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Apply for a University course

We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to help guide you through the admissions process, from selecting the right course for you, to completing your UCAS application and applying for financial support.

Follow the steps below and, if you have questions or need help at any stage, you can either call us on 0151 353 4444 or request a call back using the form at the bottom of the page.

1. Choose your course

Once you have chosen the course you would like to apply for, you can move on to step 2.

With so many courses to choose from, deciding on the right one can be daunting. If you’re not sure about your options, or need more information before making your decision, contact us first. We offer a range of information, advice and guidance that will help you to make the best and most informed choice possible.

Need advice and guidance?
You can get in touch with our Careers Advisors. You can either call 0151 353 4444, email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk or request a call back using the form at the bottom of the page.

Applying for professional or part time courses
Anyone wishing to apply for the Accountancy, CMI Management and Leadership, any of our teacher training courses, or any part time course, should apply directly to the Hugh Baird University Centre and will not need to apply through UCAS. You can do this online via this form.

2. UCAS Application

Students applying for full time university level courses will need to formally apply via the UCAS online application system at: www.ucas.ac.uk.

Those applying for part time or teacher training courses, please see the ‘Applying for Professional Courses’ section.

Once you register on the UCAS site, keep a note of your login and password. Your completed application is then sent from UCAS to the universities and colleges you have chosen. If you need help with the application process, come and talk to us.

The date that your application needs to arrive with UCAS depends on your university and course choices, so you will need to check the application deadlines to ensure you apply on time.

Important Information
To apply, you will need our Institution Code: H65 (or L51 for LJMU engineering courses), along with the relevant UCAS Code. You can find this on the relevant course page on this website.

3. Interview

When we receive your application from UCAS, we will write to you to invite you to attend an interview. After considering your application and interview, we will contact UCAS with our decision.

4. Offers

UCAS have an online tracking system, called Track, which will regularly be updated throughout the application process. Keep checking this and make sure you reply to the offers you receive. You should also receive a letter from both UCAS and ourselves with confirmation of any offer made.

5. What to do next

If you are accepted, UCAS will send you a letter of confirmation. If your grades are higher or lower than expected, or if you change your mind, there are other options available. Check Track and look for course vacancies on the UCAS website to find an alternative place, or come and talk to us.

6. Finally...

You need to make sure you have everything ready, such as accommodation, finances, travel arrangements, books and equipment required for the course. If in doubt about any of these things, contact us for help.

Request a call back

Not sure what your next step is or need help with your UCAS application? Our team is on hand to help you, leave your details and we will call you back:

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Important dates

2017 entry
Although UCAS Undergraduate Apply is now closed for most courses, we are still accepting applications for our courses for 2017 entry. Visit our Clearing page for more information and to contact us.

2018 entry
UCAS Undergraduate Apply opens for 2018 entry on 6th September 2017.

Don't forget
The date by which your application needs to arrive with UCAS varies depending on your university and course choices, so check the application deadline on the UCAS website to ensure you apply in time.

If you miss the deadline, don't despair, contact us immediately for advice on what to do next.

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