UCAS UK Application

Medical courses requiring the UCAT see dates below

June 2023 at 9am (BST) Test Booking opens

September 2023 at 12 noon (BST) Registration closes
Web booking closes Access Arrangements application deadline

September 2023 Last testing date
Bursary application deadline (4pm BST)



UCAS stands for the 'Universities and Colleges Admissions Service'. We are the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.  There is a steady number of students applying to colleges outside of Ireland.  The main reason why students apply to the UK is twofold. Theis is a wide variety of courses available in excellent colleges.  Also, certain courses are more accessible then those in Irish colleges. 

Fees in the UK range from £3000-£9000.  Scottish universities see 400-500 new students starting each year.


Applying for Student finance




Irish citizens living in the EEA and Switzerland
Irish citizens living in the EEA or Switzerland on 31 December 2020 will generally be eligible for home fee status and tuition fee loans from Student Finance England for courses starting before 1 January 2028 if they meet the following conditions:
• they are living in the EEA or Switzerland on 31 December 2020 (or have moved to the UK before this date immediately after living in the EEA or Switzerland); and
• they have lived in the EEA, Switzerland, the UK or Gibraltar for at least the last three years; and
• they have lived continuously in the EEA, Switzerland, the UK or Gibraltar between 31 December 2020 and the start of the course.


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General career and UCAS exploration & Personal Statement support. 

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Testimonials I

James helped me to fill in an application form for a job I was applying for, and made me think about the job application process in a new way, as well as giving me great feedback on what I'd already done. It was great to meet someone who could facilitate me so easily, and so quickly within a couple of days of 1st contact to the deadline I'd to have the form sent in for. Thanks James!

Date of Posting: 04 July 2015
Posted By: Anne

James helped my daughter apply to a course in Scotland. She was interested in a specific course and he gave her great advise for writing a personal statement and helped her with her application. She has started in Scotland this year and loves her course. James was great and made the process so easy.

Date of Posting: 11 March 2015
Posted By: Nicola
Mother, Mallow

My daughter was confused and struggling with course choices etc. for a while. After her meeting with James she was palpably relieved. James gave her a greater understanding of all things CAO related, thus taking a weight off of her mind & mine. I would recommend James to my friends and acquaintances.

Date of Posting: 13 February 2015
Posted By: Yvonne

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