International students – undergraduate application

Applying for an undergraduate course?

Make your application to University of Plymouth online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) by visiting their website and selecting 'Apply'.
We'll be in touch with our decision on your application and to provide information on the next stages of the process. Check the status of your application at any time via UCAS Hub.
Important: You must enter your name as it appears in your current passport when applying for any course.
You may also choose to apply via one of our representatives in your country. Find out more on our individual country pages or email us with your questions at

Checking your application

We're a licenced Student (formerly Tier 4) visa Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Student visa sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies and your immigration history in the UK. 

What is a personal statement?

A personal statement is a short essay or letter, written wholly by yourself, explaining your reasons for applying to University of Plymouth and making particular and detailed reference to the degree course you're applying for. Make sure it contains information about why you feel you should be accepted by the University for a place on the course. Use previous study and/or work experiences, as well as personal interests, to support this.  
Your conditional offer letters will be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application form and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS.

Find out more

Explore the International Student Advice pages and select 'Living and studying in the UK' to find out more about being an international student at Plymouth.
For course entry requirements (including English language requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country.