How can I apply?
What happens next?
The Student Society
If you are looking for a full-time or part-time course in Higher Education to study at University Centre Doncaster, look no further as we explain the process of how to apply. You’ll be on the path to success in no time at all!
All applications for entry to full time programmes must be made through the national Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS)
When: as a general guide, applications can be made to UCAS between September and mid-January. Please check their website (www.ucas.com) for further information. We do consider applications throughout the year, although the earlier you submit, the earlier you will receive a decision and can start to plan accordingly.
How: Once you have found the perfect course on this Study at University Centre Doncaster page and you are ready to apply, you have a couple of options:
Make An Online Enquiry
Click the enquire button on the page of the course you wish to apply for. You will then be asked to fill out a form to help us speed up the process. Once we have your details, you can sit back and relax whilst you wait for one of our friendly and experienced staff to get in touch and guide you through the process.
You can also contact us directly with any queries you may have. Simply head over to our contact page and choose your preferred method.
Alternatively, you can head directly to the UCAS website: http://www.ucas.ac.uk.
Please use the following details to find us on the UCAS website:
The UCAS Code for the DN Colleges Group is: N64
Campus Code: D (University Centre Doncaster)
Please note that University Centre Doncaster is part of DN Colleges Group.
Once you have submitted your application, UCAS will send copies to all of your selected institutions.
Each will make a decision based on your application, and may invite you for an interview.
If we can offer you a place on a course, the offer will be communicated via UCAS TRACK.
If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, an institution could also offer you an alternative course, or will provide you with feedback about why they were unable to offer you a place.
If you receive an offer, it will either be:
- Conditional – you must meet certain conditions which are usually based on exam results.
- Unconditional – you have been accepted without any further conditions.
Offers should be accepted or declined. You may accept an offer as Firm or Insurance.
- Firm is your preferred choice.
- Insurance is your back-up choice.
All applications for part-time programmes should be made directly to University Centre Doncaster, using a Higher Education Part Time Application form. This is available by emailing HEAdministration@don.ac.uk.
Alternatively, click the ‘enquire’ button located next to the course you wish to apply for.
Loans for tuition fees are available to full-time and part-time students (subject to current Government funding criteria), from Student Finance England and are known as ‘Tuition Fee Loans’.
You will need to ensure that student finance is in place prior to the start of your course to ensure payments for tuition fees and maintenance grants are made in a timely fashion.
Please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance for more information and guidance. Should you need some assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
University Centre Doncaster has a range of financial support awards available for students. These include:
The Student Opportunity Fund
This is also referred to as the Hardship Fund and is an amount of money University Centre Doncaster holds in order to allocate to students facing financial hardship and difficulty. Applications to the fund can be made from late October throughout the academic year. This is NOT a loan and is not repayable. To qualify you must have applied for a student loan. If following this, you are still in hardship you may apply to the fund for help. Following a standard assessment, you may qualify for a termly payment based upon attendance or if you have an unexpected large expense you may qualify for a non-standard award to help towards the cost. Additionally, students facing unexpected financial difficulties may be eligible for a short term repayable loan. Information can be provided by the University Centre Doncaster Information and Advice office.
Students may also be able to apply for a number of financial bursaries. These include the Access to Learning Fund, Care Leavers Bursary Award, Low Participation Neighbourhood Bursary and BAME Bursary, for further information please contact the Information and Advice Office at HEAdministration@don.ac.uk or call 0800 358 7474.
Council Tax Certificates
Exemption certificates can be arranged for full-time Students only. Please contact the University Centre Doncaster Information and Advice Office for further details.
We encourage all students to become members of The Student Society which is proactively involved in University Centre Doncaster and creates the opportunity for students to provide feedback and share ideas and suggestions with regards to their student experience. The Student Society allows students the chance to develop their interests, to network and engage with other students and staff, to work in partnership with University Centre Doncaster to achieve goals and to discuss their student experience.
We are always trying to find creative and innovate ways of inspiring our students to enhance their experience.
If you think that you could make a real difference and would like to join, please come to one of our advertised meetings or ask your Programme Leader about who you go to for more information.
This Student Charter has been developed in partnership between staff, students and members of the Student Society, setting out ways in which everyone will work together to make your time at University Centre Doncaster enjoyable, successful and rewarding.
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