How to Apply

There are different ways to apply depending on what route of study you choose.

If you need support in applying please contact us via email: [email protected]

Full-time Programmes

If you are a current South Devon College student, are applying for a part-time degree or the DET programme, you do not need to apply via UCAS – see the tabs below for more information

How to apply for a full-time degree

  1. Decide on your preferred degree
  2. Register with UCAS and complete your application form online. You can apply for up to five different courses in your UCAS application
  3. Apply for Student Finance. You do not need to have accepted an offer to apply, and the earlier you can do this, the better
  4. Once you have applied, you will be informed of our decision. Some applicants may need to attend an interview prior to a formal offer being made
  5. If successful, you will be invited to attend an ‘Applicant Event’ in March. This will give you the opportunity to see University Centre South Devon in more detail
  6. Once you have your results (or if you already have them) you will need to send a copy of your certificates to the HE Faculty Office
  7. After getting your result certificates, you will receive a letter notifying  you of our decision. This will also be available to view through the UCAS website
  8. Celebrate and prepare for your studies to start with us in September

Internal applications for current South Devon College students

Current South Devon College students are able to complete our Internal Application Form by clicking on the link below.

*Please note, you must be a current internal student at South Devon College and must not be applying to another university.

Complete an Internal Application Form

All progressing South Devon College students will also be entitled to a £1000 bursary which is non-repayable (not applicable to apprenticeships). Find out more here.

Higher or Degree Apprenticeships

If you’re looking to apply for any apprenticeships, please click here.

Part-time Programmes

Applications for part-time programmes are handled differently to full-time, and are not made through UCAS. All applications for part-time courses are made directly to us, and can be made by contacting the team on 08000 21 31 81 or emailing [email protected].

Courses with a different application process

Diploma in Education and Training (DET)

Applications for the DET programme are handled differently to undergraduate programmes and are not made through UCAS. All applications for DET are made directly to us, and can be made by contacting the team on 08000 21 31 81 or emailing [email protected].

UCAS Extra

UCAS Extra is for students who used all five choices in their application and are not holding any offers. During UCAS Extra, you can apply for any course providing there is space.

Who can use UCAS Extra?

To use UCAS Extra, you need to have:

  • already made five choices
  • received decisions from all of these choices
  • either had no offers or declined all the offers you have received

If UCAS Extra is available to you, it will show up as a button when you log in to track your application.

When can I use UCAS Extra?

If you are not holding any offers you may be able to apply for another course through UCAS Extra between 25th February and the end of June. If you do consider applying with UCAS Extra, please note you can only apply to one course at a time, meaning you will not be able to have an insurance choice.

Further information regarding UCAS Extra and your eligibility is available on the UCAS website.

UCAS Clearing

From 6 July – 20 October, you can apply for a course using Clearing if you’re not already holding an offer from a university or college, and the course still has places.

You can use Clearing if:

  • you’re applying after 30 June
  • you didn’t receive any offers (or none you wanted to accept)
  • you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers
  • you’ve paid the multiple choice application fee of £25
  • you’ve declined your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in Track


Here you can find out all your Clearing options in 2023. Whether you need an alternative option or you have just changed your mind, UCSD is here for you.

More information

Our Admissions Policy

Our process for applicants with criminal convictions and who require a DBS procedure