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How to apply to Leeds School of Physics and Astronomy

How to apply

To make your application to the University of Leeds you need to use the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

You can apply through UCAS from September, for entry in September the following year. The usual closing date for receipt of applications is in January, but provided we have space we are happy to consider applications after this date, and applications through UCAS Extra.

When we receive your UCAS application, we will write to you inviting you to one of our post application visit days.  During this visit you will be interviewed by an academic member of staff.  Whilst attendance at one of the post application visit days is not compulsory, we do strongly recommend that you sign up to one as it gives you the chance to talk to current staff and students.  It also gives us the chance to get to know you, which may be useful in August on results day.

The next step is for you to accept or reject the offer through UCAS. You have the opportunity to choose a 'Firm' (first) place or 'Insurance' (second) place.

More information on how and when to reply to offers is available on the UCAS website and you can also watch the UCAS 'how to' guides for advice on making your application to understanding your offers.

Once you have satisfied the entry offer, or if you have been given an unconditional offer, the University will send you a letter in August confirming your place and giving details of the University Induction Week. In early September you will be sent a 'Welcome Pack' which will tell you everything that you need to know about arriving, living, registering and studying here at Leeds.

We welcome applications from international students, students with non A-level qualifications, students with disabilities, and mature students.

Students from outside the EU will normally be required to pay international fees.

Note that students from the European Union normally pay the same tuition fees as students from the UK, and financial support is available.

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