Note: This option may not be available to you if your counselor has not informed Cialfo that your school will be using Cialfo to apply to UK universities on Direct Apply. If you suspect this is the case, please reach out to your counselor. Additionally, if you have applied to a specific university on UCAS directly, you cannot apply for the same university on Cialfo.
This help article aims to guide students on how they can apply for UK universities on Cialfo, we will go step by step and if you have any questions, feel free to raise this to a Student Education Advisor (SEA) at [email protected].
Step #1: Searching & Viewing Programs
A. Click on the “Schools” menu to go to the University Search page.
B. Select “View 290+ Universities” under “United Kingdom” to filter out UK universities on Direct Apply.
C. You can also enter the name of a UK university name to search for it.
D. Another option is to use the filters “Direct Apply” and “Regions – United Kingdom” to discover UK universities that offer Direct Apply programs.
Step #2 Researching Courses
A. Select “Courses” tab in the University profile page
B. Make sure “Direct Apply” tab is selected
C. Browse the course list and click on “View course” for the course you’re interested in.
Step #3 Adding Direct Apply Courses
You can apply for up to 5 UK universities through Direct Apply. Once you’ve chosen a course (or courses), it’s time to apply! :
A. Select a location - the campus you want to take this course at
B. Select a start date option that fits you
C. Click on “Add application”
D. You can either “Add another application” or start to fill in the form for the selected course by clicking on the “Complete application” button. Alternatively, you may click on the “←” (back arrow) and repeat the steps on selecting a university and browsing courses to add more UK applications to your Direct Apply list.
After adding applications, they will be shown in two lists: Not Submitted and Submitted.
Step #4: Completing the Application Form
You will only need to complete one application for all of your Direct Apply universities!
Most of your information will be pre-populated directly from Cialfo, so much of the work will already be done for you.
A. Go through and fill up all required fields in the application form (marked with “*”).
B. Use the navigation menu on the right to jump to any sub-section. Completed sections and subsections will show a green checkmark
Step #5: Add your Personal Statement
A personal statement supports your application to study at a university or college. It’s a chance for you to articulate why you’d like to study a particular course or subject, and what skills and experience you possess that show your passion for your chosen field.
Step #6: Submitting the UK Application
All of the applications you have added will be submitted at once. If you have not selected 5 universities, you can submit other applications through the steps mentioned above.
Once you have submitted your application, you will get a pop-up notification confirming. And you’re done!
You will be able to see all of the universities you have applied to under the “Submitted” section of the portal.
Once you submit your application or if you have any issues, please feel free to reach out to [email protected].
Step #7: Checking Admission Offers
Once you’ve submitted your application, you can check the status of your application under the “Submitted” section.