The second round of applications to study in the UK ends on 30 June
This is your last chance to apply with five choices of universities and courses
The second round of applications to study in the UK closes on 30 June, and is the final opportunity you will have to submit your applications following standard procedures. What does this mean?
If you put in your applications at this time, you will be able to upload your paperwork to the UCAS system, and choose five universities or courses – the latter should be related , since you can only submit one set of documents. This is extremely useful, since you only put in one lot of paperwork, which is then sent on by UCAS to individual universities, and all you have to do is sit back and wait for their answers.
You also need to provide a Personal Statement – a motivational letter -which is intended to persuade the universities you want to go to that you are a great candidate and should be accepted. You also need to attach a Reference Letter, written by your teacher. All the documents which form part of the application have to be written in English.
2020 is the last year you are guaranteed a student loan for tuition fees
The lack of certainty about the status of EU students post Brexit have had an impact on the UK government’s decision on how much EU students will have to pay in the future. It is not clear for how long the current government loan to cover tuition fees will still be available , and on what terms.
If you start studying in the autumn of 2020, however, your student loan is guaranteed to remain available on normal terms for the duration of your course, and the tuition fees will not rise above their current £9250 per annum. If you want to learn more about student loans, click here.
You do not need to have your matura results if you want to apply before 30 June
The matura is yet another good reason why you would be well-advised to apply before the 30 June deadline. You do not need your matura results in order to submit an application to study in the UK. Your application will be judged on the basis of the Personal Statement and Reference Letter, mentioned above, as well as your predicted results. Applying while you are in the process of taking your matura exams is easier, since you will have a far clearer idea of the results you are likely to achieve. This is the basis on which the universities will make you an offer: this offer can be conditional or unconditional. To read more about offers, click here.
And what happens if the matura does not go particularly well?
The British education system focusses on developing critical thinking skills and abilities. Students are not evaluated simply on the basis of the test and exam marks they have gained. In addition, many universities offer a Foundation Year. Year Zero , as it is often referred to , has lower entrance requirements and its courses are intended to prepare students to begin their subsequent university studies. This year counts towards the length of time you study, and is therefore covered by the student loan system, which will pay your tuition fees.
The second round of applications to study in the UK – how Elab can help
Take part in the second round of applications to study in the UK by 30 June and give yourself a chance to fulfil your dreams of getting a degree from a foreign university this year. Take advantage of the free help offered by Elab’s consultants , who will assist you to choose a course and a university , and guide you when you are filling in the application form and gathering all the documents you need. Contact us today!