Applying to UCL through UCAS

Applications to UCL are made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and our UCAS code is UCL U80. There is no campus code.

Application dates

Calendar
  • 1st September 2014: Opening date for the receipt of applications for entry in September 2015
  • 15 October 2014: Last date for receipt of applications to Medicine (A100)
  • 15 January 2015: Last date for receipt of applications to guarantee full and equal consideration
  • 30 June 2015: Last date for receipt of applications. Any applications received after this are held by UCAS and are not forwarded to institutions

How and when we let you know

As soon as a decision on your application has been reached, it will be sent to you through UCAS. If you are offered a place, we will also write directly to you. As some of our programmes attract large numbers of applications, it may be some time before you receive a decision.

Accurate information is important

Our decision will be made in good faith on the basis that the information you provide is complete and accurate. If there is any change in your circumstances after you submit your application (e.g. if the subjects you are studying change), you must inform us as soon as possible. We reserve the right to refuse admission or to terminate any student’s attendance, should we discover that a false statement has been made or significant information has been omitted.

Application timetable

In order to ensure that all applicants are treated equally we ask that, regardless of where you are applying from, you submit your application to UCAS by 15 January 2015 at the latest (by 15 October 2014 for Medicine). Applications made after these deadlines cannot be guaranteed equal consideration and will be considered at the discretion of individual departments.

It will not be possible to submit a UCAS application for some programmes following the 15 January deadline. Similarly, it is not possible to apply for Medicine after 15 October.

Note: applicants for Medicine must sit the BMAT and applicants for Law must sit the LNAT.

Students attending a school or college registered with UCAS

To register with UCAS you will need to obtain a 'buzzword' from your tutor or careers adviser.

All UK schools and colleges (and a small number of establishments overseas) are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications and your buzzword establishes the organisation from which you are applying and allows your referee to attach your reference.

Your completed application should be submitted to your referee who will send it to UCAS on your behalf. You pay your application fee either by credit or debit card online, or by paying your school/other registered centre who will then pay UCAS on your behalf.

Independent applicants in the UK

Other UK applicants, who are not at school or college, apply online independently and are responsible themselves for paying the correct application fee, for providing details of an academic referee and for submitting the completed application online to UCAS.

Your referee must be someone who knows you well enough to write about you and your suitability for higher education. UCAS will not accept references from family, other relatives or friends. You will need to make your payment online using a credit or debit card. The card need not be in your own name, but you will require the consent of the cardholder.

If you are applying from outside the UK and are not attending a school or college registered with UCAS you will need to apply online independently.

Advice is available from British Council offices and other centres overseas, such as your school or college. You will be responsible for paying the correct application fee, for providing details of an academic referee and for submitting the completed application online to UCAS.

Your referee must be someone who knows you well enough to write about you and your suitability for higher education. UCAS will not accept references from family, other relatives or friends. You will need to make your payment online using a credit or debit card. The card need not be in your own name, but you will require the consent of the cardholder.

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