Now's the time: Clearing 2021 is here
Still thinking of joining our creative community in 2021? You can now apply through Clearing. Head to our Clearing pages to find out what courses are available and how to apply.Apply now
Apply for 2022
Ready to apply?
You can start your application for 2022 entry via UCAS. You'll need our university UCAS code (F33) as well as your course code (which you'll find on your course page) for your application.
Not quite ready yet?
If you need more information before hitting apply, explore our courses, discover what our location has to offer, or get in touch with any other questions – our friendly Course Advisors are always happy to help.
Applying as an international student?
You can apply as an international student through UCAS or via an agent in your country. Go to our international applications page for more information.
Want to speak to a student?
When it comes to living and studying in Falmouth, our current students are a fount of knowledge. Whether you have questions about course details, Cornwall's creative community or Falmouth's nightlife, get the inside scoop.
Key dates for 2021 applications
|25 February 2021||UCAS Extra opens|
|4 July 2021||UCAS Extra closes|
|5 July 2021||Clearing 2021 opens|
|20 October 2021||Clearing 2021 closes|
Your apply journey
Below you can see an outline of each step in your apply journey, so you know what to expect.
Apply through UCAS
Wherever you are in the world, whether you are in further education, planning on transferring from another institution or not currently studying, you can apply through UCAS. If you're unable to use UCAS, just get in touch. We're here to help.
When applying through UCAS you'll need to reference the UCAS code for your course, which can be found on your course page, as well as the Falmouth University UCAS code: F33.
To apply as an international student you can apply via UCAS, through an agent in your country or directly to the University. Find out more on our international applications page
For information about how to write a personal statement, head to our personal statement guide
We're also hosting a range of online events to help you with your application. Keep an eye on our upcoming events to get expert advice.
If you have any additional needs, disabilities or are a carer, let us know about it on your UCAS form. This will help us to take your circumstances into consideration and give you any additional support you might need.
Once you've submitted your application, you'll get an email to confirm that we've received it. This should arrive within two working days, so keep an eye on your inbox.
The Applicant Portal
We'll email you with instructions and a login for the Applicant Portal, where you'll see what else you need to do. You can upload documents like ID and proof of residency to the Applicant Portal.
You'll also find details of your own Applicant Services team member. They'll guide you through the whole application process and answer any questions you have.
If your application shows potential, we'll invite you to an interview via the Applicant Portal. This year, all our interviews will take place online.
Interviews give you the opportunity to demonstrate your creative skills, which helps us to consider your potential to succeed. They are also a great way for you to get to know Falmouth better and find out if it's the best fit for you.
If you can't make the interview date you've been given, there's no need to worry, just log into the Applicant Portal and select a preferred date.
At Falmouth, we assess every applicant on their enthusiasm, potential and drive to succeed, rather than just their grades. That's why we'll ask you to put together a portfolio of your work, prepare a performance or deliver a pitch, depending on your chosen course. This means we can learn about your ability, style and personality.
Visit our Preparing for your interview page to find your course and check what you'll need to prepare before your interview.
If you're applying for an audition-based course, such as a performance or music subject, you'll need to record your performance or music and upload a link via the Applicant Portal in order to secure your interview date.
If you don't have a piece already prepared, that's OK. You can develop a performance in response to one of the Falmouth Challenges instead.
If you are applying for a portfolio-based course, you'll need to upload a link of your digital portfolio to the Applicant Portal in order to secure your interview date. Take a look at our Portfolio advice page for tips on what to include in your portfolio.
If you don't have a completed portfolio from this year, don't worry. You can use one of our Falmouth Challenges to help you develop a portfolio.
If you're applying for a non-portfolio or non-performance based course, then you need to respond to one of our Falmouth Challenges in the form of a pitch. A pitch is a persuasive presentation, making the case for a big idea. You'll present your pitch to us in your interview and there is no need to upload any files in advance.
Additional application support during the pandemic
We understand that the pandemic might mean you don’t have access to all your work or the facilities you usually would have. This might mean that it’s more challenging for you to create your portfolio or record your performance. We don’t want you to worry about this so we’ve provided some helpful advice to support you on our preparing for your interview page.
We try to make a decision within five working days of your interview. However, we want everyone to have a fair chance, so popular courses can take longer.
There are two types of offer you could receive:
Conditional offer: You'll need to fulfil some conditions before starting your studies, like getting certain A-Levels and meeting our English language requirements.
Unconditional offer: You don't have any conditions to fulfil prior to starting the course, you have secured a place. We'll get in touch with you about next steps.
If you applied via UCAS, log in to UCAS Apply & Track to accept your offer.
If you applied directly with us, you can accept your offer through the Applicant Portal
We'll save your place as soon as you accept a conditional or unconditional offer, and we'll let you know if we need any more information.
If you're wondering how your application's coming along, or you're worried that you won't meet your conditions, just get in touch and we can help with support and advice.
From advice on how to write your personal statement to what to prepare for your interview, our Application Toolkit holds all the information you'll need to apply to study with us. We know that the pandemic means you might have additional challenges applying, so we've provided some extra advice to support you.See our Application Toolkit
Widening Participation & Outreach
Here at Falmouth, we're committed to removing barriers to studying. Head to our Widening Participation & Outreach page to see whether you're eligible for extra support in the form of personal statement advice, portfolio feedback, interview adjustments, mentoring or financial bursaries.Find out more