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UCAS Application Guide

Admissions Tests

Some universities and colleges require that you pass an admissions test as well as standard qualifications if you are applying for courses in particular subjects.

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​​​​​​​Choosing A Degree

We outline what you should consider when deciding which degree subject to apply for, and help you narrow down your options so you choose the best course for you.

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​​​​​​​Choosing A University Or College

We break down the factors that are worth considering when making your university shortlist.

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​​​​​​​Interviews

Prepare for your university interview with our in-depth guides.

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Russell Group Universities

The Russell Group universities are committed to the highest standards of academic excellence.

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​​​​​​​University Open Days

All the answers to the most commonly asked questions about university open days.

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​​​​​​​University Rankings

The 2020 University League Tables are a great way of seeing which universities are the best out there in the UK.

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​​​​​​​Applying to Oxbridge

Get the facts about Oxford and Cambridge with our guide to help you choose between these two leading universities.

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UCAS Adjustment

Achieved better exam results than expected? Consider UCAS Adjustment for a better future.

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​​​​​​​UCAS Deadlines - 2020 entry

A list of important dates for those applying to university in 2020.

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​​​​​​​UCAS Extra

Haven't managed to secure any offers, or turned down all the ones you received? UCAS Extra gives you a second chance.

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​​​​​​​UCAS FAQs

Our UCAS FAQs guide answers the most common questions asked by prospective students.

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​​​​​​​UCAS Tariff

The UCAS tariff is a points system that measures achievement across a range of qualifications.

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​​​​​​​UCAS Track

UCAS Track allows you to check the progress of your application once you’ve submitted it.

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UCAS Reference

Part of the UCAS application form involves getting someone to write you a reference, normally written by someone who knows you at school or college.

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​​​​​​​UCAS for Parents

A guide to helping your child fill out their UCAS application online.

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​​​​​​​Disabled UCAS Students

If you have a disability or a particular learning difficulty, it is a good idea to get in touch with each institution you wish to apply to before sending off your UCAS application.

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​​​​​​​International UCAS Students

There are many reasons international students choose to study for a degree in the UK. Get information on UCAS and what you need to do to apply to study in the UK.

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​​​​​​​Mature UCAS Students

Not sure if university is the right step? There are lots of factors to consider before taking the plunge.

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