Applicant Information

Congratulations on receiving an offer to study at University Centre South Devon!

The team are looking forward to welcoming you to UCSD for the coming academic year. Please see below the process of an applicant journey and information to get you ready for the upcoming year.

Applicant Journey

The applicant journey consists of 6 steps. The team at UCSD will be able to support you through each stage making sure you are ready to start your course this Autumn. See the 6 steps below:

Hear from our staff and students about their experiences at UCSD.


When will I be able to access my timetable?

You will be able to access your timetable though the SDConnect (our app) towards the end of the summer. More information on the app and how to download it, can be found here

When can I apply for student finance?

Student Finance applications for full-time students will be open from February/March and applications for part-time will be open from May/June, please submit your application online at

**Please note this is not relevant for students on an apprenticeship.

One to ones are available to support you with any questions you may have, please email us for more information.

What accommodation is available?

House shares may be available for September, these consist of a room in a house share with other students, at a cost of £500-£560 per month, inclusive of all bills and fully furnished! These are located in the local area of Torbay with good travel links to UCSD. 

Read more here.

What support will be available to me?

The Student Support Hub (SSH) offers a range of services and is students’ first port of call for study, wellbeing, disability, employability and progression support. 

The team will be able to support you with:

  • Stepping up to Higher Education
  • Study skills
  • Assessment guidance
  • Disability support
  • Wellbeing support
  • Employability and next steps
  • Library
  • Student handbook
  • Tutorial and personal development

To find out more about the services and support we provide to our students please click here 

If you have a disability, make sure you get in touch so we can discuss what support we can put in place for you – email us at [email protected] or call us on 01803 540728.

Essential information

Information has been made available via our Essential Information pages including our Student Contract, which is the contract agreed between you and South Devon College when you accept your offer. You can view the contract here: Consumer rights for UCSD students

If you need a copy of the contract, or any of the other documents in a different format, please contact us by emailing [email protected] and we will be happy to provide this for you. 

Get in touch

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by filling in the form below, calling 08000 380 123, or email [email protected].