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Completing your UCAS application

Use the following tips and advice when completing your UCAS application through Apply.

Choose your course

Before you apply, you should have made a decision about the subject area(s) you would like to study. Still deciding? Search for a course.

Once you have decided your chosen course, you can apply from 1 September. We have places available on most courses starting in September 2019.

Register with UCAS 

Register your details with Apply, the UCAS online application system.

There are various sections you will need to complete as part of the application. This includes your personal details, your five university/subject choices, your education and employment history, your personal statement and references.

Enter your course choices and UCAS codes

When adding your chosen course, you need to enter our institutional code C10. You will also need to enter the individual course code, this can be found on the course page within the fact file.

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

Write your personal statement

This is the most important section of your application. Try to include a wide ranging description of yourself that might include your study interests and what you enjoy about your current course(s).

It is also vital that you say why you have chosen the subject you are applying for. Include any work or other relevant experience and the personal benefits you gained. With teaching or health-related subjects, it is best to show relevant experiences as this is likely to make your application more successful. 

Let us know about any career ideas you have for the future, and how your chosen course will fit into this. If you have interests outside school/college list them e.g. sports, theatre, travel, social activities, cinema, music, reading, or any other interest you have. 


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

Supply a reference

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

If you are applying independently, you will need to complete your reference's details. 

If you're not able to provide an academic reference, please contact our Course Enquiry Team for advice.

Submit your application 

Remember to review all details you have entered and check everything is correct.

The fee for applying through UCAS is £18 for one choice, or £24 for multiple choices and for late applications sent after 30 June.

Once you submit your application, it is sent to UCAS. UCAS then processes it and sends it to each university you have chosen.

Track your application

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

If you submitted your application by the 15 January deadline, you will hear back from us by 3 May at the latest.

Any questions?

If you have questions or would like any further advice, we're here to help. Please contact our Course Enquiry Team. 


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Last edited: 04/02/2019 11:47:00