Apply for an undergraduate course

We welcome applications from all over the world, and it's our aim to make the process of applying as smooth as possible.

Prospective Home (UK), EU and International students applying for full-time undergraduate study at Liverpool must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

15 January is the UCAS application deadline for the majority of courses, but applications after this date may be accepted if you are a UK or EU student wishing to apply for 2018 entry. Please note that places are subject to availability and not all courses accept late applications. The application deadline for any professional course in medicine, veterinary medicine/science and dentistry has now passed. Visit the UCAS website for further details.

International students will need to apply through UCAS by 30 June 2018.

UCAS Extra

If you have already made five university choices through UCAS, received decisions from all these choices and either had no offers or declined all the offers you have received, you can still apply to the University through UCAS Extra.


Before you apply

The Before you apply page provides information about choosing your course and details of the types of degrees we offer.


Applying through UCAS

All applications for undergraduate study need to be made through UCAS. Applying through UCAS may seem daunting at first; here we explain all about UCAS codes, key dates, deferred entry and how to track your application.


Foundation programmes

We offer a number of foundation elements for prospective students who do not meet the standard entry requirements for a degree. You can read about those on our foundation programmes page.


Entry requirements and qualifications (including equivalent EU qualifications)

We welcome applications from everyone with the potential to succeed in higher education. There are a wealth of entry requirements and qualifications; here we explain what our general entry requirements are and which qualifications we accept, including English language requirements for international students.

We usually express entrance requirements in terms of A levels, but for EU applicants we have a list of which country-specific EU qualifications you will need to meet the required A level grades. Please see our EU qualifications page for more information.


After you apply

It may feel like a waiting game once you have made your application. Here we explain what happens after you apply, including information about how your application is processed, what conditional and unconditional offers are and what UCAS Extra, Confirmation, Adjustment and Clearing is.


Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) is a government verification scheme for international students. Here we provide details of the scheme and the steps you need to take to apply.


Year in China

As part of our aim to enable all our students to become Global Citizens, we’re proud to offer the opportunity to participate in our flagship Year in China programme. This is an additional year spent at our joint venture in Suzhou, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. To find out more, please visit our Year in China Applying page.


Mature students

Studying for a degree later in life can be highly rewarding and our mature students are among some of our most successful. Whether you are looking to develop your career, take a new direction in life, or study a specific subject of interest, our Mature students and access courses section will tell you everything you need to know.


Part-time study

At the University of Liverpool we offer Part-time study which is a great way to study for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree to balance further study with other commitments.


Unconditional offer-making

As competition to recruit students grows, some UK Higher Education institutions are responding by changing their admissions practices and increasing the number of Unconditional offers they issue to applicants. 

Here at the University of Liverpool we will not be changing our approach to offer-making.  

We are proud to place the best interest of our students, current and prospective, at the heart of our admissions policies. Each application is carefully considered before we decide on the most appropriate decision to make. And that offers is focused on what is in the best interests of the student, both now, as they work hard to achieve the strongest qualifications they can at their School or College, and in the future when they start their inspiring, challenging and exciting programme of study at the University of Liverpool. Read our Head of Admissions' statement on the matter Policy on unconditional offers.