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What are the upcoming intakes in UK?

Know all about the intakes available in the UK

Unlike a single intake in Indian universities, colleges and universities in the UK offer two intakes. In some universities, intakes may also be referred to as a semester. The three intakes available in the UK are:

  • Term 1: September to December
  • Term 2: January to April
  • Term 3: April to June

Which intake to opt for?

It can get a bit confusing to choose the intake that’s best for you. Consider factors like the availability of your preferred program, your academic records, entrance test scores, acceptance rates, job opportunities and your readiness to join the program whilst making a decision.

While most Indian students prefer the September intake, January and April intakes are equally good for certain programs. We suggest, if you do not have your score cards ready, it’s better to skip the haste and apply for the next intake. 

All UG courses applications are regulated by UCAS (UK based Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

 Intakes

 Type of course

 Application deadline for 2020-21

Fall Intake (September Intake) 

UCAS (UG for medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry courses) 

15th Oct 2020 for intake in Sept 2021

UCAS (For all other undergraduate courses) 

Closed for Sep 2020 intake (15th Jan 2020 was the last date)
*All applications received after 30 June 2020 will be entered into clearing
For Sep 2021 intake: 15th Jan 2021

Post-graduate (PG)

All the PG intakes are guided as per specific guidelines of the university. So you need to check with your host university for the deadline of your application 

Spring Intake (March-April intake)

UCAS (For all other undergraduate courses)

Oct 2020-Jan 2021 for intake in 2021

Post-graduate (PG)

All the PG intakes are guided as per specific guidelines of the university. So you need to check with your host university for the deadline of your application 


Missed the last intake? Here’s a timeline for the upcoming intake!

Note: Given the current COVID-19 situation, there might be some changes in the 2020/2021 intakes. Don’t worry, our international education experts are here to guide you with the latest updates to help you apply to your desired course and institution. Feel free to connect with our experts for a free counselling session and keep posted about the latest COVID- 19 updates. 

Updated on July 6, 2020

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