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How to apply

You may have decided what you wish to study. You may have yet to decide which route you would like to follow. Whatever stage you are at, you will find the information contained in this page will help you make your decision.

There are many things to consider when choosing a path of study:

  • What level you are qualified to study.
  • What fees if any would you need to pay.
  • What help is available to support you in your studies.

At the bottom of each course information page, you will find the Apply Now bar. This will usually lead you to the College application form for that course; for most undergraduate courses, the link will be to the UCAS application pages. 

When we receive and process your application to South Thames College, you will receive an automated acknowledgement.

If you are not sure about the level of study best suited to you, please take a look at the Guide to Qualifications.

All the options for financial support available may be found in our Money Matters pages.

We cannot at this time accept a paper version of our application form and we apologise for this. Staff are at home processing what they can, so have no access to post to the college. We will be asking students to provide a school report or reference at the time of enrolment so please keep your reports safe in the meantime. For adults in work a copy of our reference form is available to download at the foot of this page and detailed instructions on how to apply online.

If you have any questions please contact our Admissions Team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will try and reply to your emails as soon as possible.

STCG Reference Form.pdf


Undergraduate courses and clearing

For most of our HNC, HND and degree courses you can apply to us via UCAS. A small number of courses require you to apply to one of our partner universities via UCAS instead. Find your course on our courses page to get specific information and links to the UCAS website.

If you don't have a university place by July don't worry - you can still apply for our undergraduate courses through clearing. For this, you can again apply via UCAS, or apply direct (your details will be passed to UCAS for reporting purposes). Check our website in July for information on our clearing process and the courses available. 

Can’t find the course you want? We also offer additional Undergraduate courses and alternative options in some subject areas at our partner colleges:

Art & Design, Business, Childcare and Early Years, Computing and IT, Counselling, Education and Teaching, Engineering, Fashion, Hair, Beauty and Media Make-Up, Health and Social Care, Hospitality, Media and Games Design, Performing Arts, Sport and Exercise Science, Travel and Tourism


Childcare and Early Years