When you’re starting out on your journey to university, it’s helpful to know what’s ahead so you can plan your path and set reminders. Get going with confidence using the timeline below to make a note of important dates and deadlines in the UCAS calendar.
UCAS undergraduate application 2023 cycle opens.
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6 September 2022
Completed 2023 entry UCAS Undergraduate applications can be submitted to UCAS.
15 October is the deadline for Kent and Medway Medical School.
For all other subject areas, you’ve still got time to complete your application and perfect your personal statement. Once that’s done you can focus on getting the best grades you can.
25 January 2023 is the main UCAS deadline. You can still apply via UCAS up until 30 June, but you may not be able to get on to the course you want at your preferred university - why risk it?Kent offer holder? Apply for accommodation now.
If we have offered you a place, we will give you the chance to find out more about your chosen course and meet our staff and students at an Applicant Event. You may also be invited for an interview.
Funding applications will open via Student Finance England in late February. It’s a good idea to check eligibility criteria and apply as soon as you can. You don’t need to know which university you’re going to before making an application.
If you applied to Kent by the 25 January, we will send you our decision by the end of March. If you accept the offer, don’t forget to apply for accommodation! You can look around in person at an Applicant Event or take a virtual tour of our rooms.
If you've heard back from all the universities you applied to, you can start weighing up your options. Maybe make a pros and cons list for each of them based on what you know. You don’t have to make any choices until your last decision comes in.
If you applied by the October or January deadline, you’ll receive a decision by 19 May. You must make your firm and insurance decisions by 9 June. If you're unsure, revisit your priorities and speak to your support group.
Your last chance to make a late application to UCAS is 30 June.
Applications received after this time will automatically be entered into Clearing.
If Kent is your firm or insurance choice uni, you should submit your accommodation application now.
Confirmation, Clearing and Adjustment open. If you don’t have an offer, you can apply for any course that has vacancies.
Those taking the IB receive their results on 5 July.Clearing at Kent in 2023
If things didn’t go to plan, you’re not holding any offers or you’ve changed your mind about your course, you can enter Clearing to apply for something new. Once your place is confirmed, it’s time to celebrate – you’ve made it!
University life begins. Make the most of it – all our students tell us the years fly by.