Application process: BDS Dentistry

Many applicants find the application forms, tests and interviews required when applying for undergraduate dentistry daunting. This section explains how to apply for our dentistry courses and how we assess each part of your application.

The Dental Schools Council (DSC) provides free advice and support on how to apply to Dentistry courses. You can use this resource to complement the advice we provide here, which specifically relates to applying to Dentistry at Manchester.

Applicants are advised to carefully read the DSC's guidance on the core values and attributes needed to study dentistry (PDF) and reflect on how you might demonstrate these values and attributes during the selection process.

Remember, the admissions tutors want to get the best students just as much as you want to go to the best university, so make sure you let them know how good you are!

All applications including those for deferred entry to our A206 (five-year Dentistry BDS) or A204 (six-year Dentistry BDS with a Foundation Year) courses must be submitted through UCAS by the UCAS October application deadline.

It is not possible to consider late applications. Receipt of applications to A204 and A206 will be acknowledged by the University's Central Admissions Office.

You should read through these pages carefully before you submit your application. If you have any questions that aren't answered on these pages, please contact us by emailing