Why Choose the UK?
- One of the world’s top destinations for international students, second to the USA.
- UK universities are among the best in the world and consistently perform well in world rankings. They also have a reputation for world-class research.
- UK higher education degrees and qualifications are worldly recognized
- For developing skills: knowledge, critical thinking, and connections.
- The UK offers the chance to develop a wide variety of subjects.
- The UK offers over 50,000 courses, in more than 25 subject areas.
- UK courses are generally shorter than other countries, helping to reduce overall tuition fees and accommodation costs.
- All international students are allowed to work during their studies.
- High-quality postgraduate study opportunities are also available at the majority of UK universities.
UCAS Application Process
- 15 October 2020 for Sep 2021 entry at 18:00 (UK time). Any course at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, or for most courses in medicine, veterinary medicine/science, and dentistry. You can add choices with a different deadline later, but don’t forget you can only have five choices in total.
- 15 January 2021 for Sep 2021 entry at 18:00 (UK time) for the majority of courses.
- Fill in your details, qualifications, and course choices.
- Write a UCAS personal statement to demonstrate you’ll be a good student.
- Include your reference and pay your application fee.
UCAS Entry Requirements
- The UCAS portal will guide you to check the entry requirements.
- This is where the option to apply for up to five courses is useful. You can choose courses with higher and lower requirements so that you’ll have a backup.
- You can use equivalent international qualifications that you’ve already completed, or that you’re still studying now.
- Apply earlier in the year, to give yourself more chances of getting a place on a course you want.
- You’ll also have to prove your English proficiency.
- When making your application – you can select a ‘deferred’ start date for your chosen course in apply. But it’s important to contact the university or college before submitting your application. Make sure that the university is happy to accept a deferred application.
- After you’ve applied – contact your chosen university, and ask if they’d be happy to change your course start date.
UCAS Application Fee
The application fee is £20 if you’re applying to just one course. £25 for multiple courses (£26 if you’re applying for 2021 entry) and for late applications sent after 30 June.
Students can find all the related details on the official UCAS website.
Choose to seek help from a local adviser – a member of staff at a school, college, university, advisory service. Or you can choose an agency that provides information about studying in the UK.
- Counsellors or local advisors can sometimes help you with your UCAS application or visa application.
- Registered advisors or a UCAS center they will have access to the best advice.
How to Meet UCAS Entry Requirements
- Check the entry requirements so you can apply for courses you have a good chance of securing admission on.
- This is where the option to apply for up to five courses comes in handy. Choose lower entry requirements to secure 1 admission.
- Apply earlier in the year, to give yourself more chance of getting a place on a course you want.