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UCAS

Introduction

UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admission Service) is the only UK central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to full-time undergraduate courses, HND's and University diplomas. Its purpose is to help all school and college students who want to enter Higher Education gain a place at the institution of their choice. UCAS handles somewhere in the region of 400,000 applications from prospective students every year, so it has a vital role in fulfilling the dreams of many young people in the U.K.

Content Summary
International Students Thinking of studying in the UK? How the UCAS process works for International Students.
Personal Statement Your personal statement describes you and is part of the application process for Higher Education. Ensure it is up to scratch by following the guidelines presented.
UCAS Points Calculator Use the UCAS points calculator to total up your expected Further Education grades.
UCAS Points Table The UCAS Points Table shows you how many UCAs points will be awarded for the grades available on the course that you are doing.
References Your UCAS references will round off the application and you need to know who can and cannot be a referee and what is expected of them.
University Application The UCAS University application process, deadlines, how it works and what you must do, all explained.