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How to Apply

Watch this short video to find out how to apply for a course online. Applications are now open.. 

Searching for a course

1. Browse our courses or use the course search facility to look at what we have to offer. A list of courses will be displayed based on your search.

2. Click on the course name for more information about the course.

3. When you find the course you are interested in click on Apply.

4. If you want to browse for more courses add these to your basket.

5. You can apply for up to 5 courses. (If you apply for more than 5 courses this could delay the processing of your application.)

6. When you have finished adding courses to your basket, click on Apply. This will take you to online applications.

7. Follow the instructions on screen to complete your application.

If you would prefer not to apply online, please contact studentportal[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk or telephone 02890 265 265. You can request a paper copy of the application form instead. The date we receive your completed application form will be recorded as the date you apply.

Applying Online

1. If you already have a Belfast Met account just log in.

2. If you are new to Belfast Met you will need to create a new account.  Click on Create a New Account. You must use a valid email address.

3.Follow the instructions on screen to set up your account and complete your application.

4. We will send you an email to let you know we have received your application.

5. You can log back into your account at any time to track your application.

6. If you need any help email studentportal[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk

Submitting your application

1. You can apply for a course even if you are waiting on results.  We will ask you for evidence of your qualifications when you enrol.  If you have the evidence now you can upload it via your online application account.

2. Your application does not guarantee a place on the course.  Please read the information below about offers and places.

3. An early application will increase your chance of getting onto your course of first choice.

4. If you need any help email studentportal[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk 

Managing your offers

1. If you receive an offer, you must accept or reject your offer. 

2. If you accept an offer, we will contact you with an enrolment date and more details.

3. If you reject an offer, we will still keep you on the course waiting list. This means that if you change your mind, or if you do not meet the entry requirements for your first choice, you may be offered a place on your second choice (if places are available). This usually happens in late August/early September.

4. If you have applied for more than one course, you may receive other offers. You can only hold one offer for the course you are most interested in. You must reject any other offers you receive.

5.If you are no longer interested in the course, you should withdraw your application as soon as possible. To do this contact studentportal[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk to ask for your application to be withdrawn.

6.If you need any help email studentportal[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk 

Click here for more information on Managing Offers

Applying through UCAS

Applications for some Higher Education courses need to be made directly through UCAS.

To do this, please contact UCAS at 01242 222 444 or via the UCAS website. Information required for UCAS applications is on the relevant course page on our website. Please note: UCAS operate their own submission deadlines and application procedures. Please check with UCAS for the most up-to-date information.

Will Brexit affect my application to Belfast Met?

As events related to Brexit change daily, please refer to the latest UK Government information HERE

Belfast Met is required to satisfy United Kingdom Visa and Immigration requirements relating to status and to help with fees assessment. Customers who wish to enrol on to a course will be asked to verify student status and residency. For more information on how this impact on enrolment CLICK HERE.


Belfast Metropolitan College has made every effort to ensure that the information contained on this website is accurate and up-to-date. The College cannot accept responsibility for any errors, omissions or ambiguities and reserves the right to revise, alter, discontinue or cancel courses once they have commenced. The location referenced may be the primary location and you may have to attend at an alternative site.