The United Kingdom is home to some of the world’s best universities, nestled in beautiful historic towns and bustling vibrant cities. So if you have your heart set on heading there to get your degree, it’s no surprise why. But where do you start?
First off, you need to know this: UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) is your ticket to getting into a UK-based institution. And different to the US system where you’re required to make university-specific applications, in the UK you’d need to write one personal statement, apply to a maximum of five universities and conduct it all through one online portal.
Sounds relatively simple, right? Well, yes and no… Luckily it should be pretty easy to get a handle on, but when you are just starting out it can be rather tricky to know how to navigate the application process, visas, and all the other steps and requirements you need to go through and meet in order to begin your UK adventure.
If you are from a country within the European Union you are currently treated the same as a British applicant so most of these steps are not necessary. However, the future of EU international students in the UK is still uncertain following Brexit and you may have to complete the steps below for the 2019-2020 university admissions year
The University of West London (UWL) is a public university in the United Kingdom which has campuses in Ealing and Brentford in Greater London, as well as in Reading, Berkshire. The university has roots back to 1860, when the Lady Byron School was founded, which later became Ealing College of Higher Education. In 1992, it became a university and 18 years later it was renamed the University of West London.
West London comprises eight schools. These are Claude Littner Business School, the London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism, the School of Computing and Engineering, London College of Music, the College of Nursing, midwifery and Healthcare, the School of Law and Criminology, the School of Human and Social Sciences, and the London School of Film, Media and Design.
West London is ranked in the top 60 universities in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2020 and The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.
Chelsea Independent College
Chelsea Independent College is a leading sixth form college in the heart of London. We offer a wide range of A-Level and retake courses, as well as a full GCSE programme, in a friendly and welcoming environment. The college is based in two modern buildings in vibrant and fashionable Fulham, and our stylish boarding house is a short journey away providing outstanding accommodation for our boarders.
We have an excellent academic record with the majority of our students progressing to Russell Group or similar leading universities, but our aims stretch beyond academic attainment. We prize the growth in confidence and curiosity of our students. Our small class sizes facilitate collaborative lessons with students learning their way around their subjects at the same time as they grow as people.