Taking the huge step to study abroad can be daunting. Often, an endless amount of questions fill the minds of both students and parents. Below, we’ve complied some of the most frequently asked questions to help you. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Studying abroad is an education itself and no where more-so than the United Kingdom. Not only will you experience a unique culture, you’ll do it whilst earning a world-class degree which is internationally recognised, making you more attractive to future employers. If you’re still deciding, we’ve written a handy blog article outlining our top ten reasons to study here.
A foundation year is a stepping stone between high school and university. You may need to take one if the curriculum in your home country does not match the rigour of the British education system. You are unlikely to require a foundation year if you are studying curriculums such as A Levels or International Baccalaureate. It is only required before an undergraduate degree, so if you’re applying for a Master’s or PhD, you can enter your course direct.
The majority of university courses in the UK start in September and this is the most popular intake with international and domestic students, with hundreds of thousands of students starting their programmes.
Another popular option is the January intake, where many courses are offered. Some universities offer a small number of courses starting in other months such as November, March and May.
Find your perfect course and filter your search by intake until you find something that suits you.
This all depends on the course and degree you choose to study. In addition, this is also affected depending on the students choice to study full-time or part time.
Foundation degrees are completed over one academic year.
Undergraduate degrees are completed in three academic years, or four in Scotland.
Postgraduate degrees are completed in either one of two academic years.
Course length may differ based on the subject too. For example, medicine and dentistry degrees are generally longer than standard Bachelor or Master programmes.
The above information is for full-time courses only. Usually, part-time course length is double this.
You can find out the duration of a programme using our search tool. Visit our courses page to get started.
It’s important to consider your financial circumstances before moving to the United Kingdom for your studies. Generally, tuition fees for undergraduate and postgraduate study range between GBP 15,000-25,000. However, this can vary depending on the course.
You must also take in to account extra costs such as accommodation, healthcare, travel and visa fees. Bear in mind that different areas of the UK have different living costs, so it’s worth researching this. Click Apply Now at the top of this page and we can send you more information on this.
Many universities offer scholarships or discounts to international students, but these are limited, often difficult to access and not guaranteed. Visit the university website or contact us to find out more.
Only you can answer that! But if you’re not sure which programme to apply for, you can apply for different courses during the course of your application process.
It’s important that your final course decision will interest you and help you reach your goals. Think about what you enjoyed learning at school, or the future career you’re aiming for.
The amount of available courses can be overwhelming. If you’re looking for inspiration, visit our courses page to see your huge range of options.
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