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Undergraduate Application

Foreign Exchange Students 

All applications for entry to the following full-time courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS):

BEd (Hons) Primary Option
BEd (Hons) Post-Primary Option
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
BSc (Hons) Health, Physical Activity and Sport

Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies (Full-Time)

Foundation Degree in Health, Physical Activity and Sport (Full-Time)

Application materials can be requested on-line via the UCAS website

All applicants to the above courses must complete their application forms online.

We recieve UCAS applications from 6th September 2017 for entry in September 2018. The closing date for the receipt of UCAS applications for 2018 entry is 15th January 2018.

For the correct UCAS codes, please refer to the UCAS Directory or the UCAS codes within these pages.

Our institution codes are as follows:

Institution name: Stranmillis University College
Institution code name: SUCB
Institution code: S79

Applications for Part-time and Postgraduate Courses

All applications for part-time or postgraduate courses should be made directly to the University College.

The College cannot accept responsiblity if the result of an application is affected by omissions or by incomplete or inaccurate information supplied by the candidate.

See here for Registry Terms and Conditions for Students Enrolling on Taught Programmes at Stranmillis University College (SUC)


Deferred Entry

 The University College does not accept applications from students who wish to defer. 

If you have a disability, medical condition or special needs 

Stranmillis welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities.  We will endeavour to make sure that all your individual requirements are met to ensure your time at Stranmillis is an enjoyable and positive experience. 

Deciding to disclose disability can be a difficult choice for students applying to University.  While we accept this to be a personal decision, we strongly recommend that you inform us in order that your individual requirements can be addressed.  The best way for you to do this is to be as explicit as possible about the extent of your needs in the appropriate section of your UCAS application.  

Stranmillis has developed a range of services suitable for students with disabilities.  If you receive an offer, you will be provided with a questionnaire which you should complete and return to The Student Support Centre.  However, in some cases, you may be contacted in advance of a decision being made.  

The information you provide will be treated as sensitive and kept strictly confidential.  It will only be used to plan for your individual support requirements ensuring that your transition to Stranmillis is as smooth as possible. 

If you need any advice about disclosing disability, or the arrangements which we can make, please contact: 

Student Support Office:
(028) 9038 4510 


If you are returning to education 

Stranmillis also welcomes applications from students who have interupted their studies for several years or did not have the opportunity to enter higher education at the normal time.  

Candidates will be considered on their individual merits.  Modified entrance targets may be set but these would not apply to applicants who have studied A-level or equivalent qualifications continuously since leaving school. 

Life experience is not in itself sufficient grounds for admission and we normally require evidence of recent academic study at a suitably high level which has led to some positive results.  The qualifications most frequently offered by such candidates are Access/Foundation courses, A-levels, Edexcel Certificates and Diplomas, modules of the part-time BA degree and Open University credits.  It is our experience that candidates stand a better chance of making a success of their course if beforehand they have been able to acquire or improve skills of reading, analysis and writing.  

All applicants to the Undergraduate courses must possess GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above (Or acceptable equivalents).

Access Northern Ireland (Enhanced Disclosure Check)

It is the policy of the University College to consider applications for admission on their individual merit in the light of all available information.  The primary selection criteria are those related to the qualifications, skills, abilities and personal qualities of an applicant.  It is a requirement, however, that applicants who are accepted onto all undergraduate degree programmes at Stranmillis undergo an Access NI Enhanced Disclosure Check.  This is administered by the University College and carried out by AccessNI.  The University College acknowledges the key role of education in the rehabilitative process, and a criminal record will not debar an applicant unless the nature and seriousness of the offence in question are incompatible with:

the course applied for;

  1. the ultimate professional or vocational goal; or
  2. participation in an academic and social setting and the University's responsiblity to ensure a safe and neutral environment.
  3. Regulations concerning admission of applicants who have a criminal record are available from this website and directly from the Academic Registry.


These requirements are only a guide and variations may occur from year to year. Please contact Academic Registry at an early stage if in doubt about specific entry requirements.  Offers are not based on the UCAS tariff and are normally based in terms of A Level grades.  Please note that where there is competition for places the admission requirements may be enhanced at the shortlisting stage.