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Your UCAS Application

UCAS Application Help for International Students

Almost all students wishing to study for an undergraduate degree in the UK need to apply through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

Students can select five universities per application and must also supply a personal statement. Once you have submitted your UCAS application, universities will consider your offer before informing you of their response.

As an official UCAS centre, SI-UK will provide you with free, independent advice on how to submit a high quality UCAS application. It is vital you understand the UCAS application process fully and choose the right institutions to apply to. SI-UK will:

  • Introduce schools and subjects
  • Help you decide on five UK universities and courses to apply to
  • Create your UCAS application
  • Review and edit your personal statement
  • Add a reference to UCAS and send your application
  • Fully track your application once in the UCAS database

2023 UCAS Deadlines

There are many different UCAS application deadlines depending on what course and level you wish to study.

If you are applying to Oxbridge, or for a medicinedentistry or veterinary medicine course, the application deadline is October 15th. For all other undergraduate courses, the deadline is January 25th. If you miss this deadline, do not worry, almost all UK universities accept international applications up to June 30th.


Yes, you can apply to UCAS directly. But if you want to improve your chances of being accepted, then apply with SI-UK, an official UCAS centre, and we can apply on your behalf.

You can contact SI-UK, and we can help you submit your UCAS Clearing application.

During regular intake periods, students must pay an application fee of £22 for a single choice or £26.50 for two-five choices.

You can apply to up to five different UK universities via UCAS.

UCAS Extra

If you received no offers from your five UCAS choices or changed your mind about which courses and institutions to apply, UCAS Extra allows you to add another choice to your application.

UCAS Extra opens each February and lasts until July. If you still do not have an offer after the July deadline, you can enter UCAS Clearing.

UCAS Clearing

UCAS Clearing is for students who are unable to secure an offer from a UK university for three main reasons:

  • They applied after the June 30th deadline
  • Exam results fell short of conditional offer requirements
  • No offers were received, or no offers were accepted

Clearing FAQ

Clearing starts in the first week of July each year and ends mid-October.

Yes, Clearing is open to EU and international students.

Clearing is how universities fill up spaces on available courses. You need to contact your university/college to find out if they have vacancies and how to apply.

UK universities will make online course databases available, but you can only apply for one course at a time.

Tracking your application with SI-UK

SI-UK can track your UCAS application by entering the buzzword ‘UKApplication15’ when applying. Follow these simple steps to link your application to SI-UK.

  1. Register on the UCAS website to be provided with a username and password.
  2. Click ‘Link your application to your school, college or organisation’ and enter the buzzword ‘UKApplication15’ when asked ‘How are you applying?’
  3. When askedWhich centre’, enter ‘Study International’. When askedIs this correct?’, click ‘Yes’.
  4. When requested, verify your email address and ensure your details are correct.
  5. Check the email you received from UCAS and enter the code you are given. Click ‘Verify email’.
  6. Once verified, begin filling in your application.

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