Going through Clearing?

If you’re going through Clearing after getting your exam results, it’s really important to let Student Finance England know if your course, university, or college have changed, as it could affect how much student finance you can get. Content provided by Student Finance England.

Historical entry grades: Adviser guide

Our course pages now display both the advertised and actual grades of accepted students to help students understand more about the grades universities and colleges have accepted previously. The entry grades data uses up to five years of historical data (2019– 2023 application cycles).

How to apply in Welsh

If you're applying to Welsh course providers, you can choose to complete your application entirely in Welsh.

How to end your personal statement

The personal statement is your opportunity to talk about you, and why you want to enrol on a particular course. You’ve got this far – showing your passion for the subject. But how do you end your personal statement in a way that truly does it justice?

How to prepare for a uni interview

Is there one UK university you would love to study at? Or have you found the perfect course for you? Then getting the grades might not be enough. They may want you to attend an interview or submit your work to see if you are the right kind of student.

How to start a personal statement: The attention grabber

The personal statement is your opportunity to talk about you, and why you want to enrol on a particular course. But how do you start it strongly? Read our advice below on what to include, what not to do, and how to approach it.

How to write a UCAS Conservatoires personal statement

The personal statement is your opportunity to talk about you, and why you want to enrol on a particular course. You should describe the ambitions, skills, and experience that’ll make you suitable for the course.

International events

It's a good idea to talk about your higher education options in person. Go to a course provider open day to explore the campus and get insights from staff and students – or take a virtual tour. We also recommend you go to UK events or one of the British Council events around the world. You'll find lots of helpful advice, and can ask any questions you may have.

Interview tips

Interviews and auditions help course tutors to compare applicants before deciding what offers to make. Get some advice here.

Introducing the personal statement builder

The personal statement is your opportunity to talk about you, and why you want to enrol on a particular course. But it can be hard to know how to structure the information, which is where the personal statement builder can really help.

Modes of study

Full-time or part-time postgraduate courses, and which other study modes are available? Find out the pros and cons of each study mode.

Open events

Open days give the perfect opportunity to find out more about your preferred course. Read our top tips to get the most from the day.

Our products and services

Here are a range of ways you can interact with us. Or enter the latest data for your provider. Plus applicant insights you can gain to reach more of the students who'll enjoy your courses.

Personal statement advice: animal science

A degree in animal science opens up numerous career options working with animals, or could be a stepping stone into a graduate veterinary medicine course. If it's your degree of choice, here are some personal statement pointers.

Personal statement advice: architecture, building and planning

If you’re applying for architecture, planning or building, admissions tutors say they need you to outline your reasons for wanting to study the course. Here’s how you do it. The built environment encompasses lots of courses and professions. As the University of Nottingham puts it, you need to 'be as specific as possible about your interests and enthusiasms'.

Personal statement advice: medicine

Aspiring to join the medical world professionally? Then you’ll need the right experience to be seriously considered for a place on a medicine course. Getting experience and researching what’s needed in your personal statement should ideally go hand in hand.

Personal statement advice: Midwifery

What should you write in a personal statement for midwifery, to ensure you stand out and get a place on a midwifery course? We've asked admissions tutors to share their top dos and don'ts for midwifery personal statements, and included an example of how to write about any work experience you may have.