How To Apply
You can apply for our diplomas and our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes online.
The online application form linked to each course will guide you hrough the process. You can save your application at any time and come back and complete it later - just remember to keep a note of your application reference number. Make sure you submit your application by the relevant closing date.
If for any reason you are unable to access the electronic versions of the application form, please download a printable copy of the form which can then be submitted by post/fax.
For further clarification please contact the Admissions Team on:
Telephone: +44 (0) 118 921 4696 (from outside the UK)
Freephone: 0800 019 9697 (from the UK)
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Entry requirements vary depending on the course. You can find the entry requirements for each course in the College prospectus or on the website - please click here to access the relevant course pages.
Once we have received your application we will send you an acknowledgement by email.
Your application will then be processed by the Admissions Team. If you have applied for exemptions or you do not meet the standard entry requirements for the course your application will be sent to the College's Admissions Committee for a decision.
Once your application has been assessed and we have received evidence of your existing qualifications you will be sent an email confirming the outcome of your application.
Applicants who are offered a place on a course will be sent information on how to register and pay for their course in their offer letter.
Please note that if you do not submit copies of your qualification certificates with your application we will not be able to make you a firm offer. Your application may be put on hold and a decision postponed until we receive the documents. You will be sent an email to notify you if your application is being put on hold.
Although we may be able to start processing your application without all of the required documentary evidence, we are unable to give you a final decision on your eligibility until we receive evidence of your qualifications.
Once we have received this we will contact you by email with one of the following decisions:
A conditional offer means that we will offer you a place if you meet certain conditions. The conditions of your offer will be detailed in your offer email.
An unconditional offer means that you have met all the academic requirements for entry and we are happy to accept you on to the course.
This means that the College has decided not to offer you a place on the course. If you do not meet the standard entry requirements you may be declined entry on to the course. You will be sent an email confirming the decision and stating the reasons why this decision has been made. Where appropriate we will suggest an alternative course for which you may be eligible.
You can withdraw from the application process at anytime. If you would like to withdraw your application please contact the Admissions Team in writing or by email.
An application may also be withdrawn by the College. This is usually because you didn't respond to any letters or emails from the college, or because you did not send evidence of your qualifications in time for the start of the course. If your application is withdrawn by the college you will be sent an email explaining the reasons for the withdrawal.
It is possible to defer your offer to the next intake. If you would like to be considered for deferred entry please contact the Admissions Team. An offer can only be deferred once. Applicants who have already deferred an offer will be required to re-apply.
Note: Should your qualifications fall below those required, the College Admissions Committee will judge your application on merit. Satisfying the minimum conditions for entry does not automatically guarantee acceptance on a course.
If you have studied a related subject to an equivalent or higher academic level you may be eligible for module exemptions.
You can be considered for exemptions if you meet the following criteria:
- You are eligible for entry to the course you have applied for.
- The course regulations allow for module exemptions to be granted.
- Your previous studies compare in level, content and standard to the modules for which you want to be exempted.
- You have passed the whole of the qualification that your request for exemption is based (usually within the last ten years) and have received the final award.
- You have indicated on your application form that you want to be assessed for exemptions.
If you wish to be considered for exemptions you must indicate those modules on your application from under the section for exemptions. You should also provide a full academic transcript or diploma supplement and a course syllabus with your application form.
Exemptions will only be considered at the application stage and no retrospective exemptions will be granted once study has commenced.
How do I apply?
You can apply for courses online. Select the course that you want to apply for in the 'our courses' section of our website. The link to the online application form is on the top right hand corner of the screen.
You can also apply by post. If you would like a hard copy of the application form please contact email@example.com or telephone +44 (0)118 921 4696
What are the entry requirements?
Entry requirements vary depending on the course. You can find the entry requirements for each course in the College prospectus or on the CEM website on the relevant course page.
I've been offered a place on a course but my circumstances have changed. Can I defer my entry to the next intake?
It is possible to defer your entry to the next intake. If you would like to be considered for deferred entry please contact the Admissions Officer by email, stating the reasons for your request.
Who can verify my certificates?
Copies of your qualification certificates must be verified by someone in a professional occupation (e.g. doctor, solicitor, teacher, employer, member or fellow of a professional body, Post Office official etc.)
To verify you certificates the person signing the copy certificate should:
- State the following on each document: 'I certify that this is a complete and accurate copy of the original'
- Write their name, position and/or capacity and a contact address.
- Add their signature and the date
How is my application assessed?
The Admissions Team will assess your application against the standard entry requirements for the course. If you are eligible for entry based on these requirements you will be sent a letter confirming your offer.
Applications that do not meet the standard entry criteria may be sent to the Admissions Committee for a decision.
Applications for advanced entry (exemptions) will be sent to the Admissions Committee for a decision.
Can I apply for exemptions?
If you have studied a subject to a similar or higher academic level you may be eligible for exemptions from one or more modules of your chosen course.
If you wish to be considered for exemptions please indicate this on your application from under the section for exemptions.
We cannot assess eligibility for exemptions without a full academic transcript or Diploma Supplement and a course syllabus for your qualification.
Please note that exemptions are not available on all courses. Please check the course information before submitting your application.
What is a transcript?
A transcript is a document detailing modules taken during a course. It should show information such as the grades achieved for each module, the number of credit points and the award classification.
What is a Diploma Supplement?
A diploma supplement is a comprehensive transcript that provides information on the subject area, level, context and status of the course completed. They should also list the modules and grades completed during the course.
What is a syllabus?
A syllabus is a document that outlines the topics covered during a course. It should also contain information such as how the course is assessed and how many credit points each module is worth.
What is APEL?
APEL stands for 'Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning'
APEL is a process that allows people to receive formal recognition for the skills and knowledge they have already gained through relevant work experience.
All APEL applications will be assessed individually by the Course Director and the Admissions Committee. Candidates must be able to demonstrate that relevant, practical experience has been gained.
Please note that APEL places are restricted and are only available on certain courses.
Do you offer full time courses?
Unfortunately we only offer part-time distance learning courses.
When can I start the APC?
Please contact RICS directly. Their website is www.rics.org
Are any of your courses registered with the UK Border Agency?
As our courses are distance learning and students are not required to come to the UK to study we are not a registered training provider for the UK Border Agency.
Do I have to sit my exams in the UK?
We have exams centres in over 100 countries around the world and students can sit exams in their country of residence.
When do I have to pay?
Course fees should be paid one month before the start of the course. This is to allow sufficient time for your study materials to reach you before the course starts.
How can I pay for my course fees?
You can find information on payment methods by clicking here
Do I have to have an email address to study with CEM?
You will be required to have regular access to an email account as the majority of correspondence with students in done via email or through our Virtual Learning Environment.
Once I have registered and paid for my course can I apply for a NUS card?
Yes, as soon as you have registered and paid for your course you will be able to apply for an NUS extra card. To apply please visit the NUS website; please ensure you have your student number handy as you will need to enter the first 7 digits to confirm your student ID.
Does the College have a library, or am I able to access other
Is the College a member of SCONAL?
Depending upon your location you may have access to local library facilities, please contact your Course Administrator for information. However, the College is not a member of the Libraries Plus Scheme.
Even if you do not have direct access to the library you will have access to a large number of online journals and sources of information on the library page of the VLE. You are advised particularly on Masters level courses to do further research using the appropriate links.
The College is not a member of SCONAL. We are however able to issue letters proving that they are CEM students that can be used at their local university library. This does not always guarantee them full borrowing rights.