United Kingdom


Why study in the UK?

The UK offers fantastic opportunities to study an established discipline or program thru a number of internationally recognized and historic universities.

Application Due Dates 

Students will apply through UCAS which allows up to 5 universities each year per student. Students can apply to UCAS on a rolling bases with deadlines coming at 2 times per year:

1. Early Application scheme for Medical & Veterinarian Science Programs & entrance to Cambridge or Oxford – October 15th

 (These are extremely competitive with only 10 Universities offering Veterinarian Science & High Competition in Medical)

2. For all other university programs the date is January 15th

Application Process Overview


1. Register on UCAS (University & Colleges Admissions Service): http://www.ucas.com/apply
With an independent account not through the school. UCAS is the entryway to application to all universities within the United Kingdom.(With an Independent Account you do not need a Buzz Word.)

2. Selecting a Program (http://search.ucas.com/)

You have up to 5 choices within UCAS. You can plan to study all the way through or take a sandwich program – providing work/internship opportunities along the way.

3. Clearing House: If you are unsuccessful in being placed in 1 of the 5 university programs your application is sent to the clearing house for any university to choose to accept you.

4. Options: You can select more than 1 program for a specific university yet the personal statement needs to show preparation for the intended courses you apply to. 

5. Completing Your Application (http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/undergraduate/filling-your-application)

  • Fill in Personal Details
  • Add Course Choices
  • Education & Employment History
  • Write Your Personal Statement
  • Add 1 Teacher / Counselor Recommendation
  • Review & Submit

Application Items

 IB Predicted Scores  / Transcript / Personal Statement / Only 1 Teacher Recommendation
UK Universities are very keen to see you are prepared to study the chosen program of study. So, you must show IB Predicted Scores that reflect your preparation. This report is the most important item to gain acceptance! Check to see which IB courses are required / recommended for admission to your selected course. UK Universities are very transparent about what scores you need as well as often the HL by subject. The YCIS Transcript need to be transferred onto the UCAS application and a Personal Statement about your intended goals, preparation and future contributions to their program is also needed. Please see how to write the Personal Statement in this website under Application Items.
Conditional Offers
UK universities will accept students based on their IB Predicted Results. However, these acceptances are always conditional. So, students will need to prepare and perform well on their exams in order to secure these acceptances. Once you perform well enough to meet the conditions – you gain acceptance into the university. If not you may lose your place. If you are in jeopardy, you will need to contact the admissions office to advocate for your acceptance.

United Kingdom Top University Requirements
Click the links to see Entry Qualifications (IB Scores) needed for these universities.

Aston University

Oxford University

University of East Anglia


Plymouth University

University of Edinburgh


Sheffield Hallam University

University of Exeter

Durham University

University of Kent 

University of Glasgow

Goldsmiths University of London 

Royal Holloway University of London 

University of Liverpool 

Imperial University


University of Aberdeen

University of Manchester

Kings College of London

University of Birmingham

University of Nottingham

London School of Economics

University of Brighton

University of St. Andrews

Middlesex University London

University of Bristol

University of the Arts London

NewCastle University

University College of London (UCL)

University of Warwick

University of Reading

Websites to the United Kingdom (UK)QS Times Higher Education Supplement
Top 200 universities in the world by country choice & major QS Times Higher Education

   Course Finder Including Foundation Year: UK Course Finder

Application Portal (UCAS)


University Search &   Planning

British Council Shanghai

I-Student Advisor

University Statistics UK

Guardian UK University Guide

The Complete University Guide UK



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