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Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

Who are we?

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is a UK-based organisation founded in 1992 whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities.

UCAS provides a number of search tools, and free information and advice directed at various audiences, including students considering higher education, students with pending applications to higher education institutes, parents and legal guardians of applicants, school and further education college staff involved in helping students apply, and providers of higher education (universities and HE colleges).

The vast majority of UK universities and higher education colleges use the UCAS service, all students planning to study for an undergraduate degree in the UK must apply through UCAS – including home students (generally British and EU students) and international students (non-EU).

Users need to apply on-line and register to UCAS. Applications are then forwarded by UCAS to the universities and colleges that students have applied to, who then decide whether to make students an offer of a place. Universities give students either an unconditional offer, where the student will receive a place regardless, or a conditional offer, where the student will receive a place subject to their grades being met.

To find out more about the full range of services offered by UCAS visit their website