When should I apply?

  • You’ll need to apply by June or July for many of the postgraduate courses that start in September and October. However, don’t wait until the last moment to apply – you’ll also need time to sort out your finances, accommodation, travel arrangements and possibly your visa if you’re an international student.
  • To be safe, apply at least six months in advance – so around March for a course that starts in September/October. If you’re moving to the UK, allow an extra four months or more if you apply for funding from organisations in your own country, as you will be asked for proof of finance at the application stage.
  • Finally, some courses start at different times of the year so please check with the course provider.

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