What is UCAS?
- June 10, 2021
- Posted by: administrator
- Category: UCAS application
UCAS stand for the Universities and Colleges Admissions services for international students. It’s a centralised service that students can avail to apply to university. Generally, every student who wants to study for an undergraduate degree in the UK will have to pass UCAS. They have a thorough and cheerful monopoly over the university application schemes in the UK.
The online services of UCAS, namely its ‘Apply’ function to put together and send off their university application. With online facilities, the procedures are done online. You don’t need to flap around with bits of paper.
What is the use of UCAS Tariff points?
The UCAS tariff points convert your grades and qualification into a numerical value. However, it depends on the various other qualification but not all have the same tariff value. The courses providers use the numerical value to assess whether you meet the entry requirements for a particular course.
Application Procedure For UCAS
All the applications of the UK are based on the university and college admission service (“UCAS”). It means anyone who wants to study undergraduate degree in the UK will need to apply through UCAS. In 2019, UCAS processed over 2 million student applications and served over 500 000 students to secure a full-time place in a university or college across the UK.
To apply for the UCAS application, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:
- Registration on the portal with username and password
- Sign in on your registered account
- Select courses and universities
- Mention educational qualification
- Personal statement e.g. why you want to study the course? or why universities should consider you for admission?
- Employment detail if working
- Recheck the detail of your application
- Provide the reference i.e. a written academic recommendation from your mentor or teacher
- Paying the application fee is the last step of the application
Last few years, there is a bit of a debate on the transparency and reliability of the UCAS admission system, something that UCAS is aiming to improve in future. But at this moment, it’s the only way as a prospective undergraduate, to apply to the vast majority of the universities in the UK.