Applicant Portal technical issues
The University is currently experiencing a technical issue which is affecting reference requests and submissions via our Applicant Portal.
While this is ongoing you may receive the following error message:
Unable to submit reference. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an applicant, please remove email addresses from referees' records on the Applicant Portal and tick the "no email" box.
If you are a referee, please either delay your submission until further notice, or send your reference via post or email instead. See our Contact page for details.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Using the Applicant Portal
The Applicant Portal is where you create, submit and pay for your application for study. It also includes a section for you indicate whether or not you wish to be considered for funding. You can also request references and manage your reference requests.
You cannot upload the required supporting documents in the Applicant Portal. You do this in the Self-Service which you will be given access to after submitting and paying for your application.You can also track the progress of your application in the Self Service Account.
For more information on the Self-Service account, please see our Self Service advice page.
Accessing the Applicant Portal
Once you have selcted which course you want to apply for in the Course Directory, and read the information under the 'How to Apply' tab, click the Apply Online button located at the top of the right hand column. You will then be taken directly to the Applicant Portal.
If you have already started an application and would like to continue it, log in via the Applicant Portal.
We advise all applicants to apply as early as possible. We recommend not waiting until the day of the deadline to submit your application.
If you are applying for funding, there are two deadlines to consider:
Application for both is via the same online form but you must apply by whichever deadline comes first. Which this will be depends on the course and your status.
All deadlines for the submission of the application are 12:00pm (midday) UK time on the date stated.
You must provide all supporting documents within 7 days of submitting your application form or your application may be withdrawn.