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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.

Applying to study abroad

How to apply to study some, or all, of your undergraduate course outside the UK.
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  1. When to apply – if you’re considering taking part in an Erasmus programme, you will need to apply to your UK course provider in your first year.
  2. Once you’ve applied – your UK university or college will liaise with your respective department or school (ie. business school) and foreign study coordinators to assess your application.
  3. Hearing back – your application can take up to six weeks to be processed before you get a response. Most universities and colleges will notify you via email, but check what your uni’s process is. Successful applicants will then be allocated the available places.
  4. Once you’ve accepted your place – your Erasmus coordinator or foreign study office and course department will help you select the modules the overseas university or college offers to create the most appropriate study programme for your course. You can also use this time to discuss any disability, learning difficulty, or medical condition that may require additional support during your time overseas.
  5. Completing university forms – you will need to complete an application form for the modules and study programme you would like to study at the overseas university or college. Your coordinators can help you complete these.
  6. Arranging accommodation – once you know where you’re going, you'll need to research and apply for accommodation. Many universities, colleges, and Erasmus coordinators offer student accommodation, or will be able to provide you with a list of accommodation providers in the area.

Studying your whole course abroad

If you’ve chosen to complete all your undergraduate study abroad, you'll need to research how to apply to a university in that particular country. Once you’ve sent your application, the next steps and how offers are made will vary depending on the country and specific universities you’ve applied to.

Here are some examples of what to expect: