Higher education offered by UK universities is among the best in the world. The UK houses several of the world’s top 10 institutions, including Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College London. Therefore, despite the higher cost of education, the UK remains an extremely sought-after place for higher education by international students. However, finding the right university for the subject of your choice, and the university application process, can be challenging and time-consuming, especially if you are not familiar with the UK university education system.
Our impartial counselling and university application service is designed to assist you every step of the way in preparation of your application. We will research on your behalf to find the appropriate educational institutions for the subject/course of your choice, based on your academic grades. We will also: assist you in completing your UCAS application form; help you write a professional and strong personal statement; guide you through other requirements, such as language proficiency required by your university, essential documentation and visa application; and help you prepare for an interview via video conferencing tools, or in person if you are in the UK.
Regrettably, we cannot guarantee a university place as we can influence neither the university admission criteria nor the applicant’s academic performance. Our application service will, however, not only take the hardship of the process away from you, but also maximise your chances of making a successful application and getting a place at the institution of your choice. If you are unsuccessful in your initial application, we will work with you free of charge to apply to alternative institutions.
Our head office is located in Oxford, UK, but we have education advisors/representatives in several parts of the world, including Europe, Asia and the Americas. Thence, we are best placed to deal most effectively with your application requirements in terms of language and understanding of university requirements, no matter which part of the world you come from!
University Entry Requirements
UK universities have different entry requirements for different courses, so it is not possible to list them all on this page. We will, however, research on your behalf and offer you counselling and advice as to their course requirements, if you have signed up to our services.
Most UK universities accept A-levels or equivalent for their undergraduate courses, although some may offer guaranteed places if you have done a foundation year course from one of their approved third-party institutions.
A powerful personal statement, which is not a standard, plagiarised document, but tells uniquely about you, forms an important part of a successful application, helping universities decide why they should prefer you over other applicants with similar academic abilities and qualifications. Moreover, as a standard procedure, you will be applying to five universities; the personal statement should be not specific to a particular university. We also strongly advise that personal statements should be produced well in advance and not left to the last minute. We will assist you with writing a strong, effective and professional personal statement.
All UK universities require English language proficiency to a certain minimum level, which varies from university to university as well as the courses. Having a good grasp of English language is also important for the students, so that they can make the most out of the teaching and resources. UK universities generally use International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores to assess the English language ability of the applicants (they may also accept alternatives, such as TOEFL, CEF/CEFR or GCSE English scores). Most universities require a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 (or equivalent in other exams), with no less than 5.0 in any of the test component (reading, writing listening and speaking). Certain courses, such as medicine or engineering, may require an IELTS score of 7.5, with no less than 7.0 in any of the test components. As a part of our application service, we will guide you about the language score requirements of your university of choice.
Most international students will require a visa to study in the UK. If you have secured admission in a UK university and have declared your financial position, then you are likely to get a visa, although it cannot be guaranteed. Currently, we do not provide a visa service or advice.
Some institutions, such as the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, include an interview as a part of their admissions process. We can help you prepare for these interviews via video conferencing tools, such as Skype, Oovoo and Whatsapp, or in person if you are in the UK. The practice session are offered by graduates of the institutions or those directly involved in the admissions process.
Please drop us an email at CongressOxford@gmail.com for an application form and the process.