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How to apply

If you decide that DMU is the right university for you, there are two ways to apply.

Applying through an agent

Our representatives around the world can help you with everything from choosing a course to dealing with admissions and visa applications.

Applying independently

If you decide not to use an agent, you can apply directly to DMU through our online portal or by downloading an application form.

Please complete all the sections and the supporting statement, making sure you tell us about yourself, your work experience, your skills and knowledge and why you want to study at DMU.

If you are applying to more than one UK university or you want to apply through the clearing process, you need to use the Universities and Colleges Application Service (UCAS).

See the table below for the options available:
 Apply through an education agent Apply direct to DMU
(for DMU only)
Apply through UCAS
(for multiple UK universities) 
Bachelor's degree Find your nearest DMU representative Apply online |or download an application form| Apply through UCAS |
Master's degree Find your nearest DMU representative Apply online |or download an application form| Not available
MPhil or PhD research degree Not available Apply through our Graduate School | Not available
Study Abroad programme | Not available Apply online |or download an application form | Not available
English Language courses | Find your nearest DMU representative Complete the relevant sections in your DMU application Complete the relevant sections in your UCAS application

Supporting information

So we can process your application, we will also need copies of the documents below, please do not send the originals:

  • Two references, one recent academic reference and one work-related. We will accept two academic references if you do not have any work experience
  • Copies of your qualification certificates and/or transcripts from the age of 15/16. Evidence of your English language ability (if English is not your first language), such as a copy of your IELTS or Cambridge certificate
  • If you are due to take English language tests, please tell us the dates of these. You will need to send us the results when they become available
  • A photocopy or scan of the photograph page of your passport

You can attach these to your online application|, email them to us at iao@dmu.ac.uk |or post them to:

International Admissions Office
Portland Building
De Montfort University
The Gateway
Leicester LE1 9BH, UK

Sending a portfolio

Students applying for Art, Design and Humanities courses can send us a digital portfolio online|.

What happens next

We will review your application and send you an email confirming one of the following:

An unconditional offer of a place on your chosen course

If you have met all the necessary entry criteria we will hold a place for you until you accept or decline our offer.

A conditional offer of a place on your chosen course

We will hold a place for you but you will still need to meet some of the entry criteria, such as achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 or passing your current course.

An offer of a place on another course

If you do not qualify for your original course, we will offer an alternative providing you meet the entry criteria. This may be an unconditional or a conditional offer.

We need more information

If we need more information to make a decision, we will ask you to send this to us as soon as possible.

We have rejected your application

We will only do this if you do not meet the entry criteria for any our courses. You may need to study further to gain the qualifications or English language skills before you apply again. You can do this through the DMU Leicester International Pathway College|, which is based on campus and offers guaranteed progression onto a DMU degree course.

We try to process all applications within two weeks. If you have not heard anything after four weeks, please contact us|

After you receive an offer

See the after you apply section for information about paying your deposit, applying for a visa, arranging accommodation and more.

Help and advice

If you have any questions, our International Admissions team are here to help:

T: +44 (0)116 257 7713
E: iao@dmu.ac.uk |

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