How will coronavirus impact my application to study at SAE?

SAE UK is still recruiting for September 2020 and beyond, so despite the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus), you should still apply to kickstart your creative future with SAE!

We understand for many that exams will be affected this year and you may be concerned about how this could impact your place on a higher education programme at SAE. Please don’t worry - We are making every effort to ensure you are not negatively impacted and we will be using maximum flexibility.

Applications to our undergraduate programmes are normally made through UCAS and are assessed on the basis of your qualifications, your personal statement, and/or your portfolio of work.

See entry requirements and typical offers (below).


Apply online through the UCAS website either:

Through your school or college
who are registered with UCAS

Independently if you do not belong
to a UK school or college

When applying for one of our courses through UCAS you’ll need to enter our institution code: S05, along with the appropriate campus code and course code.

Campus London Liverpool Glasgow Oxford
Campus Code A E D S
Institution Code SO5
BA/BSc (Hons) Audio Production W616
BA/BSc (Hons) Music Business 4L26
BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Film Production W612
BA/BSc (Hons) Visual Effects Animation 615W
BA/BSc (Hons) Game Art Animation IW63
BSc (Hons) Games Programming G620
BA/BSc (Hons) Web Development W281


  1. Academic qualifications
    Please make sure that you list all your academic achievements. Please also list any pending qualifications.
  2. Personal statement
    See our advice here on writing your personal statement.
  3. Reference
    Ideally this should be a teacher or tutor at your school/college. If you are no longer in education and are working, please provide a reference from your employer.


We understand that many of you will have seen the news regarding the status of your exams and are concerned about how this could impact your place on a higher education programme at SAE. We are making every effort to ensure you are not negatively impacted by the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

If you haven’t yet applied to SAE, or have partially applied but do not have an offer yet, there is no need to be put off by the announcement that you will not be sitting exams this summer. Here at SAE we are the home of creatives, and as such our application process is designed to recognise the creative potential in each prospective student. Our friendly Admissions and Recruitment team can work with you to craft an alternative entry path into our degree programmes with or without A Level grades or the UCAS tariff point equivalent, and we will be able to guide you every step of the way. 

For our International and EU applicants we are aware there are similar impacts across the world and we will work with you to ensure you have the best chance of embarking on your studies with SAE in September 2020. 

We know the current situation may be confusing and scary for many, but we are here for you if you’d like to talk about your application. We’re all still working to secure your place at SAE and you can speak to our friendly recruitment and admissions team at 


Once your UCAS application has been received, we’ll assess your suitability for the course. If you clearly meet the entry criteria for the course you’ve chosen, we’ll offer you a place.

We’ll be in touch to let you know as soon as we have made you an offer. You can also see your SAE offer on UCAS Track.


This means we are waiting to receive further information from you such as your exam results and/or certificates.


You have demonstrated your suitability for the course and don’t need to supply any additional information.


Simply go to UCAS Track and accept your offer online.

If you have not yet applied through UCAS please do so as soon as possible. The on time deadline for UCAS applications is 15 January. Although you may apply through UCAS at any time during the year, meeting this deadline will mean you are more likely to be successful with your application, especially where space is limited.

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