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How to apply

Applying through UCAS

To apply for our undergraduate courses you must apply through UCAS. The UCAS handbook and details on applying should be obtained from your school or college. If you have left school/college or are a mature entrant, you should visit their website ( for information on applying.

Both the UCAS Handbook and the 'Apply' pages of the UCAS website give detailed guidance on completing your application so please read it carefully. It is important to ensure that all sections of the application are completed, paying particular attention to the qualifications (both complete and incomplete) personal statement and reference sections. Any missing information will lead to a delay in your application being processed.

International students

If you are a non-EU student planning to study a full time undergraduate degree you will:

  • Apply through UCAS
  • Need a Tier 4 student visa.

Those candidates who are potentially suitable will be required to have an interview via an online web-based system such as Skype.

How do I get a Tier 4 visa?

At the time of applying you must prove to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) that you have enough money to cover both your fees and living costs as well as meeting other UKVI criteria, such as a valid TB clearnance for some students. For more information on this please contact

For more advice on immigration please contact Kai Ma, Student Services, +44 (0) 1952 815104

For more information on international study take a look at our international pages.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are specific to each course, for more information on entry requirements please visit the specific page for the course you wish to study.

Minimum age requirements

To study on a degree or foundation degree course at Harper Adams you must normally be 17 by the start date of the course in the year of your entry and must turn 18 no later than the 1st May during the first year of study. Students must abide by regulations set out by the University for students under 18 years of age, which includes a requirement for under 18 year old students to reside in on-campus accommodation for their first year.

Deadline for applications

You can start applying for courses from September the year before you wish to study, to the following January. Applications will be considered after this date until the June before you wish your study to commence.

Open days

You are encourage to attend an undergraduate open day or campus tour afternoon before and during your application process.

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