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Applying through Clearing 2021

If the course you are interested in is open for Clearing, call us on 0800 0483 334 (or +44 20 8328 1149 if you are calling from outside the UK) and speak to our friendly and knowledgeable hotliners who will be able to provide information on the courses we have available and will guide you through your options.

Our Clearing hotline is open and will remain open all summer.

Applying through UCAS

You can apply for most full-time or sandwich first degree and HND courses through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). There is an alternative application route if you're applying for:

  • an art foundation course; or
  • a small number of work-based courses.

Details of how to apply directly for these courses are on the relevant course pages.

UCAS applications

All UCAS applications are now made online via UCAS Apply. You should:

  • submit your application though UCAS Apply between the beginning of the September before you come to university and mid-January if you're a British or EU applicant;
  • visit the UCAS website for exact dates and more information;
  • fully complete your application – as well as your personal details and academic record, you will need to supply a reference and make a personal statement, which the admissions tutor at Kingston will look at carefully; and
  • submit your application as early as possible so you have the best chance of receiving the right offers.

You can apply for up to five different courses. The UCAS code for Kingston University is K84. You will be able to follow the progress of your application through UCAS Track after you've applied.

Top tips for completing your application form

  • In the first section of the application, you just give your personal details and information about the qualifications you hold and are currently studying.
  • The next part however will need a bit more concentration – the personal statement is your opportunity to let us know what makes you stand out from the crowd! This is your one and only chance to sell yourself to the universities you're applying for, so take your time. Download our Personal Statement Workbook to help you write your winning statement.
  • Once you're certain that your personal statement is the best it can be, your teacher(s) or other referees will add their references. Make sure you leave enough time for your them to write a suitable reference before the submission deadline. (If you're at school or college, it is likely that your teachers will set their own deadline for your application.)

What to do if you miss the UCAS deadline

  • First off, don't panic! We promise it isn't the end of the world, and you still have some options.
  • The best thing to do is to familiarise yourself with the different options you have and decide what the best next step is for you.
  • It is possible to still apply to university up until 30 June. Some courses that have a high demand may not consider late applications; however there are some that will, so it's definitely worth a shot!
  • Don't be afraid to pick up the phone and call a university to see whether they would still consider your application. This is often the quickest way to find out, and means you won't waste one of your options applying somewhere if they definitely don't have a place to offer you. To find out if Kingston has a place for you, please call our admissions team on 020 3308 9932 or email admissionsops@kingston.ac.uk.
  • If you're thinking of applying to Kingston University and haven't had a chance to look around yet, there's still time! You can book onto our next Open Day.
  • If you're not able to make an Open Day, we regularly hold tours of all of our campuses, which you can book onto.
  • Alternatively, a very easy way to get a feel for Kingston University is to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see our latest news and photos.
  • If you have applied to university but not received any offers, or you've decided you want to reject any offers you've been given and apply somewhere else, you can use something called UCAS Extra which will show up when you sign into UCAS.
  • Another popular way to get a place at university is through Clearing. Between July and September, any remaining empty places on courses are available on a first come, first served basis. If you already have your exam results, you can apply straight away when Clearing opens in July. Otherwise you'll have to wait until you get your exam results, which is why Clearing gets particularly busy on A-level results day. Courses available through this system will be available on the UCAS website and updated regularly.
  • Although you may feel stressed about the situation, try to stay calm, do your research and act as quickly as you can if you want the best chance of securing a place on the course of your choice. Good luck!

Alternative application routes

Some course applications are not made through UCAS. These include:

  • art foundation courses – apply direct to Kingston University (the deadline is the end of January) using the link on the course pages;
  • part-time courses; and
  • a small number of work-based courses – visit the relevant course page for details of how to apply for the following courses (usually direct to the University or one of our partners):

Admissions policy

For information about admissions, download document AP1 from our polices and regulations page.

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