Study at City
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  2. Applying
  3. Fees and funding
  4. Living in London
  5. Visit us
  6. Student support
  7. International students
  8. Order a prospectus
  9. Clearing and Adjustment
  10. Ask a student
  11. Coronavirus and studying at City
    1. Alternative entry routes
    2. Unconditional Offer Scheme
    3. Tier 4 English language requirements
Study at City

Applying to City

Coronavirus information for prospective students

City, University of London is still accepting applications for students interested in joining in September 2020, though the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may result in some changes to events and processes. Please read our coronavirus statement and FAQ for prospective students.

We offer high quality, challenging courses to applicants who demonstrate the preparation and potential to succeed.

Our admissions and selection processes aim to assess you fairly and consistently. We judge applications on individual merit, taking into account your academic achievements, relevant experience and your motivation to undertake the course.

Undergraduate courses

To enter a degree course at City, you must satisfy City's general minimum requirement of passes in two subjects at GCE A-level or equivalent. You must also meet the specific requirements of the course you're applying for, which may be higher than City's minimum requirements and are listed on our course pages. Finally, you must be accepted by the course admissions tutor. When you make your application, the actual offer you receive may differ from the requirement listed on the course page. As many of our courses are very competitive, possessing the minimum requirement does not guarantee admission.

  • All undergraduate applications need to be made through UCAS - The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Visit the UCAS website.
  • We accept a range of international qualifications for entry. For guidance on the admissions requirements for a specific country please refer to our country pages.
  • The University does currently run an Unconditional Offer Scheme. Read the full details, terms and conditions for the City, University of London Unconditional Offer Scheme.

Postgraduate master's courses

Applicants for all postgraduate degrees should normally hold a university Honours degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject. If you don't hold an Honours degree or equivalent but you have suitable experience and/or professional qualifications, you may still be accepted for a Masters or Postgraduate Diploma at the discretion of the relevant department. In addition, we recognise several pre-Masters programmes, in particular those provided by Kaplan International College London and INTO City, University of London.

Before registration, you will need to submit original certificates or certified copies of your relevant degrees and other qualifications. The closing date for applications is determined by each department and may be as early as February for a course starting in September. It is advisable to apply as early as possible as competition for places on many courses is extremely strong and they may be fully subscribed well before the closing date.

Please note, for most postgraduate degrees applications are made directly to City (usually to the specific department running your course) via the dedicated online system. For more information, please see our individual course pages.

English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in English is sufficient for them to be able to benefit from and participate fully in their degree. In addition, all students requiring a Tier 4 visa must demonstrate their English proficiency as part of the visa application process. English requirements differ between courses, please refer to individual course pages for details.

View further information about the minimum acceptable English language requirements for Tier 4 students.

Core Maths

We welcome introduction of Core Maths and recognise the benefit that it will bring for students who require quantitative skills but do not require A level Mathematics.

Many of our courses, especially in the area of Social Sciences, will appreciate broader statistical, numerical and problem-solving skills that it develops.

Please note that for courses where we currently require A level Mathematics, Core Maths will not be considered as an equivalent.

We encourage all applicants to contact us if they have any specific questions about this qualification.

Equal opportunities

All applications are considered on individual merit and in accordance with our equal opportunities policy. Our admissions staff will look at your qualifications, background and experience and aim to ensure that you are given full and equitable treatment in pursuing your chosen course of study.

We admit students with the potential to succeed in Higher Education and welcome applications from people regardless of their gender, religion, age, race, national origin, social background, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or disability. We are also committed to the principles of widening participation and encourage applicants from disadvantaged and non-conventional academic backgrounds.

Read more about our commitment to you in City's Student Charter.

Admissions Policy

The full details of the University Admissions Policies can be found here.