Applying to university for an undergraduate degree in the UK?

Unclear on the university application deadline?

Your questions answered.

Making your university decision

YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS

UCAS opens for registration in May 2021 for entry in September 2022. Time to start your journey.

With 162 universities to choose from, and more than 50,000 courses. Making your choice of what to study and selecting a university can seem very daunting. Especially with the UCAS university application deadline to consider.

UCAS university application deadline
UCAS process

Choose your subject

This is one of the biggest choices you will make. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice:

For most students, their degree choice is a balance.

Some students have known for a long time what they want to do. However, if you are struggling to decide, you can do some research on the internet and speak to an experienced careers counsellor or professional.

If you still can’t decide, you could consider a more flexible course or joint honours. You can also pick a course with time abroad or work experience.

Making your university choice
UCAS process

Pick the right university

Winning UCAS application

Pick a great university and course

There is a lot of data available, including course rankings, teaching ratings and employability statistics.

UCAS UK application

Go somewhere you will be happy

From the bright lights of a London campus, to a small campus in the countryside with accommodation on site, the location you select will shape your student experience. Do your research and try to visit different universities.

UCAS interview technique

When you visit, speak to existing students and lecturers

How do they structure and teach the course? Ask about how they provide support to different aspects of your learning.

UCAS process

Submit a successful application

Now you have decided your course and which universities to apply to, ensure you complete your UCAS form correctly and consider who you want to write your school reference. You will also need to write an excellent personal statement:

How to write a winning personal statement

TIP 1: Read the personal statement guidelines.
TIP 2: Look at examples of personal statements in your chosen subject area.
TIP 3: Start writing!
TIP 4: Be honest about your achievements.
TIP 5: Balance your academic and personal achievements.

Make sure someone reviews your application form for you in plenty of time for the UCAS university application deadline.

YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY

UCAS university application deadline:

JANUARY 26TH 2022
for most courses.

OCTOBER 15TH 2021
for Oxford and Cambridge and courses like medicine and dentistry.

MARCH 24TH 2022
for some art and design courses. Foundation deadlines often differ for one year courses.

GET IT IN ON TIME!

 

You might receive offers from some of the Universities quite soon. The end of March 2022 is the main deadline for offers.

UCAS deadlines
UCAS university choices

You will need to select a first and second choice of course and university.

Apply for your accommodation and a visa if required. Tier 4 visas require a confirmation of acceptance of studies (CAS) number from your education provider.

UCAS application help

Studying and revision

Now the hard work begins. Here are some tips to get your grades:

UK UCAS applications
UK university support

Give yourself time and remove distractions

UCAS application

Eat, drink and take breaks

Degree support UCAS

Be visual – use diagrams and charts

University entry requirements

Practice on past exam papers

University research

Read the exam question properly

application deadlines

Try not to worry – not easy we know

Application advice for university

GOOD LUCK!
If you don’t quite make your grades or missed the UCAS university application deadline. UCAS has a clearing process where you can still secure a great university place.

You're now ready to go
Think about the practicalities of university life: finances, living on your own, socialising and developing your study skills to succeed.

UCAS university application deadline

We hope you have found this useful. Whilst this is the route most people will take, sometimes you will need to think about other things such as:

 

Please contact us to find out more, understand UCAS university application deadlines and to discuss your academic journey.