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Applying to a UK University

Coming to study in the UK is your opportunity to gain the skills and confidence you need to fulfill your potential. Applying to study in the UK is a straightforward process and RRG will provide a step-by-step guide to all International students.

UK University Subjects and Courses

Choosing a degree course at university is one of the most important decisions you will make as a student. However, the most common courses are economics, accounting, and business subjects.

With over 50,000 courses and degrees offered by UK universities and colleges, our Education Advisors will guide you by providing insights into the subjects, career prospects, and options available for your undergraduate, postgraduate, or even your Ph.D. courses, so that you can make an informed decision.

Entry Requirements

The UK invites foreign students from all over the world, but a stringent visa procedure needs to be followed. It is critical that you are mindful of the entry requirements that impact UK students from around the world.

The main two entry requirements are at English Language and Academic level.

Additionally, motivation, a reference letter and proof of work experience or employability during gap years during studies are required for undergraduate and postgraduate studies at most of the highly reputed universities. The application paperwork needs to include all necessary documentation in the correct format, otherwise, it can lead to some delays in admission and, at times, to failure.

For the period of your anticipated stay in the UK, you will require a valid and up to date passport.

The application is assessed on a Points Based System, Tier 4.

Under this system, 40 points are required based on two criteria:

  • The university issues Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) post completing the requirements. This is worth 30 points.
  • Proof of funds for the applicant (and your family if applicable) to live in the UK. This is worth 10 points.

Offer Letter

Your university or college or our adviser will contact you (usually via email) to tell you whether or not you have received an offer to study. You can easily track the progress status of your application by contacting our advisors.

If you are accepted with an UNCONDITIONAL OFFER, then you have place and you can accept straight away.

If you are accepted with a CONDITIONAL OFFER, the place is yours, subject to you fulfilling the condition outlined in the offer letter.

For some courses you may be asked undertake an interview, before any offer is made, this can be either a telephone interview or a skype interview.

Fees and Funding

You may be eligible for one of the many Scholarships available to help with the cost of your studies.

The Numerous funding options available to International students add extra attractiveness towards UK universities. Students looking to study in the UK can easily obtain scholarships from various resources like Chevening Scholarships and Commonwealth Scholarships.

We strongly recommend taking your time and doing some work to find a scholarship as it can hugely relieve financial burden.

RRG partners with many universities to provide scholarships, helping students, to attain a UK degree.

Application Deadlines

Although certain institutions enforce strict deadlines, a few applications are approved all year-round.

Most course providers welcome applications on a first-come, first-served basis, and may not close the application window until they have had an adequate interest.

Each university sets its own timelines for application submissions. It can normally take between two weeks to two months to find out if you have a place.

Apply for a visa

As an international student, you need a visa to take your study place in the UK, RRG can assist with your Visa application.


Having obtained your unconditional offer letter and visa, it is time to start checking flights and accommodation in the UK.

International students are given a range of accommodation options. It is very important to ensure that your accommodation is right for you, as it will be difficult to change partly through the year.

We recommend that first time International students stay in the university hall of residence as it is a good way to get climatised to the local area and to get know other students.

For further autonomy, private accommodation like a studio flat, flat share or house share can be considered a feasible option in once to have settled down at the university.

It is important that the accommodation is near to the university, as reduces commuting time.