International/EU students applying for a postgraduate taught programme must apply via the link above.  

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Local Representative Making an Application

If you are a local education counsellor making an application on behalf of a student:

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If you are an agent making an application on behalf of a student, please have the student complete the consent form and upload this to AIMS along with the application form: PDF iconAgent Consent Form.pdf