Application tip: When to apply to University


Although you will get lots of help and advice from your school or college, it's helpful to know what happens during the application process and when. 

When to apply

You can apply for September entry from the previous September onwards.

The main application deadline for guaranteed consideration is 15th January.

We will consider applications after this date as long as places remain available - with the exception of Nursing and Midwifery courses.

We do not consider applications for Nursing and Midwifery after this date. The rule for these courses is apply early. 

If you are applying with the support of your school or college, they are likely to give you an earlier deadline to complete your application. This gives them enough time to check over your application and add a reference.

Please note

  • Remember, if you are applying for Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science or to Oxford and Cambridge there is an earlier deadline of the 15th October

  • Some Art and Design courses also have a later deadline of the 24th March so make sure you check for the course you are interested in

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