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How to go to University in the UK

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Here You will find a detailed description of the process of self-admission to British universities.

Did You know that in all universities in the UK, there are employees who receive a salary because they answer the questions of Russian-speaking students? Therefore, in order to obtain detailed information from the universities You are interested in - ask questions to their representatives on the pages of universities in Britain.

And if you decide that you need assistance in applying to an English University - our consultants are ready to support You at any stage of admission, including we offer full support for the receipt and preparation of motivation letter.

The sequence of actions for entering a British University

STEP 1: Choose suitable universities

If you have already determined which University you want to do! If not – see a guide about how to choose a University in the UK.

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STEP 2: Choose a specialization

If you know exactly what profession you study – excellent! See search engine programs of universities in the UK to select the desired program.

Not sure which specialization to choose see the list of subjects taught in British universities, and the video below about the occupations that will be in demand in the world and in Russia in the next 5-20 years

Guides for professions will tell you how to obtain different specialties abroad.

STEP 3: Choose a program

If you are not sure which program will fit you, guide how to choose a program in the University of UK will help you.

STEP 4: Register on the website of the University

Often full list of requirements and accurate questions cover letter and references can only be found in the online system of filing University. Therefore, it makes sense to register in the system sending a request to the University to see the exact entrance requirements before you start working on preparing it.

Statements and documents in all UK universities go online. If You arrive at the first higher register in the online system UCAS, through which to apply for admission to the undergraduate courses at all British universities. The system allows you to send the same application to 5 universities.

Those who entered the magistracy, are to apply on the website of the selected University, what you will need to register on the websites of schools in which the entrant enters.

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STEP 5: Prepare documents for application for admission

On programs with low competition the applicant will require minimum effort for application development. If you select a top University – be ready to work on the request seriously. Regardless of the competition, most universities of Britain will be required to submit a motivation letter, a recommendation and the document of previous education.

The following documents are required for admission to universities in Britain:

Motivation letter

An essay in which the applicant tell what profession chooses and why and how the program to which he goes will help him in this choice. A very important document for admission to most British universities. Materials for the preparation of motivational letter alone will tell you where to start, how to plan an essay and give examples of successful cover letters.

Need help in preparing a cover letter? Our editors, who studied at the University of Oxford and LSE will be happy to help in preparing a cover letter.

A letter of recommendation

Recommendation or characteristic of the student, its the teacher or the employer – required document for admission to all programs of bacalaureate and graduate programs and most training programs in the University IFP. Often requesting the document from the Recommender at home, the student is able to counter the request, "write something, and I'll sign". Materials letter of introduction to a foreign University will help and the recommended and the Recommender.

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When applying to a foreign University for a master's and some undergraduate programs require a resume or CV. CV - the opportunity to talk about the merits and achievements of the entrant, not shown in other application documents for admission.

Try to place CV on one A4 page and write about what you have achieved, not only about what you were doing.

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A document, proving previous education

The main document on the basis of which the University decides on admission – proof of previous education. Most often, the applicant shall submit an application to a British University, without having on hands of the document on previous education.

If the secondary school leaving certificate is not received or not received a bachelor's degree, the applicant submits to the University a statement and its translation.

STEP 6: Pass the IELTS or TOEFL test to prove English skills

If the previous education is not obtained in English, you need to take the test, confirm the level of English.

Detailed information about IELTS, TOEFL and other tests here.

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STEP 7: Prepare a portfolio, to pass the other tests

For admission to some of the specialty will need to prepare a portfolio or to pass additional tests. The good news is that such professions will not need a creative portfolio for design and architecture, test GMAT – for business and Finance at top universities, BMAT for medicine.

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STEP 8: Pay the fee for consideration of the application

Some universities charge a fee and the examination of the application for admission from £20 to £50. Payment is made after the applicant fill in all fields online application for admission.

STEP 9: Send a request and wait for a response of the University

If you prepared the application yourself, we can send 1-2 days (unless time permits), to carefully check everything again.

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And please be patient. There are universities that will give you an answer within weeks, while others may be forced to wait more than two months. If solution need to get faster, write a request to representatives of British universities with their pages, don't forget to include your student number.

Good luck! No fluff, no pen!

How to enter master course in the UK

The British masters has been around for several centuries and numbers more than 17 thousand different programs. Graduate programs British universities are recognized worldwide, attracting thousands of foreign students, including from Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Master's courses in the UK – the programme for the degree of Master, usually belong to the so-called post-graduate (Postgraduate) degrees in higher education. In General, such a program is equivalent to the Russian master's programmes: they are the second stage of University education, for admission to which required a bachelor's degree (Bachelor degree).

The choice of the most suitable program out of more than 17,000 different master's programs, different type of preparation and method of study (full-time, part-time or remote).

Successful completion of the master's program provides a great chance for the continuation of the PhD program.

A significant part of the British graduate programs last only 1 year, significantly reduces the cost of training and making the master's degree more affordable.

How to go to graduate school in the UK

Postgraduate studies in the UK there are already more than 130 years and employs more than 5,000 different issledovatelskih programs, including traditional research programmes (PhD, DPhil), a program that combines research activities with training and practice (New Route PhD), professionally oriented programs (DBA, DEng, DEd) and other British universities are recognized worldwide, attracting thousands of foreign students, including from Russia.