How to Apply
Applying to university may seem like a daunting prospect, but we are here to guide you through the process and make it as easy as possible. If there’s anything you’re not sure about or you have any questions, please contact us on 0330 123 2023.
1. Register with UCAS
If you are a UK or EU applicant, and want to apply for one of our full-time undergraduate courses (or the MSc Social Work, or PGDip Nursing), you’ll need to apply to us through UCAS. If you’re an International student, you can either apply via UCAS, or apply directly to us through our application portal. More information can be found on our International section below.
You can either apply for just one course at one university, or apply for up to five university courses. There is a charge for this service, and the amount you will need to pay depends on how many university choices you select. Your school or college may have a UCAS buzzword which you’ll need to add to your UCAS application to make it clear which school or college you’re applying from. If you’re applying independently, you won’t need a buzzword.
2. Make your application
Ensure you complete all sections of your UCAS application fully. Applications are reviewed on an individual basis, and you will need to provide details of your qualifications (both completed and pending), a personal statement as to why you wish to study the course, and include a reference to support your application.
There’s lots of useful information on the UCAS website about filling in your UCAS application. You don’t need to complete it all in one go, so make sure you take your time and complete all sections fully, as if there is information missing your application may be rejected.
To apply to Bucks, you’ll also need the following information:
- our institution name – BUCKS
- our institution number – B94
- the UCAS course code for your chosen course.
3. Submit your application
Once you have submitted your UCAS application, this will be sent to your chosen university for review. It’s important to make sure you stick to any application deadlines that apply to you. If you don’t, you may find that your application is automatically declined or rejected on your behalf, or that there aren’t any places available on your chosen degree course.
Find out more about what happens once you’ve submitted your application in our After Applying section.