So a couple of you have been asking me how you apply to universities in the U.K. I know if you are from the U.K., you can get a lot of help from your school, but if not you might have to do it all on your own.
However, I want to recommend to go to ucas.com, which is the website from where you’ll apply. They have some really good tutorials and contact information if you need any help.
It’s very different from country to country how you apply for university. In Denmark there’s two ways, where the first is strictly about your final grade from college. The second way is more similar to the way it’s done in the U.K. The grade does matter, and there is always a grade point average you need to reach, but it is not all you need. I’ve made an easy 5-steps guide for you here, and if you have any questions, just comment below!
- Start by register on UCAS.
All university applications in the U.K. goes through Ucas. Filling in your application is the first step for you to do, once you’ve decided what you want to study and where.
- Find a course you want to study. Even though the university you choose might be important, finding the right course for you is possibly the most imprtant stage. UCAS has an exellent search page, where you’ll be able to check out your options.
- From March to September, you should spend some time researching universities. The U.K. has many great options, and even though many people look after the big universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and Kings College London, there’s many other universities who might fit you better. Open days, conferences and conventions also take place in these months, which is a great opportunity for you to check out the universities you might be interested in.
- Once you have decided wich course or university you would like to apply for, you should start on your application. That includes a motivation letter, filling out the application forms on UCAS and a recomendation letter, typically from your teacher. Even though you can apply for up to 5 universties/courses at once, there’s only room for one motivation letter.
- The 15th of january is the deadline to apply for most universities, so you need to have it send by then – that’s the last step, to send your application and wait for repply.
As to when the university will apply, the deadline is often in may, depending on the university. However, in my experience, if you’re from another country that the U.K. you might get your answer later than the applicants coming from the U.K. You would also need to take an eglish test on academic level, if you’re from a country whoe first language isnt english.
Thats all for now, and I wish you the best of luck for your applications! xx