UCAS Tariff points are allocated to qualifications generally studied between the ages of 16 to 18. The main purpose of the UCAS Tariff is for universities to report data to government bodies. However, some universities and colleges use UCAS points in their entry requirements, so you may need to know how many points your qualifications are worth.
Lots of qualifications aren’t on the Tariff, so don’t worry if you can’t find them in this calculator – this doesn’t mean they aren’t accepted by universities and colleges! They will accept a wide range of qualifications studied around the world, so make sure you check the entry requirements in our search tool for the courses you’re interested in.
UCAS Tariff points only apply to Level 3/SCQF Level 6 qualifications, not Level 2 qualifications such as GCSEs.
Not all universities and colleges use the Tariff. It’s therefore really important to check the entry requirements for the course(s) you’re interested in. If you have any questions, talk to the university or college you’re applying to, or your teacher/adviser.