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Applying through UCAS

You’ve read the prospectuses and websites, been to the open days, and made your shortlist. Now you know Edge Hill is the place for you. It’s time to make your university application count. On this page we’ve given you the information you need to apply through UCAS. But if you’re unsure, you can speak to our team of experts too.

If you want to study a full-time undergraduate degree, full-time integrated master’s degree, full-time foundation degree or MSc Physician Associate Studies at Edge Hill University, you will need to apply through UCAS.

Your UCAS application process could involve:

How to apply

You can apply for up to five courses online at The institution code for Edge Hill University is E42.

  • Register to use UCAS Apply.
  • 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.

Personal statement

Your personal statement is what sets you apart from other applicants. It lets you add all the things you didn’t fit into your application that you want people to know. Make those 4,000 characters count with our top tips for writing a great personal statement.

Read our personal statement guide

Submitting your application

How your application is submitted will vary 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

The application fee payable to UCAS is £22.50 for programmes starting in 2023.

If you apply to only one course at a single university or college, the application fee is £22.50, and £27 for up to five choices.


  • You 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. This opens between Thursday 23 February 2023 and Tuesday 4 July 2023.

Receiving your results

Our guide to Clearing talks you through what to expect when you receive your results. Whether you’ve made Edge Hill University your Firm or Insurance choice, applied elsewhere but now wish to study with us, or haven’t submitted an application through UCAS to any university yet.

Whether you meet or exceed your offer conditions or don’t quite get the grades you need, our expert Clearing advisers will be happy to speak with you and discuss your options.

Find out more about Clearing and receiving your results

Key dates

  • September – you can apply online from September for entry the following year.
  • October – applications for Medicine programmes must be submitted by 16 October.
  • January – the initial closing date for the receipt of UK and EU applications for all courses excluding Medicine is the last Wednesday in January. Although we will still consider applications received after this date for most courses, we recommend that you apply by this initial deadline.
  • FebruaryUCAS Extra typically begins in late February. It opens on Thursday 23 February 2023 and closes on Tuesday 4 July 2023 for September 2023 entry.
  • August – A Level Results Day is on 17 August 2023. This date sees the start of the full Clearing vacancies search, although Clearing is available from early July if you already have your results.

Get in touch

We understand that’s a lot of information to take in. If you have any questions or just want to talk it through with us, give us a call on (+44) 01695 657000 or complete our online enquiry form.