If you meet the maths entry requirement and are applying to one of our quantitatively-intensive Bachelor’s degrees (Economics, Data Science) a Maths assessment will be arranged for you to take online. Based on your results, you may be accepted directly into the degree you have selected or contacted by the Admissions team for a discussion.
How to apply?
On this page, you will find out about the application process for Forward College, including what documents you must submit, the interview and accepting your offer.
Applications to Forward College open in October and close in July. However, we recommend that you apply before 31st March, as places for some programmes may be limited after that.
Check our Entry Requirements here.
How to Apply
Our application process includes an online Application Form to fill in, and documents to provide.
Once this is submitted, you will be invited for an informal conversation with a current Forward College student. During this time, our Admissions team will assess your application.
You will be contacted shortly after and, if your application is promising, you will be invited for an interview.
The Admissions team is available for questions at all times by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no application fee.
1. Fill in your Application Form
You will need to provide the following: copies of your school transcripts from the last two years or university studies if you are a transfer student; if available, please send us official translated copies in English; if required, proof of your English language level; examples of your extracurricular accomplishments or experiences;
a motivation letter can be submitted but is optional.
2. Book your Student Conversation
3. Your Forward Interview
4. Committee decision
If you are thinking of applying for financial support, you can research the types of support we offer and our eligibility criteria on our dedicated page. Make sure to indicate this on your Application Form.
Click here for more information.
If you will be under 18 years old at the start of your course or if you wish to share any special needs you believe you have, please make sure to indicate these details on the Enrollment Form.
There are 4 deadline dates by which you can complete and send your online Application Form. The table below shows you when you will receive the final decision.
|Submit application by||Receive final decision by|
You can still apply to Forward College after 31-May, but you will be considered only if places are available for your programme of choice. We will aim to inform you on a case-by-case basis over the summer.
We recommend that non-EU students apply before 31-March. We will aim to inform you within 4-5 weeks. You will need to confirm your place within 2-3 weeks.
Accepting your offer
If you are successful in your application to Forward College and accept your offer, you will be sent a Certificate of Enrolment from Forward College. Following this, you can start preparing your move to Lisbon.
To confirm your enrolment, you will have to pay an enrolment deposit of EUR 1000. The deposit will be deducted from your first instalment of tuition fees. The deposit is refundable one month after the date by which you have accepted your offer. Refunds will not be allowed beyond after 30th of June 2023, except in the event of formal visa refusal. To receive a refund, you must submit your claim in writing as soon as you are able. A deduction fee of EUR180 will be applied for administrative costs.
Whether you are an EU/EEA or non-EU/EEA citizen, you will need to comply with the legislation of local authorities and different EU member states where you will be studying.
As a European student, you are entitled to study at a university in any EU country under the same conditions as nationals. However, conditions of entry vary between individual countries.
By European students, we mean students from one of the countries of the European Union, from one of the countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) (EU + Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein), and from Switzerland.
As a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, as well as complying with the local legislation and registration, you will need to apply for student visas as you move across the Forward College campuses in the EU. Conditions of entry vary between individual countries.
Please note that visa applications can take up to three months. It is therefore important that you start your application as soon as you have accepted your offer.
We will fully refund any paid course fees in the case of a formal visa refusal. Refunds will be subject to a €180 administrative charge.
We are committed to providing Forward College students with all the assistance and support they need to settle into life in each country and city.
Each city has its own Campus Manager who is responsible for supporting you with administrative matters and/or legal requirements.
Check out our Application FAQs here for more information on visa applications and other travel costs or get in touch with Admissions team here.
Co-living in 3 countries
Living in three countries in three years expands our students’ geographic, social, cultural, and linguistic horizons.Learn more
Student Support & Wellbeing
We understand student well-being to be a sustainable state characterised by positive feelings and relationships, tied to high level of satisfaction with their learning experiences.Learn more
A week at Forward
Whether in Lisbon, Paris, or Berlin, your week will be a busy one, as you will be studying for your University of London Bachelor’s and for your Leadership training together.Learn more
Learning at Forward
Drawing inspiration from the « Oxbridge » tutorial system, Forward College tuition programme includes…Learn more