The United Kingdom (UK) is considered a popular and well-regarded destination for quality education. Students aspiring to do their undergraduate program in UK need to get started with their application soon if they haven’t started yet. If you are in the final year of high school, you need to begin your application ideally a year before your intended time of entry. Medicine, dentistry and veterinary are popular choices in UK. These students need to apply sooner than those student for other undergraduate courses.
The UK university program choices are wide and varied. In the UK, degree courses tend to be very specialized, allowing students to focus on their chosen subject from their first day. However, there are others that allow you more flexibility in what you study – so make sure you read the course descriptions carefully. Each university and college has different specialties, so see which is most suitable for you. There are hundreds of universities and colleges in the UK with different specialties. So rather than choosing a famous university, see which has the best courses for you. Ask how many other international students or students from your country are studying there. Find out if the university has cultural or social clubs you would like to join.
The qualifications required are often stated in UK terms, such as A levels. Don’t worry though – you can also use equivalent international qualifications such as IB, US curriculum, CBSE/ICSE etc that you’ve completed already or you’re working towards now. This is different to how some countries manage applications for higher education. In the UK your school or college can provide predicted grades for qualifications you’re studying now. That way you can apply earlier in the year to increase your chances of getting a place. When you search for courses, don’t worry if the entry requirements don’t specify your qualifications – many course providers accept alternative equivalent qualifications.
If you are not a native English speaker you may have to take an English language test. Examples of this are the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are accepted.
Two or three reference letters are expected of the students. Reference letters need to be ready before sending the applications.
Personal statement for UK applications are a must. You can write up to 4,000 characters of text that show you’d make a great student – so it might take a few redrafts until you’re happy with it.
The deadlines vary between courses and course providers. .
15 October 2016
Applications for Oxford, Cambridge or most courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science should arrive by 18:00 (UK time).
15 January 2017
Applications for the majority of undergraduate courses should arrive by 18:00 (UK time) on this day.
You could choose to seek help from a local advisor – ask about our advisory service that provides information about studying in the UK. We can even help you compile your paperwork and assist you with your UK application. It’s your choice whether you use an advisor or not – they can offer valuable support, but if you don’t use an advisor you’ll not be disadvantaged in any way.
For more information or to meet with an Academic Advisor please call +97155 338 2392 or +97155 3605801 – or complete the form below: