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Applying to university and UCAS deadlines

A guide to UCAS deadlines 2022 and the UCAS application system, including the different applications for performing arts, part-time and postgraduate applicants.

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UCAS application deadlines

All applications to UK universities for full-time undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). No matter the course or university you're applying to, you need to keep UCAS deadlines in mind, as missing them could jeopardise your application.

Don't leave your application to the last minute. From March to September, research courses and universities attend open days, higher education fairs and conferences.

UCAS deadlines 2022

The infographic below contains the list of UCAS deadlines and key dates for students applying for 2022 entry. Some of the dates may not be relevant to you, but make sure to read it through and note down any that are. 

Remember, it never hurts to be organised long before a deadline.

UCAS deadlines 2022

UCAS online application 

The UCAS application process varies depending on the type of institution you’re applying for, the level of degree and how you are choosing to study.

UCAS' online application procedure is called 'Apply' and is available on the UCAS website alongside details of all the courses available. So you can apply from any computer with access to the internet.

UCAS works closely with schools, colleges, libraries and other agencies to ensure that all applicants have access to this system.

Performing arts students can apply to a conservatoire. Applications to most of these institutions need to be made through UCAS Conservatoires. Many colleges also recruit through the UCAS system. 

Applications to part-time courses are slightly different, and you will need to contact universities individually to find out how to apply.

If you are looking for postgraduate (PG) study, some are accessed via UCAS' Postgraduate service, while most are processed by direct application. There is normally no limit as to the number of direct online applications you can make to PG courses. 

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