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UCAS Information

UCAS is the organisation that processes all full-time applications to UK universities and colleges. It is there to support you – as well as your son or daughter – through every step of the application process. UCAS sends all applicants a monthly newsletter, full of useful information, reminders, advice and competitions. But did you know you can get information from UCAS too?

You can sign up to monthly parent newsletters quickly and simply online. They’re completely FREE and contain timely information and advice about your son or daughter’s journey to higher education and what you can do to support them.

For further information about the UCAS process, take a look at the advice for parents and guardians on ucas.com.

2017 UCAS Application

Buzzword:  HOMEWOOD2017

Homewood School and UCAS Deadlines for entry onto courses September 2017

9th September Homewood Deadline for:

First draft of the personal statement to the tutor.

30th September Homewood School Deadline for:

Applications for Oxford, Cambridge or most courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science. Applications received after this deadline cannot be guaranteed to be processed by the 15th October 2016 UCAS Deadline

Beginning of October Homewood Deadline for:

Final draft of the personal statement to the tutor for checking and to be uploaded onto the UCAS application before the October break

15 October 2016 UCAS Deadline for:

Applications for Oxford, Cambridge or most courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science.

16th December 2016 Homewood School Deadline for:

Applications for the majority of undergraduate courses should be submitted and paid for on the UCAS website by 1600hrs. Applications received after this deadline cannot be guaranteed to be processed by the 15th January 2017 UCAS deadline.

15 January 2017 UCAS Deadline for:

Applications for the majority of undergraduate courses

25 February 2017

Extra starts for eligible applicants through UCAS.

10th March 2017 Homewood School deadline for:

Applications for art courses that did not have the 15th January deadline.

24 March 2017 UCAS Deadline for:

Some art and design courses have a 24 March deadline; again applications should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time). (Others have a 15 January deadline – check course details on our search tool to confirm the correct deadline.)

16th June 2017 Homewood Deadline for:

Any application for UCAS not already sent. Applications received after this date cannot be guaranteed to be sent to UCAS by the 30th June 2017 deadline.

30 June 2017 UCAS deadline

If an application is sent to us by 18:00 (UK time) on this day, we’ll send it the chosen universities or colleges; applications received after this date will automatically be entered into Clearing.

4 July 2017 UCAS deadline

Last date for applicants to add an Extra choice.

31 August 2017 UCAS deadline

The deadline for any remaining conditions to be met – otherwise the university or college might not accept the applicant – this day also marks the end of Adjustment.

7th September 2017 Homewood Deadline for:

The final opportunity to submit a UCAS application for entry to 2017 courses.

21 September 2017 UCAS Deadline

The final deadline for applications to 2017 courses.

20 October 2017 UCAS deadline

The deadline for adding Clearing choices and universities or colleges accepting Clearing applicants

Please note a two week period is required by school to process the UCAS Applications prior to forwarding to UCAS.

We cannot guarantee that applications submitted after 27 November 2015 be sent to UCAS by the deadline of 15 January 2016.

Higher Education - Useful Websites

Applying to University

www.ucas.com - university central application system

Choosing What to Study

www.bestcourse4me.com

www.ukcoursefinder.com - Questionnaires to help identify courses to suit personal skills /interests

Where to go

Individual University websites plus:

university.which.co.uk - search for a course under various criteria - ucas points, location, course type etc

www.ucas.com - course search and institution guide

unistats.direct.gov.uk - information on student'satisfaction, tariff points accepted, graduate employment

www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk - university "league tables" including subject tables

www.guardian.co.uk/education/universityguide

www.push.co.uk - university reviews written by students

www.whatuni.com - video and written reviews of universities

fd.ucas.com - Foundation Degrees

Admissions Tests

www.admissionstests.cambridgeassessment.org.uk/adt/bmat - biomedical admissions test for medicine/veterinary

www.ukcat.ac.uk - UK Clinical Aptitude Test for medicine and dentistry

www.lnat.ac.uk - Law Admissions test

www.admissionstests.cambridgeassessment.org.uk -English literature admissions test, thinking skills assessment, TSA, UCL, TSA Oxford, Sixth term Examination paper (STEP)

Students with Disabilities

www.skill.org.uk - National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

Student Finance

www.gov.uk - student-finance General information about Student Finance -links to online application system University Websites - For details of individual university tuition fees and scholarships available

www.scholarship-search.org.uk

www.ucas.com

www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk - university-tuition-fees-2012/ financial-support/ bursa ry-grids/

www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk - details on over 1,000 scholarships/bursaries from 150 universities

www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk - NHS Bursaries

Graduate Employment

www.prospects.ac.uk - Careers Advice section includes "Options with your subject" linking careers to subjects

www.hecsu.ac.uk - publishes "What do gracillates do?" employment statistics for differf'nt degrees

Studying Abroad

www.studylink.com - Information about wide range of degree and vocational courses throughout the world.

www.astarfuture.co.uk - Information on a wide range of degree courses throughout the world taught in English

www.topuniversities.com - world wide university rankings

Higher Education Overseas - Sources of Information

Worldwide

www.topuniversities.com - league tables for world universities

www.thestudentworld.com - information and advice on studying abroad

www.studylink.com -Information about wide range of degree and vocational courses throughout the world.

www.astarfuture.co.uk - Information about a wide range of degree courses throughout the world taught in English

www.acu.ac.uk - Association of Commonwealth Universities

www.ukcisa.org.uk - UK Council for International Student Affairs

www.degreesahead.co.uk

www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2010-2011/top-200.html

Europe

www.eunicas.co.uk - support in applying to European countries

www.studyportals.eu - EU university opportunities

www.ec.europa.eu/education/study-in-europe -  Information about studying in 32 European countries

www.bachelorsportal.eu - database for courses in Europe - can search for programmes taught in English

www.study-europe.co.uk

www.scholarships-portal.eu - EU scholarships www.tinyurl.com/3rawaox - European Youth Porta l

USA

www.fulbright.co.uk - Part of the Education USA network an official source of information about applying to universities in the US. Organises regular US College days in London.

Australia / New Zealand

www.studyinaustralia.gov.au - The official Australian Government site for studying in Australia.

www.newzealandeducated.com - New Zealand

www.studyoptions.com - Australia/New Zealand

Canada

www.educationau-incanada.ca - Comprehensive information about 95 Canadian public and private universities

Scholarship / Funding

In addition to above see individual university websites plus government/embassy websites. Also:

www.cscuk.dfid.gov.uk - Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

www.fundingusstudy.org - USA

www.internationalscholarships.com

Studying Part of a Degree Abroad

www.britishcouncil.org/erasmus

www.scholarshipportal.eu

www.iaeste.org - International Association for Exchange of Students for Technical Experience

www.aiesec.org - International Student Exchange Programme

servalan.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/studyinchina

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