Information for 2021 applicants

We are proud of the transformative impact of a University of Liverpool education and are committed to ensuring that all those who can benefit from it have an opportunity to do so.

Applying for 2021 entry

UK students

The deadline for equal consideration of non-clinical applications has now passed, however the majority of our programmes, other than those in clinical areas, are still accepting applications and you can still apply to study at the University of Liverpool via UCAS Extra or through Clearing.

Contextual admissions

For 2021 entry, the University is engaging a new contextual admissions strategy, this will allow applicants from the most under-represented backgrounds to receive a two grade reduced offer. Learn more about how we use contextual data to make offers.

International students

The UCAS application deadline for International/EU students is unchanged is 30 June 2021.

Changes to exams in 2021

Following the announcement that 2021 English and Northern Irish A level exams will not go ahead as planned, and earlier decisions around Scottish and Welsh qualifications, we are awaiting guidance on what form assessment will take. The joint Department for Education and Ofqual consultations on the assessment of Summer 2021 exams and qualifications includes reference to private candidates and vocational qualifications in addition to A/AS levels and GCSEs. We will continue to process applications as normal and if further information is required once the outcome of the consultations is released we will contact applicants directly. 

We are absolutely committed to ensuring that our admissions processes are fair, and that our applicants are not disadvantaged by the change to examinations. We will be in regular contact with all our applicants to keep you informed as our position is confirmed and information will be updated here.

Applying for accommodation

The new application deadline does not impact on your opportunity to benefit from our guaranteed accommodation promise. Should you be made an offer from us and become an Unconditional Firm (UF) or Conditional Firm (CF) student you will be guaranteed accommodation at the University of Liverpool or within University Approved accommodation, so long as you apply before 31 July 2021. Find out more about applying for accommodation.

Financing your studies

Our comprehensive financial support offer aims to ensure that finances do not act as a barrier to a University of Liverpool degree. Our financial support includes:

  • Access to a range of bursaries including the Liverpool Bursary – which benefits a third of our UK undergraduate students.
  • An accommodation discount of £800 for students in receipt of a qualifying widening access bursary and who choose to live in our Halls.
  • The allocation of an additional £1million into our hardship fund which is accessible to all students experiencing genuine and unforeseen financial difficulty.

What next?

We encourage you to browse our Virtual Open Day content to get a flavour of what we have to offer at Liverpool. You can watch recordings from all of our subject areas, learn about our accommodation and speak directly to our students, via the Unibuddy platform to get their views on studying here.

We recommend using this extra time to consider your options, do your research and apply to the universities you feel are the best fit for you.

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