UCAS Applications: Failure to prepare is preparing to fail
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UCAS is a centralised application system that is fundamental to your UK university venture.

Every year, this undergraduate admissions portal guides prospective students through course applications, forwarding a copy of these applications to all their chosen universities.

Whether these applications are successful or not, students will also be able to take the next steps through UCAS.

With the January 15 2019 application fast approaching, are you prepared?

To help get you started, if you haven’t already, there are five steps to completing your UCAS application.

1. First, click here to apply for university and college degree courses in the UK for 2019 entry.

2. Take your time in selecting your courses and think about each choice thoroughly.

3. Begin filling in your application with the relevant details and information.

4. Complete and proofread your personal statement – this is essential for great first impressions!

5. Obtain a reference and send through your application – good luck!

Remember that your UCAS application acts as the key to your academic future, so make sure not to lose it or you may be locked out until the 2020 application dates!

Frequently asked questions

If you have already prepared your application but you have a few more questions to be answered, we have supplied you with a handful of valuable answers below.

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What exact time is the deadline on 15 January?

The applications for your courses need to arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time). But you should always check the course details as they may have a specified deadline for their degree entry process.

How does UCAS expect me to write my personal statement?

On the website, UCAS outline how to write a personal statement that fits their guidelines.

They’ll tell you to take a close look at course descriptions and identify the qualities, skills and experience required by the course.

You’re telling admissions staff why you’re suitable to study at the university or college, so always remember to include your ambitions, goals and reasons why you wish to pursue this particular subject.

By presenting these reasons in a clear format, you’ll showcase your eligibility in a reader-friendly structure.

How do I pay and send my application?

Once every section of your application is marked with a red tick, you’ll be able to pay and send off your application.

If you’ve applied through a school or college, they’ll complete your reference and then send UCAS your application after you’ve paid.

Or, if you’re applying independently, you can pay and send UCAS the application once your referee has finished your reference.

Does UCAS have any helpful tools for me to use?

Yes! They have this personal statement tool to help you write your application.

An insightful interview guide will also assist you with the next steps after your application is approved.

It even has a strategic step-by-step process to help you manage your money.

For further information about the January 15 UCAS application, click here.

And always remember that Study International supplies proactive advice about your international study abroad experience, so we’re always here to help with any concerns or issues.

So, good luck and keep a steady focus on your future success!

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