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UCAS Application and Personal Statement

UCAS Application and Personal Statement

2024 entry applications and deadlines for UCAS application

Your application should be sent to UCAS by one of these dates:

  • 16 October 2023 for 2024 entry at 18:00 (UK time) – deadline any course at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, or for most courses in medicine, veterinary medicine/science, and dentistry.
  • 31 January 2024 for 2024 entry at 18:00 (UK time) – deadline for the majority of courses. 

Missed your deadline?

If you don’t meet the main application deadline, you can still apply for many courses.

How to start and what to include in your UCAS application


1. Register with UCAS

You should create an account with UCAS Hub and complete the registration by entering your first name and middle name(s) exactly as they're stated on official documents, such as your passport, birth certificate, or driving licence.


2. Complete your details

You must complete all mandatory questions and must avoid skipping any sections of the mandatory questions. These must all be complete before you can send your application.


3. Education history

 You should list all your academic achievements and any pending qualifications.


4. Employment history

Please complete your employment history if  you have had any paid jobs, full-time or part-time; unpaid or voluntary work including employers' names, addresses, job descriptions, and start/finish dates.

If you’ve not had any paid or unpaid work experience, just leave this section blank, and mark it as complete.


5. Course choices

You can choose up to five courses. There’s no preference order and your universities/colleges won’t see where else you’ve applied until after you reply to any offers you get.


6. Personal Statement

A personal statement is one of the component of your UCAS application and you must include into it. Please see the video guides to learn about writing a personal statement. Yo can also see the guide on the UCAS website, click here to view.

You should write your personal statement in a word document so that you can check your spelling and grammar and then simply copy and paste it into the personal statement section on your UCAS application.

Please use paragraphs within your personal statement as this makes it clearer to read. You are advised to keep a copy of your personal statement. There is a maximum of 4000 characters.


7. Submitting your application

Once you’ve completed your application, you’ll be shown your full application to review and edit for missing information, spelling errors, and etc. Please read and agree to the declaration for your application to be processed by your chosen universities/colleges.


8. Reference, Payment fee, and send your application to UCAS

You will need to supply a reference with your application before you send it to UCAS. Ideally this should be a teacher or tutor at your school/college. If you are no longer in education and are working, please provide a reference from your employer.

Please note: your application may not be processed if your reference is done by your family, friends, partners or ex-partners.

Finally, complete the payment section - pay your application fee and send your application to UCAS to process your application.


9. Offer of a place

If your application is successful, you will be made one of two offers: Conditional or Unconditional.

A conditional offer means further information is required to meet the entry criteria for the course such as exam results/certificates or a successful audition/interview.

An unconditional offer means you have met the entry criteria for the course and do not need to supply any additional information.

Further information and guidance


1. UCAS Application Process

Ucas Personal Statement guide


2. UCAS Personal Statement Advice

UCAS personal Statement advice


Britannia StudyLink, (2021). UCAS Application Process [Online]. Available at: (Accessed 20/07/2023).

Adam's English Lessons - engVID, (2020). How to write a PERSONAL STATEMENT for university or college [Online]. Available at: (Accessed 20/07/2023).

UCAS, (2023). UCAS Undergradute: When to apply [Online]. Available at: (Accessed 20/07/2023).

UCAS, (2023). Filling in your UCAS Undergraduate application [Online]. Available at: (Accessed 20/07/2023).