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The UK: Applying to university

Are you ready to apply? Not quite sure yet? When applying to the UK, there are several factors to take into consideration including the country’s education system and study culture – it’s likely very different to what you’re used to, but then that’s why you’ve chosen to study abroad after all! Let us enlighten you as to how things are done in the UK and what you can expect, so your application has the very best chance of being accepted.

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Application checklist: Essential documents to have close to you

You’ll learn as an international student/applicant, that nothing can be done unless you can successfully prove you are who you say you are. In countries where immigration policy and security is of utmost importance, this can be easier said than done, with long procedures involving lots of paperwork and waiting.   Originals vs. Copies However, you can make things a lot easier for yourself if you keep to hand a file containing the following important


Applying to study in the UK

A global hotspot for academics and professionals alike, the UK is a popular study choice for international students. With a spate of programme options, qualifications from the UK are globally recognized to best equip students for entry into the professional world. The admissions process may seem like a lot to tackle from the outset, but if you follow the procedure step-by-step you’ll find that it’s actually quite straightforward. Let our overview of the applications process help

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Undergraduate pathways in the UK

Access or foundation courses enable you to bridge the gap between the qualifications you already have and those required by the UK college or university of your choice. This gap often exists because students in many countries complete 12 years of education before they start university, but in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, they complete 13 years. International Foundation Year (IFY) programmes offered by colleges in the UK lead to internationally recognised pre-university

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International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

When you apply to study abroad for a programme taught in English, you may need to complete a language proficiency test to prove your English is of an acceptable standard. Whilst different universities may require you to meet specific entrance requirements, your International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test score will be commonly accepted at institutions in the UK , USA , Australia , New Zealand , Hong Kong and Ireland .   Read our overview of IELTS