One reason behind the consistently-high quality of UK research is universities' rich tradition of welcoming international talent, traditions that go back centuries at some institutions. With more than 100 universities featuring world-class facilities, the UK offers an enormous range of subjects, from the highly academic to the purely practical and everything in between. Get in touch for the lowdown.
The UK is home to some of the world's oldest and most prestigious universities, a reputation that is regularly reinforced by world-class research. The United Kingdom has fostered a deliberately-multicultural higher-education system and its universities have a reputation for consistent quality right across the sector. A unique quality-assurance system guarantees the robusity of courses and the institutions that teach them. This system ensures accountability in all areas of higher education, from student-support services to the quality of teaching staff.
Undergraduate degree courses normally last three years, but in some cases can be longer. Many language degrees involve a year abroad. Some degrees are 'sandwich' courses, which offer a one-year break, normally between the second and final year, giving you the opportunity to apply what you have learned out in the real world.
The academic year runs from late September/early October until June, usually with a month off at Christmas and Easter (March-April).
The more common bachelor degrees include the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in languages, arts and social sciences, the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in scientific-based subjects and the Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) for technical and engineering related fields. There is an amazing number of bachelor's degrees on offer at UK universities. Get in touch and we'll run your preferences through our database of courses.
The minimum entry requirements vary because each institution sets its own admission criteria and because the requirements are different depending upon which programme and subject major you want to enrol in. General requirements are specified in terms of A-levels. Senior highschool graduates from outside the UK can take a one year Foundation Programme or a two-year A-level programme in the UK. In addition, you must have either IELTS 6.0/6.5 or iBT TOEFL 80-100 .
You can apply to up to six institutions for undergraduate courses in the UK. Get in touch to find out how we can help you apply.
First year undergraduate students from overseas are guaranteed accommodation at all British universities if the accommodation is applied for early enough, the deadline is usually before the end of July. Accommodation is usually in halls of residence on campus or a short distance from the university. Halls of residence can be either self-catering or catering. Students will have their own single study bedrooms, most universities have en-suite rooms available otherwise rooms are usually in clusters of five or six with students sharing bathroom and shower facilities. Kitchens in self-catering halls are usually shared by five or six students.