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Applications for all full-time undergraduate courses should be made through UCAS between 1 September and 15 January. Applications made after 15 January may be considered by the university depending on the number on the demand for that course. Applications made after the start of June will automatically go into clearing.

You can make as few as one and as many as five applications through UCAS. You will be charged (currently £11-£21 depending on the number of applications). 

UCAS keep you informed of the status of you applications through their systems. You'll need an email to apply and we keep in touch with our applicants mostly via email.

Our institutional code is C99.

Course codes are on the UCAS website, in our prospectus and on the course pages on this site.

Entry requirements

All the course pages have detailed entry requirements on the page. Check the course listings for more details.

Acceptable tariff qualifications for Education
  • AAT Level 3 diploma in Accounting – Pass 160 points
  • Advanced Extension Awards – Distinction 40 points, Merit 20 points
  • ASDAN community Volunteering qualification – Certificate 50 points, Award 30 points
  • The full range of BTEC Awards, Certificates and Extended Certificates, Diplomas offering various tariff points
  • BTEC National in Early Years – various points
  • CACHE Level 3 Award, Certificate and diploma in Child Care and Education – various points
  • Cambridge ESOL Examinations
  • Cambridge Pre-U
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificate
  • Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) – Pass 70 points
  • Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design)
  • EDI Level 3 Certificate in Accounting and Accounting (IAS)
  • Extended Project (Stand alone)
  • Free standing Mathematics Qualifications
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Music Examinations
  • OCR Nationals
  • Progressions Diplomas
  • Scottish Highers, Advanced Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate

Where points are not listed please check against the UCAS tariff tables. For any further clarification please email educationadmissions@cumbria.ac.uk.

Interviews, auditions and offers

Selected applicants for professional courses in teaching and healthcare professions and courses in the visual arts will be asked to attend an interview. The format of the interviews varies by course and may include a formal interview, group sessions, portfolio review, audition or a written test or a combination of these elements.

If you are asked to attend an interview you will be provided with detailed online resources to enable you to prepare.

Most of our performance courses select applicants through audition and interview.

For some of our courses we make an offer based on your application alone.

International students

Students from outside the UK must also apply for full-time undergraduate courses via UCAS Apply.

Find out more on our detailed international applications page.

Contact us

Course enquiry centre

Telephone: 0845 606 1144

Email: enquirycentre@cumbria.ac.uk