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THE UK: Applying to University

UK academic qualifications

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When applying to study in the UK, it can be tricky to understand what level you are at compared to the local system and which academic path you want to follow.


If you have already finish your secondary school in your home country, an undergraduate degree from a UK institution will help you progress to a postgraduate study or to a more hands-on qualification that will set you for the world of work.


 If you have already finished your undergraduate degree, you might want to consider studying a foundation year before continuing onto a postgraduate degree as a way to catch up with the local education system.


For whatever path you want to follow, find here a table that will help you understand what could be your next step:




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If you want to apply to study in the UK, you will need a student Tier 4 visa as international student.


Wondering how to finance your studies whilst in the UK? Find more info here.

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