Applying to a UK university is made easy through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Through this system, you can apply to a maximum of six institutions on one form.
Undergraduate degrees in universities of England, Northern Ireland and Wales are all three-year programmes. In contrast, as Scotland runs their own Scottish education system of 6-year high school education, undergraduate degrees are usually four-year programmes.
UCAS: Important Dates
|September||UCAS starts accepting applications.|
|Mid-October||Deadline for all courses of Oxbridge and disciplines such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science|
|Mid-January||Deadline for 1st round application
Applications made at 1st round are to be considered by universities
|Late-March||Release of decision for 1st round application|
|June||Students accept or decline offer made by universities in 1st round application|
|Late-June||Deadline for 2nd round application|
|Mid-July||Release of decision for 2nd round application
Students without offer will be entered into Clearing
|Late-July||Students accept or decline offer made by universities in 2nd round application|
|Mid-August||Full Clearing vacancy information service starts. Universities announce any remaining vacancies|
|Mid-September –||All application closes|