The Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) is the British admission service for students applying to universities and colleges in the UK
As nearly all British higher education institutions are members of UCAS, all those wishing to study for undergraduate degrees in the UK must apply through UCAS. This applies to all categories of applicants – regardless of whether qualifying as a home student or as an international student.
Applicants submit a single application via UCAS’s website with a list of up to five courses for which they are applying. All five choices are confidential during the application process so universities and colleges considering an application cannot see any of the candidate’s other choices. Applications must be completed by the middle of the January of the year that the student wishes to start university.