UNIVERSITIES IN UK

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

The documents that you submit for getting the visa are extremely important, so ensure that the Each country has a specific requirement and it becomes imperative that you collect all the required documents WELL IN TIME

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Confirmation Of Acceptance

  • The university sends a unique CAS number for the student after the student has accepted a place in the university
  • Visa cannot be applied for without this.
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Documnetation

  • CAS number
  • Documents to prove you meet the maintenance requirement
  • Proof of payment
  • Previous qualification to assess your application to study
  • Evidence of English language ability. IELTS certificate is acceptable, however TOEFL is not considered by the UKVI now.
  • Current and Valid passport
  • 2 recent passport size photographs. The photographs should conform to the standard prescribed by the UKVI
  • Fees for Visa application
  • Sponsorship Letter (As per Requirement)
  • Birth Certificate (in English)
  • ATAS certificate (if Applicable
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Application

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Appointment

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Credibility Check

  • The visa officer tries to establish the credibility of the student
  • Be prepared to answer questions regarding your university, course and modules of your study.
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Submission

  • The visa application is submitted in person
  • Carry all original documents for verification.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENT

  • The UKBA will ascertain the available fund to enable you to complete your studies in the UK
  • You should have tuition fee + living cost for one year available in your account for no less than 28 days prior to applying for visa

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

  • The Birth Certificate should be original
  • The certificate should be in English
  • If not in English, then it should be translated in English and then authenticated and stamped by a NOTARY PUBLIC

CREDIBILITY CHECK

  • The visa officer will establish the authenticity of the student
  • It establishes that the student is indeed going to study and not to live there.
  • Be prepared for questions related to your course, University and lifestyle that you are expected to lead.
    • What course will you study at the university and why did you choose this course?
    • Why did you decide to study in the UK?
    • Have you applied to any other universities?
    • What are the living fees in the UK?
    • What are the Course Modules that interest you?
    • What do you plan to do when you graduate from the UK?

CREDIBILITY CHECK INTERVIEW

The credibility interview is conducted to determine the future plans of the student and also to establish the real reason for the student to gain entry into UK. The questions are directed at the students in order to ascertain the same and always in English Language. You must be prepared with the answers and answer only in English Language (they will ascertain your level of English).

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QUESTIONS ABOUT THE UK

Find out about the life in general in UK and also how it would be different and beneficial in comparison to your home country.

  • Why do you want to study in the UK?
  • What are the benefits of studying in the UK compared to your home country or USA/Canada/Australia etc.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CHOICE OF UNIVERSITY

Always read the relevant Information on the University that can be found on their websites.

  • Why did you choose to study at this University?
  • How did you find out about it?
  • Which other colleges or universities have you considered?
  • Do you know anyone who has already studied there?
  • Where is the college or university Located?
  • Do you know roughly how large the college or university is?
  • What facilities are you expecting at the college or university?

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CHOICE OF COURSE

You must gather information regarding the course and the modules that you would be studying. Get detailed information about the course on the university website and/or on their online prospectus.

  • What course are you studying?
  • What is the duration of the course?
  • Does this course offer any professional recognition?
  • What qualifications will you receive?
  • How is your chosen course assessed?
  • Why did you choose this course and how does it relate to your previous study?
  • Can you explain the gaps in your study/professional history which you feel this degree will fulfil?
  • What is the relevance of the course to your future career path?

QUESTIONS ABOUT FINANCES

The interviewing officer will use your financial documents to determine you are able to pay for the time that you intend spending in UK. The questions would be relevant to the documents that you submit. Make sure that the information matches when you answer the questions.

  • How are you funding your studies?
  • Who is sponsoring your studies?
  • If you have taken out a bank loan to finance your studies, how do you intend to repay it?

Questions about you living in UK

Find out relevant information about your accommodation and how far are you from the university. You must know where exactly it is located and how will you travel between your accommodation and university every day.

  • Where do you intend to live while you are in the UK?
  • Have you already arranged accommodation?
  • How far is it from your university?
  • How will you travel to the university?
  • Do you intend to work in the UK during your studies?
  • If so, do you know how many hours you would be permitted to work under Tier 4?
  • How will you travel to the university when you land in UK?

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR FUTURE

This section is a main area where the officer will ascertain whether you are genuinely planning to gain education in UK or it is eyewash to gain entry in the UK. Answer these with care.

  • What do you intend to do after finishing your course?
  • If you intend to return home to seek employment, which companies do you hope to apply to?
  • Are you planning to stay in the UK on completion to study for a higher award?
  • Are you thinking of transferring to another institution on completing this course?

FOUNDATION:

UAE STUDENTS:

  • 12 year local Tawjahiya System
  • English Language Proficiency Proof : IELTS

AMERICAN SYSTEM:

  • High School Diploma under American System
  • English Language Proof : Required Grade or The IELTS.

Pre Sessional English: If the student does not have the required grades in the English Language Proficiency, the students can take Pre- Sessional English at the university.

UNDERGRADUATE YEAR 1:

UAE STUDENTS

  • 12 year Local Tawjahiya + Foundation
  • English Language Proficiency Proof : IELTS

INDIAN SYSTEM

Completion of Senior School Leaving Certificate with required grades
English Language Proof: required grade in the standard XII or the IELTS score

AMERICAN SYSTEM

  • High School Diploma + Foundation
  • English Language Proof : IELTS or the required grade in the high school certificate

Undergraduate year 2 and 3: Some universities accept entry into year 2 and 3. These are on case to case basis and depend on the course outline and student performances.

Pre- Masters: Universities provide pre- masters course for students whose grades are below the entry level require

POSTGRADUATE

  • Most universities require a recognized undergraduate degree with required grades
  • English Language Proficiency Proof: IELTS
  • Work Experience is required for most MBA

ENTRY TESTS FOR UK

Many of the courses that use admissions tests are also the courses that have the 15 October application deadline – so it’s worth checking these details in advance.

Law
Cambridge Law Test, LNAT

Mathematics
MAT, STEP LNAT

Medical courses
BMAT, GAMSAT, HPAT, UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)

Thinking Skills Assessment
TSA Cambridge, TSA Oxford, TSA UCL

University of Cambridge
In addition to your UCAS application, check the University of Cambridge’s website to see if you also need to complete a Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA).
BMAT, MML, STEP, TSA Cambridge, Cambridge Law Test

University of Oxford
BMAT, CAT, ELAT, HAT, LNAT, MAT, MLAT, OLAT, PAT, PHIL, TSA Oxford

NOTE: Some university have specific entrance exams for some specific courses. Please check the university website or www.ucas.com for complete details.

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UCAS is a central application form for undergraduate level in the United Kingdoms. It is a service that the universities across U.K. have subscribed to in order to ease the application process. Most universities ONLY accept application through the UCAS.

One should evaluate and fill the form with correct and detailed information and correct documents to ensure that the right information reaches the university thereby ensuring an admission in your choice of university

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Before you get started:

  • Check the last dates for entry. There are certain deadlines for certain courses, be sure that you make your application before that.
  • Check and keep all your documents handy to fill the detail. You will need mark sheets from your high school with relevant marks
    • X XI and XII grade.
    • O level , A levels.
    • High School Diploma.
    • AP’s and AS certificates.
  • Write your Statement of Purpose.
  • Get the recommendation letters ready. If you’re applying through a school or college, this section will be completed by your referee there. If you’re applying independently, your referee should write the reference and give it to you, so that you can complete the section
  • Check the UCAS codes for the courses that you have decided upon
  • Enter your employment details. In case you have no employment history, even then you are required to complete the section. Just fill it with NA.

You can apply even before your receive the marks from your final exams. Complete the portion with the Due date of the exams/results and with projected marks (if available). The university makes an offer as a conditional offer, which can be converted into an unconditional offer once you comply with the condition.

You are required to fill the UCAS in the following order:

    • Registration
    • Personal details
    • Additional information (UK applicants only)
    • Student finance (UK applicants only)
    • Choices
    • Education
    • Employment

Personal statement

  • Reference
  • View all details
  • Declaration
  • Pay and send

You are required to fill the UCAS in the following order:

    • Registration
    • Personal details
    • Additional information (UK applicants only)
    • Student finance (UK applicants only)
    • Choices
    • Education
    • Employment

Personal statement

  • Reference
  • View all details
  • Declaration
  • Pay and send

After you have filled the UCAS

  • Ensure that you have checked all the details before submitting. When you VIEW the form. Please ensure that you check all details as correct. It helps to write the headings separately and CHECK it as you go along.
  • Double check on the UCAS code and the entry year that you have requested
  • Check the Statement of Purpose for any grammatical error. Do not exceed the number of characters given.
  • Give details for the payment and send.

Once you have completed and submitted the UCAS form. UCAS will send you an email confirming it and giving you information regarding what is expected next. You can TRACK your application form to know about the decisions.

UCAS sends the complete forms to the universities that you have chosen for them to process and take a decision regarding the admission.

Steps:

  • Application form is available at www.UCAS.com
  • Ensure you have the following documents before you begin:
    • Mark sheets
    • Statement of Purpose
  • Check the application deadlines as applicable
  • Make your choices:
    • 5 universities
    • 5 universities

Note: You can choose 5 courses at the same university or 5 courses at 5 different universities in whatever combination that you like.

  • Ensure that you fill the correct UCAS code for the courses.
  • Fill the relevant information carefully:

Personal Details
Your personal details should be filled carefully with the present contact details.

Education qualification

  • EX XI and XII scores (CBSE/ ICSE)
  • AS Level Scores
  • O level and the projected Scores for A Level
  • Higher Education Diploma

NOTE: You can fill the UCAS form even before you receive your final scores. Leave the section with the due dates. Ideally you would then receive a CONDITIONAL offer that states that if you thereby fulfill their condition, the university will grant you admission.

Recommendation letter
Recommendation letter comes directly from your referee. The referee will receive their codes and they have to personally fill the letter.

Statement of Purpose
Ensure that the statement of purpose is well written and is grammatically correct. Write within the space provided and the maximum number characters available.

Portfolio for Art and Design, Architecture Courses
Find out how the university expects the portfolio. A university representative can help you with the same. Usually a C.D with your portfolio is submitted.

UCAS STEP BY STEP

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Choose the course

Be very sure about the course and the university you wish to apply to. You can chose up to 5 courses.

  • Choose the University or College
  • Choose the course
  • Know the entry requirements and eligibility
  • Choose the year of entry
  • Know the admission tests to be taken if any
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Apply

Find out the deadlines for the application for specific courses and international students.
Collect all your documents before you start your application

  • UCAS codes for the subjects you have chosen
  • Mark sheets
  • Statement of purpose
  • Reference Letters
  • English Test Scores

Applications are available on www.UCAS.com
Registration: Login and Password will be given before your start your application

Your application will include the following sections:

  • Personal Details
  • Additional Information ( UK Applicants only)
  • Student Finance ( UK Applicants Only)
  • Choices
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Personal Statement
  • Reference
  • Pay and Send
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Offers

Once the UCAS sends the application to the respective universities, the student can track the application for the progress.

Once the university takes a decision about the offers, the UCAS informs you of the same. The UCAS will also inform the student about any interview that the university may have requested.

Make a decision about the offers you receive from the university. You have to thereafter reply to the offers with: Firm Acceptance; Insurance or a Decline.

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Results

Send the details of the exams result that you receive. The UCAS sends these details to the University of your Choices to process and to match for their decision. Based on these results

You are accepted by your firm choice

Your are not accepted by your firm choice but are accepted by your insurance choice

You do not meet the conditions of any of your choices and have no offers

If you are accepted on any of the course, then you will receive a confirmation letter by post.if you are not holding any offer due to any reasons you will be entered into ‘clearing’ automatically and you can look for other choices.

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Admission to the course

The university or the colleges that have made an offer will contact you to send you the offer letter. You then have to comply with all the requirements to and complete the formalities of the university/college, like paying the deposits to get a firm place in the university/college

VISA DOCUMENTATION

  • have been offered a place on a course – CAS
  • can speak, read, write and understand English – English Language Proficiency Proof
  • have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course – the amount will vary depending on your circumstances
  • are from a country that’s not in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland
  • meet the other eligibility requirements

 

CONFIRMED PLACE AT THE UNIVERSITY

  • Your education provider will send you a reference number called a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) once they’ve offered you a place on a course. You’ll need to enter this on your visa application.
  • Clearly mention the CAS number on the application form. Carry the ORIGINAL document for inspection that you may have submitted to obtain the CAS
  • The original certificates of qualification that should clearly mention: Your name; title of the award; date of the award; name of the awarding body
  • The original transcripts of the results that mentions: Your name; the academic institution’s name; the course title; confirmation of the award.
  • The original document of your English Language Score (if the University had asked for it).
  • ATAS certificate if your postgraduate course requires it.

IMPORTANT: You must apply for your visa no more than 6 months after you receive the CAS.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY PROOF

  • You must prove your knowledge of the English language when you apply.
  • This usually means passing a secure English language test (SELT).
  • Higher Education Institutes can choose how to assess a student’s knowledge of English. They must still be at:
  • CEFR level B2 if you’re studying at a degree level or higher
  • SELT in reading, writing, listening and speaking and CEFR level B1 if you’re not studying at a degree level

ESTABLISH FINANCES AVAILABLE

  • Have paid all or part of your course fees and (if relevant) accommodation fees to your Tier 4 sponsor; and/or
  • Are receiving official financial sponsorship
  • Have sufficient funds in your account for a period of 28 days that will cover the tuition fee and the living cost immediately prior to applying for the VISA.
  • The CAS statement can include the details if you have paid all or part of money already paid. If so, then you do not have to include any other documents
  • If CAS does not include then provide Original paper receipt that confirms your payment and clearly states the amount that you have paid.

Give Evidence of funds available to the student
The financial statement should be able to ascertain that the student has the required funds available. You must show that you have held the required money for a consecutive 28-day period (finishing on the date of the closing balance) ending no more than one month before your application.

You can use the following documents to show money that is available to you:

  • Personal bank or building society statements,;
  • A building society pass book
  • A letter from a bank , financial institution confirming that funds have been held for a consecutive 28-day period ending no more than one month before the date of your application;

The documents should clearly mention:

  • your name, or the name(s) of your parent(s) or legal guardian;
  • the account number;
  • the date of the statement;
  • the financial institution’s name and logo; and
  • the amount of money available

If you are being funded by your parent / guardian then you must provide original documents of:

  • Your birth certificate showing the names of your parent(s); a court document naming your legal guardian.
  • Permission given by the parents/ guardian for the student to use the money. A letter confirming – your relationship and their permission should be provided.

DOCUMENTS TO BE PROVIDED

When you apply for the visa you must provide:

    • a current passport or other valid travel documentation

proof that you can support yourself and pay for your course – this will vary depending on your circumstances

  • proof of parental or other legal guardian consent if you’re under 18
  • your tuberculosis test results if you’re from a country where you have to take the test

 

For further information visit the official website: https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa/

For further information visit the official website: https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa/