Whether you’re leaving school or college, or have been out of education for some time, you’ll need to apply through UCAS for most of our full-time undergraduate courses. 

There are several stages to complete in your UCAS application, so we’ve created this handy step-by-step guide to help you apply for your perfect course.

Our UCAS institutional codes

  • Institutional code name: CANCC 
  • Institutional code: C10
  • Campus code for Canterbury Campus: None required 
  • Campus code for Medway Campus: M 

For individual UCAS codes, please check the course page. 

1. Choose your course 

Before you start your application, you’ll need to choose the course you'd like to study. Still deciding? Search for a course. 

2. Register with UCAS

You can register your details with Apply, the UCAS online application system. There are various sections to complete as part of your application.These include your personal details, your five university/course choices, your education and employment history, your personal statement and references.

Enter your course choices and UCAS codes 

You'll need to enter the Canterbury Christ Church University institutional code C10 on your application. You'll also need to enter the individual course code which can be found on your course pages.

If your course is at our Canterbury Campus, you do not need to add a campus code. If your course is based at our Medway Campus, please enter M.

Writing your personal statement

This is the most important section of your application, so take your time and think about what will make you stand out from the crowd. Write about yourself, why you want to study your chosen subject and refer to any relevant experience you have.

Be enthusiastic and focus on what you’ve learnt from experiences you’ve had, such as work experience or volunteering. With teaching or health-related subjects, it’s best to show relevant experiences as this is likely to make your application more successful.

Tell us about your career ambitions for the future, and how your course will get you to where you want to be. If you have interests, such as sports, theatre, travel, music or reading, your personal statement is the perfect place to include them. 

Read our guide to writing personal statements for more helpful tips and advice. 

Supplying a reference

If you're applying while at school or college, references will not appear on UCAS Apply as your school or college will add this for you. 

If you’re not currently in education, you’ll need to complete your referee’s details. You can ask your manager or someone who knows you from a professional setting to provide a reference for you. For more information about supplying a reference, visit the UCAS website.

3. Submitting your application

Double check your application before you submit it, ensuring all the information is correct. The fee for applying through UCAS is £20 for one choice or £25 for multiple choices and late applications sent after 30 June. 

Once you submit your application, UCAS processes it and sends it to your chosen universities. 

4. Tracking your application

You'll be able to log into UCAS Track using your Personal ID and the password you created when applying.

We work hard to respond to your application as soon as possible, so you could hear from us within a matter of days or weeks. If you submit your application by the 15 January deadline, you'll hear back from us by early May at the very latest. 

Applying for a part-time course

If you'd like to apply for one of our undergraduate part-time courses, in most cases you'll apply directly to us via our online application system.

Visit the 'apply now' section on the course page to find out if the course you're interested in has a part-time option, and to complete and submit your application.

Learn more about applying directly to us.

Are you an international applicant?

Except for those whose school or college is registered with UCAS, individuals from the EU (excluding the UK), and worldwide, apply online independently. 

Advice is available from British Council and other centres overseas, such as your school or college. It's your responsibility to make sure you pay the correct application fee, obtain and attach the academic reference and submit the completed application online to UCAS. 

For further support and advice about preparing and submitting your application, please visit our international pages