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How to apply for a degree course

Contextual Admissions

We recognise the potential of talented students from all backgrounds. We understand that the context in which you’re studying can have an impact on the grades you achieve and on your opportunity to take up extra-curricular activities or work experience.

Contextual admissions means that we consider your application in context of your personal circumstances and amend the offer to ensure that everyone has a fair chance of reaching their potential whilst studying at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai. These offers are typically 10% lower than the academic requirements listed on the entry criteria on the course information leaflets.

To qualify for a contextual admissions offer, we look for the following:

If your qualifications do not meet the entry requirements listed on the course page, we would still encourage you to apply for the course you’re interested in, as many of our courses will consider learners based on their previous work and skills experience rather than their qualifications. If you aren’t sure whether you’re ready for a degree (HE (Higher Education)) level course with us yet, we also offer a range of Access to Higher Education programmes.

For further information, please contact our HE Admissions and Careers Officer at

Please apply via UCAS for full time study or via the website for part time courses.

Check your postcode

Enter your postcode below, with space included, to check if it's eligible for contextual admissions e.g. LL57 2TP.

Care Experienced

We use the term care experience to cover a range of different living circumstances. You may have heard of the following terms Looked After Child/Care Leaver. You may have or have had, a social worker, a personal advisor (PA) or maybe you remember attending meetings called LAC reviews or PEP meetings.

Where an applicant or student has been identified as Care Experienced we will provide the following support:

  • A dedicated point of contact who will support transition and provide a link between the applicant/student, teaching team and any support agencies, as appropriate and contribute to any Personal Education Plan (PEP) reviews
  • Financial support in the form of bursaries and support with essential kit costs. An additional bursary is awarded to Care Experienced learners who are graduating to cover graduation costs

Applicants can identify as Care Experienced on the application form or by contacting us at


If your course is classed as full-time for fee purposes, you will need to apply through the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) online application system. This can be found at

The codes for each college are:

  • Coleg Llandrillo: L53
  • Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor: L53
    • Dolgellau Campus Code - D
  • Coleg Menai: L53
    • Bangor Campus Code - B
    • Parc Menai Campus Code - M
    • Llangefni Campus Code - L

Missed the UCAS deadline?

The colleges will continue to accept full time applications through UCAS after the deadline has passed.


If your course is classed as part-time for fee purposes, you can apply online directly from the course information page.

Please note:

If there isn't a link to apply online, our application system for next year is closed. For more information, contact the college.

BSc (Hons) Professional Policing, Counselling (MSc) and Degree Apprenticeships - Applications for these courses should be made through Bangor University