How to Apply

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Once you've decided which course is right for you the next step is to apply. For details of how to apply please see below:

Apply through UCAS if you’re:

• A Full-time applicant
• Applying for a subject other than Teacher Training

On your UCAS application you'll need to enter the institution code for University Centre Leeds which is L21 and the course code for your chosen course which can be found on the course pages.

Please note that UCAS charge an application fee of £27.50 for a 2024 application.

For details of how and when to apply via UCAS please click here.

Apply directly through our website if you’re:

• A Part-time applicant
• A Postgraduate applicant 
• A Teacher Training applicant 
• Currently studying at Leeds City College, Harrogate College, Keighley College or University Centre Leeds and wishing to apply for our Animal Management and Behaviour or one of our Creative Arts Foundation Degrees.

There is no application fee for applying directly to us.

Students requiring a Student Visa

University Centre Leeds welcomes students from across the EU and international students who are already residing in the UK. University Centre Leeds is not currently recruiting students who require a Student Visa to study in the UK.

How do I apply through UCAS?

Browse our courses, check the entry requirements and make a note of the UCAS code.

Visit the UCAS how to apply pages for step-by-step guide on this.

You will need to know: 

  • University Centre Leeds’ UCAS institution codeL21
  • The UCAS course code for your course – you can find this on the course’s page on our website, or in our Prospectus. 

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Everyone applying between September and the UCAS deadline on 31 January will have equal consideration, regardless of when they apply. We also consider applications throughout the year, as long as there are still places available on that course. 

Once submitted, our Admissions Office will process your application. Once the application has been carefully considered, you’ll find out if you have received an offer through the UCAS Hub.

Online Information Sessions

University Centre Leeds holds online information sessions throughout the year to help students applying to Higher Education, and their parents and carers.

Get help from our team on topics including UCAS personal statements, advice for parent and carers, support for mature students, student finance and more.

How do I apply directly to University Centre Leeds?

You will find a link to apply directly on the corresponding course page for the course you are interested in on our website. This is only available for certain courses.

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If you are interested in studying an apprenticeship, please contact the Apprenticeship Team by email at


Still have questions?

If you need any help with your application, or have any questions about the process, please get in contact with us and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Our friendly team is here to support you through the whole journey.

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