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Guidance for Applicants

    Students with Disabilities, Specific Learning Differences and Medical Conditions

    The University welcomes applications from students with disabilities. Applicants with specific learning differences, motor, sensory and unseen disabilities, mental health difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder or any other disabling condition may be contacted by the University’s Disability Services to discuss their support requirements prior to entry in order to ensure that reasonable adjustments are made.

    Visits to the campus for prospective students can be arranged on request and candidates who have particular accommodation and access requirements are especially encouraged to take up this opportunity, although the option is available to all.

    Students are invited to contact Disability Services on +44 (0) 24 7615 0641, email or visit the website to discuss the facilities and support available at Warwick.

    Candidates may find it useful to consult the Skill website for information about studying in Higher Education and additional advice, services and resources. Skill provides a free information and advice service for individual disabled people via a freephone helpline, email and the website: Tel: 0800 328 5050 (freephone) and 020 7657 2337. Email:

    This information and advice helps disabled people to overcome financial and physical barriers, ignorance and discrimination so that they can study, train or find work.'

    Financial information, including about the Disabled Student Allowance, can be found on the Student Finance England website.

    Returners to Study

    The University welcomes applications from individuals who are returning to study. There are no set entry requirements (although evidence of recent academic study is likely to be an advantage) and each application will be considered individually against the entry criteria for the chosen course. Before applying it is advisable to check for specific subject requirements for the degree course you are considering.

    The Centre for Lifelong Learning also offers programmes for those returning to study including part-time degrees, 2+2 degrees and foundation degrees. These degrees have flexible entry requirements and flexible modes of study which may suit individuals who have been out of education for a while, don’t have formal qualifications or who work and wish to study part-time. For more information visit the Centre for Lifelong Learning website.

    Younger Applicants

    We do not make offers to applicants who will be under the age of 16 at the start of the course. Applicants who will be over 16 but under 18 at the point of entry should be aware that they are applying to study in an adult environment and there may be a small number of limitations for them at Warwick whilst they are under 18.

    Exemption from Part of a Full-time Undergraduate Degree

    It is important to us that students coming to Warwick gain the full benefits of a Warwick degree course. Because of this, it is only in very exceptional circumstances that we can consider candidates for exemption from part of a full-time undergraduate degree course.

    If you wish to request an exemption you should write to the Undergraduate Admissions Team, explaining the reasons for this request. If possible you should do this before you apply via UCAS.

    Taking a Gap Year

    The University welcomes applications from candidates who wish to take a year off between school and university. It is helpful to selectors if you make clear in your UCAS application your reasons for wishing to defer entry, and explain how you intend to spend your time. If you plan to work in an area related to your degree subject or to travel to develop a foreign language, this may strengthen your application.

    International Applicants

    If you are a student travelling from overseas, the Office for Global Engagement is happy to help you make arrangements to visit the University. Please contact them on +44 (0)24 7652 3706 or email Further detailed advice, assistance and information is also available from the Office for Global Engagement's network of representatives and offices in many countries as well as from Warwick representatives who visit these areas.

    For further information on our overseas offices or the schedule of visits please see the Office for Global Engagement website.

    Useful Contacts

    Disability Services
    Tel: +44 (0) 24 7615 0641

    Office for Global Engagement
    Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 3706

    Centre for Lifelong Learning
    Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 4617