How to apply to a UK university: all entry requirements you must know about




Today I am going to explain how to get into a UK university and I will talk about all admissions requirements you need to know about in order to make a successful application.

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The list of documents is not as long as some may think. First of all you will need a filled-in application form and a good personal statement.
You will then be asked to provide certificate and transcripts from your previous place of study. Make sure that your grades are good and meet GPA requirements of your chosen uni.
All UK universities will ask for references, they also called recommendation letters. Most universities will ask for two, especially if it is a master’s programme.
Students, applying for MBA or who are over 25 years old will need to produce a CV, as the university will expect you to have work experience at that age.
If you want to apply for a PhD in the UK, you will also need to write a research proposal.
It is also worth mentioning that if you are applying to study a creative course, such as fashion, design, photography, architecture, you will have to provide a portfolio of your works for the application.
And, of course, don’t forget to enclose your passport!
If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate that your English level is good enough to understand lectures, write assignments and communicate with other students.
This is why you need to take an IELTS test.
If the university likes your application, they might invite you for an academic interview. It is more likely to happen if you are applying for master’s, all medicine programmes, and some top universities.
Most universities in the UK don’t have entrance exams as such! You will be judged based on your previous high school or university grades.
If you are planning to apply for certain types of courses (like medicine, law, MBA and master’s in finance) or to top universities in the country (by top universities we mean 10 highest rated universities in the UK) you might have to meet some extra requirements or to take additional exams.

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27 Comments

  1. Maulina Andhini
    April 20, 2017
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    thanks for the video its helpful, right now i struggle on IELTS, and now im still student so how can i get recommendation letter? Actually i already finished my diploma degree and now i still school for my bachelor degree, can i apply for master degree in uk university? thanks

  2. Laila Soha
    June 12, 2017
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    what to do for

  3. BountyAsh
    August 7, 2017
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    can i still apply for university if i dont have a-levels ?

  4. Yvonne Wanja
    August 23, 2017
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    Hi can you also give insight on how to apply for scholarships.thank you

  5. ferdaous el mai
    August 29, 2017
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    can you make a video about the fully funded scholarships at UK

  6. Sibusiso Nhlabatsi
    September 6, 2017
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    Which university can you recommend in the UK that recognizes first degree from Africa? I am interested in doing LLM.

  7. g p
    September 7, 2017
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    Tricky questions vedio !!

  8. Sweet Shado
    October 4, 2017
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    Thank very much for valuable information it's realy helped, well my difficult issue is the online questions for applying chevening scholarship, for example the question about leadership and networking, in general the questions which require an essays answered

  9. eDUCATION
    October 22, 2017
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    it was very useful for me,so I wanted to study in London ,,from Qazaqstan

  10. usama tahir
    October 25, 2017
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    financial aid or scholarships

  11. Shahrukhlesnar Rahaman
    October 26, 2017
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    May i get admitted into any uk university with 50%accademic score( intermediate ) ?

  12. hayat belt
    October 28, 2017
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    Wat do you mean by references? ..i mean in the context

  13. Georgia L
    October 30, 2017
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    Hello! Your video was very helful in general but I have some questions and I was wondering if maybe you could help. I live in Greece and I graduated from a private school that I regret studying in because apparently the degree doesn't worth anything and no one will hire me. I want to study photography in scotland but I'm really confused on what I should do because school works a bit different in here. My problem is that due to some health issues I had, I wasn't able to attend school frequently and therefore my grades are not the best. I'm pretty sure I can't get accepted with the grades that I have. Is that the only way of getting accepted? Will they take in consideration any of my pictures in the protfolio you mentioned? Can the protfolio be the only thing they will judge? Because honestly my grades are nothing compared to how well I do in photography. And lastly, do you know where I can find the tuition fees for every uni and are there any public universities that I can study for free? I'm so sorry for the huge comment but I'm a bit lost with all these questions that I have. Thank you for making this video, keep it up!!

  14. Arman Khan
    November 5, 2017
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    Thanks for the video..I want to start an MBA in September 2018 But i haven't applied for any college..IS IT LATE NOW?

  15. Arman Khan
    November 5, 2017
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    Can I apply for University on my own..Or shall I take help of an
    agent?

  16. facts of
    November 8, 2017
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    Mam I have one year drop in my engineering can I apply for MS or not

  17. Nikhil Patil
    November 13, 2017
    Reply

    oxford & cambridge entrance exams for masters in computer science?

  18. Jepchumba Koros
    November 17, 2017
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    Could you please do a video for applictions as a mature student?Thanks

  19. Samay Nandeshwar
    November 22, 2017
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    Do uk universities accept GRE Scores??????
    How much marks do I need to score in my undergraduate course in order to get masters addmission in university of Leeds or kings college london?? …..I am thinking of studying MSc in electronics and electrical engineering there???Please do reply😊..

  20. fatma aldashti
    December 2, 2017
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    Tricky questions please

  21. Jsh Nth
    December 5, 2017
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    I had 3 years gap after inter and presently now I am doing my degree. Will I be applicable for doing MBA in UK.???

  22. BountyAsh
    December 6, 2017
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    can i spend more than 2 years on Alevel ?

  23. Italo Ferrante
    December 16, 2017
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    Extremely useful video!! Thank you so much! By the way, what kind of certificates and transcripts are needed? The second last year's high school reports alongside the predicted grades of the final examinations are necessary, right?
    Thanks in advance.

  24. tropceno living
    December 20, 2017
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    Plz upload a video for getting an admission in medical collage
    UK….

  25. hemanth kumar
    December 27, 2017
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    am in final sem of my integrated mtech with cgpa7.1 and it will raise to 7.4 or 7.5 for sure and i have 20 plus backlogs all cleared and i dont have any backlogs since last 3 semisters now i wanna apply for phd in bigdata at uk universities can i get admission??

  26. raz tash
    December 29, 2017
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    Pls make a tricky questions interview video . Thx .

  27. Kwaku Abeka
    January 19, 2018
    Reply

    I would like to read law at Oxford university and I'm from Ghana. How do I write the exam since I'm not staying in UK

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