Study in United Kingdom

Overview

UK at a glance

Consistently one of the world’s top destinations for international students, the UK offers a chance to be part of a historic, dynamic and varied student population.

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Introduction

England has by far the biggest population among the  four constituent members of the UK, and also attracts the largest numbers of international students. But each of the other home nations – Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – offers an equally enticing offering, with truly unique cultural and natural settings to explore, as well as many excellent universities.
It is said that in the UK, the locals have a different accent every 30 miles that you travel. This is an apt reflection of the diversity of the country and its people, and is complemented by an equally
diverse selection of universities and study locations. Whatever type of university and environment you’re seeking, read on for our complete guide to studying abroad in the UK…

Higher education in United Kingdom

The UK’s well-established reputation for world-class education is reflected in its strong presence in the global rankings. The QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017 features no less than 71 UK universities, with the country claiming four of the world’s top 10 universities. Some of the UK’s top universities are legendary, and have inspired countless works of film and literature. In particular, many people around the world are familiar with the iconic image of the ‘dreaming spires’ of the University of Oxford (the oldest university in the English-speaking world) and the (only very slightly younger) University of Cambridge.

The UK’s other two entries in the global top 10 can both be found in the UK capital. University College London (UCL) ranks 7th in the world, and Imperial College London 9th. In total, London is home to 47 universities, a significant portion of the country’s total of 109. This high density of universities, combined with the city’s historic and current role as a global center for finance, business and culture, makes it a highly popular place to study.
Beyond London, the UK is home to many other world-leading institutions and attractive locations. 

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England has by far the biggest population among the four constituent members of the UK, and also attracts the largest numbers of international students. But each of the other home nations – Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – offers an equally enticing offering, with truly unique cultural and natural settings to explore, as well as many excellent universities.

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Admission requirements & applications

At undergraduate level, all applications – for both domestic and international students – are made via the University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). Students are required to register on the UCAS website, which then guides applicants through all stages of the process. This includes information on how to plan and execute your application, what details and documents to include, how to track the progress of your application, and how to contact universities that offer you a place. For postgraduate applications, you can now use UKPASS, run by UCAS, to apply for some (but not all) postgraduate courses. Alternatively, you can apply for courses directly through the university, with each
application process differing slightly. 

The easiest way to apply is usually online, which should also allow you to track the progress of your application once submitted. You will usually be required to include a personal statement, along with supporting documents such as evidence of your academic qualifications and two references. As an international student, you may also need to provide proof of your English language proficiency (i.e. TOEFL/IELTS scores) and a copy of your passport. PhD students will typically be asked to
present a research proposal. Some universities may ask applicants to attend an interview, either in person or via phone/internet.

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