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Ulster University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Ulster University is a public university in the United Kingdom. The university provides undergraduate, postgraduate and postgraduate research courses. The undergraduate programs are offered on a full-time or part-time basis as per the convenience of the applicant. The postgraduate courses comprise of Diploma, Certificate, and Masters-level courses both on-campus and online.

  • International students have the opportunity to choose from over 90 undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the university.
  • The university accepts students from over 100 countries.
  • Undergraduate students must apply through UCAS for full-time courses and online for part-time courses. Postgraduate students must simply apply online on the official website.
  • The supporting documents required vary on the basis of the course you are choosing and the country you belong to.
  • Undergraduate students may take up the Foundation Programme if they are not eligible for direct entry into the undergraduate courses.
  • Ulster University accepts IELTS scores for English Proficiency proof.
  • Admission decisions are rendered based on the academic record, relevant experience and motivation towards pursuing the selected course.


University TypePublic
Application fee£18 to £24 through UCAS
Admission PortalUCAS/Online for undergraduate
Online for Postgraduate
Intake SeasonSeptember
English Proficiency Test acceptedIELTS
Payment MethodDebit, Credit, Bank Transfer, online payment

Ulster University Admission Deadlines

Applicants must take care of the following deadlines before making an application.

Full-time UG coursesJanuary 15
Art and designJanuary 24
Postgraduate CoursesNo deadline

As there is no fixed date to apply for postgraduate courses, applicants are recommended to make the applications at least 3 months before the course start date. Given below are the course start date for different semesters.

SemesterSeasonStart Date
Semester 1AutumnSeptember 24
Semester 2SpringJanuary 28
Semester 3SummerJuly 22

Ulster University Undergraduate Admissions

The requirements for admissions into undergraduate courses differ from country to country. The applicants may apply for undergraduate courses through the UCAS site for a full-time course or the official website of the University for part-time Courses.

Where to apply: UCAS or through University’s Online Application Portal

Application fee: £18 for one course, £24 for multiple courses and late applications after 30 June; for courses in 2020, £20 for just one course, or £25 for multiple courses and for late applications sent after 30 June 2020 through UCAS.

International students are expected to submit a different set of qualifications depending on their country.

The following are the requirements of some countries:


  • All Indian Standard XII (Central Boards or a State Board) with 60% overall with 60% in at least 5 subjects


  • Diploma from Bangladesh Technical Education Board with an overall 75%
  • 2 year Bachelor’s degree with an overall 50% or above


  • Bachelor’s degree of at least 2 years
  • 1st and 2nd annual exams with 50% or above.

The international students must submit the following supporting documents-

  • Transcripts translated into English
  • English Proficiency Proof
  • Degree/Certificates
  • Statement of Purpose

Ulster University English Proficiency Requirement

English language entry requirement is IELTS (academic) of 6.0 with no section less than 5.5. Some programs require higher scores and aspirants should check the program requirements individually.

Visa Process

  • After the application is successful, the university will send an official offer letter.
  • You will be requested to deposit £2,000 which will be deducted from your tuition fee.
  • After depositing the money through bank transfer, online payment, or debit/ credit card the university will issue your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
  • The CAS will help you acquire a Tier 4 visa

Ulster University Postgraduate Admissions

Given below are the requirements for the postgraduate programs-

Where to Apply: University’s Online Application Portal

The postgraduate course requirements vary depending on the country you reside in.


  • A bachelor’s degree is a must. The other qualifications vary depending on the course.


  • 3-4 year Bachelor’s degree from a public or private institute
  • over 55% for entry to a Masters requiring a 2.2 and a mark of over 70% for a Masters course requiring a 2.1


  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree including final year dissertation or project
  • Master’s degree and a two years Bachelor’s degree

Some of the master's programs provided by the university and their admission requirements are discussed below-

LLMA second class honors degree (or equivalent) in a non-relevant discipline with a minimum grade of C, or an equivalent standard in a professional qualification; good standard of English
M.Sc Business Development and InnovationA bachelors degree with at least 2:2 Honours standard or equivalent
MSc Data Sciencea second class honors degree or better an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent)
MSc Pharmaceutical SciencesA degree in subjects such as Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences or in a course that has significant amounts of chemistry and biology IELTS score: 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
MSc Managementa second class honors degree in any discipline applications from those who have not completed business and management related undergraduate courses will be accepted IELTS score: 6.0 with no band less than 5.5

After submitting the application completely, students can expect a response from the university within 2 working days. Those who have applied directly to the university will be contacted through emails for further instructions and processes. For those who have applied through UCAS, they must check the Tracking of the application through the UCAS website.

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