UCAS Deadlines 2023 Entry

Make sure you submit your UCAS application on time with our list of deadlines below:

6 September 2022 - University applications can be submitted through UCAS.

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15th October 2022 - Deadline for applications for Oxbridge and Medical, Veterinary Medicine/Science and Dentistry applications (including non UK/EU applicants).

25th January 2023 - Deadline for receipt at UCAS of all applications, including the UCAS reference, for all courses except those with a 15 October deadline.

23rd February 2022 - UCAS Extra opens. If you are eligible to use Extra, you can refer yourself to another choice. Find out more about UCAS Extra.

18th May 2023 - Date universities will usually have made a decision about your application if you sent it before the 15th January deadline.

8th June 2023 - The date you need to make a decision on your firm and insurance choice if all your universities responded by the 18th May deadline. If UCAS do not receive your responses, they will decline offers on your behalf.

30th June 2023 - Applications received after 30 June are entered in to Clearing.

4th July 2023 - UCAS Extra closes.

5th July 2023 - UCAS Clearing Opens.

5th July 2023 - International Baccalaureate results are published.

12th July 2023 - If you applied by 30th June and are waiting for decisions, universities and colleges need to send UCAS their decisions by this date. If they don't, UCAS will make any outstanding choices unsuccessful on their behalf.

17th July 2023 - If UCAS receive all decisions from your universities/colleges by 12th July 2023, you need to reply to any offers by this date (this includes if you are applying through Extra).  If UCAS don't receive your replies, they will decline your offers on your behalf.

8th August 2023 - SQA Results Day. Start of Scottish Clearing vacancy information service.

17th August 2023 - A Level Results Day; full Clearing vacancy information becomes available.

21st September 2023 - The last date UCAS will accept applications for courses starting in 2023.

28th September 2023 - The Clearing vacancy search is closed after this date. You should contact universities direct to discuss vacancies. Clearing choices can still be added in UCAS Track.

16th October 2023 - This is the last date to add a Clearing choice.

17h October 2023 - This is the last date a university or college can accept an applicant in Clearing.

If you've got the place you hoped for it's a good time to sort out your accommodation, finances and other things you might want to take to university.

Further information

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