How to apply to UCAS
Sign in to fill in the rest of your details
- Start by registering for your Apply account at www.ucas.com/apply, adding personal details (username, password, and security questions)
- Sign in to fill in the rest of your details
- You’ll need to add in your funding and sponsorship options, residential status, any special needs or disabilities, and any criminal convictions
- Add your email address and verify it with UCAS. Once completed, you will know when your application is updated
- You can give a parent, guardian, or adviser nominated access if you’d like them to speak to us on your behalf
Additional Information (UK applicants only)
- Equality, ethnic origin, national identity, any summer schools or taster courses you attended, care and parental education, and occupational background all need to be added in this section
- The information given above isn’t compulsory or used for selection purposes, it’s just helpful for statistics
Student Finance (UK and EU applicants only)
- Complete and share your information with the student loans or awards organisation you’re applying to as this should speed up the process of getting a loan
- For more information about this, visit ucas.com/finance
- You can choose up to five courses. There’s no preference order and your chosen universities or colleges won’t see where else you’ve applied
- Make sure you’re familiar with the application deadline(s) for the courses you want to apply for by visiting ucas.com/whentoapply
Full Education History
- Complete all your qualifications, whether you have your result or if you’re still awaiting for exams and results
- Send the results to your chosen universities and colleges when you get them
- For more information on adding your qualifications to your application, visit ucas.com/fillinginyourapplication.
Your Employment History
- If you’ve had any paid jobs, full time or part time, enter details for up to five of them including company names, addresses, job descriptions, and start to finish dates
- If you’ve done any unpaid or voluntary work, you don’t need to include details about it in this section but you can talk about this in your personal statement
Write a Personal Statement
- This is your chance to show universities and colleges why you want to study the course and why you’d make a great student
- We advise you start early and check it through with teachers, advisers, or family
- For more detailed advice on how to write your personal statement, visit ucas.com/personalstatement
Take a final look at your Application
- See if you need to make any edits, then mark it as complete and save it
- Once you’ve marked all the previous sections as complete, you’ll be able to read and agree to the declaration which allows UCAS to process your information and send it to your chosen universities or colleges.
- You’ll then be able to move on to the final section.
Complete with your reference, pay your fee, and send your application to UCAS
A reference is a written recommendation from a teacher, adviser, or professional who knows you academically or professionally.
- The application fee is £13 if you’re applying to just one course, or £24 for multiple courses and for late applications sent after 30thJune
- Are you applying through a school, college, or centre? Then they will let you know whether and when you should pay them directly. Alternatively, they will tell you to pay UCAS directly by credit or debit card –if you’d do this before the reference is added to your application
- Are you applying independently? If so, after the reference is added, pay by credit or debit card online, then send your application to UCAS
- For more information on completing your application, please visit ucas.com/fillinginyourapplication.