How to get admission into universities in the United Kingdom


This is the general way of applying to Universities as a whole, do note that these process may vary with some Universities, check the websites of those Universities of your choice to be sure you have completed all the necessary procedures. You can do this by checking our World Universities page.

In the United Kingdom, all applicants must complete a UCAS application and submit to UCAS by the relevant deadline. What is UCAS? UCAS is the central organisation that process applications for Undergraduate courses at UK Universities, They supply a general form for study and then they submit this form on your behalf. What are the advantages? For one, you can apply to five different Universities for five different courses (or the same course) with one application, so it saves you time. You can always check the progress of your application.

Furthermore, do ensure you are certain of the five Universities of your choice. This is because, once you submit your application, they cannot be changed. If you have no preference, you can choose to make an open application. In this case your application will be allocated by a computer program to a college.



1st September 2013 Applications open for 2014 entry
15th October 2013 Medicine and Vet Medicine Deadline
15th January 2014 Deadline for all other UK and EU applicants
30th June 2014 Deadline for all international students (apply by 15th January 2014 but all applications will be accepted till 30th June 2014)


Also, schools have application portals on their website; do take a look to be sure you have all they require to be granted admission. UCAS does not accept supplementary documents, they have their requirements, should you have more documents you wish to submit, you can do these through the school’s application portal as some universities do require supplementary documents. Some universities charge a fee for applications while some do not. Please check the websites of these Universities to know which do and which do not.

Furthermore, for post graduate studies, you will always have to write a cover letter for your application as there are limited spaces available and these programmes are way more competitive than Undergraduate programmes. Also, your undergrad degrees will be used to access your application. In most cases, a 2.1 in any degree will be fine. Other times a 2.2 will be accepted. Do check the Universities you are interested in to see their requirements and if you fit the bill before making an application. Do not forget to make available two references from your lecturers, this will also be considered. Fees may be charged.

Finally, some Universities in the United Kingdom require cover letters as part of the application. This is an opportunity to let them know why they should grant you admission, be as direct and honest a as possible. Also do not hesitate to show passion for the module, this usually helps. Other Universities grant interviews, but this is usually for courses with extremely high demand as well as in schools in high demand (e.g Top 10 universities). Do not let this deter you; they only want to know why you should be chosen amongst others. Above all, the admission process is quite straight forward but if you need help, please contact us.

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