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

For part-time or postgraduate courses, students need to apply to the university directly .

For an in-depth guide to the application process, go to The Complete University Guide. Please note, there is a fee for submitting a UCAS application.

You can take a look at what our admission process looks like here , and if you have any questions relating to admissions, it’s worth having a look through our FAQs (or nursing FAQs if your son or daughter is applying for a nursing course).


If your son or daughter doesn't achieve the grades needed for their chosen course, you don't have to rule out university altogether. With some compromise on either subject or location, there could still be a course out there for them.

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.

Clearing is available from July to September each year.