Study at City
  1. Courses
  2. Applying
  3. Fees and funding
  4. Living in London
  5. Visit us & online events
  6. Student support
  7. International students
  8. Order a prospectus
  9. Ask a student
  10. Coronavirus and studying at City
    1. Alternative entry routes
    2. Unconditional Offer Scheme
    3. Student Visa 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

Going to university is a great opportunity to explore a subject you are passionate about, discover new and exciting experiences, and develop the skills and knowledge needed to enter the career you want. To make the process of applying for study as clear as possible read through our step by step guide below.

  • Check our entry requirements on the course webpage or in the prospectus. Our courses have a minimum requirement of passes in two subjects at A-level or equivalent, as well as specific course requirements.
  • All undergraduate applications, whether you are a UK or international student, need to be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Visit the UCAS website
  • We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry to our courses. If you need guidance on the admissions requirements for a specific country please refer to our country pages.
  • For some of our courses in the School of Health Science we have selection days which also form an important part of the application process. To find out more please head to our dedicated selection days page.
  • Finally, you must be accepted by the course admissions tutor. The actual offer you receive may differ from the listed requirements as many of our courses are competitive so the minimum requirements do not guarantee admission.
  • The University currently runs an Unconditional Offer Scheme for some courses. 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.

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.