University of Bolton Admissions Number

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University of Bolton Admissions Number


University Way, Bolton.
BL3 5AB.
01204 903815.

Important information about Admissions to the University

We know that choosing what and where to study is one of the most important decisions in your life so far and we are delighted that you are considering studying at the University of Bolton.

There is some important information that you need to be aware of before you make a decision to apply, to accept an offer and ultimately enrol with us.

Applications and Admissions

Our policy and processes for admissions to the University is documented in the ‘Student Admissions Policy’. The policy includes important information about our admissions principles and our decision making process such as; how we assess applications; entry requirements; how we’ll communicate with you and your responsibilities in the process. We encourage all future students to read this before they apply to the University.

Student Admissions Policy 2016-17 [PDF]

Student Admissions Policy 2017-18 [PDF]

Your contract with the University

When we make you an offer to study at the University we are preparing to enter into a contract with you. This contract will be updated throughout different stages of the admissions process and during your time as a student with us.

Information contained within your offer and enrolment letters form an essential part of this contract along with information contained in the following key documents which applicants and students should ensure they have read and understood before accepting an offer and enrolling with the University:

  1. 1. Conditions of Enrolment 16/17 [PDF] Conditions of Enrolment 2017-18 [PDF]
    Students will be asked to read and agree to a series of statements at enrolment.
  2. 2. Course Fees Policy 16/17 [PDF] Course Fees Policy 2017-18 [PDF]
    This information relates to payment and liability for fees, international tuition fee deposits and refunds.

Policies by Year of Entry

By accepting an offer and enrolling with the University you agree to comply with the rules, regulations and other provisions and requirements, policies and procedures of the University accessible at;

Complaints and Appeals for Applicants

If you are unhappy with the way your application has been handled or wish to request a review of the decision made on your application then you should contact the Admissions Team in the first instance.  If you are still not happy then should consult the Complaints and Appeals Process for Applicants.

Complaints and Appeals Process for Applicants 2015/16 [PDF]

Complaints and Appeals Process for Applicants 2017-18 [PDF]

Questions or Advice

If you would like further information about any of the above or have a question please contact 01204 903394 or emails

Entry Requirements


Please see your specific country page for detailed information about entry requirements and your eligibility. Please search for your course and look under the ‘key information’ tab for specific course requirements.

The University is committed to giving equal consideration to factors other than formal academic qualifications such as work experience and vocational qualifications – so remember to include anything you think is relevant in your application.

English Language

If you are applying from a country where your education is not taught in the English language, then you will need to have a suitable English language qualification for the reasons below:

  • To make your life in the UK as a student easier
  • To enable you to understand your lectures
  • To enable you to perform well in written assessments and examinations
  • To ultimately pass your course

We expect applicants to have passed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with the following scores:

International Foundation Programme  5
Undergraduate 6
Pre-Masters Programme 5.5
Postgraduate 6.5

Please note that all IELTS tests are only valid for 2 years from the date of testing, any qualifications that exceed this will not be accepted. 

Where Evidence of English Language proficiency is required, we currently accept the following qualifications for admission onto our courses at degree level or above:

  • GCSE/O-Level in English from a UK awarding body grade C
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 (UG), 6.5 (PG) (no less than 5.5 in any component),
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level English grade C/C3 or above
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level English grade D/D2 or above
  • IGCSE English as a First Language grade C
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language grade C
  • Internet based TOEFL with an overall score of 72 (UG), 79 (PG) including 17 in Listening, 20 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 18 in Speaking
  • International Baccalaureate (Standard Level Grade 5/Higher Level grade 4 in English)
  • Cambridge Advanced English Grade C (minimum of “weak” in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing)

Alternative International qualifications (taught entirely in English) may also be considered

  • Malaysia UCLES 1119 Syllabus Grade C or above
  • Singapore Cambridge O/A level Grade C
  • WAEC/NECO grade C6 or above
  • Zambia Second School Certificate Grade 6 or above