2020 has arrived and if you are planning on applying to study in the UK from September 2020, it is time to start seriously considering what and where you want to study.
Learn more below about what needs to be considered ahead of submitting your UCAS application to study in the UK and don’t forget that SI-UK can help with all of this and more. Arrange your free consultation in Nairobi to get your application started.
2020 UK University Checklist
Search the course you want to study
There are over 65,000 UK university courses to search from on the SI-UK website, so whether you are looking for a foundation programme which will help you gain entry on to an undergraduate degree, or wish to give your career an extra boost by studying a masters programme, there is something for everyone.
Take the time to properly research different courses - modules can often vary from one university with a similar degree to the next - and narrow down the exact type of course you want to focus on.
Select the right university
Once you have chosen the course you wish to study, it is time to start considering where you want to study it. Universities in London are always popular with international students, but studying in Wales, Scotland or Ireland should also be considered due to their fantastic universities and bautiful surrounding areas.
Many cities across the north of England also offer a world class learning experience with a much cheaper cost of living. You should also look at UK university rankings for 2020 when considering how well a university performs.
Create your UCAS application
International students can select up to five universities on their UCAS application, and will need to supply a variety of supporting documents to verify their application.
Write your personal statement
A personal statement is a key part of your UK university application and is one of the ways university admissions officers judge you as a candidate. It is generally 400-600 words in length and covers your previous achievements and what you wish to gain from studying your chosen course.
Apply for a student visa
Applying for a visa is normally the last hurdle in the admissions process; however it is essential that students start preparing for it immediately, saving stress later in time. SI-UK provides free advice and support for international students who wish to apply to UK universities.
Meet IELTS requirements
Is your English level currently good enough to study in the UK? Almost all UK institutions require a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 before considering your application, and this rises to 7.5 for courses such as medicine or dentistry. If you do not know your current level, why not take an IELTS practice test at our office in London?
Study in the UK
SI-UK can help with all of the above and more. Contact us today to arrange your free consultation in Nairobi or Mombasa to study in the UK.