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Applying to undergraduate degrees (UCAS)

All UPC students receive one-to-one support with their UCAS university applications. Rob Doswell, the UPC's dedicated Education Advisor, provides this to international foundation year students.

What is UCAS?


UCAS stands for the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. It manages the application process for British universities.

As a UPC student, you’ll register for a UCAS university application linked to your department, the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE). This allows you to apply to up to five universities.

How do we support you with UCAS applications?


You’ll have a UCAS introductory session and a guided UCAS registration at the start of Term One. We’ll provide year-round online resources and individual support for the entire process. This includes these stages:

  • degree course selection
  • understanding entry requirements
  • acceptance of conditional offers
  • confirmation

Your personal tutors will also support you to write your UCAS personal statement in Term One.

What’s the deadline for applications?


The main deadline for your UCAS university application is the final Wednesday in January. However, we ask UPC students to complete their applications by the end of Term One.

Veterinary medicine/sciences applicants and students we support for applications to Oxford or Cambridge need to apply by 15 October. We offer tailored support to selected students who want to apply to degrees at Oxbridge.

How can I prepare before I start the UPC?


You should become familiar with your chosen UCL degree course by checking the undergraduate prospectus. To better understand your subject, we recommend exploring your target degree at other UK universities.

Rob Doswell - Education Advisor & UCAS Coordinator

Rob has worked as the UCL CLIE Education Adviser for a number of years, previously working as a course coordinator and tutor. Before joining UCL CLIE, he worked for the British Council in Japan and as a tutor in various colleges in London. He studied Fine Art at UCL as an undergraduate and postgraduate student.