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Welsh Government

Going to university

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create uncertainty. Keep checking the latest updates from:

- Welsh Government: Examination and assessment guidance 2020 to 2021
- Qualifications Wales
- Student Finance Wales
- College and university websites

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.

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.

Funding your studies

Explore the funding available in Wales for courses and training.

How to choose the right subject or course

Get help with choosing subjects and courses. Find out the entry requirements, jobs of the future, career ideas, and your learning style.

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.

Getting into self-employment

Pros and cons of self-employment and where to get further support with setting up a business.


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.

Explore your career ideas