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Professional course university application process

Applying to university is the first step in your higher education journey and may seem like a daunting prospect, so we've collated resources to help you make your application successfully.

Our Faculty offers offers a wide range of courses and the application process varies depending on the subjects you're interested in.

The initial application process

Find out more about how to apply for an undergraduate course, when the key deadlines are and how to write your personal statement.

The application process for studying an undergraduate Medicine degree is unique; please visit our dedicated medicine page for more information.

Find out more about how to apply for a postgraduate course.

Interviews for professional courses

While some applicants will only need to complete the above steps, those applying for a professional course at ARU will be asked to attend an interview. Interviews take place for the following degree courses:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operating Department Practice
  • Paramedic Science
  • Physician Associate
  • Physiotherapy
  • Social Work.

If you’ve applied for one of these courses, we’ll need you to undertake an interview before any offer can be made. We’ll be in touch with you, shortly after you submit an application, and let you know if you have been selected for interview, which you will book through our Applicant Portal.

At ARU, we strive to select students who are talented, intelligent, caring and have a strong desire to care for others. Our University recruitment processes are based on these core values and aim to identify those with the empathy, honesty and integrity needed to enter a caring profession. This is in line with expectations from our partners (the NMC, HCPC, Social Work England and the GMC) and official texts such as the NHS Constitution.

Find out more about the interview process for each of our courses:


Operating Department Practice

Paramedic Science




Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

Social Work

Physician Associate