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Extended opening hours for the 30 June deadline

We are extending our opening hours this week around the 30 June UCAS Undergraduate deadline, to ensure we're here to support you when you need it:

  • Thursday 29 June: 08:00 — 19:00
  • Friday 30 June: 08:00 — 18:00

Frequently asked questions

Below you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about applying for undergraduate study.
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  • How do I apply?

    First you need to register for Apply using our online application service. Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to complete your application – there’s quite a lot to fill in but you don’t have to do it all at once. We’ve got lots of information on filling in your application.

    Different courses have different application deadlines – check out our when to apply page for more information.

    Before you can send us your application, you'll need to pay an application fee of £13 for one course choice, or £24 for up to five course choices.

  • Why can’t I sign in?

    Make sure you’re trying to sign in to the right application system. This will be:

    • Apply if you are still filling in your application
    • Track if you’ve sent your application 

    You will only be able to use Track when you receive a welcome email from us confirming your login details.

    If you are unsure of your login details for Apply or Track, you can use the ‘forgotten login’ link. 

  • What are entry requirements?

    Entry requirements vary between universities and colleges – a full list of universities and colleges and their minimum entry criteria can be found in our search tool. If you are unsure you meet a university/college's criteria, it is best to contact their admissions team for further guidance.

    More information can be found on our entry requirements web page.

  • What is the UCAS Tariff?

    The UCAS Tariff is a way of allocating points to qualifications. Not all qualifications attract UCAS Tariff points for various reasons. The university or college you're interested in may accept your qualifications as an appropriate entry route, even if they don't attract UCAS Tariff points.

    For more information, check out our Tariff page

  • Where can I find out about funding?

    We don’t arrange student finance, but you can choose to allow us to share some of the details from your application with your regional funding organisation.

    Further advice on funding available for UK undergraduates and information on how to apply for this can be found on the undergraduate student finance section of our website. Information on finance for overseas students can be found in our tips for international applications

  • What should I include in my personal statement?

    You can read comprehensive advice and watch a video on writing a personal statement. We have also created a blog post with input from universities which you may find useful.

  • How do I get a reference?

    The reference process will vary depending on how you choose to apply; you can either register and apply through a school, college or centre that is registered with UCAS, or apply as an individual.

    Find out how to get a reference

  • What will happen when I’ve sent my application?

    We'll process it and send you a welcome email confirming the application has been sent to your university choices. This email will also contain your Personal ID, which will enable you to sign in to Track to check the progress of your application.

    Find out more about how to track your application.