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Applying to Staffordshire University as an international student

If you’re planning to study in the UK, you’ll be sure of a friendly welcome at Staffordshire University. There’s an application process for international students and we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Choosing a course

Check our course pages to find out what courses we offer in your area of interest. Once you’ve selected a course, you’re ready to start the application process.

Find a course

How to apply

You can apply using one of the following routes for undergraduate and postgraduate study:

Undergraduate degrees
  • Contact one of our approved overseas education representatives in your country

  • Use the ‘apply now’ button on the undergraduate course pages to apply through UCAS. (Visit the UCAS website for more information). To do this, you'll need:

    • UCAS course code - you’ll find the four-digit code (e.g. P500) in our prospectus, on the course page or on the UCAS website.

    • An institution code for the university – it's S72 for Staffordshire University.

Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research degrees
  • Apply directly from the course pages using the ‘apply now’ button.

  • Contact one of our approved overseas education representatives in your country.

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Be prepared

Get ready to upload copies of the following documents as part of your application. This will enable us to assess your application and make a decision.

Receiving an offer

Following your successful application, you’ll receive your offer letter by email. This can be conditional or unconditional.

Conditional offer

This is an offer on condition of providing additional information – this could be missing information or subject to receiving qualifications and grades. All the conditions of your offer are listed in your offer letter. If you’re unsure about what any of your conditions mean, please contact International Admissions.

If you don’t meet your offer conditions, don’t worry. We may be able to offer you a place on alternative programme, so it’s still important to send your results to us as soon as possible.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

Some courses require ATAS clearance from the UK government. If this is one of your offer conditions, it’ll be listed in your offer letter. It’s really important that you apply for your ATAS well in advance of your course start date as processing times can take 6-8 weeks. Your ATAS certificate will be valid for six months and the CAH3 code, which you’ll need for your ATAS application, can be found at the top of your offer letter.

If you’re applying for a research course such as an MPhil/PhD, you’ll need to provide a statement which describes your area of research. Your supervisor can help you summarise this and you’ll need to include it in your ATAS application.

For further instructions on how to apply for ATAS clearance, please see the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) guidance from

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Pre-CAS interview

As one of your offer conditions, we may ask you to attend a Pre-CAS interview with a member of the International team.

You can book a convenient date and time for your Pre-CAS interview through our online booking system. You’ll find the link in section 2 of your offer letter.

It’s really important that you take the time to prepare for your Pre-CAS interview and to show that you’ve thought carefully about your decision to study with us.

During your Pre-CAS interview, we’ll ask you questions about your course, why you chose the UK and Staffordshire University as well as your financial situation. For further information on Pre-CAS interviews and a list of sample questions, please see our guide to credibility interviews (PDF file, 101KB).

Unconditional offer

An unconditional offer means that you have met all the academic requirements for your course. Once you’ve accepted your unconditional offer, you can start applying for on-campus accommodation. There may be a few additional checks, which we’ll need to undertake before we send your CAS. You can find more information about the requirements in the next section.

Accepting an offer

Once you’ve met all the conditions of your offer, we’ll send you an unconditional offer letter. To accept the offer, you’ll need to log on to your application portal – either with Staffordshire University or UCAS Track, depending on how you applied.


Once you’ve received and accepted your offer to study at Staffordshire University, you can apply for accommodation. For more information and to take a virtual tour of your potential living place, please see our accommodation pages.

Paying your deposit

If you’re an international-fee payer, you’ll need to pay a deposit to secure your place.

  • Full-time, on-campus courses: £3500

  • Sponsored students: No deposit required – please send your sponsorship letter

  • Blended Learning LPC: £500

  • Distance Learning: No deposit required

You can make your payment via our secure online portal. Please send your sponsor letter. For further guidance on what details need to be included, see please see Fees and Finance for International Students.

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Visitor Visa

If the course you’ve applied for involves a period of study in the UK for less than six months, you can apply for a Visitor Visa. To check whether you meet the Home Office requirements please see the guidance on Visitor Visas on the UKCISA website.

Once you’ve received your offer letter and paid your deposit, you must apply for your Visitor Visa invitation letter by submitting a Visitor Visa request.

Please note that your offer letter is not the same as an invitation letter and you cannot use the offer letter as part of your visa application. Your invitation letter will be sent to you by post or by email depending on what you need for your visa application.

Once you’ve received your invitation letter, you can start your Visitor Visa application. For more information on how to apply, please see the guidance on Visitor Visas on the UKCISA website. Further information on the visa application process can also be found on the UKCISA website and the UK visas and immigration guidance from

Student visa applicants

If you require a Student visa to study in the UK, we’ll help to ensure that you’ve met the UKVI requirements before you make your visa application. If you're unsure whether your course requires you to hold a Student visa, please see the Student Route eligibility and requirements guidance on the UKCISA website.

Finance check

Before we send your CAS, we may ask you to send us some financial information to make sure that you meet the UKVI requirements for a Student visa.

The Home Office requires students to provide evidence that they have enough money to pay their tuition fees and support themselves whilst living in the UK.

Most students will need to show:

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  • Tuition fees + £9,207 (living costs / maintenance) + 10% (to account for
    currency fluctuations)

We’ll send you more information about the required evidence. You can also consult our guide to submitting financial evidence.

Nursing students

If you’re applying for a Nursing course, we’ll ask you to undertake a Criminal Record Check from your home country and to complete an Occupational Health Check to ensure that you are medically fit.

For more details on how to apply for a Criminal Record check, please see the criminal records check guidance on the website. Once you’ve received the police report, please send it to so that we can update your record.

The Occupational Health Check will be sent to you 12 weeks before the start of the course. Once this has been successfully verified, you will be eligible to move on to the next stage of the admissions process.

Before you receive your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)

Once you’ve met all the pre-CAS checks, you’ll receive a pre-CAS letter,which will detail all of the information for your CAS letter. You’ll be asked to check and confirm that the information is correct. You must contact the International Admissions team immediately if any of the information is incorrect.

Your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)

Once you’ve confirmed that the details in your Pre-CAS are correct, you’ll receive an official CAS letter by email. You’ll need this to apply for your Student visa. You can apply for a visa up to six months before the start of the course. Your CAS will expire six months from the date it was assigned.

The CAS provides details of:

  • The course you intend to study

  • Course duration

  • Annual tuition fee

  • Deposit paid (if applicable)

  • The campus you’ll be studying at

Preparing to come to the UK

Once you have received your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) letter and secured the correct visa, the next step is to prepare for entering the UK and your enrolment.


How long does Staffordshire take to reply? ›

It's really important that you apply for your ATAS well in advance of your course start date as processing times can take 6-8 weeks.

How do you make sure you get into university? ›

6 steps you need to take to apply to university
  1. Choose where you want to go and what you want to study. ...
  2. Make sure you know all the deadlines and key dates. ...
  3. Check the entry requirements. ...
  4. Get your application started. ...
  5. Write your personal statement. ...
  6. Wait to start getting your offers!
24 Aug 2022

What grades do you need to get into Staffordshire University? ›

All applicants require a GCSE minimum grade C in Mathematics or a recognised equivalent. For admission to our HND course, you will normally be expected to have passed at least one of the following options: one subject at Advanced GCE (A level) one Advanced VCE.

Does Staffordshire require ielts? ›

Accepted tests and qualifications

The majority of our undergraduate bachelor degree courses require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0, with 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening. However, we also accept a wide range of qualifications from around the world.

Is Staffordshire University good for international students? ›

We're a great choice for international students and your success is important to us. At Staffordshire University you'll gain much more than a qualification. You'll receive a friendly welcome and support from our dedicated team in International Student Support.

How do you know if a university will accept you? ›

These days, most college acceptance letters will arrive as either an email or application status update on a college's own application portal. Afterward, you'll usually receive a hard copy of your acceptance letter in the mail and further updates via email or mail.

How can I increase my chances of getting into university? ›

  1. Earn Good Grades in Challenging Courses. ...
  2. Get a High SAT/ACT Score. ...
  3. Write a Compelling Personal Statement. ...
  4. Demonstrate Interest. ...
  5. Secure Strong Letters of Recommendation. ...
  6. Apply to a Diverse Selection of Colleges. ...
  7. Opt for an Early Admission Plan. ...
  8. Manage Your Online Reputation.

Which University is easiest to get into? ›

Easiest Colleges to Get Into 2022
  1. Adams State University. Location: Alamosa, Colorado.
  2. University of Texas at El Paso. Location: El Paso, Texas. ...
  3. Eastern Washington University. ...
  4. Dickinson State University. ...
  5. Presentation College. ...
  6. Eastern Oregon University. ...
  7. Wright State University. ...
  8. Western Kentucky University. ...

What is the cheapest school in the UK? ›

Top 8 Cheapest Universities in UK
  • Leeds Beckett University.
  • Teesside University.
  • University of Cumbria.
  • University of Chester.
  • Staffordshire University.
  • Coventry University.
  • University of the West of Scotland.
  • University of Bedfordshire.
28 Aug 2022

Which University has best acceptance rate? ›

10 Colleges With the Highest Acceptance Rates
  • Liberty University: 99%
  • Marshall University: 98%
  • University of New Mexico: 97%
  • Kansas State University: 96%
  • University of Maine: 96%
  • North Dakota State University: 95%
  • University of Memphis: 95%
  • University of Utah: 95%
2 Sept 2022

What is the pass mark to university? ›

In fact, a “D” is considered passing in both high school and college, as it's above 60%. While a passing grade may be as low as 60%, you will want to aim higher for many reasons. As a college student, you don't want to aim to barely pass a class.

Can I get into uni with 3 D's? ›

Leeway on grades

Those applicants getting three D grades were increasingly likely to get places - with 80% being successful. Those getting CCC or lower had an 84% success rate.

What is a grade 3 pass at university? ›

Third-class honours (3rd).

Commonly known as a “third”, this degree is the lowest level of honour's degree achievable. Very few graduates achieve a third-class honours. In 2020/21, only 3% of students graduated with a third.

Which university is best in UK without IELTS? ›

Top UK Universities Without IELTS
  • Riga Technical University.
  • University of Northampton.
  • Sheffield Hallam University.
  • University of Basel.
  • University of Bristol.
  • University of Geneva.
  • Birmingham City University.
  • University of Central Lancashire.

Can I go to university without IELTS? ›

Apart from this, students can also choose their desired university from countries like Australia, the UK, Canada, Germany, and Norway, as many universities in these countries also grant admission without IELTS or TOEFL. For this, students must attend a Pathway program, which usually lasts nine to fifteen months.

Do universities accept low IELTS score? ›

Many students, however, are afraid that their low IELTS scores would prevent them from enrolling in their dream course abroad. If your score is between 5.5 to 6.5, however, you should be certain that most schools and universities will gladly accept your application.

Which part of UK is best for international students? ›

Below mentioned are the best UK cities for international students with their QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2023.
  • London, #1.
  • Edinburgh, #10.
  • Manchester, #25.
  • Glasgow, #25.
  • Coventry, #40.
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, #42.
  • Birmingham, #45.
  • Bristol, #49.
11 Sept 2022

Which UK university accepts the most international students? ›

List of UK Universities With Most International Students
  • The University of Manchester. ...
  • King's College London. ...
  • The University of Glasgow. ...
  • The University of Oxford. ...
  • The University of Cambridge. ...
  • Coventry University. ...
  • The University of Sheffield. ...
  • The University of Liverpool.
17 Aug 2022

What is Staffordshire University famous for? ›

Our University is famous for its forward-thinking approach, and has become a figurehead for its vocational and academic teaching, innovative grasp of industry, and student employability.

Can a university reject you after accepting you? ›

Colleges can revoke an admitted student's acceptance at any time. The most common reasons include poor grades, disciplinary infractions, and honor code violations. Students at risk of not graduating high school can have their admission revoked. Colleges typically reach out before revoking an admission offer.

How do universities decide who to accept? ›

What Are the Most Important Factors in College Admissions? According to a 2019 report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the top factors for admissions are overall high school GPA, grades in Advanced Placement or other college-prep classes and the difficulty of the student's curriculum.

Can you get accepted after being rejected from a university? ›

The good news: you can get accepted into a college after being denied. But it does require a bit of work on your end—and it also may require some soul-searching to make sure your first-choice college truly is the right choice for you.

What is the most important part of a university application? ›

While all aspects of a college application are important, the most important factors are the copy of your transcript, your test scores, and your essays. By senior year the only thing you have much power over are the essays.

What do universities look at the most? ›

  1. Good Grades. Earning good grades is the most critical factor for college applications. ...
  2. Challenging High School Curriculum. ...
  3. Strong Standardized Test Scores. ...
  4. A Well-Written Essay. ...
  5. Extracurricular Participation and Leadership Skills. ...
  6. Diversity. ...
  7. Enthusiasm for the School. ...
  8. Letters of Recommendation.

How do you answer why do I want this university? ›

I chose this college because of your highly rated [area of study program]. I've had a passion for this field for a long time and I'm excited to learn from that faculty that have built such a great program. I think my skills and learning style will be a great fit for the program.

What makes a university application stand out? ›

Stand-out applications showcase achievement, merit, and previous academic success. Taking honors classes or AP courses can give you a significant advantage. Most colleges generally prefer applicants with a B in an honors program over those with an A in standard courses because it shows initiative.

How can I get into university with low grades? ›

  1. Take Responsibility and Offer an Explanation for the Low GPA.
  2. Get Recommendation Letters From Teachers and Counselors.
  3. Get Good Standardized Test Scores.
  4. Wait to Apply and Improve Your GPA.
  5. Consider Alternative Admissions Programs.
  6. Start at a Community College.
20 Nov 2013

Does early application increase chances? ›

Admission odds

Generally speaking, early action programs do not significantly increase your child's odds of getting into colleges, especially at highly selective schools. They simply allow your child to find out sooner whether or not they've gotten in.

Which university is hardest to study? ›

Top 10 Hardest Colleges to Get Into
SchoolLocationAcceptance Rate (Class of 2026)
1. HarvardCambridge, MA3.19%
2. ColumbiaNew York, NY3.73%
3. CaltechPasadena, CA3.92%*
4. StanfordStanford, CA3.95%*
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Which university in UK is easiest to get into? ›

Full list of UK university offer rates
RankUniversityOffer rate
1University of Oxford19.1%
2University of Cambridge21.6%
3London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)21.9%
4University of St Andrews25%
114 more rows
7 Sept 2022

Which university is hardest to enter? ›

Topping the list of the hardest school to get into in the world is Stanford.

Which university is free in UK? ›

The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. It offers tuition-free education to UK students. In addition, it has a wide range of scholarships and financial aid options available.

What is the lowest university degree? ›

Associate Degree. Typically offered by community and technical colleges, an associate degree includes roughly two years of coursework.

How much money student can earn in UK? ›

£9.50 per hour for workers 23 and over (known as the National Living Wage) £9.18 per hour for workers 21 - 22. £6.83 per hour for 18 - 20.

Is it easier for international students? ›

As outlined in that post and in our methodology, we've found that it is between 2–3x more difficult for international students to gain admission to top US colleges when compared with domestic students.

Which university has highest acceptance rate in UK? ›

Top 10 UK Universities with High Acceptance Rates
  1. Aberystwyth University – 96.1% (Offers extended to students who apply) ...
  2. University of Roehampton – 93.9% ...
  3. Bishop Grosseteste University – 92.2% ...
  4. University of Portsmouth – 89.9% ...
  5. York St John University – 89.4% ...
  6. Leeds Trinity University – 89%
20 Sept 2022

Which university accepts most international students? ›

New York University

Is 60% a pass UK? ›

Merit: you'll be awarded a Merit if you achieve a grade average between 60-69%. Pass: a pass is awarded when you receive a grade average between 50-59%. Fail: If you do not receive at the minimum an average of 50%, the Masters qualification is not awarded.

Is 50% a pass? ›

The state of New South Wales is a popular study destination in Australia.
Honors Degree Grading.
Australian GradeGrade NamePercentage (%)
H2ASecond Class Honours - A Division74 - 79
H2BSecond Class Honours - B Division70 - 74
H3Third Class Honours65 - 69
PPass50 - 64
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Is 40 a pass mark? ›

Passing percentage marks in an exam are 40%.

Is 45 a pass at uni UK? ›

A Pass = E (40%-45%) A Fail = below 40%

Is 42 a pass in uni? ›

The pass mark is 40% and it is relatively unusual for students to regularly achieve marks of 70% or above (in fact, only 10% of students receive marks this high).

Is D fail in university? ›

At most schools, a D is the lowest passing grade. That means students who earn a D or higher receive credit for the course. However, some schools set special policies around D grades. For example, at Lehigh, a D counts as a passing grade but does not meet prerequisite requirements.

Is grade 3 a fail? ›

Is grade 3 a pass? For a 'standard pass', equivalent to the old C grade, students will need to achieve a 4 grade, while a 5 will constitute a 'strong pass'.

Is a third degree a fail? ›

Third-Class Honours (40-50%): known as a 'third' or 3rd, this degree is the lowest honours degree achievable. Ordinary Degree: If an honours student fails to achieve a third class by a small margin, they may be awarded an ordinary degree i.e. without honours.

Is a Grade 2 pass good? ›

So the only way to get a good course grade is to perform well on both.
Open University Grading.
Score BoundariesCourse Grade
85 – 100Distinction Grade
70 – 84Grade 2 Pass
55 – 69Grade 3 Pass
40 – 54Grade 4 Pass
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How long does it take to hear from Rowan? ›

Application information

Once your application is complete, it will be evaluated and you will receive a decision within one week (decisioning begins October 15). If you are applying as a transfer student, please visit to complete the transfer application.

How long does it take to hear back from Rowan university? ›

Admissions decisions typically take 1-4 weeks. This timeframe can change during the busy season. Please continue to monitor your applicant portal for an update. Your application portal will always have the most up-to-date status of your application.

How long does it take for a university to email back? ›

There's no set waiting time. Some students will hear back in three days and some three weeks.

How long does it take for Strathclyde to reply? ›

We'll try to reply to all correspondence within 14 working days of receipt.

Is it easy to get into Rowan? ›

The acceptance rate at Rowan University is 74.3%.

For every 100 applicants, 74 are admitted. This means the school is lightly selective. The school will have their expected requirements for GPA and SAT/ACT scores.

What are my chances of getting into Rowan? ›

The acceptance rate at Rowan University is 74.3%.

In other words, of 100 students who apply, 74 are admitted. This means the school is not selective.

How much aid does Rowan give? ›

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman
Aid Type% ReceivingAverage Amount
Institutional grants or scholarships45%$6,354
Student loan aid63%$9,438
Federal student loans61%$6,965
Other student loans15%$16,768
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How long does admission review take? ›

The average turnaround time for an admissions decision for schools with rolling admissions is four to six weeks, though in some cases students might have to wait longer. For regular decision candidates, the wait is more like eight to 12 weeks.

Does Rowan do rolling admissions? ›

At Rowan University, we review applications on a rolling basis. What that means is once I receive all the required documents needed in an application, I will review the complete application and send out a decision.

What is the deadline for Rowan University? ›

Mark your calendar. Next stop: orientation.
first-year Required Materialsfirst-year Deadlines
Common Application or Rowan Application Official SAT/ACT scores (unless applying test-optional), Official High School TranscriptMarch 1 (Fall) Dec. 1 (Spring)
Confirmation of EnrollmentMay 1 (Fall) Dec. 15 (Spring)
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Do you get a rejection email from university? ›

Yes, colleges send rejection notices to students who weren't admitted.

Do acceptance or rejection emails come first? ›

Most commonly, no, colleges do not send rejection letters before sending acceptance letters. Acceptance, waitlist and rejection letters are usually sent to applicants around the same time.

How do I get an offer letter from a university? ›

If you have submitted all the required documents and have paid the fees, the university would give you an unconditional offer letter. This type of letter is required for the purpose of acquiring a student loan from bank.

What to do if no university accepts you? ›

Universities don't have to give you a reason, but if the rejection has left you wondering you could contact the university to ask for feedback. Try not to take it too personally. Admissions tutors will be sifting through hundreds of applications and it might not always be obvious why it's not good news for you.

What happens after I accept my uni offer? ›

What happens next? Once your place at uni is confirmed you don't need to do anything further in your application. Your chosen uni will send you details of what you need to do next. It's a good idea to spend some time preparing to start your course – there's information below on the types of things to think about.

How long does it take to get Uni offers? ›

It might be within a few days, but equally it might be a few weeks or even months. Most of the time you'll hear back before the end of March, but some courses stay open until right through until the end of June, or may continue to make rolling offers until the July deadline.


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