The admission in the United Kingdom is not as difficult as most students might think. The United Kingdom has some guiding rules though; regarding their admission of international students. There are several admission bodies in the United Kingdom that regulate all the admission processes. The most important thing to note though is that the UK is an English speaking state; therefore proficiency of the language is the general starting point in all aspects. 

Some English Language exam bodies  

Cambridge EnglishCambridge English Language Assessment
C&GCity and Guilds
ESBEnglish Speaking Board International
IELTSInternational English Language Testing System
LCCILCCI International Qualifications
PTEPearson Language Tests
TKTTeaching Knowledge Test
TOLESTest of Legal English Skills
TCLTrinity College London



To apply for the admission in the UK universities, international students have to go through the centralized admissions body of UK called UCAS (Universities and Colleges Applications Service). This body acts as an impartial bridge between the prospective students and higher education institutions.

At the moment, the UCAS scheme covers more than 400 government recognized universities and educational institutions, which offers more than 50,000 different undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

For postgraduate courses, part-time courses and distance education, you have to apply directly to the institutions. But for the students applying for UK undergraduate course has to submit their application online at the official website of UCAS. Students have to submit only one application form for up to six different courses or colleges. You can also track the status of your application from beginning to end. It requires the student’s information such as:

  • Selection of course/university
  • Educational background
  • Personal details
  • Faculty’s reference and
  • A student’s personal statement
  • etc.



To apply for admission in a UK University or College, students have to give enough time for processing their application. They have to hopefully come out of it with a place at the UK university of your choice. Nevertheless, students have to be aware of different application routes, depending on the course and university or college that you are applying. Usually in UK, the academic sessions start in the months of September to October, thus you have to pre-plan for the intake and make out sufficient time for the application. The closing date of applying for the admission in UK will vary according to the chosen course and university. Whereas, students applying for Research courses can commence their study program at any point in the year with the agreement of a supervisor, and so therefore can apply at any stage, making life much simpler, with no particular deadlines to meet.