Studying in the UK • UCAS • Choosing a Course • Applying • Tracking an Application • Receiving an Offer • Accepting an Offer • Fees • Question and Answer Time
UCAS • All applications to study in the UK use the University and College Admissions Service known as UCAS. • UCAS is where you search for a course, make the online application and track your progress. • The URL of the website is http://www.ucas.com
Application Dates 1st September – 15th October 1st September – 15th January• Applications to either the • The first due date for all University of Oxford or the other applications is always University of Cambridge. 15th January.• Applications to study • Applications received after Medicine, Dentistry or this date are still accepted Veterinary Medicine at ALL but 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: i. Online application form ii. Personal statement iii. Predicted grades iv. Teacher recommendation• The same application is received by all your chosen colleges and 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 of 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 • Letter of Recommendation from a Teacher
Tracking Your Application• UCAS Tracking Number• Time Scale• Receiving Conditional Offers• Firm and Insurance Choices• Final Confirmation
Fees and Other Costs• Home / EU Status• Overseas Status• Cost of Living• Accommodation• Lifestyle• Any Questions?