Students all over the world have long been drawn to study in the UK and this is due to the fact that the UK is known for its world-class education and diversity. The UK is also known to be a bustling student city hence making it a very good place to study abroad.
Universities are among the most respected in the world at large. According to University Rankings 2021, eight UK universities were ranked among the top 50 universities globally.
UK universities are popular for their R&D capabilities, medicine, and arts and humanities courses. There are a lot of universities to choose from in the UK based on an individual’s perspectives and courses in mind.
Universities in the UK have another greater advantage which is the English language. There is really no better place to practice your English speaking skills than in England where the language originated from. Studying in the UK will give you a higher chance to hear numerous different British accents like English, Scottish, Irish, and lots more which all sound distinct in different regions of the UK.
SUPPORT FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS
There is enough support for international students in the UK. This support might be online, through your university, or through the local government.
Here are some steps to help you apply for college in the UK:
♦CHOOSE A UNIVERSITY AND A STUDY PROGRAM: This should be the first step for any person aiming at studying in a college in the UK.
♦APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: After you have made a decision on what UK college and study program you want to go for, you must now see what the requirements are to apply for a place at your choice of college. For this to be done, you must visit their website and check their application requirements section since application details differ with universities.
♦APPLY: This is where you submit your application. It is highly advisable to cross-check your application pap[erwork to make sure there is not missing. Applications are mostly carried out online through the UCAS online application platform. You are expected to create a personal account in UCAS and then proceed with course selection and application submission. It is important to note that some universities run their own online application platform and require you to apply through it or jointly with UCAS.
♦ADMISSION LETTER: As soon as your university receives your application they will send an email to confirm it. There is really no time limit for your admission committee to reply to you though it depends heavily on how many applications arrive on their desks. The good news is that you can track the processing of your online application through UCAS any time you want to check or feel the need to.
♦STUDENT VISA: If you are a non-EU or non-EEA citizen, you are going to need a student visa in the UK which is labeled as TIER 4. On the day you are given admission you must reach the British embassy to seek guidance on the student visa requirement in the UK.
A reference number known as Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) would be attached to the admission letter your university sent to you. You are to going to need this number at the British embassy to prove that you have been awarded admission to a college or university in the UK and are eligible to gain a student visa.
With this help, it will be easy to be awarded admission and also be eligible for a student visa without too much stress.
No matter the course or choice of institution chosen, an individual aspiring to study in the UK is expected to have a level of understanding and competency in English which is the key to acceptance in a major program such as a degree program for most schools and courses in the UK. To make sure you can take these commonly accepted tests of English ability:
•IELTS- International English Language Testing System
•TOEFL- Test of English as a Foreign Language
•UCLES- University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate
There are also some schools in the UK that offers English as a second language but are rare to find.