What happens after you apply

This explains what you can expect after you have applied. 

Receiving a decision on your application

You can keep up to date with the progress of your application through UCAS.

UCAS will notify you when we make a decision on your application. If you receive an offer, you can inform us of your decision to accept or decline your place through UCAS. 

How long it takes to receive a decision 

We typically receive a high number of applications to our courses. We aim to make decisions on applications submitted by the January UCAS deadline by the end of March.

For some subject areas, the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available so, to ensure that we treat all applications fairly and equitably, we wait until after the UCAS deadline has passed before reviewing applications and making a final decision. This is a normal part of our process and may mean you have to wait a little longer to hear from us, though we will still aim to make a decision by the end of March. For more information about application decisions for courses that follow this process, visit the relevant webpage:

Why we put some applications on hold

For some subject areas, including business, computing, law and media and communication, we may put your application on hold until after the UCAS deadline before making a final decision. We do this to make sure that we don’t make too many offers for your course before the UCAS deadline. This means that all applications received before the UCAS deadline are guaranteed equal consideration.

It also helps us to ensure we get the planned number of students on your course, giving you the high-quality student experience that you expect from Leeds.

This is a normal part of our process and may mean you have to wait a little longer to hear from us, though we will still aim to make a decision by the end of March. For more information about application decisions for these courses, visit the relevant subject webpage on Coursefinder.

If your application is on hold, it does not affect your other UCAS applications

If we put your application to Leeds on hold, this will not affect your other applications. You should reply to your offers only when you have received all your decisions. Other universities will not change their offers if you are awaiting a decision from another institution. You can find key dates for the entire application process on the UCAS website.

Which courses include an interview in the application process

Some of our courses do require an interview as part of the application process, such as Medicine, Midwifery and Social Work. To find out more, check the entry requirements for your chosen course on Coursefinder.

Offer holder visit days

If you receive an offer from us you'll be invited to an offer holder event, where you can learn more about your course and chat to academic staff and students. It’s more in-depth than an Open Day and it will either be virtual or on campus. Information about offer holder events will be sent to you with your offer.