General information about UCAS

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is a UK-based organisation whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities. It operates as an independent charity, funded by fees charged to applicants and to universities. It was formed in 1992 through the merger of the former university admissions system UCCA and the former polytechnics admissions system PCAS.

Services provided by UCAS include several online application portals, a number of search tools and free information and advice directed at various audiences, including students considering higher education, students with pending applications to higher education institutes, parents and legal guardians of applicants, school and Further Education college staff involved in helping students apply and providers of higher education (universities and HE colleges).

While UCAS is best known for its undergraduate application service, it also operates a number of other admissions services:

  • Conservatoires UK Admissions Service (CUKAS) – for performing arts at a UK conservatoire
  • UCAS Teacher Training (UTT) – for postgraduate teacher training schemes
  • UK Postgraduate Application and Statistical Service (UKPASS) – for some postgraduate courses
  • UCAS Progress – for post-16 education and training

Educ@tional Dynamics has represented UCAS as a collaborating institution since 1997. In this role, E.D. prepares students for further studies in British universities; undertakes all procedures to ensure a place for interested candidates for a) undergraduate studies, b) postgraduate studies namely:

  • research for suitable universities in the UK
  • research for suitable courses
  • candidates’ consultancy
  • collection of required documents
  • translation work of documents
  • creation of candidates’ portfolios
  • communication with universities
  • preparation of candidates for IELTS
  • application to UCAS
  • monitoring the application progress
  • monitoring the admission process

Extra services

If the candidates wish, we can also offer the following services:

  • find accommodation for the candidates in the UK
  • tuition fees payment procedures
  • application for student loan
  • registration of the candidates in the induction week

Experience

E.D. has a long experience with UCAS procedures and has sent several students to the UK for undergraduate or postgraduate studies.