Study at City
  1. Courses
  2. Applying
  3. Fees and funding
  4. Living in London
  5. Visit us
  6. Student support
    1. Alternative entry routes
    2. Unconditional Offer Scheme
    3. Pathway programmes
    4. Tier 4 English language requirements
Study at City

Applying to City

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

Please note, all undergraduate applications need to be made through UCAS - The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Visit the UCAS website.

Read full details, terms and conditions for the City, University of London Unconditional Offer Scheme.

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 one 12 unit Double Award. You must also achieve a minimum of GCSE grade 4 (C) in English and Mathematics. 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.

Other UK qualifications which may meet the general requirement are:

  • Cambridge Pre-University
  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • The Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • Scottish Qualification Advanced Highers (SQA) and Advanced Highers
  • The Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level
  • The European Baccalaureate
  • Business Technology and Education Council (BTEC) Nationals (Qualifications and Credit Framework - QCF)
  • An Access to Higher Education Qualification.

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.

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, postgraduate applications need to be made directly to City (usually to the specific department running your course). Some applications can be made online. 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.