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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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UK university grading system

Understanding the Undergraduate Grading System in the UK

The British undergraduate degree classification system is a university grading scheme for undergraduate degrees (bachelor's degrees and integrated master's degrees) in the UK. It has been applied in other countries, with slight variations. When applying to study for an undergraduate degree in the UK, many students are not aware that they have an option to study for a regular degree or a degree with honours. The latter is the most popular degree applied for in the UK. If applying

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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

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University applications: An admission officers top tips

As an international student getting to grips with the application process can sometimes seem like an uphill battle. You may not be sure what to include with your application, how long it will take to hear back from a university and how best to increase the chances of making a positive impact on the person evaluating your application. With this in mind we decided to pick the brains of those making the decisions, admissions officers. We give you exclusive access to inside information

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