Applying For an Undergraduate Course Through UCAS

All undergraduate applications are made through UCAS at

What is UCAS?

UCAS is the organisation that processes applications to study full-time courses at universities and colleges in the UK.

At UCAS you will find guidance on choosing the right course, completing your online application, tracking your application and funding your course.

Once you have applied, you will be able to track the progress of your application through UCAS track. The status of your application will be updated with the decision made by your university.

Key UCAS dates:

  • Mid September - Applications can be submitted to UCAS.
  • 26 January (18:00 UK time) – Deadline for applications to QMU courses*
  • 25 February – Extra opens
  • 4 July – Extra closes
  • July to August – Clearing

*If you’re applying through schools or colleges, sometimes you will be given an earlier deadline to fill in your application – this is to make sure they can write your reference and send your application to UCAS on time.

UCAS Extra

If the applications you have made for your chosen courses are unsuccessful, you could apply for other courses through UCAS Extra.

UCAS Extra is an opportunity for you to consider another course, even a different subject, without waiting for Clearing.

To be eligible for Extra:

  • All five choices must have been used
  • Your must have no offers or declined any offers you have received


If you do not get the qualifications needed to meet the conditions of your offer or you do not receive any offers though UCAS or UCAS Extra, you can look for places through Clearing.

Clearing is a chance for students to look for a place if they don’t have one. It’s also the final chance for universities to fill any places they still have available.

To look for a course in Clearing you must first be eligible. This means that either:

  • You have no offers
  • Your firm or insurance universities have confirmed your application has been unsuccessful



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See our contacts below for the following areas:

Undergraduate applications enquiries

Postgraduate Taught application enquiries

Master of Research application enquiries

Professional Doctorate application enquiries

PhD application enquiries


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Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught - Application Enquiries 0131 474 0000
Master Research Degree - Application Enquiries Admissions Team 0131 474 0000
Professional Doctorate (Prof Doc) - Application Enquiries Admissions Team
PhD Application Enquiries Graduate School Team