Staged admissions process for international applicants

A staged admissions process is in place for this programme for applications from China. The dates for each stage are given in the table below. 

When you apply for September 2023 entry, your application will be considered with all other applications that have been submitted by the next stage’s deadline.  This enables us to ensure that all applications in a stage are considered fairly and equally.

Each year we see a large volume of high-quality applications and as places for these programmes are very competitive, applicants who demonstrate that they are able to exceed the minimum entry requirements will be given preference.

We hope to provide a decision to you by the dates below that correspond with when you made your application, however please be aware we may not be able to communicate a decision to you until the end of Stage 2. 
If this is the case, please refrain from contacting us until the Stage 3 decision date (see table below), as we will be unable to provide an earlier decision or update before that date.

Application stages

There are currently three stages of the application process.  Please refer to the information below for dates and deadlines.  (Please note that these dates cannot be moved, and we are unable to make any allowances.)

Stage 1

  • Application deadline - 4 November 2022
  • Decision returned to you - 12 – 16 December 2022
  • Deposit deadline - 13 January 2023

Stage 2

  • Application deadline - 13 January 2023
  • Decision returned to you - 20 – 24 February 2023
  • Deposit deadline - 17 March 2023

Stage 3* 

  • Application deadline - See below
  • Decision returned to you - TBC
  • Deposit deadline - TBC

* Stage 3 is an open round. This means that if programmes are still open applications will be considered on a first-come first-served basis. Please note programmes may close to applicants at any point through the year.

If you have any questions, please contact:


Submit your application via the ‘apply now’ button on the respective course page.

When you apply, please ensure that you submit all of your supporting documents.

We are unable to consider applications without supporting documentation regarding your academic study, and must adhere to the deadlines stated.  If documentation is not provided, your application may not be considered.

If you are not offered a place during the stage that you applied for, we may consider you as part of the next Stage.  We will contact you regarding this if appropriate.  As mentioned, it may not be possible to provide a final decision to you until the end of Stage 2. 

Further information about how to apply can be found on our 'How to apply' page.


If you are offered a place, you must accept your offer and pay a deposit of £2,000 by the deadline stated in the table above, and as given in your offer.  Failure to do so may result in your offering being withdrawn. Further information about deposits can be found here