UCAS Card terms and conditions

These terms and conditions should be read in conjunction with the terms and conditions relating to the UCAS website.

Updated on 8 November 2012

About www.ucas.com/ucascard.

Students are invited to join the UCAS Card scheme in academic Years 12, S5, or equivalent. The scheme is a fun and informative way to introduce students to the UCAS application process, providing resource and study guides, help with the application process and information about what life as a student is really like. In addition, students also receive special offers and discounts from leading brands. These promotions are provided by our UCAS Card partners. If you have any questions regarding the terms and conditions, you should contact the Commercial Director at UCAS Media Limited, Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, GL52 3LZ.

Changes to these terms

UCAS Media Limited reserves the right at all times to vary, change, alter, amend, add to or remove any of these terms. By browsing the UCAS Card website you accept that you are bound by the current terms and conditions and notices. We, therefore, recommend that you check these each time you revisit the site.

You should also be aware that UCAS Card partners may alter or withdraw their offer without notice at any time during your membership period.

Eligibility and registration

The UCAS Card scheme is open to people who are considering an application to higher education, specifically Year 12, S5 and equivalent students in the UK. By registering for the UCAS Card scheme, you warrant (or confirm) that you are a student in the correct cohort and that you understand and agree to these terms and conditions.

When you register on the UCAS Card website you should provide accurate information about yourself as specified in the registration form. You are responsible for the management of your personal details and for keeping your password secure at all times; you should not share your password with anyone. You can also withdraw from the UCAS Card scheme by emailing ucascard@ucas.ac.uk quoting your name and postcode at any time. However your eligibility to participate will automatically cease after 29 February 2013 if you registered prior to 31 August 2012. If you register from the 8 October 2012 onwards, your eligibility to participate will automatically cease after 28 February 2014.

Privacy policy

UCAS and UCAS Media Limited takes your privacy very seriously. Please read our UCAS Card privacy policy.


This section should be read in conjunction with the Disclaimer appearing within the terms and conditions relating to the UCAS website. Additional riders are imposed as follows:

UCAS Card is an arrangement between UCAS Media Limited and partners who will provide, subject to their terms and conditions, goods and services of use or interest to members. It follows that whilst UCAS Media Limited has done its best to ensure the accuracy of information provided by partners, it cannot and does not provide any warranty express or implied as to the quality, accuracy, timeliness, completeness or fitness for a particular purpose of the material or discount offers and promotions included in the UCAS Card scheme. UCAS Media does not endorse any product nor make any recommendation of its use. UCAS Media Limited will not accept liability for any claims, penalties, loss, damages or expenses arising from the use of products or services supplied by partners. This clause shall not exclude liability for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of UCAS Media Limited.

The UCAS Card website includes links to external websites. These links are to help you find additional information quickly and easily. UCAS Media Limited accepts no responsibility for the content of these websites and specifically excludes to the fullest extent permitted by law all liability that may arise with respect to or as a result of such material causing damage, costs, injury or financial loss of any kind.

Partners and Advertisers are responsible for ensuring that offers for inclusion in UCAS Card comply with all relevant laws. The offers in the UCAS Card scheme are subject to the terms and conditions of the various participating companies. You should ensure that you make yourself aware of the terms and conditions of any offer that you wish to participate in. Details of these terms and conditions can be found by reference to the participating company.

Please note that any participating company can withdraw from the UCAS Card scheme at any point in time. As this is beyond the control of UCAS Card, we cannot be held responsible for any consequences that might occur as a result of the participating company's decision to no longer support the UCAS Card scheme. Cards will continue to have validity for the remaining participants of the scheme but will not be re-issued to reflect any change in participants.


These terms are not intended to confer any benefit on a third party under the provision of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to UCAS Media Limited.

UCAS Media Limited reserves the right, at any time, to suspend or terminate your access to, or use of, the Websites.

If any provision of these terms and conditions is found to be invalid by any Court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions which shall continue to have full force and effect.

The failure by UCAS Media Limited to exercise any right or remedy under these terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.

Prizes, Competitions & Incentives

Certain offers in the UCAS Card scheme are subject to the terms and conditions of the various participating companies. You should ensure that you make yourself aware of the terms and conditions of any offer that you wish to participate in. Details of these terms and conditions can be found by reference to the participating company.

UCAS Media Limited and all promotional partners will not be using data received from the competitions for the purposes of communication, other than to inform prize winners. Winners will be notified by email or post. Winners' names may be published on the UCAS Card website.

All competition entries need to be made before the specific competition closing date displayed on the websites. No late entries will be accepted.

Once a winner has been chosen all reasonable efforts will be made to notify the winner. In the event of UCAS Media Limited being unable to contact a winner within 1 calendar month of the draw or competition closing date, another winner will be chosen (in the case of competitions) or a re-draw will take place (in the case of a prize draw).

All prizes must be claimed or, where appropriate, redeemed within a period of 4 months following the date on which the draw took place or the competition result was announced. Should this not occur, UCAS Media Limited reserves the right to identify an alternative winner and the original winner will cease to be eligible to receive or redeem the prize.

The prize is non-transferable and cash alternatives are not available.

UCAS Media Limited will not be responsible for the loss of any prize or the costs associated (including local Customs duties) with its delivery outside of the United Kingdom.

UCAS and UCAS Media Limited do not accept any responsibility for the quality and/or functionality of prizes. Product defects are the responsibility of the manufacturer and queries or complaints regarding the product should be taken up with them.

Where tickets to an event are offered as a prize, travel and accommodation are not included unless otherwise stated.

UCAS Media Limited will accept no responsibility for any loss or delay howsoever caused in connection with travelling to or from the event, nor will UCAS Media Limited be responsible for the costs of travel to or from the event or any accommodation used. No responsibility will be accepted by UCAS Media Limited for other occurrences beyond its control including, but not limited to, cancellation or postponement of the event, illness of the prize winner or any his or her family or partners for the purpose of attending the event.

Any breach of these prize draw and competition rules by an entrant will void their entry. Misrepresentative or fraudulent entries will invalidate an entry.

For a list of winners please send a stamped envelope to UCAS Card, UCAS Media Limited, Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, GL52 3LZ.

The decision of the Commercial Director, UCAS Media Limited, is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

UCAS Card privacy policy

Updated 8 February 2012

1.1 The UCAS Group of Companies means UCAS and its subsidiaries from time to time and their subsidiaries, ("we" "us", "our" or "UCAS" as the context permits). The UCAS Group has adopted the following privacy policy as part of our commitment to protect your personal information. The information we will collect from you will include the information you provide when making your UCAS Card application, and any additional information you provide when receiving services from us or responding to us in relation to services, competitions or other communications.

1.2 We will use your details to provide you with information about the UCAS Group from time to time. The main purpose of the UCAS Card scheme is to give you access to information provided by colleges, universities or other course providers in which you might have an interest. We will (unless you opt-out of receipt of such information) pass your name and address to institutions to enable them to write to you by post regarding courses, open days or surveys. If you would like to opt-out of such mailings you can do so by emailing ucascard@ucas.ac.uk.

1.3 When you register for UCAS Card you can supply email and or mobile number to receive such communications by email or text. By supplying details and entering a tick in 'I agree to terms and conditions' and clicking 'Finish sign up' you are providing consent for such communications. You may opt-out any time from either communication method by emailing ucascard@ucas.ac.uk or by following unsubscribe instructions on electronic communications.

1.4 In addition to the above you will be asked in the registration process if you would like to receive information we think may be relevant which we can send to you on behalf of carefully chosen, reputable and trustworthy commercial organisations. You can choose to opt-out of postal mailings or opt-in to email and text messaging (SMS); we will send such information in line with your preferences. If you subsequently decide to opt-out of receipt of such information or wish to change the means of communication, you can email ucascard@ucas.ac.uk. Alternatively you can manage your opt-in status at any time online at www.ucas.com/ucascard in the 'update my details' section or by following unsubscribe instructions on any electronic communication.

1.5 From time to time the UCAS Group may ask third party data processors to carry out technical work on its behalf in order to ensure your data is properly managed. The UCAS Group will at all times remain responsible to you for the security of your data, and will take reasonable steps to ensure that any third party processors have systems in place to guard against unlawful or unauthorised access or accidental loss, destruction or damage.

1.6 The website may contain links that make it easy for you to visit other websites. The UCAS Group does not have any control over those websites. Therefore, if you use these links to leave the UCAS Group and visit websites operated by third parties, the UCAS Group cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting those websites.

1.7 We may use cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data which is stored on your computer and which is revealed to us when you use this website. We use cookies only to make it easier to identify you when using the website. We do not use cookies to collect additional information about you. You can configure your web browser not to accept cookies, although this may hinder the functionality of the website for you.

1.8 You may, at any time, withdraw your permission for the UCAS Group to use your personal information for the purposes of sending you ucascard mailings by writing to the Company Secretary, UCAS, Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Glos GL52 3LZ. You may also write to our Company Secretary if you have any questions, or wish to have any of your personal information edited or deleted.

1.9 Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request that we provide you with details of personal information that we hold about you. If you want to make a request for this information you should write to our Company Secretary at the above address. There will be a fee of £10 payable to UCAS Media Limited. A cheque for this amount should be sent to UCAS Media Limited with your request for information.