The students who have dreams of studying at a college/university in the United Kingdom can brace themselves as the UK government has started the ‘Universities and Colleges Applications Service' or UCAS for the candidates who wish to apply at any university in the United Kingdom. Those students who wish to pursue an undergraduate course in the universities and colleges of the United Kingdom can check UCAS now.
The Universities and Colleges Applications Service is mandatory for all those candidates who want to take a UG degree in the United Kingdom. While for most universities in the UK including Oxford, UCAS is enough, others like Cambridge requires the students to fill a separate form in addition to the UCAS form.
The last day for the completion of the UCAS application process for the majority of the courses is October 15, 2018. The courses include those offered by the Oxford, Cambridge and other Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary colleges.
For the undergraduate class of 2019, the following deadline is applicable:
October 15, 2018, at 18:00 - For any course at Oxford and Cambridge, or for most of the courses in medicine, veterinary medicine, and dentistry.
January 15, 2019, at 18:00, UK time - For the majority of courses offered in UK Universities other than Oxford and Cambridge.
March 24, 2019, at 18:00, UK time - For some Art and Design courses.
The candidates who will be filling the forms must note that they have to meet the eligibility criteria before going ahead with the application form fill up. The eligibility requirement for admission varies from Universities and colleges. The International and non-EU students would need to fulfill certain ‘English Language Requirements’. Often, the universities and colleges in the United Kingdom accept TOEFL or IELTS or both scores. An applicant would need to check with the college or university they intend to apply to for the IELTS or TOEFL score required for admission.
In the application form, the candidate can choose up to five courses. Usually, they can only apply to one course at either the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge. To complete the application process the candidates would also need to provide a reference.