What is UCAS?

UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service is an independent charity and the UK's shared admissions service for higher education.

Find career ideas

Find career ideas by exploring different jobs, taking our career quiz, or looking at volunteering, apprenticeships, or starting your own business.

Your consumer rights

Find out about the information a course provider is required to give you, before you make a decision about accepting an offer of a place.

UCAS Conservatoires: international students

UK conservatoires are excellent places for international students to get high quality training in music, dance, drama, or musical theatre. Students come from all over the world, to gain performance skills they can use to succeed on international stages.

Key documents

Find key information from UCAS, including our corporate strategy, Annual Report, and End of Cycle Reports.

Press office

Our Communications Team aims to provide an accurate and responsive service to the media.

Our services

UCAS is more than just an undergraduate admissions portal. We offer several services for different audiences, and those who want to reach them.

Preparing for your studies

We’ve put together a checklist for you, to make sure you’re ready to start your course and ten top tips for staying safe.