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Applying directly to us

If you’re applying directly to us via our paper-based Direct Application for Admission or our online application form, you should aim to fill in every section of the form as fully as possible so that we have enough information from you to enable us to make a decision.  If we need further information from you after we receive the form we will get in touch with you directly, but bear in mind this may delay your decision a little so aim to complete the form as fully as possible initially.

Do I need to declare a relevant criminal conviction?  On both versions of the direct application form (paper-based and online), there is a question about relevant criminal convictions.  You should only answer this question if you are applying for a course that requires a DBS check as part of its conditions of entry.  To find out whether or not the course you are applying for requires a DBS check, see the entry requirements for the course or contact us on  If your course DOES NOT require a DBS, please do not answer this question (leave it blank on the paper-based form, or click ‘not applicable’ on the online version).

Applying through UCAS

For the majority of undergraduate courses, you'll need to apply through UCAS.  If you are interested in studying a part-time or postgraduate course at Wrexham Glyndwr, then please see our alternative application routes.

Once you’ve decided on which courses you wish to apply for then you’ll need to register at to start your application.

If you are currently at school or college, you may be given a ‘buzzword’ to use when you register – this will help distinguish where you are applying from. Those who wish to apply independently will not need a buzzword, but will still use the UCAS system to apply.

Completing your application

The online application system  opens in September for entry to the University in the following year.  You do not have to complete your application all in one go – the system will allow you to complete it in stages.

Your application will need to include the following information:

Your personal details – remember your name needs to be stated as shown on your official documents, such as your birth certificate or passport.

Your qualifications – be sure to enter all of your qualifications and any pending qualifications that you are awaiting results for. If you encounter any problems, get in touch with UCAS or our admissions team.

A personal statement – this is one of the most important parts of your application as a well-written and thoughtful personal statement can really make you stand out from the crowd. A poor one could undermine an otherwise good application.

There is no definitive way of writing a personal statement which will guarantee acceptance onto your chosen course, however there are guidelines that will help you to focus on what you should and shouldn’t include. Why not read our Top 10 Tips on Writing your Personal Statement before you get started?

A reference – ideally this should be from a teacher or a professional who knows you well and can verify your suitability for higher education.


We will require proof of your qualifications during the application process. We will only accept clear scanned or photographed copies sent to during the application stage. If you are offered a place and accept, original certificates will need to be provided at enrolment (September).

Please provide your proof of your completed qualifications to, clearly stating your full name, course you have applied for and your UCAS PID or Glyndwr Student ID.

Tips on taking a clear photo

Place the document on a flat surface, hold your camera above the document and line it up in the viewfinder and take a photo. Check the photo is clear and not blurry and that the whole document is visible. Check that there are no (or minimal) shadows or reflections – you may need to turn a light on or off to get the best image! Repeat for each of your qualifications and then send in one email to



UCAS Codes

When applying through UCAS you will be asked to enter the code of the University you wish to study at.  The code for Wrexham Glyndŵr is G53.

UCAS codes for your chosen degree can be found on the individual course pages under 'Entry requirements and applying.'

Dates and deadlines

For the majority of courses at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, you should submit your application by the equal consideration deadline (usually 15th January).  Following this date, the University can close any courses that are already full.

If the deadline has passed, the good news is your chosen course may still be open.

Get in touch with our admissions team for more information and to find out what courses are currently available.

Check out the list of key dates and deadlines throughout the year.

UCAS Extra

UCAS Extra is for applicants who are already in the UCAS system and who have not received any offer from their original choices or have declined any offers they have had.  UCAS Extra is available online from February 25 to July 4. 

If we have vacancies on your chosen course, then we will consider your application and hopefully make you an offer so that you can add us as your Extra choice. We will advise on your individual circumstances when you contact us, but in order for us to consider a decision as soon as possible, we ask that within your UCAS Track you go to the view your application section, copy it and send us a copy of your application via email.

For more information on UCAS Extra visit the UCAS website.



If you apply through UCAS after 30th June, your application will not be sent to us. Instead you will receive details about Clearing.

Clearing is a process that is available between July and September for those who are applying late, have already applied and haven’t received a place, or have declined all of their offers.

If you wish to secure a place at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, then we strongly advise that from the beginning of July to mid-September you call our dedicated Clearing Hotline on 01978 293439 – our friendly team will be able to help you with course vacancies and put you in touch with the relevant admissions staff.

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