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How to Apply

Application process

  • 16+ School leaver courses
  • 19+/Adult courses
  • University of Suffolk

  • Applying for full time courses if you are over 16 or a school leaver

    It’s wise to apply as early as possible for the course you’d like to join as courses fill up quickly.

    We can process applications up to the start of a course, but it’s always good to know you’ve got an offer early.

    The application forms ask for a lot of information which we use to ensure everyone is treated fairly. We will need to assess your suitability for the course and understand if there are any circumstances which might affect your study.

    Students with disabilities/learning difficulties

    The College aims to provide support that will help you learn to the best of your ability. A wide range of help is available for physical or sensory impairments, dyslexia or other needs which might affect your learning. Please inform us so we can discuss the type of support we can offer.

    You have a right to confidentiality and we will agree with you how any information you provide will be used.

    How to Apply

    We hold several open events during the year where you can meet staff and students and ask any further questions you have about your course.

    Online applications

    From each course page there are links to online admissions.

    You can apply for more than one course by adding them to your basket.

    To complete the application process you will need to register, or login if you already have a user account.

    Postal applications

    If you’d rather submit a paper application form, please complete it and send to:

    Admissions
    FREEPOST IH2445
    West Suffolk College
    Out Risbygate
    Bury St Edmunds
    Suffolk IP33 3RL

    What happens next

    If your application is successful you are most likely to be invited for interview.

    Find out more about applying

  • Applying for part time and leisure courses for 19+ / Adult learners

    Take a look through our range of part time courses for adults, and once you’ve decided which course and location you wish to study, you can complete your application online.

    Online applications

    From each part time course page there are links to online admissions.

    You can enquire or apply for more than one course by adding them to your basket.

    To complete the application process you will need to register, or login if you already have a user account.

    For leisure courses you can simply enrol online as there are no interviews or special applications criteria.

  • Applications for University of Suffolk degree courses

    For full time degree courses offered by University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College, you should apply through UCAS.

    Part time courses may be applied for directly through University of Suffolk or call 01284 716 341 for further information about Higher Education study here.