We know that applying for University can seem like a lot of form filling and processes but here at Newport we’re here to guide you through the process to ensure you’re up-to-speed on the need-to-know tips and guidelines for applying and securing your place at Newport.
Please read the useful information below as well as our advice on completing your UCAS form and personal statement and information about what happens once we receive your application.
If you have any further queries we have experts on hand to offer advice and guidance so please get in touch.
How to apply
For all full-time higher education courses at universities and colleges in the UK, students must apply online at UCAS.
There are three types of applicant.
Students at School or College Registered with UCAS
All UK schools and colleges (and a small number of establishments overseas) are registered with UCAS to manage their students’ applications.
Advice is available from your teacher or a careers advisor at your school or college. You fill in an online application and submit it to a member of staff. After checking your details, and having added the academic reference, your school or college submits the completed application online to UCAS. You pay online using a credit card or debit card.
Independent Applicants in the UK
Other UK applicants, who are not at school or college, apply online independently.
It is likely that you are a mature applicant, who, unlike school and college students, cannot readily seek advice from your teacher, but can instead consult with various careers organisations (such as Careers Wales). You are responsible for paying the correct application fee, for obtaining and attaching the academic reference and for submitting the completed application online to UCAS.
European Union (EU) Students
Students from within the EU should apply in the same way as UK applicants as detailed in previous sections. If you intend to apply to Newport you will need to demonstrate sufficient skills in English Language in order to complete your chosen course successfully.
You will need one of the following:
• The British Council’s International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) with a score of six or more
• TOEFL (Teaching Others English as a Foreign Language) with a score of 550 or more
For EU students there may be support available for tuition fees on a similar basis to UK students. For further information please contact:
T: +44 (0)141 2433570
We encourage and welcome applications from international students with equivalent qualifications. For more information regards applications from international students, visit the international section.
Applying for Art, Media and Design Courses Through UCAS
The deadline at Newport for applying for all Art, Media and Design courses will be 15 January 2012, although we do accept applications after this date if we still have spaces available.
We will want to see your portfolio of work when we invite you for an interview but we do not necessarily expect to see finished portfolios and understand that work may still be in progress at this stage.
The University of Wales, Newport encourages applications from students who wish to defer their entry for a year and appreciate that there is a lot to be gained from activities such as travelling, learning new skills and undertaking voluntary work or paid employment. If you have specific plans for your gap year that you feel will benefit your application, then please include this in your personal statement on your application form.
Direct Applications Including Part-time
All applicants wishing to apply for Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design), Access Courses or any of our part-time courses should apply directly to Newport by using our online application facility.
If you have a disability or need additional support in any way, please let us know as soon as possible. You will then be automatically contacted by our Learning & Information Services department so that we can properly advise you about the support that we can provide. Applicants may want to discuss their needs further with Learning & Information Services.
T: 01633 432657