UK university application deadlines

2021 Important UK University Application Deadlines

There are several dates and deadlines you will need to put into your diary throughout the university application process. This university application timeline gives you an overview of when you can apply for undergraduate courses and highlights the UK university application deadlines for 2021.

Most courses in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine/Science, and Dentistry have much earlier deadlines and it is important that you are fully aware of those which impact on your application. This early deadline is to allow students equal consideration for a place on the course, as they are normally one of the most competitive, with many requiring an interview process.

Choosing and applying to UK’s top universities is a complex and time-consuming process, therefore we strongly recommend students not to leave their application to the last minute, be informed that University of Cambridge and University of Oxford also have earlier entry deadlines.

2021 Important UCAS Deadlines

All UCAS deadlines for courses in the UK can be found below for students wishing to study in the UK from September 2021.

15 January 2021 at 18:00 (UK time)– for the majority of courses. (Following UK COVID-19 restriction announcements the deadline for undergraduate applications has been extended to 29 January .)

5 May 2021 – In April and May you will have to make your first (firm) and second (insurance) choice of course and university and confirm it with UCAS. For most of you the deadline for this will be 5 May 2021.

30 June 2021 at 18:00 (UK time) – You can still apply with up to five choices until 18:00 (UK time). After this, your application will automatically be entered into UCAS Clearing.

5 July – 19 October 2021 Clearing Opens - You will be entered into ‘Clearing’ – the process universities and colleges use to fill any places they still have on their courses. You can apply for a course using Clearing if you’re not already holding an offer from a university or college, and the course still has places.

What to do if I have missed the deadline

If you are late in submitting your application due to any unexpected situations, please feel free to contact one of our consultants for support and guidance. Our specialized team would be happy to answer all your possible questions and provide you with the best advice.

We provide direct liaison between the student and the universities, saving time and avoiding setbacks, our consultants are trained and qualified in educational counselling and have been graduated in the UK.

International and EU students

If you miss your deadline, please speak to one of our consultants to find out how we might help you in your case.

Many universities and colleges will continue to accept applications from international students until later in the year, nearer the beginning of the course. This will vary according to the course and university of your choice.

Don’t leave it too late though, because if you do get a place, you’ll still need to arrange a visa and your accommodation.

September 2021 Entry Information

If you would like to apply to the UK University for September entry, please follow the information on our dedicated page about University Courses Starting in September 2021

January 2022 Entry Information

If you would like to apply to the UK University for January entry, please follow the information on our dedicated page about University Courses Starting in January 2021

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