1. Decide on a university and course
Coming to study in the UK is your opportunity to gain the skills, outlook and confidence you need to fulfil your potential. To ensure you choose the course that is right for you and for what you want to achieve it is best to read as much as you can about the range of courses and universities available and compare them. It is also important to check the course entry requirements. You can do this using the course profiles on university websites. If you have any q
1. Decide on a university and course
Coming to study in the UK is your opportunity to gain the skills, outlook and confidence you need to fulfil your potential. To ensure you choose the course that is right for you and for what you want to achieve it is best to read as much as you can about the range of courses and universities available and compare them. It is also important to check the course entry requirements. You can do this using the course profiles on university websites. If you have any questions, you can contact the university directly, who will be very happy to help you find the information you need.
2. Register and apply
Applying for an undergraduate course in the UK is simple; there is one place where you can register and apply to all of the UK universities and colleges – you register and apply through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
How to apply - undergraduate
Applying for an undergraduate degree in the UK is very simple. You don’t need to get in touch with lots of universities - you can apply for up to five courses at once through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for a small administration fee and UCAS handles everything else.
Here’s how it works:
1. Register with UCAS
First, go to the UCAS website where you can fill in your application form.
Then write your personal statement. This is your chance to stand out from the crowd by explaining why you are interested in the course, the skills you have that make you suitable, and your life experiences and achievements.
You also need to include a written reference from someone who can confirm your ability to do the course, such as a tutor or one of your school teachers. Make sure you contact your referees early so they have enough time to write this for you.
There are three application deadlines throughout the year:
October - for courses at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, or for most courses in medicine, veterinary medicine/science and dentistry
January – for most undergraduate courses
March – for some art and design courses
Some universities and colleges will continue to accept applications for international students after the January deadline. Check with the university or college if in doubt. It is much better, however, to apply early. You will still need to arrange your visa if you need one, as well as things like accommodation and flights.
2. Receiving an offer
UCAS will contact you with any offers from your chosen universities or colleges. If your offer is ‘unconditional’, you can relax as your place on the course is confirmed. Some offers are conditional – usually this means your offer is confirmed as long as you achieve certain results in your current studies or in English language tests.
Once you have decided to accept an offer then you can respond to it through the UCAS website – then you’re on your way to becoming a UK student.
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1月份 - 大部分的本科专业;
3月份 - 部分艺术和设计专业
Postgraduate courses in the UK have their own specific entry requirements and application processes, so check the individual course websites for instructions on how to apply.
How to apply - postgraduate
To register and apply for postgraduate courses, you will need to provide:
Your personal details including your qualifications.
A reference or contact details for a referee (someone, such as a lecturer or tutor, who can confirm your ability to do the course).
A personal statement – where you explain why you want to do this course – and the skills, life experiences and achievements that make you suitable.
Different postgraduate courses in the UK have different entry requirements, so check the individual course websites for instructions on how to apply.
Many postgraduate courses do not have a fixed application deadline, so you can apply as soon as you decide that you want to study on a UK course. However, it is always best to apply early to make sure you have the best chance of being accepted.
Many UK universities handle their own postgraduate applications and you can often apply directly through their website. You can check the course information for instructions on how to apply.
Some courses now use the UK Postgraduate Application and Statistical Service (UKPASS) scheme. This makes the process very easy, as you can apply for up to ten postgraduate courses through one simple application.
You can apply using the UKPASS service at any time as there are no deadlines. However, your preferred universities and colleges may have their own closing dates, so you'll need to check with them before you apply.
Find out more at the UKPASS website.Conservatoires
UCAS Conservatoires is a separate application system for some music, dance and drama courses, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You can find more information and apply online at UCAS Conservatoires.
UCAS also operates an application system for graduates who want to take postgraduate teacher training courses. Find out more and apply online at the UCAS Teacher Training website.
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3. Accept your offer
Your university or college will contact you (usually via email) to tell you whether or not you have received an offer to study. If you applied via UCAS it's easy to track the status of your application at any time.
If you are accepted with an unconditional offer, then congratulations! You have a university place and you can accept straightaway.
If you are accepted with a conditional offer, the place is yours as long as you meet a few extra requirements. This could be achieving certain exam grades or English language test scores.
For some courses you may be asked to come for an interview before you receive your offer, either on the phone or sometimes in person. Check the course information before you apply to find out whether this is required.
4. Arrange funding
Now is the time to arrange funding. You may be eligible for one of the many scholarships available to help with the cost of your studies.
5. Apply for a visa
As an international student, you are likely to need a visa to take up your university place in the UK.
6. Prepare for your stay
Once you have your offer and your visa, it's time to get packing! You can now begin to look at things like flights, accommodation and anything else you will need to help you make the most of your time in the UK.