There is still time to apply for September 2021

Year 13 or final year of college? Or already got your grades? Applications for September 2021 are still open, and you don’t have to wait until Clearing. You can apply right now to the University of Leicester to join us as a Citizen of Change.

Places are currently available on most of our courses. You can always check with us, or check on UCAS, to be sure.

Already submitted your UCAS application?

You applied to four universities through UCAS but left that final space blank. That’s fine. As long as you haven’t yet replied to any offers, you can contact UCAS any time before Wednesday 30 June and they will add Leicester as your fifth choice.

Or maybe you applied to five universities through UCAS and, for whatever reason, none of those worked out. Not a problem. You can use UCAS Extra to apply to Leicester as your sixth choice. UCAS Extra is open until 4 July and will show as a button when you sign into UCAS Track.

Not applied through UCAS yet?

Although the UCAS deadline passed in January, you can still apply through UCAS in the normal way at this point and at any time until Wednesday 30 June. Once you’ve decided which course you want to study, you can apply using the UCAS Apply system. You’ll need the UCAS code for your application, which you can find on the relevant course page of our website, and you’ll also need our UCAS institution code, which is L34.

After 30 June, main applications close and you’ll have to wait for Clearing.

Already got your grades?

If you took your A-levels (or equivalents) last year, and you are not already holding a place at another university, you can jump the queue and apply directly to Leicester right now without having to go through UCAS. Contact and we will guide you through the process.

Need help with your application?

If you’ve got any questions about studying with us, you can chat to staff and students.

If you have any questions or queries, please email our admissions team.


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Application Checklist

1. Search our course list of nearly 200 courses

We have nearly 200 research-led courses at University of Leicester.

Find the perfect course for you.

2. Find out more about studying at Leicester

Why not chat to current students to find out what life at university is like before joining us in real life.

Or check out On Demand, giving you the heads up on all things Leicester.

3. Confirm your place with us

You can do this through UCAS Extra or emailing

4. Apply to Student Finance

If you haven’t already, you’ll need to apply to Student Finance as soon as possible. If you put this off your loan might be delayed and you might not receive this before you join us.

Visit our fees and finance page for more information.

5. Apply to accommodation

We have guaranteed accommodation options for all first years, with options to suit everyone’s preferences and needs.

Find out more about our accommodation options and how to apply for your accommodation.