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Planned maintenance: 15 – 17 December

Due to planned maintenance, the services below will be unavailable from 20:00 on Friday 15 December until 23:59 (UK time) on Sunday 17 December:

  • UCAS Undergraduate Apply and Track
  • UCAS Conservatoires Apply and Track
  • UCAS Teacher Training Apply, Track, and the search tool
  • UCAS Postgraduate Apply
During this time, you won’t be able to work on your application, sign in to Track, or use the UCAS Teacher Training search tool.
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Customer Experience Centre availability – 13 December

Our Customer Experience Centre will close at 15:45 (UK time) on Wednesday 13 December for staff training. It will open again, as usual, at 08:30 (UK time) on Thursday 14 December.

UCAS Conservatoires: managing money

Many students wonder how they’ll afford everything during their conservatoire studies. Here are some ways to manage your money.
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How to manage your money during your course

  1. Choose a good student bank account – they all have different benefits, and a few things to be wary of too, so do some research to find out which bank account is right for you.
  2. Figure out a budget – making your money last through each semester can be hard, so here you can find a budgeting checklist so you’ll know how much money you can spend.
  3. Balance your work and studies – if you work part-time during your studies, here’s how to find a good balance, plus how you can find a job through your conservatoire.
  4. Manage debts – many of us have debts one way or another, but rather than panicking about them, the important thing is to find a way to make them manageable.

How to repay your student loan after your course

This is a big concern for many students, but don't worry – you only have to start paying back the loan after your course has finished and once you're earning above a certain amount.


Advice for parents of applicants

The Money Advice Service has provided a detailed guide to preparing your child for student life.