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Now's the time: Clearing 2022 is here

Still thinking of joining our creative community in 2022? You can now apply through Clearing. Head to our Clearing pages to find out what courses are available and how to apply.

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Apply for 2023

Ready to apply?

You can start your university application for 2023 entry via UCAS. You'll need our university UCAS code (F33) as well as your course code (which you'll find on your course page) for your application.

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Not quite ready yet? 

If you need more information before hitting apply, explore our courses, discover what our location has to offer, or get in touch with any other questions – our friendly Course Advisors are always happy to help.

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Applying as an international student? 

You can apply to university as an international student through UCAS or via an agent in your country. Go to our international applications page for more information.

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Want to speak to a student?

When it comes to living and studying in Falmouth, our current students are a fount of knowledge. Whether you have questions about course details, Cornwall's creative community or Falmouth's nightlife, get the inside scoop. 

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Your apply journey

Our Course Advisor Jessica is an expert in helping students find the right course and supporting them through each step of their university application. Watch the video to hear her top tips and get the lowdown on the whole process.

You'll also find a step-by-step guide for your university application journey, below.

Your Ultimate Application Guide

Apply through UCAS

Wherever you are in the world, whether you are in further education, planning on transferring from another institution or not currently studying, you can apply to university through UCAS. If you're unable to use UCAS, just get in touch. We're here to help.

When applying through UCAS you'll need to reference the UCAS code for your course, which can be found on your course page, as well as the Falmouth University UCAS code: F33.

International applications

To apply as an international student you can apply via UCAS, through an agent in your country or directly to the University. Find out more on our international applications page

University application advice

For information about how to write a UCAS personal statement, head to our personal statement guide

We're also hosting a range of online events to help you with your application. Keep an eye on our upcoming events to get expert advice. 

Additional needs

If you have any additional needs, disabilities or are a carer, let us know about it on your UCAS form. This will help us to take your circumstances into consideration and give you any additional support you might need.

Once you've submitted your undergraduate application, you'll get an email to confirm that we've received it. This should arrive within two working days, so keep an eye on your inbox.

The Applicant Portal

We'll email you with instructions and a login for the Applicant Portal, where you'll see what else you need to do. You can upload documents like ID and proof of residency to the Applicant Portal as well as manage your interview.

You'll also find details of your own Applicant Services team member. They'll guide you through the whole application process and answer any questions you have.

 Visit Applicant Portal

At Falmouth, we assess every applicant on their enthusiasm, potential and drive to succeed, rather than just their grades. That's why we'll ask you to put together a portfolio of your work, prepare a performance or deliver a presentation, depending on your chosen course. This means we can learn about your ability, style and personality.

Visit our Preparing for your interview page to find your course and check what you'll need to prepare before your interview.


If you're applying for an audition-based course, such as a performance or music subject, you'll be asked to prepare a performance for your interview. This will either be a performance specific to the course, or you'll have the opportunity to develop a performance in response to one of the Falmouth Creative Projects instead.

You'll need to record your performance or music and upload a link via the Applicant Portal in order to secure your interview date. You may be asked to do your performance at your interview as well, so come prepared.


If you are applying for a portfolio-based course, you'll need to upload a link of your digital portfolio to the Applicant Portal in order to secure your interview date. Take a look at our Portfolio advice page for tips on what to include in your portfolio.

If you don't have a completed portfolio from this year, don't worry. You can use one of our Falmouth Creative Projects to help you develop a portfolio.

It's up to you if you'd like to bring a hard copy of your portfolio to your interview. This can be helpful to remind you what to talk about, but it's not essential.


If you're applying for a non-portfolio or non-performance based course, then you need to respond to one of our Falmouth Creative Projects with a presentation. Think creatively about how you might present your idea, you don't just have to use a Powerpoint.

You'll do your presentation to us in your interview, so there's no need to upload any files in advance.

Enjoy preparing for your interview

We understand that it can be daunting preparing for a university interview, especially if you don't have access to all your work, or if your education has been different over the last two years. We want to encourage you to see your interview as an opportunity to show us what you're passionate about and what you'll bring to our creative community.

We're always here to help, so if you have any questions you can use the contact details at the bottom of this page and we can support your application journey.

You'll be invited to your online interview via the Applicant Portal. If you'd prefer to have an in-person interview on campus or at one of our regional interview events, then you'll be able to let us know in the Applicant Portal.

University interviews give you the opportunity to demonstrate your creative skills, which helps us to consider your potential to succeed. They are also a great way for you to get to know Falmouth better and find out if it's the best fit for you.

If you can't make the interview date you've been given, there's no need to worry, just log into the Applicant Portal and select a preferred date.

We try to make a decision within five working days of your interview. However, we want everyone to have a fair chance, so popular courses can take longer.

University offer types

There are two types of offer you could receive: 

Conditional offer: You'll need to fulfil some conditions before starting your studies, like getting certain grades and meeting our English language requirements.

Unconditional offer: You don't have any conditions to fulfil prior to starting the course, you have secured a place. We'll get in touch with you about next steps.

If you are an International Student you will also need to pay an acceptance fee, we'll give you all the details for this in the Applicant Portal.

If you applied via UCAS, log in to your UCAS hub to accept your university offer. 

If you applied directly with us, you can accept your offer through the Applicant Portal  

We'll save your place as soon as you accept a conditional or unconditional offer, and we'll let you know if we need any more information.

If you're wondering how your application's coming along, or you're worried that you won't meet your conditions, just get in touch and we can help with support and advice.

Key dates for 2023 applications

Date  Event
29 September 2022 Last day for Falmouth Clearing 2022 applications
25 January 2023 UCAS equal consideration deadline
23 February 2023 UCAS Extra opens
4 July 2023 UCAS Extra closes
5 July 2023 Clearing 2023 at UCAS opens
17 October 2023 Clearing 2023 at UCAS closes

Application Toolkit

From advice on how to write your personal statement to what to prepare for your university interview, our Application Toolkit holds all the information you'll need to apply to study with us. We know that the pandemic means you might have additional challenges applying, so we've provided some extra advice to support you.

See our Application Toolkit
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Widening Participation & Outreach

Here at Falmouth, we're committed to removing barriers to studying. Head to our Widening Participation & Outreach page to see whether you're eligible for extra support in the form of personal statement advice, portfolio feedback, interview adjustments, mentoring or financial bursaries.

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