How to apply

How to apply

English Language Development Programme

There are 2 ways you can apply:


1. Directly to Edge Hill:

You will need to download an application form.  Please read the guidance notes carefully before completing and make sure that you have included all the documents that are required.

English Language Development application form

English Language Development application guidance

Once you have completed the form you can email it to us, together with scanned copies of all the supporting documentation required, at internationaladmissions@edgehill.ac.uk or post the application and documentation to:

International Office
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 4QP
United Kingdom


2. Via one of our agents or partners:

Our agent or partner will support you in making your application to Edge Hill University. Our agents and partners have had lots of experience helping people to apply to us and they will be able to guide you and make sure that you have included all the documents that we will need.  Once you have submitted the application form and all the supporting documentation to our agent or partner they will send them to us.

To find your nearest representative please visit the “Find your country” page.

International Foundation Programme

There are 2 ways you can apply:


1. Directly to Edge Hill:

You will need to download an application form.  Please read the guidance notes carefully before completing and make sure that you have included all the documents that are required.

IFP application form

IFP guidance notes

Once you have completed the form you can email it to us, together with scanned copies of all the supporting documentation required, at internationaladmissions@edgehill.ac.uk or post the application and documentation to the International Office.

International Office
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 4QP
United Kingdom

internationaladmissions@edgehill.ac.uk


2. Via one of our agents or partners:

Our agent or partner will support you in making your application to Edge Hill University. Our agents and partners have had lots of experience helping people to apply to us and they will be able to guide you and make sure that you have included all the documents that we will need.  Once you have submitted the application form and all the supporting documentation to our agent or partner they will send them to us.

To find your nearest representative please visit the “Find your country” page.

Undergraduate/Bachelor Degrees

There are 3 ways you can apply:


1. Via UCAS:

You can apply for full-time undergraduate degree programmes through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)

Edge Hill’s institution code is EHU E42, and you should ensure that this is entered clearly on your application form, together with the code for the course you wish to apply for. The course codes are listed on the course pages of this website.


2. Via one of our agents or partners:

Our agent or partner will support you in making your application to Edge Hill University. Our agents and partners have had lots of experience helping people to apply to us and they will be able to guide you and make sure that you have included all the documents that we will need.  Once you have submitted the application form and all the supporting documentation to our agent or partner they will send them to us.

To find your nearest representative please visit the “Find your country” page.


3. Directly to Edge Hill:

If you have difficulty accessing UCAS then please contact the Admissions Office internationaladmissions@edgehill.ac.uk for guidance.

Postgraduate Taught Degrees

There are 3 ways you can apply:


1. Apply Online:

If you are a prospective student and want to study a taught Master’s degree, Masters by Research degree, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma, you will usually need to apply directly online to Edge Hill University.

Please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/study/apply/ which is categorised by academic department, the links will take you to the relevant application information for all of those programmes where you need to apply directly to Edge Hill University.

If you want to join a PGCE or PGDE at Edge Hill University, you will need to apply through UCAS Teacher Training: https://www.ucas.com/teaching-in-the-uk.


2. Via one of our agents or partners:

Our agent or partner will support you in making your application to Edge Hill University. Our agents and partners have had lots of experience helping people to apply to us and they will be able to guide you and make sure that you have included all the documents that we will need.  Once you have submitted the application form and all the supporting documentation to our agent or partner they will send them to us.

To find your nearest representative please visit the “Find your country” page.


3. Apply Direct:

If you have difficulty accessing apply online then please contact the Admissions Office internationaladmissions@edgehill.ac.uk for guidance.

Postgraduate Research Degrees

There are 2 ways you can apply:


1. Apply Online:

Non-GTA applications to join a research degree should be completed online. For full details on how to apply please visit the Graduate School.


2. Via one of our agents or partners:

Our agent or partner will support you in making your application to Edge Hill University. Our agents and partners have had lots of experience helping people to apply to us and they will be able to guide you and make sure that you have included all the documents that we will need.  Once you have submitted the application form and all the supporting documentation to our agent or partner they will send them to us.

To find your nearest representative please visit the “Find your country” page.

Pre-sessional English Courses

There are 3 ways you can apply:


1. Apply Online:

The Pre-sessional English Language Course is for those wishing to progress to further academic study at Edge Hill University on either undergraduate or postgraduate courses (taught or research).  All students must meet our entry requirements for the Pre-sessional course.

There is no separate application form to complete for a pre-sessional programme.

You will need to apply for your main course of study online.  For Undergraduate programmes please apply via UCAS.  For a Postgraduate Taught degrees please apply online.

Edge Hill’s institution code is EHU E42, and you should ensure that this is entered clearly on your application form, together with the code for the course you wish to apply for. The course codes are listed on the course pages of this website.

We may also be able to accept students on the Pre-sessional course who are going on to other universities to complete their academic course if the Pre-sessional courses at these institutions are full. We will require agreement and acceptance from other universities if we admit students on this basis.

Contact internationaladmissions@edgehill.ac.uk if you require further information.


2. Via one of our agents or partners:

Our agent or partner will support you in making your application to Edge Hill University. Our agents and partners have had lots of experience helping people to apply to us and they will be able to guide you and make sure that you have included all the documents that we will need.  There is no separate application form to complete for a pre-sessional programme. Our agent or partner will provide you with an application form to complete for your main course of study. Once you have completed the application form and all the supporting documentation to our agent or partner they will send them to us.

To find your nearest representative please visit the “Find your country” page.


3. Directly to Edge Hill:

If you have difficulty accessing UCAS then please contact the Admissions Office internationaladmissions@edgehill.ac.uk for guidance.

Summer Programmes

International Students:

Please contact international@edgehill.ac.uk for further details.

Next steps

Step 2: Receive offer

If you applied directly to Edge Hill:

Once you have applied we will contact you by email to let you know that we have received your application.

We will make a decision about your application as soon as possible.

If you send your application by post it can take up to 2 weeks to arrive in the UK. This means that in some cases it may take up to 4 weeks from the time you send us your application before we can actually inform you of our decision. We will keep you updated on the progress of your application however if you at all concerned please contact us.

If your offer is unconditional we will email your offer letter. If your offer is conditional you will receive it by email and once you have met all the conditions your offer will become unconditional.


If you applied via our agents or partners:

We will send your offer letter directly to our agent or partner so that they can help you with the next stages in the application process as quickly and effectively as possible.

We will try, wherever possible, to make a decision about your application within 72 hours however please be aware that this may sometimes take a little longer.

We will keep our agent or partner informed of the progress of your application so if you have any concerns or questions please ask them so they can advise you.

Step 3:  Accept offer and apply for Accommodation

Once you have received your offer letter (conditional or unconditional) please make sure that you let us know that you have accepted it by emailing internationaladmissions@edgehill.ac.uk. You must include your full name and student id number (this will be on your offer letter) in your acceptance email.

If you would like to live on campus, you should contact the Accommodation Team as soon as you are offered a place at Edge Hill.

Step 4: Pay deposit

When you have accepted your offer you will then need to pay the deposit requested.  You can do this in a number of ways. Visit our Finance Information Page for further information.
Once we have received your deposit payment we will then be able to issue your CAS letter.

Step 5: Apply for your CAS

You will need to apply for a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) to be issued by Edge Hill University for your studies here, this is then used to apply for a Student Visa. To do this you should complete the CAS Request Form and email it to internationaladmissions@edgehill.ac.uk

We aim to process CAS requests within 48 hours.

If you do not require a Student Visa please inform the International Admissions Team.

Step 6: Receive CAS and apply for Visa

In order to apply for a visa you will need to have received a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) letter to show to the UK Border Agency.

We will send your CAS letter by email once you have met any conditions of your offer and paid the required deposit.

For details on how to apply for a visa please visit the Visa information pages.