to apply

Applying to study an undergraduate programme at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

Please complete an application form. You can apply in the following ways:

  • Apply directly to us online
  • Apply directly to us using the one of our PDF application forms*
  • Apply via UCAS at**

Once you have completed the application form, you should send us the required supporting documents***; these can be sent to us via email/post/fax.

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of when we receive your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the non-refundable registration fee
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit (if applicable)

Please note, while there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

Once we receive your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation.

Please note it is your responsibility to arrange an appropriate visa. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Border Agency website:

Transfer of credits

Some students may be eligible to apply for transfer of credit. Please refer to the relevant programme for the specific details.


* Please see the relevant programme for the appropriate application form.

** You can apply through UCAS for all our undergraduate degrees, with the exception of the American BA degrees. Please see the relevant programme for the appropriate UCAS code.

*** Please check the relevant programme for the list of required supporting documents.

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