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How to apply to a UK university

Applying to UK universities with SI-UK is fast and simple. We can help you choose from thousands of courses and hundreds of universities, colleges, and language schools located all over the UK with free university application support.

UK university application process

1. First consultation

Our expert consultants will explain the process of applying to a UK university and discuss your study and career goals.

2. Choose where you want to study

Your consultant will assess your academic background and suggest three universities where you will be able to secure offers.

3. Create your application

We will review and edit your personal statement, CV, reference letters and application forms. We will then send your completed application form to three universities.

4. Check your English level

An IELTS practice test will allow our experienced English teaching staff to assess your current level. We will review the results and advise you on how best to reach your target IELTS score.

5. Receive your university offer

You will receive conditional or unconditional offers, and we will assist you in making the right choice.

6. Secure your UK visa

The Student Visa Service can help you obtain your Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK.

UK university application deadlines

2017 UK University Entry

June 30

Final deadline for all applications. If the application is not received by 18:00, you will enter Clearing.

July 5

Clearing opens.

July 13

If you applied by 30 June and are awaiting final decisions, universities will have decided by this point.

July 20

If you received all university decisions by 14 July, you must reply to offers by this date or they will be declined.

August 17

GCE, A-Level and Diploma results day. Clearing begins.

September 20

Final deadline for 2017 applications.

October 23

Last date to add Clearing choices and for unis/colleges to make decisions.

2018 UK University Entry

September 6

Completed UCAS applications can be submitted to UCAS.

October 15

Deadline for the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and for most courses in medicine, veterinary medicine/science, and dentistry.

January 15

Deadline for the majority of undergraduate courses.

February 25

UCAS Extra opens.

March 24

Deadline for some art and design courses.

June 30

Applications receieved after June 30 are entered into Clearing.

July 4

Last date to apply in UCAS Extra for 2018 entry.

July 5

2018 UCAS Clearing opens.

September 20

Final deadline for 2018 entry applications.

 SI-UK's service is fast, reliable and efficient. Their consultants are specialists, working closely with all UK universities and, through my personal advice and application assistance, I was able to receive offers from my favorite universities.  

Lila Nisbah Education at University of Aberdeen

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