Applying for University

Make the right choices for your future.

Course Director: Tom Arbuthnott

Deputy Head (Partnerships), Eton College
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Course overview

Our Applying for University Course will help you navigate the different choices on offer, to help you make the right decisions for your university application. We will explore your strengths and interests to help you narrow down the university and subject right for you. Throughout the course you will be aided by expert advice and hear stories from other students who have gone through this process and have some lessons they want to share.



Planning Your Application

  • Identifying key milestones
  • Strategies for managing your time
  • Identifying your personal values


Choosing Your Subject

  • Considering different subject options
  • Non-school subjects
  • Researching different courses
  • Reflecting on your decision-making process


Choosing a University

  • English-speaking universities around the world
  • Dispelling common myths
  • Different types of UK universities
  • Considering different factors

Applying for University – learning outcomes


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • plan for all the stages of your university application, whatever your timeframe
  • juggle the demands of the application process without compromising on study time
  • stay focused on the most important factors to approach your application in the most efficient way
  • make decisions for your university and course choices based on your values
  • have confidence that you have considered a wide range of options before making your choices
  • understand your decision-making process and express your reasons for your choice.

Study options


Self-paced, independent learning that students complete at their own pace.

This is a flexible option which students can fit around school and other extracurricular commitments.

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  • 7–10 hours of learning materials
  • Progress dashboard
  • Certificate of completion

Course Pack

This course is also available as part of our 'Get into University' Course Pack

Important information


As part of our rigorous safeguarding procedures, all EtonX tutors and staff have passed an enhanced DBS check and child safeguarding course.

Privacy and data

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Technical requirements

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Entry requirements

The minimum level of English required to participate in our courses is Upper Intermediate or B2 on the CEFR.

The course showed me that, no matter if it’s college, university or job applications, planning and organising ahead, as well as being clear about one’s values and priorities, is always helpful.
Chloe, Applying for University, Hong Kong

Free access for state schools

If you’re a state school student in the UK aged 13 or over, you get free access to all of our courses. No catch. Start building your skills today!

Not in the State Sector?

Don't worry - you can still purchase a 12 month subscription! Individual and bulk school licence purchases are available.

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