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Wherever you're coming from, UCA is ready to welcome you. We have a dedicated admissions team to help you with your application journey – but to get you started, here's the information you need to make your application.
Application deadlines for February 2024 entry:
Application deadline: Monday 18 December 2023
Deposit deadline and CAS request deadline: Tuesday 2 January 2024
CAS deadline: Friday 5 January 2024
Application deadlines for May 2024 entry:
Application deadline: Friday 12 April 2024
Deposit deadline: Friday 19 April 2024
CAS deadline: Friday 26 April 2024
Application deadlines for September 2024 entry:
Application deadline: Monday 29 July 2024
Deposit deadline: Monday 5 August 2024
CAS deadline: Friday 17 August 2024
We would always advise you to apply and provide all the necessary information as soon as you can, as all these deadlines are subject to change if a course reaches capacity before the deadline.
If you are from a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, and you wish to apply for a full-time undergraduate course, you will need to apply through UCAS.
If you are applying for postgraduate research you should apply directly to us using the research proposal form.
Since September 2021 students from the EU/EEA are longer be eligible for home fee status or financial support, and will need a visa to study at UCA.
If you are applying for a pre-degree or postgraduate course, you should apply directly to us - visit the page of the course you've chosen and click the 'Apply Now' button. If you are applying for postgraduate research you should apply directly to us using the research proposal form.
If you are applying for a full-time undergraduate course and UCA is your only choice, please apply directly (as above).
The benefits of applying directly to us are:
- There is no application fee (up to £24 via UCAS).
- There’s no set deadline. We do however encourage you to apply as soon as possible so you have enough time to organise your student visa, if you need one, and to apply for a place in University accommodation.
- There are no 'declined by default' deadlines.
- We will process your application through UCAS on your behalf.
- You can track your application through our online ‘Applicant Portal’.
If you are applying to more than one university in the UK, then you should apply to us through UCAS.