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It’s not too late to apply to university this year – but the deadline is looming

There’s still time to find a place at a university or college this year - just remember the 30 June deadline.

That’s the message from UCAS, the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education in the UK.

Although the ‘on time’ deadline passed in January, applicants could still be made an offer before Clearing if they apply before 23:59 on 30 June this year.

While universities and colleges are not obliged to consider anyone at this stage, admissions officers still want to hear from you if you are thinking about becoming a fresher this year.

Applications received after this date go into Clearing automatically. So this is the last chance to make a full set of choices and have them sent on to the institutions.

Andrea Robertson, Director of Relationship Management, UCAS said: "If you missed the January deadline but are still keen to find a course, there is time to be made an offer if you apply now.

"Although there are no guarantees at this stage, a strong application will be treated seriously if the university or college has places available.

"Even though this will be a late application, it’s still vital to do the correct research, make careful choices and write a strong personal statement.

"Remember that you will be spending at least three years studying and the decision must be the right one for you.”

To research courses visit the new UCAS website and use the course search tool. Here you will also find a wealth of advice on writing a powerful personal statement.