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Application Requirements and Deadline

Application Requirement for UK

  • Deciding on your preferred course and institution
  • Submitting your application to the institution.
  • Receiving and accepting a Letter of Offer.
  • Receiving your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE).
  • Applying for your student visa.

There is a range of entry requirements that you will need to meet both for you institution application and your visa application. This can include:


  • Resume/CV
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum two)
  • Passport sized photos
  • Copies of your passport
  • GMAT/GRE test certificates (if asked)
  • Medical certificate
  • Insurance letter
  • Documents stating work experience (if applicable)
  • Course specific questionnaire (if asked)
  • Test AS certificate
  • Proof of funds (if asked)
  • Translations of certificates (if asked)
  • Translations of certificates (if asked)
  • Translations of certificates (if asked)

2017 entry UK university application deadlines


January 15

Deadline for applications to the majority of courses should arrive at UCAS by 18:00.


March 24

Deadline for applications to some art and design courses should arrive at UCAS by 18:00. Some art and design courses have a 15 January deadline - please check course details for the


May 4

If you received all university decisions by 31 March, you must reply to offers by this date or they will be declined.


May 5

If you applied by the January deadline and are still waiting, universities will have made their decisions by this point. Choices are unsuccessful if no offer has been received.


June 8

If you received all university decisions by 5 May, you must reply to offers by this date or they will be declined.


June 22

If you received all university decisions by 8 June, you must reply to offers by this date or they will be declined.


June 30

Final deadline for all applications. If the application is not received by 18:00, you will enter Clearing.


July 5

Clearing opens.


July 13

If you applied by 30 June and are awaiting final decisions, universities will have decided by this point.


July 20

If you received all university decisions by 14 July, you must reply to offers by this date or they will be declined.


August 17

GCE, A-Level and Diploma results day. Clearing begins.


September 20

Final deadline for 2017 applications.


October 23

Last date to add Clearing choices and for unis/colleges to make decisions.


Read the UKVI's top tips for students. They can be downloaded from this link. They are in the folder "Final Artwork" and give very useful advice.

More useful information on arriving in the UK can be found here. Please also see the Guide to faster travel through the UK Border.

UK VI have also provided us with some very useful tips for you to follow to try to help your journey run smoothly. The steps can reduce your wait considerably. For further information of border control and the use of e-passport gates, please watch the video or see here.


Top Tips From Our Students

  • Carry a pen in your hand luggage - this will help you fill in your landing card
  • If you do not understand an immigration or custom officer's question, explain this to them and ask if they can repeat it so you can understand; don't pretend to understand a question.
  • You may need a £1 coin to get a luggage cart in the baggage area
  • Bankers drafts to pay for tuition, accommodation fees etc. may need to be declared at customs