Important ucas dates

These dates have all been confirmed by UCAS.

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Normal Applications

Route A

June 2008 - Apply 2009 opens, Applicants can register and start to prepare their applications

Mid September 2008 - Applications can be submitted through UCAS

15th October 2008 - Deadline for applications for Oxbridge and Medical, Veterinary Medicine/Science and Dentistry applications (incl. non UK/EU applicant).

15th January 2009 - Deadline for all other applications to have equal consideration (and this applies to non-EU applications too)

16th January 2009 - 30th June 2009 - Students can make applications but universities only have to consider if they still have places available. See the page on Late applications

30 June 2009 - Deadline for all non-EU applications (however you need to apply before 15 January to receive guaranteed equal consideration and, given visa requirements, it is recommended that non-EU applicants try to apply by 15th January wherever possible)

Route B

12th February 2009 - UCAS starts to send Route B art and design applications to first choice universities/colleges

6th March 2009 - Advisory Deadline for Art and Design Route B Applications

24th March 2009 - Deadline for 'on-time' Art and Design Route B Applications

11th June 2009 - Final Deadline for all Art and Design Route B Applications


26th February 2009 - UCAS Extra opens

30th June 2009 - UCAS Extra closes


5th August 2009 - SQA Results Day. Start of Scottish Clearing vacancy information service

20th August 2009 - A Level Results Day, Start of English, Welsh and Northern Irish Clearing vacancy information service.

21st September 2009 - UCAS Clearing for 2009 closes