UCAS applications


If you want to study a full-time degree programme, you’ll need to apply through UCAS.

If you want to study a further education course (SCQF 1-6), Higher National Certificate (SCQF 7), Higher National Diploma (SCQF 8) or any part-time course (including degree), you can apply through the course webpages.

You can apply for our courses up until their start date. We recommend that you apply as soon as you can, as we have a limed number of places available.

UCAS timeline:

September – January | On-time applications are open

UCAS applications open for full-time courses starting the following year.

During this time, you can submit an application via UCAS. The UCAS deadline is 15 January. 

If you apply using this method, you’ll receive offers by March. You’ll need to decide on your first and second choice offers by June.

If you’ve missed this time, don’t worry. Later applications can still be made providing there are places left on the course.

February – June | UCAS Extra is still open for applications

From February, UCAS Extra starts which means if you have used all your five choices on UCAS and you don’t have any offers, you can add more choices through UCAS Extra until June.

During this time, you can apply for student funding. You don’t need to wait until you have accepted a specific place to do this.

July | Clearing opens for applications

UCAS Extra closes and Clearing opens. Full and part-time applications continue throughout the summer.

August | You’ll receive confirmation, if you haven’t already

If you’re waiting on your grades to be confirmed, this will happen in August. You can check UCAS Track for confirmation of your place. We will also confirm your place with you.

Applicants who already have qualifications, such as mature students, may receive their confirmation before this.

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