Entry Requirements

Do I need to submit references?

You will be expected to provide at least one reference with your application, preferably your referee is a personal tutor (or equivalent) or another academic who has taught you so that they are in a position to comment on your potential. If it is a while since you graduated and you cannot provide an academic reference, you may supply a work-related reference instead, typically this should be written by your supervisor or line manager.

Alternatively, if you are not applying through UCAS, you can provide us with your referees’ email addresses and we will send a request by email. Please note that our system will only send one email so after that it is your responsibility to send reminders, if required. Please ensure that your referees are prepared and able to provide the references within five working days of the submission of your application.

You can also chat with our staff directly every Wednesday from 2 pm - 4 pm and periodically throughout the working week.

Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.

Or book onto one of our Open Days or Course Advice Days to find out more and speak with the team.

Please find more information on our applications and admissions page and for further guidance, please contact international@bolton.ac.uk.

To find out more about the support on offer for our international students, please visit our international students page.

The University of Bolton is proud to have a strong international social society and welcomes students to a diverse supportive and welcoming campus. For the past three years being voted No. 1 for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, North West) is because we put our students’ and their needs, first!

We are proud of our work on-campus to ensure our students can enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe, COVID-secure.