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How do you choose the right course for you?

Most often the dilemma prospective students face is that they are indeed spoilt for choice. The wide and sometimes confusing array of courses can make it almost impossible to assess what is really right for you. It will help to shortlist your preferred institutions (perhaps 5 to 10) and do some in-depth research into the content of each course being considered.

This exercise will help to familiarise you with the course content, as well as the way that student assessments are done by each college/university, and thus whether you would be likely to qualify for admission. This will help to determine which course and which place of learning would best fit the student's academic and cultural needs.

A University/College/School Prospectus is the most helpful starting point with which to assess the university/college and courses, although they do not necessarily go into much detail. However, you can further explore the relevant subject with the Department or Faculty, most of whom publish information online.

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How do you know whether you qualify for a university, college or school course?


The decision whether or not you are accepted you rests solely with the institution.  There is no set comparison of UK standard university/college/school entry criteria versus international ones, but, for more information regarding this, you can contact the National Academic Recognition Informal Centre (NARIC).

Generally speaking, educational institutions consider the International Baccalaureate, certain Matriculation Certificates and A' level qualifications. For the best advice on this subject, please contact the British Council.

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This information is supplied by UK Work Study specialists in helping international students come to the UK.

Contact for more details on our UK Study Pack.

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