University applications at Bishop Challoner

A large number of students from Bishop Challoner 6th Form College decide to apply to university every year, and the Sixth Form Team have a lot of experience in supporting students with their applications.

Students begin looking at the benefits of Higher Education and different aspects such as accommodation, course choice and student finance from the very start of Year 12. These sessions can all be viewed here.

We also work with a wide range of universities, both locally and nationally, to give students the opportunity to visit a university, meet university representatives and develop the best possible applications.



UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) are the organisation that oversee applications to UK universities. When students apply to university, they complete one UCAS application that is then sent to up to 5 universities.

The deadlines for UCAS applications are:

  • 16th October - For applications for medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine, as well as applications to the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge
  • 31st January - For all other applications

You can sign up for updates from UCAS using the tool below:

Click here - UCAS Advice for Parents and Guardians

UCAS Parents/Carers





We encourage student to use Unifrog for researching and shortlisting university choices, as well completing their Personal Statements.
If you want to explore Unifrog yourself, you can visit and click ‘Sign in for the first time’
You’ll be asked for some details and a form code. Email Miss Darby for a parent Form Code on


Student Finance

Paying for university, and the student finance process is a big consideration for many students and families. Please click here for information on Student Finance.