If you are looking for a full-time or part-time course in higher education, look no further as we explain the process of how to apply. You'll be on the path to success in no time at all!
All applications for entry to full time programmes must be made through the national Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS)
When: as a general guide, applications can be made to UCAS between September and mid-January. Please check their website (www.ucas.com) for further information. We do consider applications throughout the year, although the earlier you submit, the earlier you will receive a decision and can start to plan accordingly.
How: Once you have found the perfect course on the Study at UCNL page and you are ready to apply, you have a couple of options:
(Recommended) Make An Online Enquiry
Click the enquire button next to the course you wish to apply for. You will then be asked to fill out a form to help us speed up the process. Once we have your details, you can sit back and relax whilst you wait for one of our friendly and experienced staff to get in touch and guide you through the process.
You can also contact us directly with any queries you may have. Simply head over to our contact page and choose your preferred method.
Alternatively, you can head directly to the UCAS website: http://www.ucas.ac.uk.
Please use the following details to find us on the UCAS website:
The UCAS Code for the DN Colleges Group is: N64 (The University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL)
Campus Code: N (UCNL)
Campus Code: D (University Centre Doncaster)
Please note that UCNL is part of the DN Colleges Group.
Once you have submitted your application, UCAS will send copies to all of your selected institutions.
Each will make a decision based on your application, and may invite you for an interview.
If we can offer you a place on a course, the offer will be communicated via UCAS TRACK.
If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, an institution could also offer you an alternative course, or will provide you with feedback about why they were unable to offer you a place.
If you receive an offer, it will either be:
- Conditional – you must meet certain conditions which are usually based on exam results.
- Unconditional – you have been accepted without any further conditions.
Offers should be accepted or declined. You may accept an offer as Firm or Insurance.
- Firm is your preferred choice.
- Insurance is your back-up choice.
All applications for part-time programmes should be made directly to UCNL, using a Higher Education Part Time Application form. This is available by emailing email@example.com. Alternatively, click the ‘enquire’ button located next to the course you wish to apply for.
Loans for tuition fees are available to full-time and part-time students (subject to current Government funding criteria), from Student Finance England and are known as 'Tuition Fee Loans'.
You will need to ensure that student finance is in place prior to the start of your course to ensure payments for tuition fees and maintenance grants are made in a timely fashion.
Please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance for more information and guidance. Should you need some assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
UCNL has a range of financial support awards available for students. These include:
- The Student Opportunity Fund
This is also referred to as the Hardship Fund and is an amount of money UCNL holds in order to allocate to students facing financial hardship and difficulty. Applications to the fund can be made from late October throughout the academic year. This is NOT a loan and is not repayable.To qualify you must have applied for a student loan. If following this, you are still in hardship you may apply to the fund for help. Following a standard assessment, you may qualify for a termly payment based upon attendance or if you have an unexpected large expense you may qualify for a non-standard award to help towards the cost.Additionally, students facing unexpected financial difficulties may be eligible for a short term repayable loan. Information can be provided by the UCNL Information and Advice office.
- Bursaries Students may also be able to apply for a number of financial bursaries. These include awards available to students who are care leavers and those from low participation neighbourhoods. Please note that there is a limited number of awards available. For further details, please contact the Information and Advice office.
- Council Tax Certificates Exemption certificates can be arranged for full-time Students only. Please contact the UCNL Information and Advice Office for further details.
We encourage all students to become members of The Student Society which is proactively involved in UCNL and creates the opportunity for students to provide feedback and share ideas and suggestions with regards to their student experience. The Student Society allows students the chance to develop their interests, to network and engage with other students and staff, to work in partnership with UCNL to achieve goals and to discuss their student experience.
We are always trying to find creative and innovate ways of inspiring our students to enhance their experience. In previous years the Student Society has been engaged in UCNL's first student-led conference, 'UCNL's Got Talent', has helped develop UNCL’s LGBTQ+ Group and has been responsible for providing a forum to discuss student suggestions, leading to changes such as the introduction of microwaves in the Bistro for HE students.
If you think that you could make a real difference and would like to join, please come to one of our advertised meetings or ask your Programme Leader about who you go to for more information.
Our Higher Education Programmes sit under one of three departments:
Health, Life and Social Science
Home to Level 4 to Level 6 programmes in Counselling, Social Science, Health & Social Care and Sport, Exercise and Coaching Science as well as Animal Welfare Science and BioScience.
Business, Education and Professional Development
Home to Level 4 to Level 6 higher education programmes in Business, Education & Professional Development.
Engineering and Technology
Home to Level 4 to Level 6 programmes in Engineering, Computer Science and Construction.