The academic year in the UK runs from September to July. The majority of university courses in
London begin in September, although some courses also begin in January and February. You can
check the start date of your course using our course search.
Deadlines for most undergraduate courses beginning in September are set for the previous January.
Medicine and dentistry courses have an earlier deadline which is usually the October the year before the course begins.
Postgraduate course deadlines are more flexible and you can apply at any time for most courses.
Scholarship deadlines are different to course application deadlines. Some scholarship applications can have deadlines 6 months before the course start date while others only
applications can have deadlines 6 months before the course start date while others only close for applications a few weeks before the course start date.
September / October
January / February (Few Universities)
The deadlines for each intake are usually a few months before the start date. It is highly recommended that you apply early to maximize your chances for admission. Some universities even offer rolling admissions, i.e. admissions are open through the year. The major intake for the UK is the Fall intake which offers the highest degree of competition but also features the largest number of corporate internships.