ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

UCAS application code: field

Definition

The UCAS application code or number, which is a four or nine character code issued by UCAS.

Reason required

To identify students who entered their current instance via a UCAS application system and to facilitate linking between UCAS and HESA records.

Schema definitions

XML Element Name
UCASAPPID
Field length
9
Data type
RestrictedString
Minimum occurrences
0
Maximum occurrences
1

Collection requirements

  • Learners entering through UCAS

Valid entries

Two alphabetic characters followed by two numeric digits, or nine numeric digits.

Pattern

[a-zA-Z]{2}[0-9]{2}|[0-9]{9}

Notes

For full guidance about this field, please refer to the HESA specification.

The UCAS Application Code/Number together with the UCAS Personal identifier (UCASPERID) forms the UCAS Application Identifier. The application code/number will normally be a four character code (two alphabetic characters then two numeric digits) or the old style UCAS Application Number of nine numeric digits.


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