Meaning of APPLY in English
BAD : I've applied a one-year course in computer studies.
GOOD : I've applied for a one-year course in computer studies.
BAD : I don't have enough experience to apply to the job.
GOOD : I don't have enough experience to apply for the job.
apply ( to an organization) for a job, course, scholarship, etc.: 'She has applied for the post of Senior Lecturer.'
BAD : The new tax law applies only on people with large incomes.
GOOD : The new tax law applies only to people with large incomes.
apply to sb/sth (= be aimed at): 'The club's rules and regulations apply to all members.'
Longman Common Errors English vocabulary. Английский словарь распространенных ошибок Longman. 2012