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Applying, finance and accommodation

If you’re thinking about going to university, we’ve pulled together some great websites that cover:

  • UCAS, personal statements and applying to university
  • Student loans, bursaries, scholarships and grants
  • Life at university – where you live, what you do, who you meet

UCAS: The University College and Admissions Service (UCAS) is the service you will use to apply for a HE course in the UK. This site covers everything from studying abroad and gap years to comparing HE courses. 

Student Finance: Provides information from the government on loans, grants, bursaries and tuition fees.

Money Saving Expert: This website has a section for students that covers everything you need to know about your finances.

The Student Room: A student community website offering advice on a wide range of educational topics and other issues that affect young people.  

The Complete University Guide: Includes a broad section on preparing to go to university, as well as information on courses, fees, careers and league tables. A handy directory of university and college Open Days. NUS (National Union of Students) offer advice on how to pick the right student accommodation for you.