How to apply
University level courses
Part-time university-level courses and PGCEs
If you are interested in a part-time university-level course, please click here.
If you are looking to apply for one of our PGCE programmes, please click here.
Full-time university-level courses
Applying for a university degree can seem daunting, but this guide will help you get the process started. Find out when to apply, what to expect from the interview process, and how to fund your course - alongside lots of other important information.
- If you are a UK student, or a current Foundation Degree student, and you are only applying to Northbrook College and no other universities or colleges, you can use our short direct application form
- If you are a current Level 3 student and will only apply to Northbrook College and no other universities or colleges, you can use our short Progression application form
- If you would like to apply to other universities/colleges as well as Northbrook College, please apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) at ucas.ac.uk. UCAS will allow you to send your application to up to five universities. If you are currently at school or college, please ask your tutor for advice and a reference.
If you have any questions about the application process please contact us on:
Tel: 01273 667704
When to apply?
If you are applying through UCAS
UCAS advises applicants to work on their personal statements during the autumn term with a view to submitting their applications by 15 January. This is in order to guarantee that all the universities you are applying to will consider your application. However, we will always welcome later applications, as we may have places available on some courses right up until the course start date. Clearing: If you are applying during the summer for a course starting this September, please use the UCAS Clearing process.
If you are applying direct
You can only apply direct if the MET is the only university or college you are applying to. We advise you to submit your application as soon as possible after Christmas, but we still welcome later applications as we may have places available on some courses right up until the course start date.
Applying to degree level courses
This short video will talk you through applying to degree level courses at the MET.
Interviews, portfolios and auditions
Once we have received your application, we will normally invite you to an interview, during which you will have the opportunity to find out more about the course and the College and we will be able to assess whether the course you’ve applied for is the right one for you. For creative arts courses, the interview will include a review of your portfolio (for art, design and production courses) or an audition (for performance courses). Your interview invitation will include details of what to include in your portfolio, or what your audition will involve.
For advice on preparing for interviews, portfolios and auditions, visit our interviews page.
Offering you a place:
If we decide to offer you a place, our offer may be unconditional, or it may be on condition that you achieve certain grades in your current studies. If you have applied through UCAS, your offer will be displayed on UCAS Track.
Accepting your offer if you have applied through UCAS:
Once you have received offers from all the universities you applied to, UCAS will require you to accept one of your offers as your ‘firm’ choice. You will also have the option of choosing one offer as your ‘insurance’ choice. UCAS will set you a deadline in the spring by which you must let them know which offers you wish to accept. It is important that you accept via UCAS by your deadline date, otherwise UCAS will assume you don’t wish to accept any offers.
Starting your course
Admission: If we have offered you a place, we will ask you to complete an enrolment form and invite you to your induction at the beginning of term.
Deferred entry: We are happy to make deferred offers to students who plan to take a gap year before starting their degree course.
Please use this form to get in touch if you have any questions about our university centre courses.