The 5 processes for registration at a public university in the UK
We will see together all the stages of registration at a public university in the UK for foreign students to study in Bachelor’s, Master’s, engineering, medicine or Doctorate.
Indeed, foreign students (French, Belgian, Canadian, African) can go to study in England, for a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, engineering, MBA, medicine, nursing, pharmacy or doctorate in one of the best public universities in England.
For this, high school graduates and foreign students must follow formalities, steps and dates to register in an English public university.
The good news is that the process for submitting an application, gaining admission and registering at a public university in England is the same for all international students.
Now you will see the formalities to follow to request and have a registration in one of the public universities in England :
- Research one or more public universities in England.
- Select one or more study or specialty programs in England.
- Prepare and send an application for admission to several public universities in England.
- Pass selection tests for public universities in England.
- Obtain admission and registration at the English public university of your choice.
The 5 steps for registration at a public university in the UK
The first information you should know is that the registration formalities for British public universities are the same for all foreign students.
The second information: all the stages of registration in British public universities take place online.
For the registrations in the English public universities in license (undergraduate) take place exclusively via the UCAS application.
For registrations in English public universities for masters or doctorate takes place exclusively via the application of the university.
On the other hand, the third piece of information you need to know is that there is only one main academic year in England for public universities in October.
However, some public universities in England, especially at the masters and doctoral level, have university admissions in January, April and June.
The fourth information, each international student must pay a registration fee when sending an application for registration to the British public university and pay the tuition fee afterward to finalize the admission.
The fifth information: each British public university offers you a complete calendar of the entire registration process.
For the sixth piece of information, the deadlines for registration in public universities in England begin before one year for a bachelor’s degree and before 4 or 5 months for a master’s and doctorate.
And, the last information: you should always consult the website of the public university in England for more information on the calendar and the specific registration formalities.
In the following, we will show you in general:
- The formalities to follow to enroll in a public university in England.
- Deadlines for enrolling in a public university in England.
- And, the documents required to apply for admission to a public university in England.
1. Research one or more public universities in England.
The first thing to do to begin the process of enrolling in an English public university is to research the public universities available in England.
For this, you can explore the whole list of UK public universities available for international students.
2. Select one or more study programs in England.
The second thing to do is to select several public universities available in England that meet your needs.
Indeed, depending on the degree and the specialty you want to study in England, you must choose or select one or more study programs in one or more British public universities that suit you.
3. Prepare and send an application for admission to several public universities in England.
The third thing to do is to prepare and send applications to the British public universities you have selected.
A. Dates for sending applications for admission to public universities in England.
In the following you will see the overall timelines for university enrollment at public universities in England.
However, you should check the enrollment calendar for each public English university you have selected.
In the first year of university (undergraduate or bachelor’s), in general, international students must start sending their applications to public universities in England for the start of the academic year in October within a year.
But, rarely, some public universities in England leave the door open for enrollment until August each year.
In masters and doctoral studies, international students must start sending their applications to public universities in England for the start of the academic year in October before 4 or 5 months.
B. The means available to send the application to the UK public university.
At the undergraduate (bachelor) level, international students should send their applications to public universities in England only online via the central platform for university studies in the United Kingdom, UCAS.
In masters and doctorate, foreign students must send their applications to public universities in England only online via the site of the English public university.
When sending applications for registration, the international student must pay a registration fee to the British public university.
C. The documents of the application for registration at the public university
In general, the documents to be prepared to send an application to a British public university are the following:
- A CV and a cover letter.
- Your education diplomas and your transcripts.
- A certificate of English language level.
- Letters of recommendation from certain universities.
- A copy of the Passport.
- A photo.
- English level certificate.
- Other documents may be requested by the English public university.
4. Pass selection tests for Public Universities in England.
The fourth thing to do is to pass UK public university selection interviews.
Indeed, if you pass the main selection phase of English public universities, you can pass:
- Skills tests.
- Psychological tests.
- Written works.
Each foreign student will also be able to pass individual selection interviews with the administrations of English public universities.
In addition, the means of communication will be determined by the British university.
5. Apply to the public university in England that you have chosen.
The fifth and last thing to do is to confirm your enrollment in the English public university you have chosen.
Don’t forget, during the process, you must start the procedure for obtaining a study visa in England.
A. Complete the documents:
If you are admitted to a public university in England, you will receive a letter of acceptance from the public university.
Thereafter, you must complete your file with the documents required by the English public university via the UCAS platform for Bachelor’s degrees and via the public university’s platform for Master’s and Doctoral degrees.
B. Deadlines for finalizing registrations in the public university in England:
In the first year of university (undergraduate or license), you will have an answer from January N.
In masters and doctorate, the foreign student can complete or finalize his registration in the English public university until the month of September of the year N.
C. Pay English public university tuition fees.
Paying the English public university price is the last step to finalizing your registration.
Therefore, find out the price of the public university in England.
Depending on your major, you have to pay the amount of English public university tuition fees.
We have seen throughout this article the process, documents and formalities of registration at a public university in England for foreign students as well as for French, Belgian, Canadian, Africans to study for a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate via the ordinary way.
However, you should know that you can study for free in England at one of the English public universities via scholarships.
Moreover, you can study abroad for free in countries other than England.
By the way, we invite you to contact universities for further information.