Students looking out at the sea from the coast path
Thinking about progression to the University of Plymouth? We’d love to have you and support you every step of the way. Below you’ll find a simple step-by-step guide which will help you with this transition.
The deadline to secure your place with us is 31 January 2025. However the Admissions team will accept late applications if places are still available up until the beginning of the autumn term.

Step 1: Visit us

We’d love to welcome you onto our campus throughout the year, so why not visit us at one of our open days.
You'll be able to find out more about the University, our campus, current students, study opportunities and support on offer before and after you’ve applied. 

Can’t make an open day? 

Don’t worry, why not take a virtual tour of our Plymouth campus and explore our accommodation, facilities and more. 

You'll get to explore the university campus, see the spaces in which you’ll be studying and listen to lectures, as well as having the opportunity to see your course's facilities. It may not feel like it would make a difference, but it allows you to see the spaces and imagine yourself studying there.

Open day visitors walking through the centre of campus

Ask a student 

Choosing a university that is right for you is a big decision. 
Our current students are here to share their own experiences to help you with all of the queries that might come up when you’re thinking about applying to university. 

Step 2: Apply

1. Submit your request

Complete, sign and submit your progression form to your HE Office by 31 January 2025. Please remember to use your Plymouth email account, ensuring your tutor has also signed the form. 

2. We are notified

Your partner institution will notify us of your request to progress onto a University of Plymouth course.

3. Your offer to study

We will send an offer to study to your home or correspondence address.

4. Confirmation

Accept or decline your offer by 1 April 2025. Email Admissions to confirm:
Feeling overwhelmed?
Applying and transitioning to Higher Education can be a daunting process. That’s why we’ve pulled together a useful video to help you with every step. 

Step 3: Prepare to join us

We want you to succeed in your studies and make the most of university life. 

The University of Plymouth will provide you with a world of opportunities – so much for you to experience. We aim to help you shape your future far beyond your chosen subject, giving you unique experiences and skills that will help you stand out to future employers.
Lecturers, tutors, learning technicians, faculty admin staff, advisors, support staff...there’s a whole team of people who are ready to help you achieve your ambitions and support you every step of the way.
Students and Ambassadors on campus during an Open Day, sitting in the sun outside the Students' Union entrance
2016 summer ball
After you apply - Podcast. 2 students walking through palm trees