How to apply for undergraduate study
Applications to study at the Royal Agricultural University must be made through the UCAS system. This applies to all undergraduate courses.
Applying to Study
Applications need to be made by the UCAS deadline to ensure we are able to offer you a place on your first choice course. If you would like to apply during UCAS Extra or Clearing, please check that we have places available.
If you have missed the undergraduate application deadline of 15th January do not worry as you can still apply via UCAS. Late applications can be sent through UCAS until 30 June.
We will still accept and consider your application. You can apply online through UCAS where you can make up to five applications. Once you have submitted your application you can monitor its progress through UCAS Track.
International undergraduate applications must be made via the UCAS system. Overseas applicants are not usually required to attend an interview at the University, but candidates and their families are strongly recommended to visit the University by appointment, should they be visiting the country before the course starts.
Choice of Course
Please state one or more courses for which you wish to study on the application form. We will later confirm, in writing, the course(s) for which you are to be listed as a candidate for.
You may change these preferences during the interview, if you wish to do so. If you wish later to study another course, a written request must be made to the Academic Registrar.
Year of Entry
Many candidates obtain one or more year's work experience before entering the University. Further advice regarding this can be obtained at your interview. Requests to defer your entry after confirmation will need to be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration
Applicants who are in receipt of an offer or who are requested to attend an interview will typically also be invited to attend an Applicant Day, depending on timing and availability. These days provide the opportunity to experience what studying at the RAU will be like, to gain more in-depth information about your selected course, student finance, career options, accommodation, sports and the student union, as well as meeting other potential applicants for your chosen course. These days are designed to follow on from the RAU Open Days. They will be held early in the year to assist you in making your firm and insurance choices.
Offer of Places
Within 10 working days, following the interview, acceptable candidates will be sent a letter of offer of a place on one or more courses. This offer is conditional to the attainment of at least the minimum academic standards required.
Candidates may be offered an unconditional place if they already possess the entry requirements. Formal offers of places are forwarded by UCAS.
Disabled Persons Policy
The University is committed to achieving equal opportunities for all of its students and actively encourages potential students who may be disabled or have specific learning needs to make an application to study at the Royal Agricultural University. The University aims to create a supportive environment in which improvements to services and facilities, and progress towards a fully inclusive environment, are constantly sought.
All applications to study at the University are considered on academic grounds and candidates who may need additional support are encouraged to discuss their potential requirements with the University as early as possible in the admissions process to ensure these can be fully provided for. Where appropriate the Admissions Office will arrange for the applicant, and any advisor, to meet with the Disability Officer to discuss additional support needs in advance of entry to the University.
Further advice and guidance for students with disabilities or specific learning needs can be found here.
Right to Cancel
Once you have accepted an offer to study at the Royal Agricultural University, you will be able to cancel your acceptance within 14 days without giving a reason.
The cancellation period expires 14 days from the date on which you accepted the offer. The date you accepted your offer is the date on which your contract with the University began.
For more information on how to cancel your offer, click here.