If you are an international student who is planning on applying to study in the UK from September 2021, it is time to start seriously considering what degree you want to study and which UK university you want to attend.
Learn more below about what needs to be considered ahead of submitting your UCAS application to study in the UK and don’t forget that SI-UK London can help with all of this and more. Arrange your free consultation to get your application started.
2021 UK University Applications
- Search the course you want to study
There are over 65,000 UK university courses to search on the SI-UK website, so whether you are looking for a foundation programme which will help you gain entry on to an undergraduate degree, or wish to give your career an extra boost by studying a masters, there is something for everyone.
Take the time to properly research different courses - modules can often vary from one university with a similar degree to the next - and narrow down the exact type of course you want to focus on.
- Select the right university
Once you have chosen the degree you wish to study, it is time to start considering where you want to study it. Universities in London are always popular with international students, but studying in Wales, Scotland or Ireland should also be considered due to their fantastic universities and beautiful surrounding areas. Many cities across the north of England also offer a world class learning experience with a much cheaper cost of living.
When considering where to study, it is also important to consider the 2021 UK University Rankings, universities who were awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and Russell Group institutions.
- Create your UCAS application
International students can select up to five universities on their UCAS application, and will need to supply a variety of supporting documents to verify their application. Check out the latest UCAS application deadlines so you don't miss out on vital calendar dates throughout the year.
- Write your personal statement
A personal statement is a key part of your UK university application and is one of the ways university admissions officers judge you as a candidate. It is generally 400-600 words in length and covers your previous achievements and what you wish to gain from studying your chosen course.
- Apply for a student visa
Applying for a visa is normally the last hurdle in the admissions process; however it is essential that students start preparing for it immediately, saving stress later in time. SI-UK provides free visa advice and support for international students who wish to apply to UK universities.
- Meet English language requirements
Is your English level currently good enough to study in the UK? Almost all UK institutions require a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 before considering your application, and this rises to 7.5 for courses such as medicine or dentistry. If you do not know your current level, students are invited to take an IELTS practice test so they know what to improve upon and how.
Study in the UK
SI-UK can help with all of the above and more. Contact us today to arrange your free consultation to study in the UK.