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How to enroll in a Scottish University?

The procedure of entering Scottish higher education institutions is no different from going to English universities. Applying for undergraduate is done through national service UCAS, and master's and postgraduate degrees – directly through the faculties.

Unlike the English universities, for admission to which holders of Certificates of secondary education must pass a one-year training program at the University, International Foundation, and many universities of Scotland recognize the Russian Certificate of secondary education, which means that the students of the CIS countries can go to Scottish universities right after high school (which, however, does not reduce the time of study at the University, as an undergraduate in Scotland: 4 years, and in England - 3). However, it often happens that foreign students still prefer to undergo additional training to learn and improve knowledge of the English language.

In Scotland, preparatory courses for foreign students, organized in colleges of further education Scottish international training programme the Scottish International Foundation Programme – SIFP, created on the basis of the University of Glasgow. The program has a standard 12 months, and accelerated -9 months, modes. Those students who know English very well (at least 6.5 IELTS score), may be prepared for 2.5 months of the summer and in September to go to University of Glasgow. You can also take a Foundation course in one of the private schools.

>> International Foundation programme universities in the UK

The package of documents for admission to the University of Scotland usually includes:

  • the certificate of the previous degree of education (high school Diploma, Highers or a bachelor's degree),
  • motivation letter
  • letters of recommendation from teachers.

Some specialties (e.g., medicine, painting) require passing additional exams or preparing a portfolio. Read more about admission to universities in the UK here.

Admission to master's programs in business may require the examination results of the GMAT or GRE. All applicants will need to demonstrate knowledge of the English language. Typically requires 5.5-6.5 IELTS score for the first and higher 6.5 - 7.5 credits to graduate. To start the paperwork in advance, for 1-2 years prior to the date of receipt.

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