Applying to university

When to apply

Which deadline applies to you, and what you need to do by then.

Filling in your application

A step-by-step guide to completing your UCAS Undergraduate application. 

Writing your personal statement

Here's find everything you need to know about writing your personal statement.

How to get a reference

How to choose and request a reference for your UCAS Undergraduate application. 

Considered a degree apprenticeship?

Combine a job with a degree – you’ll be paid and your tuition fees are covered. Find out how to get started.

Create your UCAS Hub

Explore your options, favourite your interests and get tailored advice in the UCAS Hub. Sign up to get started.

Tariff points

Use our calculator to find out how many UCAS Tariff points you have. ​

International and EU applicants

Advice for international and EU students thinking of studying in the UK. 

How to apply through UCAS Conservatoires

A step-by-step guide to completing your application. 

After you apply

What happens next – how to track your application, and tips on interviews.

Criminal convictions

Depending on the course you want to study, you may have to disclose your criminal record on your UCAS application. Here's everything you need to know.

Unsure about a course, provider, or student life?

Talk to students who are already studying… they know the provider, the courses, the accommodation, and what the the city or town has to offer.

Mature students

Every year, thousands of mature students go to university or college. It's a great chance to develop new skills and career options – at any age.