I've applied - what happens next?

If you’ve already submitted your application for one of our undergraduate courses and are wondering what happens next, we have created a handy timeline so you know what to expect throughout the process.

4 September UCAS opens and you can now submit your application
15 October The deadline to apply for Medicine
15 January The deadline to apply for undergraduate courses, except Medicine 
25 February

UCAS Extra opens. If you you’ve used all five choices on your application, and you’re not holding any offers, you can still find a place using Extra 

   
20 May If you submitted your application by 15 January, we will respond to your application by no later than 20 May 
   
18 June If you received all decisions by 4 June, you need to reply to offers by 18 June 
30 June

If you submit your application after 30 June, it will automatically be entered into UCAS Clearing

5 July Last day to apply through UCAS Extra
6 July

UCAS Clearing opens

International Baccalaureate (IB) Results Day 

13 July If you submitted your application by 30 June, we will respond to your application by no later than 13 July
20 July If you received all decisions by 13 July, you need to reply to offers by 20 July 
4 August SQA Results day
13 August

A Level Results Day

UCAS Adjustment opens. If you have met and exceeded conditions of your firm choice, you have the chance to look for an alternative course 

31 August

You must meet all of your remaining offer conditions by this date

UCAS Adjustment closes

21 September The last day to apply for 2020 entry
20 October Last day to add UCAS Clearing choices and universities must make all decisions

Applied for a part-time or postgraduate course?

If you've applied for a part-time or postgraduate course directly to the university, the UCAS deadlines won't apply to your application. 

We'll keep in touch with you via email to let you know if we require any further information, if we need to invite you to an interview or audition and to update you on the status of your application.