Centigrade helps you to make the right university choices.

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Are you a student?

Higher education is the biggest step in your future career. Making the right choices about university courses is essential, as the skills you learn and the people you meet will determine where you go from there – not to mention the fun you’ll have studying something that matters to you! Centigrade can help you to make the right university choices.

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Are you a parent?

If you’re helping your child to plan their higher education and university options, you’ll know that with over 130 institutions to choose from in the UK alone, it can be difficult to make sense of it all. Centigrade makes choosing a university easy, using a tailored questionnaire to find the right location and course for your child’s aspirations.

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University choices made simple

Not sure which university course you want to take? Struggling to make sense of the range of options? Centigrade can cut through the confusion. It accesses the entire database of UK universities, all EU universities offering courses taught in English, and all Canadian universities, to give you instant feedback on which courses would suit you best. You can use it if you’re looking to study in the UK or study abroad. Centigrade works on your desktop, mobile or tablet. Choosing a University just got so much simpler! And it only costs £15 for a lifetime license!

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How can Centigrade help you?

Course recommendations
Instant online results
Easy comparison of courses
Guides your research
60,000 courses
Links to helpful research
University checklist

Centigrade is designed to be used either in your first or second year at sixth form — as soon as you're ready to start planning your next steps and choosing a university.

With thousands of courses on offer in the UK and across Europe, choosing the right one can be daunting. Centigrade helps you work out which courses suit your interests, abilities and qualifications.

Studies have shown that students who do the most research into Higher Education are the most likely to complete their course.

How does it work?

Centigrade asks you:

  • 150 questions about what you do and don't like
  • What stage you’re at with your current academic studies
  • Which courses you're taking now or planning to take in the future

When you've answered all the questions, you'll receive instant feedback on university courses – both single and combined – that are likely to be of greatest interest, as well as other higher education options. It may challenge your existing ideas and will also point you towards courses you may not have considered. Choosing a university can seem daunting, but Centigrade makes it so much easier.

Our tests are developed by leading psychologists and backed up by years of testing. A recent survey revealed that 85% of students who use Centigrade go on to make their university choices on its recommendations.

How long does it take?

The entire process should only take around 30 minutes, and will save you an enormous amount of time and effort later on. You can start the questionnaire, pause it and finish it later.

What if I get exam results I didn't expect?

Centigrade is flexible, so once you get your results you can update your grades. This means if you're going through clearing, Centigrade will give you an updated set of courses based on your exam results.

Centigrade also lets you see in advance what your options are if you do better than expected. Similarly you can see what your options might be if you don't do as well as expected.

What if I want to study outside the UK?

Centigrade currently contains Higher Education courses taught in English across the UK, Ireland and Europe. We're currently adding courses in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Sign up to our newsletter or check back here for release dates.

What does it cost?

Centigrade costs £15 per user.

How long can I use it for?

Your licence lasts for ever, so while you can't go back and change your answers to the questions, you can update your qualifications indefinitely and will always have access to the latest UCAS database.

Centigrade costs just £15

This beautiful, easy to use Centigrade app simplifies one of the most complex decisions you will make during your school education — choosing your Higher Education path.

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UK Course information is supplied under license by UCAS. For any queries in relation to the information please contact the Data Collection Team at UCAS at [email protected]. Copyright in the UK course information is owned by UCAS.

Course data for the Republic of Ireland supplied by the Central Applications Office www.cao.ie.