If you’re thinking about studying in London this September, don’t forget that Tuesday 15 January is the deadline for UCAS applications for some undergraduate courses.
‘UCAS’, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, is the official UK government approved application service. Applying via UCAS is one way for international students to apply to study an undergraduate course in London.
Once registered with UCAS, you’ll need to complete a number of sections, including personal details, your previous educational qualifications, financial information and your course choices.
You will also need to write a personal statement. Take your time completing this as it is your opportunity to speak directly to your shortlisted universities. You can demonstrate your enthusiasm and tell them why they should pick you.
However, do check the application deadline for the courses you have shortlisted as not all undergraduate courses have the same UCAS deadline. For example the deadline for medicine courses is usually the October before your course begins. If you miss this UCAS application deadline you could still have a chance to apply.
And if you aren’t ready to apply for a course starting in September 2013, consider courses that start in January or February 2014, although you are only allowed to submit one application in each year’s application cycle.