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How to apply as an international student

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Ways to apply

Apply direct to Middlesex University

To study an undergraduate or postgraduate course at Middlesex, use our Online Applicant Portal to submit your application directly to us. 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.

Start your direct application

Apply through your regional office or country team

We have a global network of regional offices and trusted representatives who can assist you with your undergraduate and postgraduate application. They can:

  • Provide you with information about our courses
  • Guide you through the application process
  • Submit your application on your behalf.

Find your regional office

Apply through UCAS

If you are applying for a full-time undergraduate course at more than one university in the UK, then you can also 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 course page
  • The deadline for the majority of our courses by the 15 January
  • For our Art and Design courses, you have until 24 March to apply.

Once you have applied, you will be able to track your progress through the UCAS website.

Start your UCAS application

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.

Check what you need

Your application

Academic documents

When making your application, you will be asked to provide 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.

Your contact details

When making your application pay close attention to the contact details that you provide.

  • If you're likely to change your post or email address before starting your course, then give us more permanent details.
  • Add our email address to your inbox safe list. This way you will receive important emails from us that you need before starting your course.

Personal statement

Along with your application, you must provide a personal statement that should include:

  • details of your previous experience,
  • demonstrates why you are a suitable candidate,
  • 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.

English preparation courses

Pre-sessional English courses

Study a Pre-sessional English course 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 an 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.

Learn more about applying for a Pre-sessional English course

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 everyone, not just students of Middlesex University.

Get prepared for the IELTS

Foundation courses

Foundation courses

We offer specialist courses so you can get the qualifications you need to start a full degree. Our foundation year courses prepare you for degree level study and can help if:

  • you feel you are not yet ready for degree-level study
  • you do not have the right qualifications for a full degree
  • you are returning to study and feel you need some help to get up to speed with the demands of learning before embarking on a degree.

Learn more about applying for a foundation programme

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