Applying through UCAS

All applications for undergraduate degrees must be made through the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Below is some essential information which will help guide you through your UCAS application.

Our UCAS code is LVRPL L41

When making an application, you need to enter the specific UCAS code assigned to the course you want to apply for. The code relevant to your course can be found on each of our course pages or on the UCAS website. Use the “Further Details” field in the “Choices” section of the UCAS application form to indicate if you are on the Realising Opportunities or University of Liverpool Scholars programmes

Information on entry requirements and qualifications

UCAS deadlines

  • You can submit your UCAS application from the beginning of September in the year prior to entry.
  • The normal closing date for receipt of UK applications is 31 January, following which you can apply through UCAS Extra
  • The normal closing date for applications from International/EU students is 30 June, however please note the earlier application deadline below for clinical programmes.
  • If you are including Oxford or Cambridge, or programmes leading to a professional qualification in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science in your choices, then the closing date is 16 October in the year prior to entry.

Application fee

UCAS charges an application fee, which for 2024 entry will be £27.50 for up to five choices.

Tracking the progress of your application

You can track the progress of your application through the UCAS website. You will need your UCAS application number and the same username and password you used to complete your application. For more information go to the UCAS 'track your progress' pages.

Deferred entry

In many cases you can defer entry by one year, especially if you wish to gain relevant work experience or improve your language skills.

The University is happy to consider requests to defer entry for one year. Applicants may either indicate on their application that they wish to defer entry for a year, or they can contact Admissions in writing during the application cycle, but no later than 31 July. Deferral requests will be considered on a case by case basis. Spaces may be limited for deferrals due to student experience, space constraints, and health and safety factors. We also do not wish to disadvantage applicants who have applied during that admissions cycle.

Applicants seeking to defer their entry should be aware that any offer conditions must be met by the end of the application cycle for the year in which they submitted their application.

Direct entry to year 2

We consider students for direct entry to year 2 of an undergraduate course. Indicate on your UCAS form that you wish to be considered for direct entry to year 2.


UCAS scan all personal statements for possible plagiarism using detection software. If UCAS alert us to the possibility of plagiarism they will send an email to both us and you, and we will require you to submit a fresh personal statement and an explanation before deciding if we can allow your application to go ahead.

For more details, please see our Plagiarism Policy (PDF download).

Fraudulent statements and omissions

It is important that you include all relevant information on your UCAS application, without any omissions. The University follows the UCAS rules and procedures concerning fraudulent applications and liaises closely with the UCAS Verification Unit to prevent fraud.

We will refer to UCAS any application that we suspect to be fraudulent or to contain fraudulent information. We reserve the right to cancel an application or withdraw any offer made on the basis of an application which we have found to be fraudulent.

Any student found to have been admitted on the basis of fraudulent information may have their studies terminated. International students who have been admitted on the basis of fraudulent information may be reported to the relevant government agency.

For more information on UCAS procedures relating to the detection of fraudulent applications, please see the UCAS website.

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