International applications to study at De Montfort University

Every year, more than 2,700 international students from over 130 countries choose to study with us. To begin your application to study at DMU, simply complete the steps below.

Step 1: Download a free application form

Step 2: Prepare the following documents

        • A copy of your qualifications
        • A copy of your English language certificate  
        • A copy of your passport
        • 1 reference for undergraduate study/ 2 references for postgraduate study
        • Some of our creative courses may ask for a portfolio - see our portfolio advice

Step 3: Return your application and documents to the Admissions Office at

International students can also apply via our DMU Online Portal and undergraduate students can apply via the Universities and colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the UCAS Institution Code: DEM/D26.

Please note, this option is not available to current students wishing to apply for a new programme, or for recent DMU students wishing to apply for a new programme that have graduated since 2015. For these students please follow one of the alternative options or complete the international application form and email to

Application support

If you need any more information about the application process, you can contact us by email, Facebook or WeChat.

What happens after I apply?

We will log your application and you will receive one of the following decisions by email:

Unconditional offer - You meet the entry criteria. Your place will be reserved until you accept or decline your offer. 

Conditional offer - You still need to submit outstanding documents. Your place will be reserved until you meet the rest of the entry criteria.

Alternative course - You do not meet the entry criteria for the course you applied for, but you are suitable for another course.

Reject -  You do not meet the entry criteria. We will always offer an alternative course where possible.

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