UCAS Extra is open from 23 February to 4 July 2023

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If you’ve already applied through UCAS you may be able to use UCAS Extra to add additional applications.

UCAS Extra is useful if you've changed your mind since you submitted your UCAS application, you didn't get the offers you want, or you want to add another application.

How does UCAS Extra work

Whether you're a UK, EU or international student, there are two sets of circumstances that mean you can use UCAS Extra.

1. You didn't use all your five choices

If you submitted your applications through UCAS but you did not use up all your five choices you can add more choices one at a time.

You can do this if:

  • you've not accepted any offers or been declined by your original choices
  • you accepted an offer, but are then made unsuccessful by the university before 30 June

2. You've used up all five of your choices

If you submitted your applications through UCAS and you used up all five of your choices you can add more choices one at a time IF:

  • you've received decisions from all five course providers you applied to
  • you're not holding any offers (either you weren't accepted, or you decided to decline any offers you received)

UCAS Extra is open from 23 February to 4 July 2023. All applications must be made by 30 June.

If UCAS Extra is available to you it will show as an option when you log in to your UCAS Hub account after 23 February. Unless you paid the reduced UCAS fee originally (because you only applied to a single course) UCAS Extra is free to use.

When you apply through UCAS, universities and colleges don't have to give you a decision until 13 July. When you apply to us through UCAS Extra, we'll aim to contact you with an update on your application within 2 working days, so you know where you stand early on.

Some of our courses fill up before UCAS Extra begins. But, like most universities, we still have spaces on many of our courses so it's definitely worth applying. Please note that you can only apply for 1 course at a time with UCAS Extra.

Apply to us directly

You can use our direct application form if you are applying to study an undergraduate course part-time. 

You'll find the application forms on each course page.

  • Choose a course
  • Go to the apply section at the bottom of the course page
  • Complete the form

We accept direct applications up to 4 July 2023. After that you can apply through Clearing.

We also accept direct applications beyond this date, for advanced entry and for courses not available via UCAS.

Get help with your application

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Get in touch

We can guide you through the application process and help you find the right course.

Fill out our contact form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Or call our Admissions Team on +44 (0)23 9284 5566 (10.00am–4.00pm Monday to Friday).

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Sign up to a webinar

We have several live webinars coming up that will help you understand how to apply through UCAS Extra.

We also have lots of on-demand information about how to apply.