Our data explorer shows the different points in the 2018 cycle applicants applied to UCAS Undergraduate

The data explorer below shows the number of applicants who had applied to courses in the 2018 though UCAS Undergraduate.

UCAS Undergraduate covers applicants and applications to courses in the UK recruited through UCAS. In Scotland, there is a substantial section of provision, representing around a third of young full-time undergraduate study in Scotland, that is not included in UCAS' figures. For people living in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, UCAS covers the overwhelming majority of full-time undergraduate provision.

Context notes and definitions are available in the data resources Technical notes page.

The data used in the data explorer is also available in as a CSV file in the .zip folder here:

2018 UCAS Undergraduate weekly applicant numbers (1.87 KB)

Key dates

Applicants were able to submit applications for all 2018 Undergraduate coures since early September.

15 October 2017 was the equal consideration deadline for most Medicine/Dentistry/Veterinary courses, and courses at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Applicants who submitted their applications to UCAS by the 15 January 2018 were considered "on time" applicants for the large majority of courses offered through UCAS. Some art and design courses had a later deadline of 24 March 2018.

All main scheme applications were received by 30 June 2018, any applicants who made their applications after this date were entered directly into Clearing.

Data explorer

Our applicant data explorer can be used to view the number of applicants across the 2018 cycle.

The data explorer is intended for use on desktop computers with mouse control. It's comparable with the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers.