Applying to a British University
- Make sure you get your application in well before the deadline, particularly if you want to study at one of the top universities in the UK.
- All applications to UK universities are made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Simply fill in a UCAS application form on the UCAS website or visit the nearest British Council office.
Non-EU international students
- International students from a non-EU country can submit an application to UCAS at any time between 1 September and 30 June in the year preceding the academic year that studies commence.
- However, most students apply well before 30 June to make sure that places are still available and to allow plenty of time to make immigration, travel and accommodation arrangements.
EU international students
- Applicants from within an EU country must ensure their application form is received by UCAS by 15 January; otherwise they will be treated as late applicants. Different, usually earlier, dates apply for Oxford and Cambridge, and for medical and art and design courses. Check when an application is due on the application timetable.
- As well as the UCAS application, remember to check on eligibility for any possible scholarships, loans and grants.
- Find out more about the UK application process in our Applying to university section.
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