Composed of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel, and the Irish Sea, The United Kingdom boasts of a great history in various fields, including education.

The UK institutions consistently rank among the best in the world and qualifications are internationally valued and recognised. The cost of education for an international student in the UK can be is generally lower compared to the USA and other countries.

UK institutions offer flexibility of choice and enable you to blend academic and vocational courses of your choice. The UK is the home of English hence an ideal place to develop language skills and enhance employment prospects.


The high benchmark and the tradition of excellence set by some of the older universities, such as Oxford and Cambridge, permeate the universities and colleges throughout the UK. A degree from the UK can thus be a great selling point in your favour when you are looking for work in the future.

Admission Requirements

The Central Applications Office (CAO) processes all applications to Irish universities, colleges of education, institutes of technology, and some other institutes of higher education for undergraduate courses, in a centralised manner. The documents and other requirements vary for both admission and Visa. They are as follows.

English Requirement



  • Most universities require a minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS score for UG and 6.5 or above for PG programmes.
  • Universities also accept equivalent PTE Academic scores: 51-58 for UG and 59-64 for PG.
  • Universities also accept Internet based TOEFL (iBT) a minimum score of 90.

For Admission

  • Academics 10, 10+2.
  • Bachelors (all transcripts)
  • Recommendation letter (minimum 2)
  • IELTS / PTE / if required
  • Bank statement – In a bank letterhead for 15 to 25 lakhs
  • SOP (min 500 words)
  • Resume
  • Passport
  • Extracurricular certificates (if any)
  • Experience letter (for gap more than 6 months)

For Visa Processing

  • Academics 10, 10+2.
  • Bachelors (all transcripts)
  • IELTS / PTE if required
  • Education loan
  • Passport
  • Photographs
  • Extracurricular certificates (if any)
  • Experience letter (for gap more than 6 months)
  • Supporting financial documents

Entry Requirements

The Entry Requirements do vary for different Universities and Colleges, based on Course.

The basic / general requirements are as follows.

  • The United Kingdom generally offers education for foreigners, from Bachelors to Masters.
  • Academic Percentage: 58% and above with minimum backlogs
  • Acceptable scores of Standardized Tests IELTS: 6.5 overall band, PTE: 65.


There are two major intakes for Universities and Colleges in The United Kingdom.

  • September / October
  • January / February
  • May/June

Process of Application

Step 1  –  Qualifying Test (IELTS / PTE)

Step 2  –  Selecting the University / College

Step 3  – Selecting Course & Programme

Step 4  – Completing Online Application & Payment

Step 5  –  Preparing Physical Application, including Resume, SoP, Financial Statements, and other Documents required.

Step 6  – Mailing the Applications and Tracking them

Step 7  – Getting ready for the Visa guidance.

Funds & Financials

There are a variety of scholarships, grants, and bursaries available to students from UK institutions that are just for international students. Over 20,000 international students also get other financial aid from the UK government. In addition, you can work as well while you are studying. Typically, international students are allowed to work for up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during holidays.