When applying to university in the UK, for full-time undergraduate courses, you must make your application through UCAS - the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. You must make your application via the UCAS online Apply system. UCAS will then send it around the individual institutions on your behalf.
You will need the university’s code (GCU G42) and the course code of the programme to which you are applying (you’ll find this within the course information). You can make any combination of up to five choices on your application form.
The application fee is £23 for 2 -5 choices, or £12 if you are only applying for one programme.
When to apply
The deadline for UCAS applications is January 15 of the year you hope to start your programme. Applications received after this date will be considered as late.
International students should enter your qualifications in English through the UCAS online Apply system. Send a copy of your certificates, with a note of your UCAS number, directly to the university. Please don't send UCAS original exam certificates.
FE College students
The year of entry should be made clear in the ‘choices’ section of the UCAS Apply electronic application. When applying to year one of a programme, this box should be left blank. For entry into the second or third year of a programme, you should enter the year in this box. For example, if you are applying to start in Year 2, put 2 in the box.
We recognise that you can acquire knowledge and skills from a whole range of learning experiences, formal and informal. Our mission to 'provide flexible life-long learning opportunities' to students from a wide variety of backgrounds and at different stages of life means we are pleased to receive your application if you have non-traditional credited or experiential merits. Contact the Admissions Tutor, as named on each programme page, for further details.
Most universities hold open days at various times of the year. This gives you the opportunity to meet with staff to discuss your options and to ask any questions you may have. We usually hold our open day during the second week in September each year. If you can’t attend the open day, most universities are happy to arrange for you to visit at a mutually convenient time.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to arrange a campus tour.
Some students choose to apply for a university programme one year in advance, with the intention of taking some sort of a gap year before you start. It’s always advisable to speak with Admissions Tutors for advice before applying for deferred entry. You should indicate your deferred entry choice in the ‘choices’ section of UCAS Apply system, ticking the ‘Deferred Entry’ box.
UCAS Extra enables applicants who find themselves without an offer, for whatever reason, and who have used all six choices already, to have an additional choice through UCAS. This will mean that applicants who do not have an offer at an early stage in the cycle do not have to wait until clearing to continue to find a place. The Extra procedure operates from mid-March to the end of June.
Application information to download
Download our Right Choices booklet for detailed information about what to do and who to contact during the application process.