UCAS Information

Important UCAS Dates

University Applications 2019

 5 September 2018 – completed applications can be sent to UCAS.

15 October 2018 at 18:00 (UK time) – deadline for applications to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and for most courses in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine/science.

15 January 2019 at 18:00 (UK time) – deadline for applications for the majority of UCAS Undergraduate courses

UCAS: Top ten tips 

  1. Start research early – there are a lot of higher education options to choose from!
  2. Know the deadlines – for some courses, the application deadline is almost a year in advance of when the course starts.
  3. Browse through courses – so they can work out what they would enjoy or be interested in.
  4. Go to UCAS events and course provider open days – speak to us and higher education staff to get answers to their questions.
  5. Check entry requirements – make sure they can get the grades they need to get a place on a course.
  6. Redraft their personal statement – get plenty of feedback and refine it until they’re happy.
  7. Understand student finance – so they can make the best arrangements to fund their studies.
  8. Be prepared for results day – make sure they’re prepared for all the possible outcomes.
  9. Understand how Extra and Clearing work – different ways to apply for more courses.
  10. Visit UCAS Facebook and Twitter regularly to get advice and ask questions.

More advice and guidance can be found on the UCAS website:


UCAS Guide For Parents