UCAS (University and College application service) is a centralized service that allows students to apply to universities in the United Kingdom. So if you want to obtain an undergraduate degree in the UK, you will have to apply through the UCAS online service called ‘Apply’. You can apply to up to 5 colleges in the UK with one application via UCAS. The system is fairly simple. Once you have decided on the colleges that you will be applying to, fill out an application form, attach your grades and recommendation letters, draft a personal statement and you’re good to go!

Once you have submitted your application, you can use the UCAS ‘Track’ service to (as the name suggests) track the status of your application, view your offers as they are made and accept/reject them.

Note for Parents, Students, Counsellors: The information above was to the best of our knowledge at the time that this article was published. With every application cycle, or sometimes even during it, Colleges and Universities may change dates, policies, available majors and other relevant information. These updates will be reflected on the College and University websites themselves.

Please refer to the official college websites in addition to reading these articles. These articles are written only to provide general guidelines to students, not as a substitute for individual college websites.