Our response to your application

All applications to the University of Worcester are carefully considered by an admissions tutor (an academic member of staff from the relevant programme area), whose job is to view applications. They will make one of the following decisions:

  • Invite to interview
  • an Unconditional offer (you have achieved the entry requirements)
  • a Conditional offer (you need to achieve specified entry requirements before you are accepted)
  • regretfully reject your application (this does not prevent you from applying again in a subsequent year)

The University of Worcester is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities, including those with learning difficulties, are treated fairly. If you have a disability, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make the necessary reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Other things to consider

Pay us a visit

If you haven't already visited our campuses then do make sure you try to see our first-class facilities for yourself before responding to your offer. Remember, every applicant will have the opportunity to attend one of our Applicant Visit Days. These are the perfect way to find out more about your chosen course and to meet the lecturers, as well as an opportunity to explore our campuses.

If you are unable to attend an Applicant Day then our Open Days also give you a great chance to see the campus and find out all you need to know. We also offer personalised guided campus tours. You'll need to book in advance, but we'll do our best to find a time and a date that suits you and will try to plan a tour that covers everything that you need to see. For further information, please get in touch with us on 01905 855 141 or email study@worc.ac.uk


If you are planning to live in our excellent halls of residence or other University-managed accommodation, do make sure you take the opportunity to see it for yourself when you visit campus. We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, with something to suit every budget and taste. Take a look at our Accommodation pages for full details.

You will be able to apply for accommodation at the University of Worcester once you have firmly accepted an offer of a place with us. Accommodation is allocated on a first-come-first-served basis so it is important that you apply as soon as possible. Accommodation is mixed sex but single sex accommodation is usually available on request.

Criminal record checks

When an applicant reveals a criminal record on an application form, the University of Worcester will ask the applicant to declare information about "unspent" convictions, unless the course of study is likely to bring the student into contact with children or vulnerable adults where information will be sought regarding all convictions and cautions.

The University of Worcester is a Registered Body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) and uses its services to assist with the admission decisions to courses of study that involve working with children or vulnerable adults, e.g. applications for teaching and nursing.

As a registered body, the University complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants fairly and consistently. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from being admitted to a course of study at Worcester. The decision will depend upon the course of study and the circumstances and background of the offences.

What happens next?

Read our Prepare for study pages to find out all about what to expect when you start your course at the University of Worcester, some of the key things to look forward to and how you can best prepare yourself.

Get in touch

Admissions Office

01905 855111