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Steps to Study in the United Kingdom

Once you've weighed up all the information available, attended university open days either in person or virtually, and discussed your degree options with friends, family, course tutors and college careers consultants, you're ready to begin the application process for your university entry. Applying to study in the UK is a straightforward process and we will guide you through it step by step.



Decide on a university/college & course


Register & apply


Accept your offer


Arrange funding


Apply for a student visa


Prepare your stay

STEP 1: Decide on a university/college and course

You have the chance to develop the knowledge, perspective, and confidence you need to reach your full potential by coming to the UK to study. It is advisable to learn as much as you can about the variety of courses, colleges, and universities that are available and compare them in order to make sure that you pick the course that is ideal for you and your goals. It's also essential to review the prerequisites for the course. You can achieve this by viewing the course profiles on the websites of the universities or the Edu Experts website. If you have any queries, you can get in touch with us for information about your courses, scholarships that are available, university applications, or you can ask the institution directly.

STEP 2: Register and apply

  • Undergraduates: Applying to undergraduate programmes in the UK is pretty straightforward. You only need to register once, through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service), to be considered for admission to all UK schools and universities . 

  • PostgraduatesPostgraduate 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.

STEP 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. There are a few possibilities:

  • If you are accepted with an unconditional offer, then congratulations! You have a place and you can accept the offer 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

STEP 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.

STEP 5: Apply for a student visa

As an international student, you are likely to need a visa to take up your study place in the UK.

STEP 6: Prepare your stay

It's time to start packing once you've received your offer and your visa! You can now start thinking about flights, accommodations, and anything else you'll need to make the most of your time in the UK.

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