How to apply through UCAS

You should apply to study an undergraduate degree course at Surrey through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Surrey's UCAS code is S85.

Got any questions on how to apply?

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Applying through UCAS

You can only apply to study our undergraduate degree courses through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

You can find the UCAS code for your chosen course in the 'course options' box on the relevant course page

Surrey's UCAS code is S85.

Your UCAS application is made online. You don't need to complete the form all at once, you can save your application and return to it once you have all the information you need.

You can apply to up to five courses. You don't have to give an order of preference until you've received your offers. The universities you apply to won’t see your other choices until after you have replied to your offers. Once you’ve submitted your application, UCAS will send universities your details.

Applying for foundation musical theatre and acting?

If you're looking to apply for one of our musical theatre or acting foundation courses you should apply directly to the University of Surrey, rather than through UCAS.

    UCAS deadlines

    UCAS define the majority of deadlines for applications and making your firm and insurance choices, please refer to these in your UCAS Hub.

    • September

      Applications open

      From September, UCAS will send completed applications to universities for review.

    • 31 January 2024

      Applications deadline

      31 January is the application deadline for all 2024 entry courses, except for veterinary medicine and science (16 October 2023).

      We give all applications we receive before this date equal consideration. Any applications we receive afterwards we'll consider on a first-come, first-served basis.

      30 June is our final application deadline. After this date, we'll consider applications for Clearing.

    • 28 February 2024

      UCAS Extra opens

      If you have used your five choices and do not hold any offers, or you have declined all your offers, you can now add another university of your choice via UCAS Extra.

    • August / September *

      Deadline for meeting conditions of offer

      * Course dependent:

      • 23 August 2024: Physicians Associate
      • 30 August 2024: Vet Med, all nursing fields, Paramedic Science, Midwifery, Acting, Musical Theatre, Actor Musician
      • 6 September 2024: All other courses
    • 16 September 2024

      Start date

      Please refer to date stated in formal offer letter as this may vary for a small number of programmes.

    • 4 October 2024

      Deadline for enrolling (for majority of courses)

      Please note if you are not able to enrol during the w/c 16 September you must contact us to request permission. 

    UCAS personal statement

    Your personal statement is your opportunity to show what a great student you’ll be and persuade your chosen universities to accept you on to their course. Admissions tutors may use the personal statement to compare applicants, so make sure yours stands out.

    As the same personal statement is submitted for every course you apply to, avoid mentioning any universities by name. If you're applying to study a mix of different subjects, you should write about common themes such as problem solving and creativity.

    Contextual offers

    Contextual offers use additional information, like socio-economic factors, to understand the context in which you have achieved your qualifications.

    Depending on your predicted grades and whether if you meet the eligibility criteria, you could receive a contextual offer that is typically one A-level grade or equivalent lower than the published grade for the programme you are applying for.

    Contextual offer holders are invited to join the University’s In2Surrey Transition Programme which supports you to prepare for and transition into University.

    For more information about how we make contextual offers and to find out if you are eligible visit the contextual offers page.

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