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Undergraduate learning education is one of the fastest growing tertiary courses available in the UK and is fast being recognised as the stepping stone to a great career.

UCAS will assist you in finding the right course for you, whether you are just thinking about going to university, know what you want to study, keeping your option open for distant learning, seeking alternatives to higher education, want to check out some open days before you make a commitment or you’re an international student and want to explore your opportunities here in the UK.

If you are not from the UK, you will need a Student visa – Tier 4. Unless you are an EEA or a Swiss citizen.

When applying through Visas and Immigration, you will need to prove a proficiency in speaking and understanding the English language.

Frequently asked questions by the callers of the UCAS telephone number

How do I get started with finding out more about UCAS?

The best route to take when you start out is to sign up for the monthly newsletter. From the website you’ll be able to navigate to the “how-to” videos and head to the student bloggers section to get a different perspective. You can also download the UCAS app – available for iPhone and Android.

Also, check UCAS out on social media for updates, news and advice.

What are my next steps if I am seriously considering going to university?

Research research research! Those are the main goals you should have in mind now.

Here are some steps to consider:

  • Get information on open days and any events that universities might be having
  • Find out about course entry requirements and learn your limitations
  • Find out when your application need to be done by
  • Find out about what you will need to study on the different courses

When do I need to apply by?

There are some courses that start up to a year in advance, so beginning the academic start early is essential in some situations.

What are the advantages of distance learning?

Over the years this type of learning has become popular as lives have become busier and more and more people understand that education should be open to everyone and not just certain people at certain times of their lives.

There are full-time, part-time and work combinations for you to think about and research, it’s mostly about finding what’s right for you and sticking to it.

You can also tailor make courses for fit in with tough schedules and responsibilities.

Higher education through distance learning is a great way for mature students to get into a better career or even gain points to study somewhere else.

Can I get financial support for studying with UCAS?

Yes, you can apply for a student loan. This is a big commitment, so you’ll need to be sure about your choices.

Four main points to consider are:

  • Will you be able to repay the loan after you’ve completed the studies?
  • What are the actual costs and the cost of living involved with being a new student?
  • Can you apply for extra funding such as bursaries, scholarships, etc..
  • What are the actual costs and the cost of living involved with being a new student?