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Application Process

How to complete your UCAS Application

Choosing the perfect course for you may seem daunting, but completing your UCAS application shouldn’t be. You can apply between 1 September and 15 January. For ALL applications you will need our institution code which is: L27.

Remember if you are applying for part-time study you need to apply direct to the university and not through UCAS.

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To start, visit and register to use 'Apply', UCAS's online application system. Once registered, follow our handy steps below to start your journey. If you are an International student information on how to apply can be found here.

UCAS Application Process

Personal details

Computer IconLog in and fill out your personal details such as your name, age and email address.
Tip: Add your email address - UCAS will be able to let you know whenever your application is updated online.


Hand iconChoose your five courses - You don’t need to order these in terms of preference, and the universities you have chosen won’t see where else you’ve applied to.
Tip: Applying for deferred entry? Make sure you’ve checked that your chosen university accepts deferred entry applications for the course you’re interested in.

Education history

Book iconEnter your education history - You must enter all of your qualifications – whether you have the result or you’re still awaiting exams and results.

Employment history

Case iconEnter your employment history - this includes any paid job whether full-time or part-time.
Tip: Save the details of any unpaid or voluntary work for your personal statement.

Personal statement

Person iconWrite your personal statement - this is your chance to stand out from the crowd, to show universities why you want to study the course and why they should pick you. Visit UCAS for tips on writing the perfect personal statement. Don’t worry if you can’t complete the form in one go – you can always save it and revisit it later.

Tip: If you draft your statement in Word first you can spell check it before you copy it to your application. Attention to details like this can make a difference.

Check it

Question mark iconCheck it - look back at all of the information you have provided and make any necessary changes. Once you have marked all of the sections as complete you’ll be able to read and agree to the declaration.

Get a reference

Thumb iconGet a reference - This is a written recommendation from a teacher, adviser, or professional who knows you academically.


Money IconMake your payment - The fee for applying through UCAS is £25.00 for multiple choices, or £20.00 if you’ve got your heart set on just one choice.
Tip: Late applications submitted after 30th June 2020 have a fee of £25 and you will automatically be entered in to Clearing.

Submit your application

Calendar iconSubmit your application to UCAS and await your offers. It’s as simple as that.

Good luck!

Did you know?

You can give a parent, guardian, or adviser nominated access if you’d like them to be able to speak to UCAS on your behalf.

For more information and to find out the deadline date for your application visit the UCAS website.

After you apply

Now you’ve completed your application. What’s next?

We’ve compiled a handy list of the key stages in the application process for you, including attending your Applicant Day, applying for accommodation and financing your studies.

UCAS Extra

Extra is open between the end of February and 30 June. You apply through UCAS and can apply to one course at a time.

Find out more and apply through UCAS Extra.

Application Process

Any questions?

If you're still unsure about any aspect of the application process you can give our Admissions Team a call on 0113 812 3113. They will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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