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How to apply as an international student

How to start your application to study at Middlesex University in London

Ways to apply

Apply direct to Middlesex University

To study an undergraduate or postgraduate course at Middlesex, use our Online Applicant Portal to make your application direct to us. (Please note the Online Applicant Portal will be unavailable from Thursday 15 November 5.00-7.00pm and Monday 19 November 9.00am – 5.00pm)

When you create an Applicant Portal account, you can submit your application and track its progress. You can also upload your supporting documents, portfolio or show-reel and make subsequent applications.

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Apply through your regional office or country team

We have an extensive network of regional offices and trusted representatives throughout the world who can help you with your undergraduate or postgraduate application. They can give you advice on our courses, offer general guidance and and help you through the application process and even submit your application to us on your behalf.

Apply through UCAS

If you are applying for a full-time undergraduate course at more than one university in the UK, then we recommend that you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You'll need to know:

  • Our institution code is M80
  • Individual course codes are at the top of your your  course page
  • The deadline for the majority of our courses by the 15 January
  • For our Art and Design courses you have until the 24 March to apply.

Once you have applied, you will be able to track your progress through the UCAS website. They also have a number of helpful articles and videos to help you navigate their website and your application.

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International entry requirements

We have different entry requirements for our courses including auditions, interviews and portfolios for some subjects. We also have English language entry requirements.

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Your application

Academic documents

  • You must provide copies of all academic documentation including transcripts and certificates.
  • These should either be copies of the originals on letter headed paper or with a stamp by the awarding body/institution.
  • You will also need to provide references (on letter headed paper) and a copy of your CV if applicable to your application.

Contact information

When completing the application form, pay attention to your contact details. If you're likely to change post or email address before starting your course, then give us more permanent details. We send all our admissions communications through email so it's important that this information is as accurate as possible. Remember to also add our email address to your inbox safe list.

Personal statement

Along with your application, you must provide a personal statement which should include details of your previous experience, demonstrates why you are a suitable candidate and explains your plans for career progression. Get advice from current students on your personal statement.

Postgraduate research proposal

For a research degree, you must also write a research proposal which will be a key part of your application. In your proposal, you need to outline your research plans and highlight the area of research that interests you. Get guidance on what to include in your proposal.

January start

A January start allows you to begin your course later than students who start in October but still have the same study experience. You'll benefit from the same curriculum, excellent quality teaching and learning, and access to facilities. The only difference is your start date. You'll even pay the same fees as students starting the previous October.

Check below if we offer your course with January start then apply using our Online Applicant Portal. (Please note the Online Applicant Portal will be unavailable from Thursday 15 November 5.00-7.00pm and Monday 19 November 9.00am – 5.00pm)

English preparation courses

These courses help to improve your English so you're more confident about writing and speaking when you start at Middlesex.

Pre-sessional English courses

Choose these courses if you do not have the level of English required to start a full degree or if you want to improve your English before you study with us.

  • Courses take place in the months before term time
  • Course length depends on your level of English at the beginning of the pre-sessional course
  • You do not need to take a IELTS course if you pass a pre-sessional course.
  • Applicants from some countries cannot be considered for this course so check your country page to see if you're eligible.

More about Pre-sessional English

Intensive IELTS Preparation Programme

This is an intensive short course that you can take before preparing to take an IELTS exam. It will help you to achieve the grade in your IELTS which you need in order to start university. This programme is open to all, not just students of Middlesex University.

This course will reopen in Summer 2019.

Foundation courses

We offer specialist courses so you can get qualifications you need to start a full degree.

International Foundation Certificate

This is a one-year course for international students who don't meet entry requirements for undergraduate study but have completed high school or year 12.

During the course you will improve your academic English and study skills and learn more about your subject.

Choose your subject

Intensive Foundation in Art and Design

This course is designed to help you progress directly on to an undergraduate degree in our Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries in just twelve weeks.

Study Intensive Foundation

Foundation year programmes

A good entry route into your degree if you don't meet the entry requirements to study your subject at Middlesex but you do have the required level of English.

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