How we process your application

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When you apply to Hull, we see more than just your grades.

The University of Hull is committed to the equal and fair consideration of all applicants to all programmes of study.

You can read a comprehensive summary of our policies and practices relating to the admission process here.

Any applicant who is not successful can ask for feedback on the reason for the decision. For most applicants, this will be given in their decision letter.

Requests for feedback should be made in writing by letter or email within 30 days of the notification of the decision. The University will normally respond within 14 days.

UCAS, including MA Social Work and PGCE, applicants should refer to the guidance on UCAS Track on how to request feedback.

For more information, please see our policy on feedback to unsuccessful applicants. Information about the admissions policy of the Hull York Medical School is available here.

Any applicants who feel they have been unfairly treated can lodge an official complaint to the University.

Undergraduate Applications for 2020

High Achievers

If you are a high achiever and are predicted to achieve 120 UCAS points (over 3 A levels or equivalent), then you may be eligible for a unconditional offer* if you make Hull your firm choice when you apply through UCAS; and if you still achieve 120 UCAS points and come to Hull we will give you a merit scholarship.

Find out more.


Making a contextual offer

When you apply to the University of Hull, we look beyond your predicted (or confirmed) grades to understand your background, motivation and aspirations for pursuing a higher education programme with us. A contextual offer may be made to our UK based applicants with the aim to promote access and fairness. This allows us to look at more than grades in the application process.   

We know that talented students can achieve their potential whatever their background or family circumstances.

What is a contextual offer*?

Contextual offers are a reduced offer of one or two grades below for UK based undergraduate applicants. You could be eligible if any of the following applies to you:

  • you have spent time in local authority care (such as foster or residential care)
  • you live in a UK postcode area with low progression into higher education study

The data for eligible postcodes is provided by the Office for Students. They use a range of classification groups known as POLAR (the participation of local areas) which identify places where young people are less likely to enter higher education. The postcode data we are using is POLAR4 data published in 2018.

Find out more about POLAR data.


*Please note unconditional offers or contextual offers cannot be made to applications for healthcare programmes such as Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Paramedic Science, ODP and Social Work or Law/Politics with legislative studies programmes due to statutory and regulatory body entry requirements, and limited placement availability.

Information for care leavers 

  • Your application: when you apply via UCAS there is an option to let us know that you’re a care leaver. If you answer yes to this question, we can make you a contextual offer.
  • Funding:  is available to help with tuition fees and living costs.
  • Accommodation: we also offer a range of accommodation options.


Year 12 Summer School 2019

For the cohort who took part in our four day on campus summer school in July 2019, you will also be eligible for an offer which is one grade lower (with the exception of applications to healthcare, teaching and Politics/Law and legislative studies).  Please mention this in your personal statement.  This will be in addition to any contextual offer that you may also be eligible for. 

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