UCAS, or the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, is the official administrator of admissions to universities in the UK for full-time undergraduate courses.

Students will need to apply to Bucks through UCAS by 15 January for full-time undergraduate courses. If they apply after this date, they will be considered a ‘late application’, but encourage them to contact us anyway to see if we still have vacancies available for the course they’re interested in. There are other key deadlines that need to be adhered to, to ensure that any offers made aren’t automatically declined or rejected. A list of these deadlines can be found below, or on the UCAS website.

It’s also important to pay attention to the entry requirements of each individual course. Some take GCSE Maths and English results into consideration, or applicants may be required to attend an interview or produce a portfolio of work. Requirements for each course will be listed on the course pages, and once an application has been submitted, an admissions officer will be in touch in plenty of time if there’s anything in particular we will need.

For part-time or postgraduate courses, students need to apply to the university directly using our online application portal. This can be found on our Apply Now section.

We’ve also put together some useful guides for making an application to our undergraduate and postgraduate and professional courses, which explain the application process step-by-step.


The Clearing process is a way of matching universities that still have spaces on their courses to students who haven’t been offered a place, change their mind about what course they want to study, or have decided late that they would like to go to university. Clearing is available from July to September each year.

If your son or daughter doesn't achieve the grades needed for their chosen course, or feel they need a bit of extra time to build their confidence in their knowledge and abilities, you don't have to rule out university altogether. We also offer a number of foundation year programmes that are specifically designed to help students