UCAS deadlines and key dates for 2018-19

UCAS deadlines

Applying for university in 2018 or 2019? Check key dates and UCAS deadlines for 2018/19 so you don’t miss an opportunity. Dates provided by UCAS.

Key UCAS application dates for 2018 entry

Please note that the dates may vary between courses and course providers.

15 October 2017: Applications for Oxford, Cambridge or most courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time). The reference needs to be completed before the application can be sent to UCAS.

15 January 2018: Applications for the majority of undergraduate courses should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time) on this day (check course details in our search tool for the correct deadline). The reference needs to be completed before the application can be sent to UCAS.

25 February 2018: Extra starts for eligible applicants.

24 March 2018: Some art and design courses have a 24 March deadline; applications should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time). (Others have a 15 January deadline – check course details in our search tool to confirm the correct deadline.) The reference needs to be completed before the application can be sent to UCAS.

30 June 2018: If an application is sent to us by 18:00 (UK time) on this day, we’ll send it to the chosen universities or colleges. Applications received after this date will automatically be entered into Clearing.

4 July 2018: Last date for applicants to add an Extra choice.

31 August 2018: The deadline for any remaining conditions to be met – otherwise the university or college might not accept the applicant – this day also marks the end of Adjustment.

20 September 2018: The final deadline for applications to 2018 courses. Applications must arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time).

23 October 2018: The deadline for adding Clearing choices, and for universities or colleges to accept applicants in Clearing.

Key UCAS application dates for 2019 entry

Please note that the dates may vary between courses and course providers.

22 May 2018: UCAS Undergraduate Apply opens for 2019 entry.

5 September 2018: Applicants can pay and send their applications to UCAS, and unis and colleges can start making decisions on applications. Time to start thinking about your doing your UCAS personal statement if you haven’t already!

15 October 2018: Applications for Oxford, Cambridge or most courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time). The reference needs to be completed before the application can be sent to us.

15 January 2019: Applications for the majority of undergraduate courses should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time) on this day (check course details in our search tool for the correct deadline). The reference needs to be completed before the application can be sent to us.

25 February 2019: Extra starts for eligible applicants.

30 June 2019: If an application is sent to us by 18:00 (UK time) on this day, we’ll send it to the chosen universities or colleges. Applications received after this date will automatically be entered into Clearing.

4 July 2019: Last date for applicants to add an Extra choice.

31 August 2019: The deadline for any remaining conditions to be met – otherwise the university or college might not accept the applicant. Adjustment ends on this date.

20 September 2019: The final deadline for applications to 2019 courses. Applications must arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time).

22 October 2019: The deadline for adding Clearing choices, and for universities or colleges to accept applicants in Clearing.

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