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Frequently Asked Questions about applying to Warwick

If you have a question about applying for Undergraduate study at Warwick, you should check the section below as you may be able to find the information that you require. If you are not able to find the answer to your question, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Service or join one of our regular live chats and we will be happy to assist.

Applying to Warwick

Information on making your application through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is available on the UCAS website at The UCAS institution code for the University of Warwick is W20.

No, an applicant’s choices to other providers are invisible to Higher Education Institutes until your replies have been submitted. Universities should never ask you where else you have applied.

Entry requirements for our Undergraduate courses can be found on the Warwick Undergraduate webpages. If you are an international student you may find our Overseas Qualifications guidance useful.

While many applicants benefit from undertaking an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) we recognise that not all schools offer this opportunity and as a result we do not take it into account when assessing applications for offer. We also do not make reduced offers on the basis of an EPQ. Applicants may however find it useful to discuss their research in their personal statement and reflect on how undertaking the project will help prepare them for studying their chosen degree at Warwick.

If a native language is being studied this will be considered equally alongside other A Levels, providing these are all taken within the usual 2 year period and, where applicable, essential subjects are being studied. Please be aware we do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking as part of your A Level studies.

Yes, course selectors (Admissions tutors) will consider existing academic achievements (including any exceptional circumstances), predicted grades, the personal statement and the academic reference. You should be aware however that decisions are made on a highly competitive basis and therefore we are often unable to make offers to all applicants who meet, or even exceed, the typical entry requirements.

Warwick only considers applications for entry into the second year in exceptional circumstances and where there are spaces on the course. Applicants must meet our typical requirements for entry into the first year and have satisfactorily completed the core modules required by our current first year students to progress onto the 2nd year of the degree course. Even if applicants do meet these requirements, second year entry is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of the University. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Service to enquire further.

Applications for MBChB are processed by our Postgraduate Admissions Service. Please visit Warwick Medical School’s webpages for details about the course and how to apply.

Our courses are very competitive, with often many more applicants predicted to meet the entry requirements than we are able to offer places to. Where this occurs, the personal statement is used in selection, alongside predicted and achieved academic qualifications; although more weight is given to the qualifications, the personal statement may be a deciding factor where large numbers of applicants share the same academic profile. It may also be reviewed again when deciding on applicants who have narrowly missed the conditions of their offer.

See our advice for your personal statement

The personal statement can be no more than 4,000 characters or 47 lines. For advice on what to consider including please see our personal statement tips.

Please see our deferring your offer guidance.

Warwick may make differential offers to applicants based in the UK, in a number of circumstances. To determine your eligibility please refer to the guidance on our Contextual Offer webpage.

The University receives a large number of applications each year to a wide range of departments. Processes and procedures may be different in each department. Some adopt a gathered field approach to admissions, where applications are considered against others received by a specific date. Other departments conduct interviews or ask for additional information or a submission of written work to consider alongside your application to help them to make a decision. It is therefore not possible to provide a specific timeframe when you will receive a decision about your application. The merits of each application are considered on an individual basis and we aim to provide a decision as soon as we are able to, and at the latest by 16 May 2024 if you apply by the application equal consideration date of 31 January 2024.

If your application has been unsuccessful, the reason for this decision is communicated via UCAS.

Please refer to UCAS guidance to update your postal address, phone number and/or email address and notify Undergraduate Admissions via email.

We do not typically consider applications from applicants who will be under the age of 16 at the start of the course. Applicants who will be over 16 but under 18 at the point of entry should be aware that they are applying to study in an adult environment. There may be a small number of limitations for them at Warwick whilst they are under 18.

If you have any queries about this, you can email Undergraduate Admissions or talk to the team through our Live Chat.

We welcome applications from candidates who wish to secure their university place before taking a year off between finishing school and starting university.

It is helpful to selectors if you make clear in your UCAS application your reasons for wishing to defer entry, and explain how you intend to spend your time. If you plan to work in an area related to your degree subject or to travel to develop a foreign language, this may strengthen your application.

If you are currently on a gap year, and intend to apply to Warwick, we would strongly recommend that you submit your application during the main admissions cycle. The Admissions Service will likely need to request additional information from you and you may be required to attend an interview. For this reason, we might not be able to consider an application if you apply through Clearing.

If you have any queries about this, you can email Undergraduate Admissions or talk to the team through our Live Chat.

Studying at Warwick

All Undergraduate courses available for 2024 entry can be found on the Warwick Undergraduate webpages. Unfortunately the Undergraduate Admissions Service is not able to offer advice on the suitability of courses or whether or not you are likely to receive an offer prior to submitting an application. The Warwick website and department pages in particular contain specific information about courses. You should start your search via the course listings at the link above.

Unfortunately as a University we are unable to make comments on which subjects individuals should take/drop. We advise you check the entry requirements for the course you are interested in at our Warwick Undergraduate webpages.

In some circumstances it may be possible to change your course. Please submit your request in writing to Undergraduate Admissions for consideration.

You are able to change your replies within 14 days from initially responding via the UCAS Hub. After this period you will need to contact the Universities involved to request their permission to change your replies. You will also need to contact UCAS Customer Experience Centre. Please note that a change to replies is not guaranteed.

Warwick understands that occasionally your academic progress and attainment may be impacted upon by circumstances which are beyond your control. If there are factors which you would like us to take into account when considering your UCAS application please complete our extenuating circumstances form.

If you want to study a full-time undergraduate degree course, the start date is in September of the academic year, which is the only intake.

Some undergraduate courses can be studied part-time; please see the Centre for Lifelong Learning webpages for available courses. Overseas students wishing to study part-time should also seek further information from the Students’ Union Advice and Welfare team by email on or the International Office on regarding visa issues.

The University welcomes applications from disabled people and those with specific learning difficulties and considers them on the same academic grounds as other candidates. Many such students have successfully pursued undergraduate and postgraduate study at Warwick.

In order for the University to provide appropriate advice and guidance on the services and facilities available, it is helpful for us to know in advance if you have a disability or specific learning difficulty. Prospective applicants with a disability should contact Disability Services (tel: +44 (0)24 7615 0641 or email:

It is also helpful to approach the academic department concerned before submitting a formal application. There are a number of specially converted rooms in the campus residences for those with disabilities and accommodation is also available for full-time carers.

Please see our Visit us webpages for information.

Verification and References

You must provide verification of qualifications or results (excluding results released in August e.g. A Level, CIE A Level, ILC and GCSE) by 31 July 2024.

For non-academic conditions such as English language or ATAS, and any results released in August 2024, the deadline to provide confirmation that you have met conditions is 31 August 2024.

For applicants who have requested a resit, or remark of qualifications awarded in academic year 2023/24, the deadline to provide confirmation of these results is 04 September 2024.

Please see our Verification webpage for guidance.

The Undergraduate Admissions Service will contact you by email to acknowledge receipt of any documents you have provided. If the documents have been sent by a third party (e.g. school/college) we will confirm to them receipt of these.

An academic reference should be provided by a teacher/tutor who has taught you on your current/most recent studies, and who can provide an informed view of your academic ability and suitability for your chosen programme of study. Please note that personal references, such as those from family and friends, are not acceptable.

A reference must be provided on your UCAS application. If an additional or verified reference has been requested as part of an offer, the referee can this via email to Undergraduate Admissions, providing it is sent from an official school or institution email address. This does not need to be sent directly by the referee and can be sent from any member of staff providing it is sent from an official school email account.

English Language Requirements

The University requires evidence that your English Language capability is of a level that will enable you to succeed on your chosen course of undergraduate study. We therefore have English Language entry requirements based on minimum standards. There are a number of tests that students can take to meet the English requirements of the course. Further information can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages

Applicants who require a visa to study in the UK, depending on the circumstances, may be asked to provide evidence of a Secure English Language Test (e.g. IELTS for UKVI), rather than an examination (such as GCSE English) due to the visa requirements set by UK Visas and Immigration. These tests must have been taken within two years of the start date of your course at Warwick.

If you have already achieved an English language qualification which meets the course requirements, the deadline to provide verification of the qualification to the Admissions Service is 31 July 2024.

If you have an offer condition to achieve an English language qualification, the deadline to provide this to the Admissions Service is 31 August 2024.

Fees and Funding

See our Fees and funding webpage for more information.

Tuition fee and accommodation payments to the University of Warwick are managed by the Student Finance team. For further information on how to make a payment and when to pay, please visit our Student Finance pages

If you have been assessed as an overseas fee payer this will be stated in your offer email. This will be based on the information that you provided in your undergraduate application. If you believe that this assessment is incorrect, you can follow the instructions in the offer email to have your fee status reviewed. The Undergraduate Admissions Service will use the guidance published by UKCISA to make this assessment. You will need to provide evidence to demonstrate that you meet the Home fee status category.


Warwick Accommodation service manage the booking of accommodation for students at the University. There is information on the Warwick Accommodation website which discusses the different options available to Undergraduate students, the application process and when to expect a decision.

Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)

Once you have received an unconditional offer and you are within 3 months of the start of your course you will receive an email asking you to complete an online form to confirm the personal details that the University holds about you and request a CAS. Please complete the form as fully as possible as the University will use this form to assess your eligibility for Student Visa sponsorship. Typically, where no further information is required, these are usually processed within 10 working days of receipt of the request form.

If your visa is refused you should complete the ‘Visa refusal CAS request form’ available on our Immigration Service pages. Warwick Immigration Service will assess your eligibility for a new CAS. In some cases this may not be possible.

A CAS number can only be used once and must be from the University at which you intend to study. If your visa application is refused you should complete the Warwick Immigration Service form and attach all pages from the visa refusal notice to request a new CAS.

If you have renewed your passport you do not need a new CAS. Please send a scan of the new passport to and we will add a sponsor note confirming this change. The UKVI allow amendments to the information on your CAS as long as your visa application is not in the advanced stages and has “USED” status.

If there is a mistake on your CAS please contact as soon as possible. We can then assess whether or not you require a new CAS. In most cases we can add a sponsor note to your CAS correcting the mistake. The UKVI allow amendments to the information on your CAS as long as your visa application is not in the advanced stages and has “USED” status.

If you have made a tuition fee payment you do not require a new CAS. The Student Finance team can update this information on your CAS once the payment has reached the University of Warwick accounts. Please contact for further information.

Enrolment at Warwick

Frequently asked questions relating to Enrolment can be found on the Warwick Enrolment website.

The University Enrolment Team will contact you by email with enrolment instructions approximately 4 weeks before your course starts.

The Enrolment Team have provided detailed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). You should check this page first to see if there is a solution to your issue with the enrolment process. If you are not able to resolve your issue from the FAQS, you can contact the enrolment team using the contact form.