A new academic year begins this September, and many students are currently formalising plans to study in the UK for the first time.
If you have you had a change of heart about what you wish to study, or where you wish to do it, UCAS Extra allows you to make another choice. UCAS Extra is for students who have already used up all five choices and have not received any offers, or turned down offers.
What is UCAS Extra?
UCAS Extra allows you to apply for an extra university course, even if you had already submitted your five choices by the previous deadline. It opens each February, running until July, and if you are eligible to use the UCAS Extra system, UCAS will send you the relevant details through.
How many courses can I choose?
You can only select one extra course at a time. Once you have done this, you then have three possible outcomes:
- You receive an offer and decide to accept it
- You receive an offer, but decide not to accept it and begin the Extra process again
- You do not receive an offer and begin the Extra process again
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What happens after the July deadline?
If you do not receive any further offers, or have not accepted any offers by the July deadline, you will be eligible to enter UCAS Clearing.
Apply to study in the UK
Whilst only a small fraction of students use UCAS Extra, it is just one of the many services which make studying in the UK easier for international students. If you need help applying to study in the UK, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK today.