Thinking about university

Considering applying to study at university? On this page you will find quick videos, full presentations and handy downloads to provide you with helpful information, advice and guidance. All applications for undergraduate courses at Loughborough University must be made online through UCAS, with several key dates to meet within the UCAS process. We have created a useful flowchart for you, which clearly outlines the full UCAS cycle.

Year 11 to Year 12

Consider your options for the future, by understanding why you might enter Higher Education and the benefits of doing so

January to September (Year 12)

Research courses, attend open days and plan your application

September (Year 13)

UCAS cycle opens – submit application to universities

15 October - First UCAS deadline

Oxbridge, medicine, veterinary science, dentistry

15 January - Second UCAS deadline

Last point at which a university gives equal consideration to applications

February (Year 13)

Apply for student finance support

(Any content relating to student loans or student finance is not applicable to students who will pay international tuition fees)

End of March (Year 13)

Most offers will have been made by universities

May (Year 13)

Firm and insurance choices need to be decided

Results day

Confirmation, clearing or adjustment

Start university!

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