The Universities and Colleges Admission Services (UCAS) is a UK-based admission service responsible for managing applications of the students applying to the British universities and colleges.
Almost all the higher education institutions in UK are members of UCAS. Applications to study for undergraduate degrees in the UK must be made through UCAS, irrespective whether the prospective applicant is a home student or an international student. Application to the UK undergraduate courses requires only a single application to be submitted via UCAS's website. Only a maximum choice of five courses can be selected for application that is held confidential during the application process
As a result, universities and colleges considering the applications cannot view any other choices made by the applicant. The entire application must be completed well in advance preferably by the middle of the January of the year in which the student wishes to commence.
UCAS takes into consideration your entire Profile, which includes your Personal Data, Educational Data, Work Experience (if any), Personal Statement, Letters of Recommendation, and Standardized Tests Scores.