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Going to university

We can get you started on choosing the right course and the right university and making your application.

It's important to research all your options and give yourself plenty of time to decide. Don’t leave it until the last minute. Start your research and planning and get ready for UCAS.

Are you university ready?

University Ready is a collection of resources from all of Wales' universities to help you get started with higher education.

We can help you with

Applying to university

What you need to know about applying to university, deadlines, application, admissions tests and more.

University open days

Learn the importance of open days to university choice. Get top tips on preparing for open days and what to do on the day.

Study abroad

Pros and cons of higher education study abroad. Discover if studying abroad would be right for you.

What is clearing?

What you need to know about university clearing and how to apply through clearing.

Not sure about university?

Going to university is a big decision which will need funding, so if you are not sure, or maybe it’s not the right time, it is worth taking time to think through other options:


Apprenticeships are a great way to gain qualifications while you work and earn a wage. Find out more about apprenticeships, search vacancies and more.

Getting a Job

Help with CVs, application forms, personal statements, interviews, finding jobs, approaching employers and more.    

Gap year

Find out if a gap year is for you and see our list of things to consider. See examples of how gap years are spent.


See how volunteering can increase your skills, experience and job opportunities at the same time as you help others.

Options at 18

Find out the career options you have after you leave school or college.

Young Person’s Guarantee

A guaranteed offer of support for under 25’s in Wales to gain a place in education or training, find a job or become self-employed. Feed your positivity with the Young Person’s Guarantee.

Explore your career ideas