Studying in the UK • UCAS • Choosing A Course • Making An Application • Tracking An Application • Receiving An Offer • Accepting An Offer • Fees • Question and Answer Time
UCAS • All UK applications go through the University and College Admissions Service or UCAS. • UCAS is where you search for a course, make the online application and track your progress. • http://www.ucas.com is the URL of the UCAS website.
Application Dates1st September – 15th October 1st September – 15th January• Applications to either the • All other applications are University of Oxford or the due on or before 15th University of Cambridge. January.• Applications to study • Applications received after Medicine, Dentistry or this date are accepted but Veterinary Medicine at ALL may not be given equal other UK universities. consideration.
UCAS Overview• Applicants are allowed five choices.• UCAS guarantees invisibility of application.• There are four parts to the application: Online application form Personal statement Predicted grades Teacher recommendation• The same application is received by all five universities at the same time.
Choosing A Course• For IB diploma students, your choice of university will be heavily influenced by your predicted grades.• For IB certificate students, it will normally be necessary to take a foundation year before beginning an undergraduate degree.• Information about course requirements can be found on the UCAS website.
Making An Application• Before making an application, research all your options thoroughly.• Find a good fit for you and don’t be influenced by the choices of others.• Will you choose a campus university or a city university?• Get your strategy right. What is the highest number of points you can reach? Do you need a safety?
The Application Form • Bio-data • Personal Statement • Predicted Grades • Recommendation from a teacher
Tracking Your Application• UCAS Tracking Number• Time Scale• Receiving Conditional Offers• Firm and Provisional Choices• Final Confirmation
Fees and Other Costs• Home / EU Status• Overseas Status• Cost of Living• Accommodation• Lifestyle• Questions