After you apply

Once you've submitted your application

UCAS will send the University a copy of your application for us to consider whether to offer you a place to study. We'll then send you a confirmation email to let you know that we've received and are processing your application – so please check your email regularly for important updates.

For our standard courses (all courses except those in the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, and some Faculty of Arts and Humanities courses that require a portfolio or audition) you'll receive a decision about your application within 14 days.

To help us make a decision, we will:

  • check whether you have studied/are studying towards the correct qualifications for entry, and your predicted grades meet our requirements for the course
  • read your personal statement
  • invite you to an interview (for certain courses only).

Once we've made a decision, you'll also be notified initially by UCAS via their 'Track' system. You can find out more about this process from UCAS.

If an offer is made we'll invite you to one of our Applicant Days. Normally held from December to April, these days give you a chance to spend time with current students and academics, and get more in-depth information about the course before you make your final decisions.

Understanding your offer

Congratulations - you've received an offer to study with us. Once you've received decisions from all of your institutions/course choices, you'll need to choose your firm (preferred) or insurance (second) choice via UCAS track. If you've used all five choices on your application and aren't holding any offers, you may be able to apply through UCAS Extra for another course. 

After you've accepted your offer

We're really pleased that you've accepted your offer to study with us. If your offer is conditional, good luck for your exam results. If successful, it's time to start getting excited - you're not far away from the next steps on your student journey.

On results day

The first thing to do is check your application status on UCAS Track to find out if your place has been confirmed.

If your place is not confirmed online, you can contact our Confirmation and Clearing Hotline on +44 (0)1752 585858 to find out the status of your application. When calling please have your UCAS number and Plymouth University student reference number at hand.

If your results are not what you expected, and you no longer hold an offer with a university, but still wish to study with Plymouth University this September, you may be eligible for Clearing. Your UCAS Track Status will notify you if applicable, so check the UCAS website.


Where would you like to live while studying with us? Explore information about our range of purpose-built accommodation or come and see it for yourself at an open day or applicant day. Once you've chosen and reserved your room, after confirmation, our Residence Life Team will be in contact with you about paying your deposit.

We guarantee university-managed accommodation to all undergraduate applicants who choose Plymouth University as their first choice institution and apply for accommodation before the deadline. Please check our accommodation homepage which will be updated with full details of the guarantee.

Welcome week

We have exciting plans for you when you arrive. Your welcome week will quickly help you feel part of our vibrant student community. Find all the info you need about your induction and what happens during welcome week.


Once your place is confirmed, you can enrol online. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the University and our campus. 

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