Application Deadlines for Popular UK Universities in 2023-2024

Cyril Zachariah
Updated on Apr 07, 2022 12:49 PM IST

The UK Universities will soon begin accepting applications of international students for the 2023-24 academic year. Read this article to check the 2023-24 application deadlines at popular UK universities.

Application Deadlines for Popular UK Universities in 2023-2024
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UK universities work towards an effective and efficient admission process for international students. With universities in the UK changing their learning modes to mostly online or hybrid, students now have the flexibility to choose between blended courses, in-person courses and online courses to pursue education within the comfort of their homes for the 2023-24 academic year.

Most universities in the UK have established and implemented Covid-19 support services for international students to provide help with admission-related queries, counselling and mental health support. International student admissions in the UK for 2023-24 academic will be now open and students who wish to apply for admissions can check the appropriate deadlines for both bachelor's and master's level courses at popular UK Universities here. Here are some important details regarding the UK Admission process for international students such as the application process for admissions in the UK and other important information about the intakes in the UK.

How to Apply for Admission in the UK Universities in 2023

A successful vaccination drive makes the UK a top study abroad destination in 2023. Prospective students can also expect the UK to be safe for entry by September 2023. Meanwhile, UK universities are accepting and processing international applications as normal learning is expected to take place in the upcoming academic term. However, the final decision will be made based on the global situation and subsequent decisions taken by the UK government.

Apply through UCAS

All UK universities are accepting international student applications through the UCAS portal. 

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is a UK based organisation that helps students to access the online application portal to apply for admission at various universities in the UK. There are several other features on the website like search tools, free information, guidelines and advice that a student might need for pursuing higher education in the UK.

UCAS is best suitable to apply for undergraduate admissions at UK universities however one can also apply for a few Postgraduate or UCAS Teacher Training (UTT) courses through the portal.

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Admission Intakes in the UK in 2023-24

The Fall/September term is the most preferred choice among international students as more than 80% of students apply for admissions and start their undergraduate or postgraduate studies during this term. Here are the three admission intakes offered in the UK to international students:

Application Intake

Window Opens

Window Closes







Summer (Limited)



Application Deadlines for Bachelor’s Courses in the UK in 2023

Students who wish to apply for admissions in bachelor’s degree programmes at UK universities through UCAS must note the application deadlines as mentioned in the table below:


Tentative Deadline

Courses offered at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge - most courses in medicine, veterinary science/medicine, and dentistry

October 15, 2022

For the majority of courses in the UK

January 2023

For students who missed their final deadline for late applications in the UK with course choices

June 30, 2023

For students who missed their final deadline - they can apply but instead of course choices, they will be entered into ‘Clearing’

September 21, 2023

Check out the list of popular UK universities accepting admissions for the upcoming 2023-24 term along with the UCAS application deadline dates for bachelor’s courses:

Bachelors Universities in the UK

Queen Mary University of London

University of Strathclyde

University of York

University of Stirling

University of Lincoln

Liverpool John Moores University

University of Birmingham

Leeds Beckett University

University of Westminster

University of Nottingham

Minimum Requirements to Apply for Bachelor’s Course in the UK 

International applicants must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria to apply for a bachelor’s course in the UK. 

  • Must have completed Class 12th from a recognised board. 

  • Must have good grades in high school.

  • Must have a valid SAT or ACT test score. Some universities may not require SAT or ACT scores for admission. Hence, you must confirm it for a specific university. 

  • Must meet the English language proficiency requirements. IELTS, TOEFL and PTE are the popular English language tests accepted at universities in the UK.

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Application Deadlines for Master’s Courses in the UK in 2023-24

Unlike bachelor's degree programmes, the deadline for Master’s degree programmes offered at UK universities varies depending on the course and university one opts for. The list of some of the popular UK universities along with their respective deadlines in 2023-24 have been listed below:



Tentative Application Deadline

University of Essex

October 2023

September 17, 2023: For international applicants who will join online classes

August 27, 2023: For international applicants who will join on-campus classes.

University of Nottingham

September 20, 2023

August 6, 2023

University of Liverpool

2023 Entry

July 31, 2023


University of Lincoln

September 2023

June 30, 2023

January/February 2023

November 30, 2023

Coventry University

January 2023/May 2023/September 2023

January Intake - December 31, 2022

May Intake - May 5, 2023

September Intake - TBA

University of Sussex

September 2023

August 1, 2023

University of Southampton


Rolling Basis


University of East Anglia

September 2023

July 31, 2023

January/February 2024

November 30, 2023

University of Strathclyde


Rolling basis 

Minimum Requirements to Apply for Master’s Course in the UK 

Check the minimum requirement to apply for a Master’s course in the UK: 

  • Must have a relevant bachelor’s degree from a recognised university. 

  • Must have good grades at the bachelors level

  • Must have a standardised test score such as GMAT or GRE, depending on the requirement of the course at a specific university

  • Must meet the English language test requirements. IELTS, TOEFL or PTE test score is acceptable

  • Must have work experience of 2-3 years in the relevant field. The work experience requirements vary university-wise and course-wise.  

Guidelines to Apply at Universities in the UK 

Check the following guidelines to apply at Universities in the UK:  

Choose the Most Relevant Course: In the UK, courses are offered in a wide range of specialisations. So, it is important to choose the course wisely based on your interest and scope. Check the curriculum of the course, its description and the scope of study of course. Shortlist a few courses based on your preferences to apply for admissions in the UK.

Select Colleges: Once you have shortlisted the course, look for colleges in the UK that offer the course. Select multiple colleges and confirm the minimum eligibility criteria to apply for admission. The admission requirements vary for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.  

Prepare Documents: Make sure you have all the necessary documents to apply for admission to the university. It includes academic transcripts, Statement of Purpose, passport, Certificates, Test Scores, letters of recommendation etc.   

Apply before Deadline:  Universities in the UK may have a different application deadline for the Fall term. Make sure you complete the application before the deadline. It includes filling out the application form, uploading documents and payment of the application fee.  

Wait for Result: Universities update the status of the application on the portal. You can log in to the application portal account to check the status of the application. The universities also communicated through email. Make sure to enter the correct email address in the application form as all communication related to admission is done via email.

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