Foundation Year

How to apply

We are delighted that you are interested in studying with us. We can't wait to receive your application, which you must submit through UCAS.

  • The Warwick UCAS institution code is W20
  • BSc Accounting & Finance with Foundation Year UCAS Code is N4N4
  • BSc Accounting & Finance (with Foundation Year) with Placement Year: N40J
  • BSc Management with Foundation Year UCAS Code is N20A
  • BSc Management (with Foundation Year) with Placement Year: N20J.

Short-listed applicants will normally be invited to attend a selection day, including an informal interview, at Warwick to assess their academic potential and commitment to further study.

Warwick International Foundation Programme

Overseas applicants may wish instead to consider the Warwick International Foundation Programme. The Warwick International Foundation Programme is a one-year course designed for international students who are looking to study in the UK and who require an additional year of study before they can apply for an undergraduate degree.  

Our application process

1 Meet us

It's a great idea to meet us virtually or on campus before submitting your UCAS application. See our Meet Us page for full information.

2 Scholarships

The WBS Foundation Year Scholarship

We are offering a scholarship to all students who are selected to study on the course, covering the full tuition fees of the Foundation Year for 2021/2022 entry. We also have a number of additional scholarship opportunities available.

3 Personal statement

Your personal statement should highlight your skills, experience and future ambitions. Our Foundation Year course is very competitive so our admissions staff want to see your motivation for having applied to WBS.

4 Apply

Apply through UCAS.

  • Applications open 5 September
  • Apply by 26 January deadline.
5 Attend a selection day

If you are short-listed for our Foundation Year course you will be invited to attend a selection day where you will have a campus tour, take part in a group exercise and have an interview to assess your suitability for the course.

6 Application decision

We will decide whether to make you an offer which will either be unconditional, conditional or not accepted. We aim to have the majority of decisions confirmed by the end of March, and we must make a decision no later than early May. Find out what happens after you've applied.

7 Reply to your offer

If you have received an offer - congratulations! You must now either select Warwick Business School as your firm or insurance choice or decline the offer. Remember the decisions you make at this point are binding so consider your options carefully. Find out more about making your decision.

9 Confirm your results

We must receive your results by 31 August. If you are taking A levels we will normally receive your results from UCAS. However, if you are taking UK qualifications such as an Access to HE course or foundation degree, you need to ensure that your results are sent to us. See the University's offer holder guide for more information.

10 Joining us

Congratulations! Your confirmation letter should appear in UCAS Track, five to seven days after your place is confirmed. Check your confirmation letter carefully in case there's anything else you need to do. Our offer holder emails will take you through the next steps.