Turn on thread page Beta

Does it take longer to receive UCAS offers as an independent international candidate? watch

    • Thread Starter

    I currently live abroad and have applied to several PPE courses in the UK through UCAS.
    The problem is, that whilst most of my friends in the UK who applied to ucas through their schools or my friends abroad who applied through agents seem to have received most of their offers from UCAS, I have yet to receive a single one, despite submitting, with UCAS’s confirmation, my application about 2 week ago on 14th October.

    My predicted grades aren't bad, and is equivalent to A*A*A in UK A-levels, my personal statement was judged to be “pretty good” by several of my peers and teachers, and the reference letter from my school had quite a lot of praise and positive statements. Hence I am rather confused as to why I haven't received a single offer from any universities I applied to. All I have received is the automatic email reply of "thank you for applying" from these universities

    Fyi, I applied to PPE courses in

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated . Thanks
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer

    Very Important Poster
    PS Reviewer
    It makes no difference.

    The only difference is in how you get your reference. Once you send in your application it’s identical.
Do you think parents should charge rent?
Applying to uni

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Graduates celebrate

How to write a good personal statement

Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

Uni match

Uni match

Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Two students working together

A-Z of universities

Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

A student working on a computer

Personal statement help

Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student looking down a microscope

Planning open days

Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

Help out other students

These questions still need an answer

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.