Key application dates

Key dates for 2021 entry

The dates below are determined by UCAS, and may be subject to change. Please check the UCAS website for news or updates.

8 September 2020 Completed UCAS undergraduate applications can be submitted to UCAS
15 October 2020 Deadline: applications for courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science
15 January 2021 Deadline for all applications to be guaranteed consideration except those with an October 15 deadline
25 February 2021 UCAS Extra opens 
5 May 2021 Deadline: respond to your offers if all your decisions were received by 31 March (unless you live outside the EU or applied through Extra)
May 2021 (date TBC)  Accommodation Office begins sending out invitations for guaranteed students to register on the application portal
6 May 2021 Outstanding decisions from universities and colleges on applications received by 15 January are rejected by default
June 2021 (date TBC) Accommodation applications for undergraduate students open
3 June 2021 Outstanding replies from applicants are declined by default where the last decision from universities and colleges was received by 6 May (except those governed by Extra)
17 June 2021 Outstanding replies declined by default where last decision received by 3 June (all applicants except Extra)
30 June 2021 Final date for non-EU applications. Final date for receipt of post-15 January applications. After this, you must apply through Clearing.
4 July 2021 Last date for applicants to refer themselves through Extra
5 July 2021 Clearing opens and IB results are published
13 July 2021 Outstanding decisions on applications received by 30 June and Extra referrals are rejected by default
July 2021 (date TBC) Accommodation applications for undergraduate students close. This is the last day for guaranteed accommodation.
14 July 2021 Outstanding replies declined by default including Extra where last decision received from institution by 13 July 2021
10 August 2021 Publication of SQA results
19 August 2021 Publication of GCE (A-levels) and Advanced Diploma results. Start of English, Welsh and Northern Irish Clearing vacancy information service. Adjustment opens for registration
31 August 2021 Deadline for applicants to meet academic conditions of offers. Adjustment ends.
21 September 2021 Final date for 2021 entry applications
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