Here you can find information about applying through UCAS and additional information for International applicants.
Applying through UCAS
When you apply through UCAS you are allowed up to five course choices across the UK. You should ensure that your application reaches UCAS by the 15 January 2014 in order to receive ‘equal consideration’. This means that your application will be considered alongside other applicants who have also met the deadline. You can then follow the progress of your applications through UCAS Track.
We aim to make decisions on all on time applicants by 31 March where possible.
If you apply after the 15 January 2014, you will be classed as a late applicant and your application will not be considered until after those that did meet the 15 January deadline. Your application is automatically sent to the institutions to which you have applied, so you do not need to check with them.
Similarity in Personal Statements
UCAS submits all personal statements to their Similarity Detection software (CopyCatch) in order to ensure that an applicant's work does not contain the same or similar text to websites, another applicant's personal statement, or other documents. When a personal statement is detected as having over 10% similarity to one of these sources, UCAS provides us with a report highlighting the similarity and an indication of the original source of the highlighted text.
Once we are notified that an application contains text which is similar to text found elsewhere, the application will be placed on hold and an investigation conducted.
Each applicant whose personal statement has been reported as having 40%+ similarity by the UCAS Similarity Detection Service will be contacted by the Admissions and Enrolment Team, offering the opportunity to explain how the similarity occurred.
We will then use information from UCAS and from the applicant to determine the seriousness of the similarity found in the personal statement and will then make a decision which is communicated to applicants via email.
Applications reported as having 10-39% similarity by the UCAS Similarity Detection Service will be reviewed and will be investigated further if the similarity is judged to be of significance.
We operate a fair and transparent admissions process and as such would want to ensure that all information provided to us is honest and accurate.
If you have submitted an application to us and you have been notified that UCAS has detected similarity in your personal statement, you can contact us directly to explain the similarity by emailing email@example.com.
Apply through UCAS or find out more information visit the UCAS website.
UCAS Extra lets you make an additional course choice through UCAS from April 2014 onwards if you have used all five choices and you are not holding any offers. If you are eligible for UCAS Extra then UCAS will automatically send you information regarding this process.
Clearing is the final opportunity for applicants not holding a place to apply for a course. Not all courses will have vacancies and those that do will be advertised on our website and on the UCAS website from August 2014.
You can only receive an offer through Clearing if you already have your results.
Additional information for International applicants
International applicants can also make a direct application to their chosen course at University of the Arts London or apply through one of the University's official representatives in their country, if this University is the only one they wish to apply to in the UK.
If you are an International applicant and wish to make applications to multiple institutions in the UK you will need to apply through UCAS.