To apply for one of our undergraduate programmes you will need to make an application through UCAS.
UCAS is an online centralised application service that all students use to apply to university to provide information about previous/current education, experience, references and a personal statement.
You make your application online, through UCAS.com. You don’t need to do it all at once – you can save your progress and sign back in anytime. In addition to our guidance, the UCAS website has step-by-step guides to completing your application. We’ll use your completed UCAS application to make decisions about your application.
Make sure you include all of the qualifications that you have and are currently taking. You can also tell us about any work experience that you've done, as well as any other information that may be relevant to your application.
Please make sure you list all your academic qualifications including any pending qualifications you are still working towards. Your qualifications equate to UCAS Points which are used as a way of measuring the value of all post-16 qualifications in the UK.
You can work out how many points you have using the UCAS Points Calculator.
Your personal statement supports your application to study at a university or college. It’s a chance for you to demonstrate why you’d like to study a particular course or subject, and what skills and experience you possess that show your enthusiasm and commitment to your chosen field.
You can only write one personal statement – it’s the same for each course you apply for so we recommend you avoid mentioning any universities or colleges by name. Look at course descriptions and identify the qualities, skills, and experience it requires – you can use these to help you decide what to write about.
The best place to start is to think about why you are applying. Tell us about your ambitions and what interests you about the subject and course. Include what you think makes you suitable for the course – tell us any relevant skills, experience or achievements gained from education, work or other activities. Give examples of any related academic or work experience.
Your personal statement should represent you as an individual, so there is little point in copying an example from the internet and inserting your own name and subject. Express yourself with confidence and get your knowledge and enthusiasm across genuinely.
Don’t just list your achievements; explain what you learned from them and how they helped you to develop. Describe how they have given you skills that will help you at university and in your career.
Ask friends and family to read your statement, they may have suggestions you haven't considered and can tell you whether it makes sense. Reading it out loud will also help you spot bad punctuation and messy wording.
All applicants are also required to provide an academic reference. Ideally, this should be a written recommendation from a teacher, adviser or professional who knows you academically and can talk about your suitability for higher education or a future career.
You can have up to 5 course choices. You don't have to use them all. If you only make one choice there is a lower application fee.
Each university will only see details of its own course choices, so they will not know where else you have applied or whether all the courses in your application are the same.
All of our degree courses are listed on UCAS under our validating partner, Falmouth University. 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
Once you've submitted your application, you'll get an email from Falmouth University to confirm that your application has been received. You will also receive email communications from the dBs Admissions team, who will advise you on your interview, so keep an eye on your inbox.
Falmouth University will email you with instructions and a login for the Falmouth University Applicant Portal, where you'll see what else you need to do. You can use this to monitor the progress of your application to dBs Institute. We might contact you for more information, so keep checking your inbox for messages. You can upload documents like ID and proof of residency to the Applicant Portal.
You'll be contacted by the dBs Institute Admissions team to invite you to interview via email. You can choose in-person at our campuses, or online if you cannot attend in person.
The interview gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your creative and technical skills, which helps us to consider your potential to succeed. They are also a great way for you to get to know dBs Institute better and find out if we are the best fit for you.
If you can't make the interview date you've been given, there's no need to worry, just contact us at email@example.com
At dBs Institute, we look beyond grades, and get to know you; our interviews are designed to assess your ability, style and personality.
Please be prepared to:
We would also like you to:
This is your chance to find out what you need to know to make an informed decision about your future. It is important that you get a feel for whether we are the right place for you.
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. Once we have made our decision, we’ll update you via UCAS, the Applicant Portal and via email.
You'll need to fulfil some conditions before starting your studies, like achieving certain grades or providing further evidence of your qualifications.
You don't have any conditions to fulfil prior to starting the course, you have secured a place. We'll be in touch with you about the next steps.
Once you’ve heard from all of your choices, UCAS will ask you to respond to your offers.
You will need to log in to UCAS to respond to your offers.
These are the types of replies you can make.
this is your first choice.
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 the next steps.
you'll need to decline any other offers you get.
These are based on when we get the last decision in from your choices. Check your UCAS application to see your personal deadline.
If you miss your deadline, UCAS will decline the offer on your behalf. If this happens, you’ll need to contact our Admissions team and UCAS as soon as possible.
To apply for one of our postgraduate programmes you will need to make a direct application via our validating partner Falmouth University.
Places are allocated as applications are received, so we recommend applying as early as possible.
You'll need to write a personal statement to accompany your application. It’s your chance to demonstrate why you’d like to pursue postgraduate study, and what skills and experience you possess that show your enthusiasm and commitment to your chosen field.
You'll need to get the following documents together for your application:
Select two references to support your application.
You'll need one academic reference and one professional.
Now you're all ready, head to your chosen course page, select your study options and hit ‘apply’.
Once you've submitted your application, you'll get an email from Falmouth University to confirm that your application has been received. You will also receive email communications from the dBs Admissions team, who will advise you on your interview, so keep an eye on your inbox. You'll be contacted by the dBs Institute Admissions team to invite you to interview via email. You can choose in-person at our campuses, or online if you cannot attend in person.
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. Once we have made our decision, we’ll update you via the Applicant Portal and via email. You can accept your offer in the Applicant Portal.