Applying Through UCAS

If you want to study a full-time undergraduate degree, full-time foundation degree or the University Higher Diploma in Further Education and Training at Edge Hill University, you will need to apply through UCAS.

This will involve:

How to Apply

  • Applying Through UCASYou can apply for up to five courses online at The institution code for Edge Hill University is E42;
  • Register to use UCAS Apply by adding your personal details, creating a username and password, and setting up security questions;
  • You will add your course choices, details of qualifications already achieved, any qualifications which you’re currently completing, as well as your employment history;
  • A personal statement provides the opportunity to show course providers why you want to study the course and why you think you would make a great student;
  • Double check everything, get a reference and pay the UCAS application fee and you’ll be ready to submit your application;
  • A step-by-step guide to filling in your application is available on the UCAS website.

Submitting Your Application

How your application is submitted will vary slightly depending on your circumstances.

At a school or college registered with UCAS?

  • Apply at and use the buzzword your school or college gives you;
  • After you have completed your application, your school or college will add an academic reference, explain how to pay the application fee, and submit the application to UCAS on your behalf.

Independent applicant in the UK?

  • Apply at;
  • Obtain an academic reference, pay the application fee and submit the application yourself.

International applicant from outside the UK?

  • Apply at;
  • Obtain an academic reference, pay the application fee and submit the application yourself.

Further information about references, payment and submitting your application can be found on the UCAS website.

UCAS Application Fee

Applying Through UCASThe application fee payable to UCAS is £24 for programmes starting in 2019.

If you apply to only one course at a single university or college, the application fee is £18 for September 2019 entry.

Applications submitted after 30th June 2019 for entry in September 2019 will carry an application fee of £24 for all prospective students.


  • Applying Through UCASYou can track the progress of your application at;
  • If your application is successful, you may receive a conditional offer, unconditional offer, or you may be invited to attend an interview or audition;
  • Once you have received decisions for each of your choices, if you have any unconditional offers, you can select one to confirm your place. If your offers are conditional on exam results or other requirements, you can pick a Firm Acceptance as your first choice and an Insurance Acceptance as your reserve choice.
  • Further information about making sense of your offers and replying to offers can be found on the UCAS website.

UCAS Extra

  • If you do not receive an offer of a place or decline any offers received, you can add an extra choice through UCAS Extra, open between late February and early July each year.

Results Day and Clearing

  • Applying Through UCASIf you get the exam grades you need, the university who you made your Firm Acceptance choice will confirm your place through UCAS Track;
  • If you just miss out on the exam grades you need, you may still be accepted by your Firm Acceptance choice or, alternatively, you may have your place confirmed at your Firm Insurance choice. You should refer to UCAS Track on the day of your results for clarification;
  • If your exam results are not what you hoped for and your university place is not confirmed at either your Firm Acceptance or Firm Insurance choices, 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. Most students will only access Clearing following the publication of exam results in mid-August;
  • Alternatively, if you do better than expected and change your decision about where to study, you can use UCAS Adjustment for up to five days following the publication of your results;
  • For all you need to know about getting your results, visit the UCAS website.

Key Dates

  • Applying Through UCASSeptember – you can apply online from 6th September 2017 for entry in 2018 and 5th September 2018 for entry in 2019;
  • January – the initial closing date for the receipt of UK and EU applications is 15th January. Although we will still consider applications received after this date for most courses, we recommend that you apply by the deadline;
  • February – UCAS Extra begins on 25th February;
  • August – A Level Results Day is on 16th August 2018 and 15th August 2019. This date sees the start of the full Clearing vacancies search, although Clearing is available from 5th July if you already have your results from that date.

Get in Touch

If you have any queries about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Course Enquiries by calling 01695 657000 or completing our online enquiry form.