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31 May 2018 5.9K 1 min Share

Which intake should you choose to study in the UK?

There are two intakes - September and January - available for you to study in the UK

31 May 2018 5.9K 1 min Share
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There are two intakes available in the UK institutes – January or February intake and September or October intake.

Students who miss the September intake can apply for the January intake. Some might argue saying that the September intake is better than January in terms of the volume of courses offered.

However, there is not much difference between the two since January intake has equal number of good courses available for students to choose.

If you have missed the September intake, you can look forward to the January intake since the Jan-intake applications give you additional time to work on your essays so that you can fill in the loopholes, if there are any.


The basic academic requirements expected out of the majority of students are a minimum 65% of GPA in higher secondary, to get enrolled into humanities or arts courses, and a minimum 70% of GPA is required to get enrolled into science courses. Apart from academic scores, applicants must meet English language requirements, for which they need to take up the IELTS. Also, some universities might ask for minimum standardised test (GRE or GMAT) scores from students.

Where to apply?

Some of the institutes that offer intakes in the month of January are: Bangor University, Aberystwyth University, Birmingham City University, London School of Economics and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Some of the institutes that offer intakes in the month of September are: Birmingham City University, ONCAMPUS, INTO, Coventry University, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Westminster and Kaplan International Pathways.

You can have a chat with our counsellors regarding application deadlines at different universities in the UK. Why don’t you figure out which intake will be best for you and then speak to us. But if you are finding it difficult to take a decision on the intake, we can help you with that too.

Give us a call or mail us, and we’ll set you on the right track.

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