It’s safe to say 2022 hits the ground running. January is the month with the highest volume of application deadlines for some of the most popular university countries in the world.
Specifically, applications to study at university in the UK, United States, Canada, Hong Kong and in various EU countries are due before the end of January.
US university applications are due for students applying through Regular Decision. A number of highly ranked US universities will also have deadlines throughout January.
Any students who sat IB exams in October/November will be receiving their results today.
This is a significant deadline for a number of universities in the US and Canada.
In the US, this includes a number of state universities such as Florida, Oregon, Denver, Delaware and Georgia.
If you’re an international applicant looking to study in Canada, then McGill, Sherbrooke and University of Columbia have deadlines on January 15th.
This is also the deadline for applications to Swedish universities.
January 15th is also deadline day for universities in the Netherlands for programmes which fall under ‘numerus fixus’ – these are courses with a limited number of places available.
For 2021 graduating students applying to German universities, this is also the deadline to apply for March entry.
French universities require their students to have submitted their DAP – “Demande d’Admission Préalable” (a request for admission for students of nationalities outside the EU). French university applications are accepted until April.
This year, students have a little bit longer to apply to the UK. Applications for all UCAS undergraduate courses (except those with an October deadline) should be sent by 6:00pm UK time.
The rest of January...
Students applying to university in Finland have until the end of the month to finish their applications.
A number of institutions in Hong Kong and Canada also have deadlines this month.
UCAS applicants to Oxford and Cambridge can also expect to receive decisions on their applications by the end of January.
If you have students who applied to a US university through Early Decision, then several institutions will be sending out notifications across January.