Did you know that UK universities have a second large intake of international students each academic year? Following on from the main intake which takes place every September, each January universities across the UK offer foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses to international students who need more time to complete pre-university study, apply for funding or arrange their visa.
Because of coronavirus, there is an increased demand for international students who wish to begin studying at a later date and UK universities are now offering more January courses than ever on a huge variety of degrees.
Three Reasons to Choose a January 2021 Start
1. Get organised
Beginning a degree in January allows students more time to arrange their visa, save money or complete pre-university study which guarantees entry to the course. Because of the impact coronavirus has also had, by January it is expected that life will become more familiar, meaning you can leave any uncertainties about September entry behind.
2. Enhanced employability
Choosing to start a UK university course in January will see you graduate at a different stage to those on a traditional three-year programme, meaning less competition in the busy graduate job market!
Many January courses are also part-time, meaning you can choose to work whilst studying if you wish. If you missed out on a university place in September, January entry also allows you to assess your options about what you want to study and where.