Direct Application to University

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apply directly to university in the UK

Applying for university without UCAS

What is a direct university application in the UK?

Sometimes students need support making a direct university application to an institution (i.e. not through the UCAS process ).

This may be due to a number of reasons. Such as the student being late in applying to university. Not receiving any offers. Applying for certain courses that require they apply directly to a university. Applying to transfer degree courses, or other complexities with an application.

For all postgraduate degrees we will help you directly. Applying directly to university is the route to secure your masters or PhD.

Whatever your circumstances, we can help you resolve these issues and apply directly to university in the UK.

Uni Direct can liaise with universities on your behalf.

UK universities that accept direct application

We work with a wide range of UK universities that accept direct applications. UK universities with direct application include:


If you haven't quite meet the entry requirements you may also want to consider applying directly to university through a foundation pathway  These are usually taught at a international college on the university campus allowing for a easy transition to your undergraduate or postgraduate degree once you have completed your foundation year.

Some examples of international colleges that accept direct application include:

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How we can help you to apply directly to university in the UK

We can work with you to match the university entry requirements. We will review your academic school qualifications and your English language proficiency (usually IELTS) with the right course and university for you. This support also includes helping you create an excellent personal statement to submit with your direct university application.

Our guidance also extends to helping you obtain good references to support your application. Advising you on open days, and making your first and insurance choices.

We are UK based so we have a great deal of experience in supporting students to apply directly to university in the UK. This ensures you gain quick answers to any queries you have.

Our direct university application support is delivered as a part of our university application support service. If you would like to find out more please contact us to speak to one of our advisers.