United Kingdom

 Academic Year  September – May
 Application Timeline  October 15 or January 15
 Annual Fees England/Wales

EU/Home:  GBP 9000 – 14000
International: GBP 12000 – 25000


EU/Home: GBP 2000 – 7000
International: GBP 12000 – 25000

 Bachelor Degree  3 or 4 years
 Admission Requirements – IB Diploma (Predicted Grades)
– Non-IB Diploma (likely requires a Foundation year)
– Personal Statement
– Letter of Reference
– Entrance Exam (for some competitive courses)
Application Process
  1. Towards the end of junior year or at the beginning of senior year, request a letter of recommendation from either a teacher in a relevant subject or your counselor.
  2. Identify up to five courses you would like to apply for using www.ucas.com.
  3. Complete the online application at www.ucas.com using the ISM UCAS buzzword, which is available from your counselor.
  4. Complete a transcript request for each of your choices.
  5. Write your personal statement (a maximum of 4000 characters with spaces).
  6. Notify counselor when application is complete so he or she can add IBPG’s and reference and submit your application.
  7. Special Note: In order to process a study visa for non-EU passport holders, students must take the IELTS (not the TOEFL) to demonstrate English language proficiency. Students should consult with their counselor if they have questions.

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is the British admission service for students applying to university. The UCAS website is where prospective students search for courses, complete the online application and track their application status. It also contains a wide range of important multimedia resources dealing with each aspect of the application process with specific advice for students, teachers, parents and counselors.

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