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Ucas deadlines and key application dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you’ll need to put into your diary throughout the university application process. Check out our calendar for all the key dates…

Applying for 2019 entry? This information has not been released yet. Please use the dates below as a rough guide, until more information is known and we can update our guide.


Key dates for 2018 entry: Ucas application and student finance

2017

  • September 2017: Ucas applications open
  • 15 October: Oxbridge, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science deadline
 

2018

January-March

 

April-June

  • 2 May: must reply to any offers or you'll be declined (if you received decisions by 31 March)
  • 3 May: decisions usually back from universities for January applications
  • Mid-May: Student Finance Wales deadline to guarantee finance for start of term (based on last year's deadline) - read our full guide to student finance for Welsh students
  • 31 May: Student Finance England deadline to guarantee finance for start of term - read our full guide to student finance for English students
  • 7 June: must reply to any offers or you'll be declined (if you received decisions by 3 May)
  • 21 June: must reply to any offers or you’ll be declined (if you received decisions by 7 June). 
  • 30 June: applications received after this date are entered into Clearing. 
  • End of June: Student Finance Northern Ireland deadline to guarantee finance for start of term (based on last year's deadline) - read our full guide to student finance for Northern Irish students

 

July-August

  • 4 July: application deadline for Ucas Extra
  • 5 July: International Baccalaureate results published, Ucas Clearing and Ucas Adjustment begins with vacancies beginning to be published
  • Mid-July: BTEC results published
  • 12 July: final decisions back from universities (for applicants whose last reply was in on 8 June or after)  
  • 19 July: must reply to any offers (including Extra offers) or they’ll be declined   
  • 7 August: Highers results published, Clearing vacancies updated (Scotland) 
  • 16 August: A-level results published, Clearing vacancies updated (England, Wales, Northern Ireland) 
  • 31 August: Adjustment closes

 

September-December

  • 20 September: last date for applications for 2018 entry
  • 23 October: the deadline for adding Clearing choices and for unis or college to accept Clearing applicants

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