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Thinking of applying

If you are a student with a disability who is thinking of applying to Bath there is information and guidance here.

What to think about

The University offers a huge range of Undergraduate & Postgraduate courses & study options. As a student with a disability or long-term condition, there are many factors to consider when applying for a place. Considerations may include finding out about the size of the campus, accessibility of teaching rooms or social facilities, learning about the types of accommodation and discussing support that may be available through support services.

The University offers different ways for you to experience the University and find out if applying and studying at Bath is right for you. These opportunities are available at different stages of your application and so may offer you multiple times to visit campus or talk to staff before you apply or start your course.

To help you decide if you wish to apply:

When you have an offer of a place

Applicant Visit Days

You can come to an Applicant Visit Day when you have received an offer of a place to study at Bath or if you have an interview for your course. There are opportunities to meet current students and staff members, look around the University and learn more about your course.

Individual Campus Visits

If you want to find out more about how we could support you and get a sense of what it’s like to live and study here, you can arrange a visit to our campus.

Disclosing your disability

We would encourage you to disclose your disability or long-term condition at the point of application. To make sure we consider the context in which you have been studying when we are making admissions decisions, we look at a range of contextual data linked to your application.

For undergraduate applicants this happens when you apply through UCAS. To update your disability status on your UCAS application, contact UCAS direct on 0371 468 0468.

Further information is available about applying for a taught postgraduate course or doctoral study.

For all students, we would encourage you to engage in the Disability Service Pre-entry process, in order to make sure we understand any specific needs you may have relating to your study.


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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