The Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) is the British admission service for students applying to universities and colleges in the UK
As nearly all British higher education institutions are members of UCAS, all those wishing to study for undergraduate degrees in the UK must apply through UCAS. This applies to all categories of applicants – regardless of whether qualifying as a home student or as an international student.
Applicants submit a single application via UCAS’s website with a list of up to five courses for which they are applying. All five choices are confidential during the application process so universities and colleges considering an application cannot see any of the candidate’s other choices. Applications must be completed by the middle of the January of the year that the student wishes to start university.
1. Marksheet of standard X and XII
2. Personal Statement – It reveals something important about you that your grades and test scores can’t– your personality. It can give admission officers a sense of who you are, as well as showcase your writing skills. The Statement Of Purpose or SOP, is the opportunity to reveal your best qualities and to show the admission committee what makes you stand out from other applicants. The personal statement is a very important part of the application. It gives candidates a chance to write freely about themselves and their interest in the subject, as opposed to the rest of the application which consists mainly of ‘objective’ information. The statement can form the basis of an interview discussion.
1. Those applying for medicine, dentistry and veterinary science courses can only make up to four choices (although the other choice can be used to apply for different courses). The deadline for these courses is October 15 in the year before starting.
2. Applications to the highly selective universities of Oxford and Cambridge have an earlier deadline of October 15, in the year before the student wishes to start university (the same also applies to Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science applicants for all British universities). An additional restriction on applications to Oxbridge is that it is not possible to apply to both the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the same admissions cycle, unless you already have a degree or will have completed a degree before you start a course at either university..