How to apply

DMU welcomes applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

The following sections should help to guide you through the application process and answer any questions you might have. 

UCAS online application

All applications from Home or EU students for full-time higher education courses at UK universities and colleges are made through  UCAS.

Applications can be made online and cost £12 for a single choice and £23 for 2-5 choices.

Students at a school or college registered with UCAS

All UK schools and colleges, along with a small number of overseas establishments, are registered with UCAS to manage their students’ applications. To apply you will need:

  • A ‘buzzword’ from your tutor or careers adviser to register and establish the organisation you are applying from and allow your referee to attach a reference
  • To submit the application to your referee who will send the completed application on your behalf
  • To pay for your application either by credit or debit card online, or by paying your school or other registered centre

For further advice please contact our School and College Liaison Team at

Independent applicants in the UK

If you are not at school or college you can apply independently online. You will be responsible for:

  • Paying the correct application fee
  • Obtaining and attaching academic references
  • Ensuring your referee knows you well enough to write about you and your suitability for higher education. (UCAS will not accept references from family, other relatives or friends)
  • Making your payment online using a credit or debit card

International applicants outside the UK (EU and worldwide)

If you live outside the UK, you can apply in three different ways:

Option 1

Apply directly by downloading the application form at and return it, along with copies of the following documents, to the International Admissions Office at

  • A copy of your qualifications
  • A copy of your English language certificate 
  • A photocopy of your passport
  • One reference

Option 2

Apply via the  DMU Online Portal, and submit copies of the following documents:

  • A copy of your qualifications
  • A copy of your English language certificate 
  • A photocopy of your passport
  • One reference

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

Option 3

Apply via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). To apply to DMU you will need the UCAS Institution Code: DEM/D26

UCAS tariff guide

Find out more about tariff points and example grade combinations by visiting our UCAS tariff guide page.

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