Requirements & Eligibility Criteria
Requirements and eligibility criteria for international students
Usually universities do three intakes in a year:
- Spring – January to April
- Summer – May to August
- Autumn – September to November
Yet, some universities do one and some do two intakes in a year in the UK. So, make sure to be ready prior to the admission dates. Well, if you’re looking for the requirements or eligibility criteria for getting admission in the UK colleges or universities, here are some universal requirements that you need to know for getting admission in a UK university;
Requirements for undergraduate programs
1. Personal Statements
A comprehensive statement comprises of about four thousand words describing the applicant’s area of interests, previous achievements, reason to select the specific subject and university. This gives the applicant an edge over the other students and helps him/her in securing a better spot in a top ranked university.
2. Apply Through UCAS
UCAS is playing a very vital role in assisting international students for getting admission in the high rank international universities by saving the students from the hassle of applying for each university separately. Applicants are only required to filling out their personal information and university codes along with their personal statement. UCAS lets applicant know if he/she is accepted by any university, provides detailed information of the course, starting date, fee structure and everything that a new student needs to know.
3. Interview for the visa
After the confirmation of the admission by the university, the student will be asked for interview for visa. This interview is comprehensively centered on the questions of the students’ interest in the degree, family background, ability to meet his study and other expenditures, etc. However, visa interviews also require several documents from the applicants;
- CAS form
- English language proficiency test (ILETS, TOFEL, etc. with minimum 5.5 score)
- Capacity to fund their own studies
- Two passport size photographs
- Academic certificates
- Birth certificate
1. An undergraduate degree or a degree from a recognized institution
2. Admission requirements for postgraduate programs
Getting admission in the prestigious universities of the UK requires a lot of efforts and requirements to fulfill.
1. An astounding academic record
Since the competition is high to get the admissions in the high ranked universities across the world, it makes it little tough for the applicant to secure their seat especially in the UK universities. So, having an extraordinary performance in the previous degrees give an applicant a very healthy edge over other students and rise its chances to secure admission.
2. A Concrete Work Experience
Universities often require work experience from the students to check their level of seriousness towards their field and towards the course they are pursuing.
3. Personal Statement
4. Proof of proficiency of English language (ILETS, TOFEL, etc. with minimum 5.5 score)
5. Recommendation letter
REQUIREMENTS for PHD PROGRAMS
This is a high-class research based study program that requires students to show extreme amount of enthusiasm to illustrate why they are pursuing this degree. One must fulfill these requirements to secure a safe position in the top universities of the UK;
1. Academic qualification
It is mandatory to give your all the preceding academic documents. One must have a postgraduate degree that affirms the eligibility of getting admission in PhD.
2. Work experience
As this is a high-class degree, some universities requires work experience along with the good academic results to check the level of seriousness of the applicant towards such higher studies.
3. Language clearance tests
One must give proof of proficiency of English language (ILETS, TOFEL, etc. with minimum 5.5 score)
4. Funding the studies
Students need to proof of their self-sufficiency in funding all the expenditures of their studies.
Some universities interview the applicant to closely analyse his/her internal capabilities and keenness towards completing this degree.
6. Letter of recommendation
A letter of recommendation is required from the previous institute or employer that serves as a reference and proof of good conduct and hard working persona of the applicant.
This is not a separate requirement but a mandatory one for the students to show their passion in their application (personal statement) and interview to convince the officials of the University of why are they the perfect candidates for this degree, to secure their place in the prestigious universities of the UK.