Information about applying

Before you apply

Choosing the right university for you is a big decision and there’s a lot to think about. So our experts have put together shortcuts, must-knows and top tips to help you feel really confident in your choice.

Making an application

Got a question about the application process? We'll walk you through it step-by-step, and provide practical info about changing your course or deferring your entry.

UCAS tariff point system

What are UCAS Tariff points? How are they used? And – most importantly – how many points are your qualifications worth? This is the place to find out…

Contextual offers

Everyone is different. We look to understand your individual circumstances. Find out what is a contextual offer, who's eligible and the application process for this.

Offers, results and confirmation

Wondering how the offers process works, or what happens on exam results day? It's all covered here.

Selection processes

You’ve chosen your course. Now you just need to secure that place. Here’s everything you need to know about our selection processes, from interview prep to portfolios.

Application timeline

Your ambitions are about to get real. Make sure you don’t miss a step – check out our month-by-month guide to your application journey.

Student Lucia in a building on campus

"When choosing a university it is always good to consider things like how far away from home it is, the facilities and accommodation it has to offer and roughly how the university compares to others."

Lucia, BA(Hons) English Language and Linguistics

Lucia BA(Hons) English Language and Linguistics

After the January deadline

UCAS Extra

UCAS Extra is a free service that gives you an extra chance to apply for places on courses that still have vacancies after the main January deadline.


Smashed it out the park and exceeded your predicted grades? Didn't do quite as well as you hoped? Clearing is your chance to apply once you have your results – here's everything you need to know.

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