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How to Apply

How to Apply

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How to apply
Please read these notes before you begin your application. You mightfind it helpful to print this document to refer to later.
1 Submitting your applicationApplications should be made using the on-line application form, which is currently completed in 2stages. Supporting Documents (CV, references etc) can be attached to the Part 2 application.
Stage 1
Stage 1 of the application form gathers the information required by Durham University to create anapplicant record and concentrates mainly on personal details and academic qualifications. When youfirst log-on to the form, you will be asked to create an account, which will involve choosing a Logon ID(user name) and a PIN (password). If you wish to do so, you will be able to save the form and return tocomplete it later.Once this stage is submitted, you will be given a unique web ID number which should be quoted on allfuture correspondence, including the second stage of the application form. You will then move to stage2 of the application form via the link provided.
Stage 2
The second stage of the application form has been created specially for the MBA Programme and iswhere you will be able to tell us about your managerial experience and professional knowledge. In orderto maintain confidentiality, you will be asked again to choose a PIN (password), which can be the sameas the one used for Stage 1. As with the first stage of the application form, you will have the option tosave the form and return to complete it later.An important feature of the second stage of the application form is that you will be able to uploadelectronic copies of the following documents, which are required as part of your application:
CV or work resume which must include full details of previous employment (dates, name ofemployer, nature of your responsibilities, salary per annum in £ sterling), details of any periodsof unemployment, and/or details of any voluntary work undertaken;
A scanned copy of your academic and professional qualifications certificates (includingtranscripts if available);
Two references. Admission to the MBA Programme requires two references, preferably oneacademic and one professional although two professional references would be acceptable.Reference forms can be downloaded from our website (
) (thesecan be faxed or posted directly to us by the referee if they prefer).
A recent passport photograph of yourself;
A scanned copy of your English Language Certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, etc), if appropriate;
GMAT Test Score Report, if the test has been taken.
If you are not able to upload electronic versions of any of the above, please email them topg.bus@durham.ac.uk stating the MBA Programme that you are applying for and your web ID number.When all documents have been received, we will email you to acknowledge receipt of your application.2 OfferOnce both parts of your application and the necessary supporting documents have been received, wewill inform you of our decision (normally within 1
2 weeks of receipt of the documentation, unless weneed to contact you for further information).If the decision is to offer you a place on the Durham MBA programme, this will be conditional upon asuccessful interview, depending upon your mode of study. We will contact you by email to inform youof our decision and, if necessary, to arrange your interview.3 InterviewAll applicants who are offered a place on the Full Time or Executive (part time) MBA are required toundertake an interview and this can take place either face-to-face or via the telephone if you are unableto come to the Business School for the interview. The interview helps us to find out more about yourcareer, background and motivation for study. It gives you the opportunity to demonstrate that you havethe ability to participate and contribute to the MBA Programme.If successful in interview, you will be sent a formal offer letter and a copy of this by email.In order to secure your place on the programme you will need to formally accept your place and pay therequired deposit within 6 weeks of the original offer date.4
Dean’s Scholarships
We offer a number of Dean’s Scholarships (normally worth between
10% and 40% of tuition fees), opento self-funding, highly motivated candidates. Further information about the scholarships available toMBA applicants can be found at www.dur.ac.uk/dbs/degrees/scholarships/.If you meet all the criteria and wish
to be considered for a Dean’s Scholarship, please tick the ‘yes’ box
on the second stage of the MBA application form.Scholarship applications that meet the necessary criteria will be passed to the scholarship panel thatmeets at regular intervals. Scholarship applicants will be contacted during the week after the panel hasconvened to be informed of the outcome. Please note that you will have to formally accept thescholarship by the deadline specified in your letter or else this may be revoked.6 College Membership and AccommodationThose applicants who wish to study on the Full Time MBA programme will need to apply for collegemembership and arrange accommodation. Most MBA students apply for membership of UstinovCollege, the college to which most postgraduate students belong. If you have a preference for adifferent college, you can make this known on the first stage of the MBA application form. Informationon the colleges at Durham University can be found at http://www.dur.ac.uk/colleges/.After applying for college membership, you will be sent information about the different types ofaccommodation available. As demand for accommodation exceeds availability, please ensure you applyand this, and pay the deposit required as soon as possible.

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