Your applicant journey

Undergraduate open days

Explore our campus, see our facilities and come and talk to current students and academic staff at one of our upcoming open days and see for yourself why Plymouth is the perfect place to live and study. 

Our next open day: Saturday 11 November 2017

Book your place at one of our upcoming open days

Applicant journey timeline

Find out more information about important deadlines, and key events in your applicant journey timeline.

Timeline of key events

Advice for...

Medicine and dentistry applicants

Find out more if you're considering a course delivered by our Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

International applicants

The application process is different for international students. Our dedicated guide to the international admissions process will help you every step of the way.

Postgraduate applicants

Applying for postgraduate taught programmes or research? You can view all our postgraduate programmes and research opportunities as well as find information about fees and funding.

Mature students

There's also information to help if you're returning to study as a mature student.

Schools and colleges

Welcome to outreach. We provide a range of services to schools and colleges and organise a host of events to help inform and inspire potential students with the opportunities available in higher education. 

Parents and guardians

We know the applicant journey can be an anxious time for parents and guardians too. Find information on how to best support your son or daughter through applying to university in our dedicated guide for parents.

Blog spotlight: applying to university

From advice about your personal statement to what to expect from university, check out the top tips for applying to university from our student bloggers.
Applying to university student tips

The next chapter

Watch this film to discover more about graduation with Plymouth University

Your journey

It's great that you're considering Plymouth University, one of the UK's top five modern universities, for the next steps of your student journey.

Joining a university is life changing and the application process can be daunting. That's why we're keen to make the application process as straightforward as possible - from before you apply, right up until the exciting moment when you enrol on your course.

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Why Plymouth?


Enjoy an award-winning student experience

Access first-rate teaching and research

Boost your career

  • ? 89 per cent of our graduates are in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating
  • ? Over 4,500 Plymouth University students per year benefit from placements and work-based learning

Experience postgraduate and international excellence

  • < Plymouth’s Graduate School was named as the second best in the world, and first in the UK, while the opportunities to teach among its postgraduate community were ranked the best globally (i-Graduate, 2013)
  • ) We're a top three university for international students according to a national student survey (WhatUni2014)

Study in a sustainable, supportive environment

  • ) The top green university in the UK, according to the latest People & Places Green League, and ranked one of the top 15 institutions in the UI Green Metrics Rankings
  • ' Shortlisted in the Times Higher Education Awards (2013) for: outstanding support for students and outstanding contribution to sustainable development