UK

Here are top five things to consider for applying to the UK:

1. UK universities expect students will specialize right away so you will apply to a specific course at university.  
2. You can apply to a maximum of five courses in one application on UCAS, and all five universities see the same Personal Statement.  
3. UK programs may have specific IB subject pre-requisites and minimum  IB points totals to be considered.  You can find information about tests and courses to guide you. 
4. If you're considering Oxford or Cambridge, note that you can only apply to one, Oxford or Cambridge, not both
5. Offers of admission to UK universities are conditioned upon your final performance in the IB - offers only become firm in July after graduation when IB results are released. 


Resources for Destinations in the United Kingdom

Finding a Course/University:
UCAS - Use Course Search to find courses of study at all UK universities
Course Finder -Locate courses here
Guardian Course Search - Universities League Table 2016
The Student Room - A popular student community
The Complete University Guide - interesting general information
The Independent newspaper - advice on getting into university
Foundation Degree Site lists subjects in which foundation degrees exist, arranged by subject and by institution. Also describes what a foundation degree is.
Springboard - Bachelor’s Degree courses as well as many further education options are described. The site also includes a great page for planning a gap year.
Braintrack a college and university internet directory with comprehensive information on universities all over the world. 
Careers Portal - Links to colleges and universities with programs in art, design, performing arts, and agriculture, arranged by geographic region.


Studying Art, Drama, and Music 
Art Colleges in the UK - British Arts


Find out what people think about the course/university:
Unistats - Official website for comparing UK Higher Education course data
Push - Consumer's Guide
Universities UK - The representative organisation of UK Universities
Russell Group - Association of 24 public research universities. 
1994 Group - A coalition of 11 top smaller research-intensive universities 
Quality Assurance Agency produces reports on universities by subject and by institution.

Universities Open Days : A map and links to all the universities and a web site for Open Days 

BBC Education Site – Excellent general site about education in Britain. The “18+” link can help clarify the different qualifications (degrees, diplomas, foundation courses) available in the UK.

The newspaper League Table (Ranking) Sites that Evaluate Universities by Course:

The Education Guardian (Guardian University Guide), The Times (Sunday Times University Guide), and Times Good University Guide  provide rankings (league tables) that evaluate universities by course, entrance scores, and teaching ratings.

Hero  (Higher Education and Research Opportunities) provides information on universities and colleges of higher education.

Thinking of practicing your profession in Singapore?  Important to check here: Recognition of UK degrees in Singapore


Financial Information for students applying in UK:

UKCISA - UK Council for International Student Affairs offer guidance on Home Fee status

Inland Revenue is also a good site to check out and find information for Home Status: 

"It is possible to be resident in the UK, but not ordinarily resident here 
(see 12.15) and/or not domiciled here (see 12.5)."

"3.2 What does ordinary residence mean? Ordinary residence is different from ‘residence’. The word ‘ordinary’ indicates that your residence in the UK is typical for you and not casual."




See what University of Manchester considers in determining home fee status (note: each university makes its own assessment and criteria differ)


For ISAs see this page http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/isa/ 

Financing studies in Wales and Northern Ireland

UK Financial Aid – From the Council of International Schools ( CIS ) provides information on financing UK studies.

Sporting Excellence - Information about bursaries and scholarships for sporting excellence.

 

Law in UK:

LNAT - National Admissions Test for Law

Medicine in UK:

Medicine Foundation Courses - A List of UK medical schools offering Medicine Foundation courses 

A Taste of Medicine - St George's, University of London

Admissions Forum - Information about Medical Schools in the UK

Medical School Online - A Guide to Getting into Medical School in the UK  

Medic Portal 

BBC Health News

National Health Service (NHS)

Medical School Interviews

Gap Medics

BMAT - BioMedical Admissions Test

UKCAT - The UK Clinical Aptitude Test


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