6 things you need to know about applying to Chester

We know that applying to University can be a confusing time. It can feel like there is an overwhelming choice of universities out there, and you probably have a lot of prospectuses to read, websites to visit and Open Days to attend before you make your final decision on which five are going to make it onto your UCAS form.

That’s why, at the University of Chester, we want to make the decision making process as easy for you as possible. To help you, we’ve created a special Undergraduate Study section of our website, which breaks down the key information you need to know into a few easy-to-use pages.



Single or combined honours? How about a placement year? Want to study abroad? With over 350 options to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find a course that suits you. What’s more, each one of our courses includes work based learning as part of the curriculum, which will help make sure you’re ready for the job market. And with over 95% of our graduates in work or further study within 6 months of graduation, it’s an approach we know works.

Browse our list of courses


How to apply

Although we receive a lot of applications each year, we understand that yours is completely personal to you and we want to help you make the most of it. In our How to apply section we explain what happens during the UCAS application process, what we will do when we receive your application and what you need to do at each step of your journey to university. And if there is ever anything that is unclear, our friendly Admissions team can be reached at admissions@chester.ac.uk or 01244 511000

Learn how to apply


Visit Us

We hope you’ll agree that our website has a lot of useful information that can help in your decision making process, but there really is no substitute for actually coming to visit us and seeing everything that the University of Chester has to offer for yourself. The best opportunity to do this is on an Open Day in October, where you’ll be able to take part in taster lectures for the subject(s) you are interested in, speak to staff and students, find out what student support is available and visit our accommodation.

See the opportunities to visit us



There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the cost of going to university. While the headline figures can seem a little daunting, it’s almost certainly a worthwhile investment and the support is designed so that you have all the money you need to go to university and only start to repay it once you are in a good graduate job. Depending on your individual circumstances, you may also be entitled to extra support. So don’t be put off by financing your studies, because it really is more affordable than some people think.

Find out how your studies will be financed



In recent years, the University of Chester has evolved into a collection of specialist campuses, each of which offer a unique student experience and access to the world-class facilities you need to succeed in your studies. By growing in this way, we ensure that the University is meeting the ever-changing needs of our students and employers, but you also benefit from being part of a smaller family, in a faculty you can truly call your home.

See which campus you will be based at


Student Life

It can’t be underestimated how important the student experience is here at Chester. You’re going to spending years of your life here, and we want you to make the most of everything the area has to offer. In our Student Life section, see what Chester and Warrington have to offer you, find out more about the award winning Chester Students’ Union (voted the best in the North West for 3 years running!) and hear the stories of our students who made the decision to come to Chester. And if you want to keep up with the very latest that is going on here, you can follow us across social networks.

Learn about student life at Chester


We think that’s probably enough to start with. We’re going to be updating this blog throughout the year, so to make sure you don’t miss out on any useful information, make sure you are subscribed. If you haven’t yet, you can order a prospectus and visit us on an Open Day. If there is anything you’re not sure about, you can ask us a question and we’ll get back to you with the answer.

Hope to see you soon!