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Applying through UCAS

UCAS - the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service - is the central application service for all full-time undergraduate courses in the UK including Foundation Degrees, DipHE, etc. All applications must be made online at

The application process varies slightly depending on your circumstances:

  • At a school or college registered with UCAS?
    You will need to fill in an online application and submit it to a member of staff at your school or college. After checking your details and adding the academic reference, your school or college submits your application via the online system to UCAS. Advice on applying will be available from a teacher or careers advisor who can also advise how payments for the UCAS application fee are made.
  • Independent applicant in the UK?
    You should apply online independently. You'll need to obtain and attach an academic reference, pay the application fee and submit the application yourself. Various careers organisations such as Connexions can provide advice.
  • International applicant from outside the UK?
    Unless your school or college is registered with UCAS, you should apply online independently. You'll need to obtain an academic reference, pay the application fee and submit the application yourself. Advice is available from your school, college or local British Council office.

Closing Date

The initial closing date for the receipt of applications is 15th January each year. Although we will still consider applications received after this date for most courses, we do recommend that you apply by the deadline.

Applicants Fee

For applications to more than one course, university or college, the application fee payable to UCAS is £23 for programmes starting in April or September 2015. If you apply to only one course at a single university or college, the application fee is £12 for September 2015 entry. Applications submitted after 30th June 2015 for September 2015 entry will carry an application fee of £23 for all prospective students.

If you're applying independently, payment is made online using a credit or debit card. If you're making an application through your school or college, they will advise how payments are made.

Institution Code

The institution code for Edge Hill University is EHU E42. This must be entered clearly on your application, together with the course code for which you are applying. If you wish to apply for a programme of study offered at one of our partner colleges, you should also insert the relevant campus code in the appropriate section of your online application.

UCAS Extra

If you have applied through UCAS and are still without any offers, for whatever reason, you may find UCAS Extra useful. This service allows you to apply for any courses with vacancies from the end of February until early July.


If you don't achieve the exam grades you were expecting and your university place is not confirmed, or you do better than expected and change your decision about where to study, then the UCAS Clearing service is designed to help you. You can apply for any course that still has vacancies through Clearing from July to September each year, though most students will only access it following the publication of exam results in mid-August..

Year Two Entry

We welcome applications to Year Two of our modular degree programmes from applicants with suitable employment-related experience, or post-A level or equivalent qualifications, for example, BTEC Higher National Diploma or prior degree level study.

Applications for entry into Year Two of a full-time programme should be made through UCAS. Please complete the relevant section of the online application indicating your point of entry. You should also send a transcript of the academic qualifications you have achieved or have been predicted to achieve to the Admissions Office.

Further Information

Full instructions on how to apply are available on the UCAS website.

If you have any queries about qualifications required for particular courses or you are unsure whether your qualifications are relevant or you are having difficulty completing an application then you should contact us for Pre-Entry Advice and Guidance. Call Course Enquiries on 01695 657000 or complete our online enquiry form.


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