Once you've been accepted onto a university course, there are things you'll need to do to prepare.
Know your rights
Make sure you know your rights as a student and what to do if something goes wrong.
You'll find information on the GOV.UK website.
Apply for student funding
Universities charge money for the teaching students get on their university course. These are called 'tuition fees'.
Apply for funding to pay for your university tuition fees.
You can apply for a student loan at the same time to help with living costs.
Depending on your situation, you may be able to get money to help you with the costs of studying.
If you're moving away from home, make sure you have somewhere to live before you arrive at university. If you're in first year, you may be able to apply for university accommodation. This accommodation is sometimes called 'halls of residence'.
There's information on working out housing costs on the National Union of Students (NUS) website.
Plan for household bills
You'll need to budget for paying bills like gas, electricity, TV and broadband (and childcare if you're a parent).
If you're a student and live alone or share the rent with other students, you may be exempt from paying council tax.
If you're a student, but are sharing with someone who is not a student, you may be eligible for council tax reduction.
Students living in halls of residence are exempt from paying council tax.
Manage your finances
Get a student bank account
A student bank account is different from a normal account.
Find out how to open a student bank account.
Find out about student discounts
As a student you can get discounts using your student card, a travel card and an NUS extra card.
Get a student job
You may want to get a part-time job to help with money and gain skills.
Many universities offer 'student employment services' that can help you get a job
There's information about balancing work and study on the UCAS website.
Register for your course
You'll need to register when you arrive at university. This is often called 'matriculating'.
You may also need to sign up to your courses.