Postgraduate School Application procedures

The AA is a private institution and does not belong to UCAS; therefore you must apply directly through the school. The preferred method of application is this online form. A PDF version can be made available for visually impaired applicants, upon request.

The Postgraduate School does not insist on an interview as a condition of entry. However, applicants are encouraged to visit the AA for an interview with the programme’s academic staff. Appointments should be made through the Postgraduate Admissions Team:

Deadlines for 2021/22 Academic Year

The Postgraduate Programme has three official admissions deadlines as outlined below:

  • Optional early-offer applications for 2021/22 close: Friday 20 November 2020*
  • Early (Winter) application deadlines for 2021/22 close: Friday 29 January 2021* (last deadline for bursary applications)
  • Late (Spring) application deadlines for 2021/22 close: Friday 12 March 2021

Your online application must arrive by the dates listed above. Applications received after the dates above may be accepted at the discretion of the school.

* In order to be eligible to apply for a bursary, applicants must submit their application and portfolio (if applicable) no later than 29 January 2021, stating their interest in an AA bursary in the ‘Finances and Funding’ section. Applicants who require an English language examination must also have booked and passed one of the approved English language examinations listed on the AA website by 29 January 2021 in order to be eligible for a bursary.

How to proceed

  • Register to create your account
  • Complete each section of the online form listed in the menu on the left
  • Submit your form and application fee of £55 (£75 for a late application)

Online Payment

Payments are accepted by any of the following card types; Visa, Mastercard, Maestro. There is a 1.5% charge for credit cards.

Please note payments are not accepted for billing addresses in Belarus, Burma/Myanmar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia & Serbia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Syria, Liberia, North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Republic of Guinea, Somalia, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Libya

Refunds at the discretion of the AA admissions department.

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