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Hello Welcome to our handbook for college and university guidance professionals in Canada. Inside you will find helpful information that will enable you to advise your students on some of the practical considerations of studying a bachelors qualification in UK, and how to get the most out of the educational and cultural experience that awaits. The handbook covers the full application process and we hope you and your students find this guide useful. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the UK.

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Canada - UK comparison

Contents 1

This quick comparison chart shows some of the key differences of a UK undergraduate education.

Canada

UK

Award title

Bachelors (e.g. BA, BS)

Bachelors (e.g. BA, BSc, BEng)

Duration

4 years

3 years (England, Northern Ireland and Wales), 4 years (Scotland)

General education

Common

No general education requirements

Major

Declared during study

Declared at admissions

Honors Track

Variable by province

All students

Admissions philosophy

Fit for institution and course of study

Fit for course of study

Application

Variable by province

Via UCAS

Changing major

Common

Rare. Typically must happen early within the first semester

Transferring institution

Common

Rare. Typically only happens for students studying externally accredited professional programs such as Law

Higher education landscape 6

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• Education system chart 9 • Organizations 11 • Undergraduate program structure 12 and learning environment

2 The admissions cycle

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• Admissions cycle 18 • A good fit student 20 • University search 21 • Choosing a major 23 • Admissions requirements 24 • UCAS deadlines 25 • UCAS application 27 • Making an application 28

3 Accommodation

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• University accommodation 34 • Private accommodation 35 • Home stay 35

4 Finance and funding

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• Financial aid, tuition and living costs 38 • Working while you study 40

5 Visas, immigration and

pre-departure

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• Visas 43 • Pre-departure 47

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Guidance for students with specific needs and interests 49 • Sports and student athletes • Religious observances • Students with disabilities • LGBT culture

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Important tools and resources

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• Important tools 54 • League tables 55

8 University listings • Universities in England • Universities in Scotland • Universities in Wales • Universities in Northern Ireland

9 University profiles

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• A-Z profiles of selected universities 68

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Higher education landscape Education system chart 9 Organizations 11 Undergraduate program structure 12 and learning environment

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Education system chart The charts below show the progression through the UK education system. The ages that you see on these charts are indicative of the age a student would be if they took the standard route through all schooling and chose not to take a gap year or return to higher education as an adult.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland Years

Age

Qualification

Years 10-11

14 – 16

General Certificate in Secondary Education (GCSE) in typically 5-10 subjects

Year 12 - 14

16 - 18

General Certificate of Education Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS Level) in typically 3 – 5 subjects

Years 14 - 16

18 – 21

Undergraduate degree (Bachelors)

Year 17+

Age 21+

Postgraduate degrees (Masters / Doctorates)

Years

Age

Qualification

Years S3–S4

13 – 16

Scottish national qualifications 1-5

Year S5–S6

16 - 18

Scottish higher qualifications

Years 14-16

18 – 22

Undergraduate degree (Bachelors)

Year 17+

21+

Postgraduate degrees (Masters / Doctorates)

Scotland

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Organizations As the majority of UK universities are publicly funded, central government policy has a significant influence on the environment in which they operate, and the standards and targets they have to meet. Aside from central government, there are a variety of organizations designed to support, regulate and fund institutions, as well as the institutions themselves. Some are government departments, others are formed by institutional membership. From quality of teaching through to the reporting of statistical data that is publicly available, the organizations below are some of those involved in UK Higher Education.

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Arts, Law and Social Sciences Health, Social Care and Education Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Science and Technology Medical Sciences

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Cambridge is a vibrant, historic, home of academia, Cambridge is where Anglia Ruskin University first emerged in 1858 as the Cambridge School of Art, which still exists as part of our university today. With a theatre and art gallery on campus, and the bustling city all around you, you will get a real experience of life in England as you undertake your studies.

Chelmsford is a large, modern campus in a fast-growing city. It has the best to offer in British culture, with annual music and beer festivals, the county cricket ground and easy links to the English seaside. Best of all, the centre of London is only a short train ride away, ideal for exploring and avoiding the high living costs.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), England

Department for Education and Skills , Wales

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)

Public Funding

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)

Regulation and central processing

4 Private Universities

103 English Universities

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Collection and dissemination of UK HE statistics

Supporting organisations and admissions

University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

Mission groups

Russell Group

Central application body for all UK undergraduate courses

45 University campuses in London

Universities UK Representing UK HE institutions

Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) Northern Ireland

10 Universities in Wales

Million +

Scottish Funding Council (SFC)

2 Universities in Northern Ireland

Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Independent agency monitoring quality standards in HEIs

SPA Supporting professionalism in admissions

University Alliance

Education Scotland

19 Universities in Scotland

Guild HE Supports leaders in HEIs

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Undergraduate program structure and learning environment Undergraduate programs Program type

Program example: BA (Hons) History

Example

Single honors

One subject major

BA (Hons) in English Literature

Interdisciplinary degrees

Broad-based major

BA (Hons) in Humanities BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and English

Double major or major/minor

Cultures, Structures and Ideas: Making sense of Historical Concepts

From Sea to Shining Sea: United States History, 1776 - 2008

The British Isles and Europe, c120 - c1720

Making History

America in the 1960’s

Barricades and Bullets, Protest and Revolt: in the Age of Revolution

Jews, Muslims and Christians in the Middle Ages

Pre-Industrial Empires

Russia and the Modern World 1860 - 2000

From Humanism to the Age of Science: early modern thought and culture

Year 2

BSc (Hons) in Economics with Biology

Extra Year

The Transformation of Britain

Year 1

Explanation

Combined & joint honors

The making of contemporary Europe

Workplacement year (also known as a sandwich year)

Non-credit programs

Year abroad LLB in Law Professional degrees

Professional accredited programs taught at the undergraduate level

B.Arch in Architecture

Optional placement year

MB BS in Medicine

Work Placement or Study Abroad year

Grades UK Classification UK Percentage

Can Grade Scale 1

Can GPA

Can Grade Scale 2

Can GPA

First

70-100

A

4

A

9

Upper Second

60-69

B+/B

3.3-3.0

B+/B

7-6

Lower Second

50-59

B/B-

3-2.7

B/B-

6-5

Third

40-49

C

2

C

3

Fail

0-39

F

0

F

0

Year 3/4

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Women, Crime and Subversion in Early Modern Europe

The Black Panther Party in Historical Perspective Dissertation

The Vietnam War

Athens of the North: the Origins and Ideas of the Scottish Enlightenment

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Study methods in the UK Lectures are typically larger classes that last around one hour where a lecturer/tutor will guide students through the course material by explaining the main points. Lecture sizes vary significantly. A large lecture would typically have 150 students, with more average lectures having 60 students.

UK degrees are designed to encourage students to develop independence and individuality. Great emphasis is placed on the value of self expression and originality, and students are encouraged to develop their own opinions early on in their degree program.

Students will engage in practical work as well as learning factual and theoretical data. Both are important foundations for all degree programs and students are encouraged to develop a critical approach alongside their own perspective. UK Universities help students to understand the context of the subject they are learning.

Students are encouraged to take the initiative and develop independent research and study. Help is available for students who need it or ask for it through tutors and support staff.

Seminars are smaller classes where a tutor and students can discuss a topic to encourage a debate. As the class sizes are smaller in the UK, there is often little distinction between a seminar and a lecture.

Tutorials are meetings between a tutor and an individual/small group of students to give more focused guidance on a student’s past, present and future work.

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Practical work is intended to give practical experiences of the theories learnt in other classes and to develop practical skills.

Workplace in a work environment under the supervision of a professional.

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All students find the transition from high school to university challenging, and some will adapt more easily than others. International students sometimes have to face different cultural as well as academic challenges, and UK institutions have developed a supportive environment for international students through dedicated international student support officers and tutors.

Independent learning and group study is required by courses and will require students to work on their own and in small groups to produce work for class.

Seeking help Students are encouraged to go to their lecturers if they need help with a course. Most lecturers have dedicated hours each week set aside to see students and many also operate opendoor policies.

Settling in Most universities will host a welcome event for international students and Freshers’ week to welcome new students. Students are suggested to join clubs and societies to meet friends and to make the transition easier.

Students’ Union Students’ Unions are typically housed in their own buildings and have social areas, shops, places to eat and drink and event spaces. Many have banks, hairdressers and travel agents. Students’ Unions also offer support in areas such as finance, accommodation, disability and more. Most Students’ Unions in the UK are represented by the National Union of Students (NUS): www.nus.org.uk

Leadership opportunities It is also important to help students to look beyond the degree when choosing university and into what student life and leadership opportunities they may have, such as: Becoming a student representive for their program of study or accommodation unit. Running for office in clubs and societies, and the Students’ and Athletics Unions. Volunteering in the local area through the Students’ Unions.

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The admissions cycle Admissions cycle 18 A good fit student 20 University search 21 Choosing a major 23 Admissions requirements 24 UCAS deadlines 25 UCAS application 27 Making an application 28

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Admissions cycle 18 months before enrolment

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Role of the student

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Pre-Application

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Apply for Visa and pack! Research

Accept offer from institution

Apply

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• High school will need to support the student with their application by helping the student to understand the process • They will need to write a reference or provide information about a student’s predicted exam results • Most UK Universities have teams of admissions advisers who are able to help counselors to advise their students, and will have information material that they can send to you to help decision making

Role of High School

tember Sep

• Universities set admissions requirements and provide comprehensive information via UCAS and their websites to help students research their options. As students narrow their options they can speak to an admissions advisor to learn more about the program. • Universities receive applications electronically from UCAS to review and make an admissions decision. • Academic staff may carry out an interview with students who have applied (this often depends on the subject of study) • Universities confirm the places with students once exam results are confirmed • Universities provide applicants with accommodation, enrollment and induction information

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• Students need to ensure that they have fully researched their options and know which courses they would like to apply for Application • Students will need to complete the application form, including their personal statement which should include information about why they want to study their chosen subject area • Students will need to attend interviews if requested by the university • Students in the UK often attend university open days or UCAS conventions to decide whether they like an institution, some universities offer virtual tours on their website for international students • Students will need to communicate with the university if they have any questions about their application, rules around personal data in the UK mean that an institution won’t be able to discuss their application with anyone else • Students will need to ensure that they have all of the relevant certificates and exam results requested by the university • Students may need to confirm their place if they have an offer before their exam results are available Pre-Arrival • Students will need to ensure that all relevant documents are supplied with their application, which may be visas, portfolio pieces and finance documentation

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A good fit student

University search

Studying in the UK gives students access to world leading academics and facilities in an international learning environment. Most British universities boast on-time graduation rates of over 90% with equally impressive progression rates into further study or employment within six months. The British model emphasizes independent scholarship and critical thinking. Students enter into a focused program of study and the majority of their classes will be directly relevant to their chosen major. Students progress through their program with peers who share their interests. They will be able to immerse themselves in a subject, studying a broad range of areas within their specialism. The admissions process reflects the focused nature of the UK’s education model and therefore the approach is similar to a graduate application in Canada.

You can find out about:

The EducationUK website is administered by the British Council and is a resource hub for international students interested in study in the UK. www.educationuk.org/canada

Self-motivated and capable of independent study Demonstrates a passion for specific subject areas

Learn about different cities, towns and UK regions

Look for scholarships

Learn about different programmes of study

Read articles on international student life in the UK

Find information on each university Sign up to the EducationUK network for advisers to stay up to date on counselor information www.educationuk.org/canada

Find out about fairs and events happening in the Canada

Committed to a particular field of study

Search by:

Is going to be an active participant in campus life beyond the classroom

Comfortable with people from a range of countries and cultures

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service is responsible for managing applications to higher education programmes in the UK. UCAS provides comprehensive information and tools helping students and advisors navigate the admissions process in the UK. www.ucas.com UCAS counselor resources include: - UCAS terms explained - International toolkit Visit: www.ucas.com

Course (major)

Provider

Location

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Students apply to a specific degree program at a university when they apply. It is important that they take a considered and well-researched approach when making their application

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UCAS deadlines

Admissions requirements

Students are recommended to apply as early as possible at www.ucas.com/apply. 1 September UCAS application system opens

Students are admitted via a holistic application process that reviews students readiness for their chosen major and university life.

Student applications are typically assessed in the following areas:

…… …… …… ……

Academic proficiency based on their qualifications and credentials to date English proficiency based on performance in recognised assessment tests such as IELTS Demonstrated interest through the personal statement Academic reference

Depending on institution or programme, additional requirements may include: • Interviews • Portfolio of work or audition • Additional testing

Academic requirements typically include Remember: in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, students will need to demonstrate a readiness to transition into a 13+3 year education system.

Academic references should include

• High school diploma

• Qualities of the student

• Advanced Placement (AP), IB

• School information, particularly on curriculum • Provide context to results and students chosen classes • Grade predictions • School profile (sent separately)

Mar - Jun Student research

15 January

15 October Deadline for applications for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science, and applications to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge

Students can apply to up to a maximum of 5 choices. Application fee for up to 5 choices is £23. Application fee for 1 choice is £12.

30 June

Recommended deadline for equal consideration

Deadline for applications via the standard process

24 March

1 September

Art and design courses deadline

UK University Starts

Deadlines Explained

Additional application routes

1 September – Students can submit applications after this date. Students can apply in the current application cycle even if they intend to take a gap year.

UCAS Extra

15 October - Equal consideration deadline for applications for all professional medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and veterinary science courses, and for all courses at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. 15 January - Equal consideration deadline for applications for all courses except those with 15 October or 24 March deadlines. 24 March - Equal consideration deadline for applications for art and design courses except those listed with a 15 January deadline.

Students who have not been accepted onto a place or have declined all their offers can use UCAS Extra to make one more application. This service is open between 25 February – 3 July. Clearing Clearing is a service that opens at the end of the application cycle. It matches students who do not hold an offer with any unfilled university places. Clearing places typically fill up in the last two weeks of August as this is when most UK applicants receive their exam results. Clearing opens in July and closes on the 30 September.

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UCAS application Students have five sections to complete:

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Games Design Genetics Health Studies History Human Resource Management International Development International Relations Journalism Law Management Manufacturing Marketing Mathematics MBA Mechanical Engineering Media

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……Personal details ……Choices: 5 courses maximum

No preference order. Universities and colleges do not see the other choices.

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……Education:

List current & pending qualifications.

……Employment:

Include relevant paid work experience.

……Personal statement:

Academic focus, show enthusiasm for subject matter

Schools have one section to complete:

……References:

Discuss academic ability and interests of student, tailor reference to reflect intended course, predict grades.

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Making an application Completing and tracking Once all six sections are complete and the student has paid the one time application fee, it can be submitted to UCAS. Note that UK universities do not see the names on each application. Each application is read blind which is why grades play such an important part in the decision process.

‘Nominated access’ • Recommended that each student nominates a teacher, parent or both as an alternative contact. • The nominated person(s) can contact UCAS on the student’s behalf to discuss the application. • UCAS advisers will not discuss an application with anyone other than the student or their nominated contact.

Student/Adviser Track • Online system offered by UCAS • Grants access to status updates of the student’s application through decisions, offers, replies, and results stages.

Personal statement

Reference

When writing a personal statement, it may include: are you applying to ……Why university?

are you applying to the ……Why UK?

information on the student’s academic achievements since ……Include the age of 16.

are you interested in the ……Why subject?

can you bring to ……What university life?

……Comment on their suitability for university and the program. any achievements, skills, experiences or personal qualities ……Highlight that are relevant.

do you want to do when ……What you graduate?

……

How can you demonstrate your readiness for university?

skills, knowledge, ……What achievements and experience do you have that are relevant to your chosen major?

This is the only part of the application in which the student has complete control. For more information on how to help guide your students to writing their personal statement, please visit www.ucas.com/personalstatement.

Predicted grades Schools provide predicted grades as part of the application process.

73% of US and Canadian employers consider a degree earned in the UK as equal to or better than those earned in North America.

When writing a reference it may include:

Predicted grades play a strong role in whether a student is given a conditional offer or not. School teachers should predict a grade based on their professional judgment, the student’s past performance and current progress, the school’s historical performance. Universities appreciate that grade predictions are an imperfect science!

……Provide context of the students high school course load. any personal factors that may have influenced their ……Mention academic performance as relevant to the application.

Programs with different requirements Teaching

Art

Medicine/ Vet/Dental

Oxford/ Cambridge

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Offers

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Conditional offer example: if a student is taking two AP classes, the university may require 3 in each class. If the student successfully gets over a 3, they are guaranteed acceptance into the institution.

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University accommodation Most universities provide accommodation for single and unaccompanied married international students through its accommodation office. Students may be placed in a hall of residence or a shared house or apartment. Each student will be given a bed, desk, and book shelves. They will have access to common areas like a kitchen and bathroom. Students can choose en-suite accommodation.

The accommodation office at your student’s university may be able to assist with finding private accommodation

……TV licence for their belongings – usually ……Insurance called contents insurance ……Water, electricity and gas bills ……Telephone connection ……Internet connection tax exemption – UK households ……Council typically pay council tax for local services.

Spaces are limited, so it’s important that students apply as soon as possible. Many institutions offer guarantees to first year and international students.

Practical advice To ensure that a student has a place to live they will need to apply as soon as possible complete any accommodation forms and return them before ……Fully the deadline date should confirm accommodation arrangements with the ……Students accommodation office prior to arriving in the UK

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When deciding on renting, your student should consider costs of utilities as well as the actual rental amount. In the UK they will need to think about:

If your student’s course lasts longer than a year, they may be able stay in the hall for subsequent years. Students typically move into private accommodation in their second year and are supported in the search by their accommodation office.

UK universities have special offices set up to support students in finding the right accommodation. Their staff will help to guide students through the process as part of applying and preparing for UK study.

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Full-time students are exempt from this fee but must notify the local council. Find out more information at www.gov.uk

Home stay

A leading UK university, and one of the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old (THE ‘100 Under 50’), the University of Kent is a popular choice with American students.

Home stay is when a student lives with a UK family in their home. It is a great way for students to immerse themselves into the culture of a country and explore UK culture and everyday life first hand. Home stay can be arranged through the university.

Recognised for world-class research and academic excellence, we offer a wide range of intellectually rigorous foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. And because Kent’s academics are engaged in high-level research, our students learn from some of the most influential thinkers in their field. • A top 10 UK university for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) • Ranked 20th in the Guardian University Guide 2015 • Ranked 22nd in the Complete University Guide 2015 • Stunning locations – Canterbury, Medway, Paris, Brussels, Athens and Rome • Generous scholarship fund

Find out more

University accommodation in the UK is single occupancy no roommates!

www.kent.ac.uk/internationalstudent

Most University accommodation in the UK is Self-catered

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Financial aid, tuition and living costs Flights

Tuition Fee Status

Estimated living costs

• International students pay different tuition fees than home students. • International students tuition fees vary significantly between university, course and academic level. • Tuition fee status is classified based on permanent residence, not citizenship. • EU students temporarily resident in the United States may be eligible for home tuition fees and loans (visit www.ukcisa.org to find out more). Financial Aid

The UK’s National Union of Students (NUS) estimates the average annual cost of living in England (outside of London) is £12,056. As the UK’s capital city, London tends to be a more expensive place to live and prices differ between regions across the UK. Average annual living costs are:

Rent

Canadian students may be able to receive loans from their provincial government. Students should check with their province/territory’s Ministry of Education branch for details. Certain UK universities qualify for the Canada Student Loans Program. The list can be found here: www.canlearn.ca/eng/tools/designated/index.shtml Top-tip: students should check whether their tuition fees (and any scholarships) are fixed for the duration of their studies or apply to their first year only. Country

Annual fees Annual fees # of (£) ($ CAN) years

Total (£)

Total ($ CAN)

England, Northern Ireland, Wales

£7,500 to £33,000

£22,500 to £100,000

$39,000 to $126,000

Scotland

£7,500 to £33,000

$13,000 to $42,000 $13,000 to $40,000

3

4

£22,500 to £100,000

$52,000 to $160,000

Note: The prices above are based on an example exchange rate at the time of printing. You should check the current rate of exchange from £ to $ to ensure accurate and up-to-date conversion.

Here’s one website where current rates of UK universities can be found: www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/university-tuition-fees

£4,834 £6,134 (London)

£42 Insurance

£1,310 Leisure

£2,074

£1,310 Food

Prices starting at:

Across Canada

$900

* Estimated cost of flights. Flight costs vary depending on season, location, and capacity. Most major flight operators fly to London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports, many also fly to other major cities such as Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester.

Rail The UK has an extensive rail network that connects all major towns and cities with many smaller villages and of course, London. Services are frequent and students may be eligible for discounted rail passes.

£1,524

Household goods

Flights to London

Remember to check onward travel arrangements from the airport to your university.

Personal items

£316

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Travel

For more information visit: www.networkrail.co.uk Students can use the International Student Calculator (international.studentcalculator.org) to estimate what their likely cost of living will be based on their lifestyle.

London costs

$

Non-London costs $

Accommodation

$9100/year

Accommodation

$6100/year

Food

$35/day

Food

$25/day

Entertainment

$230/month

Entertainment

$180/month

Travel

$35 rail/week

Travel

$30 rail/week

Coach National Express operate coach jorneys all over the UK with discount rates available for some students. For more information visit www.nationalexpress.com UK Visas and Immigration requires students to budget a minimum amount for monthly living costs. These are £1,000 per person per month for inner London and £800 per person per month for outer London and the rest of the UK. These are rough estimates and are dependent on factors such as location and quality of housing, among others.

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Working while you study International students can typically work up to 20 hours per week during term time and full-time during vacation periods on a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa. Some degree programs offer paid internships as part of the course, and most Students’ Unions have a JobShop helping students find part-time jobs. Students can work oncampus and off-campus. Students will need to apply for a national insurance number during orientation. From 1st October 2014 the minimum wage in the UK is: • Age 18-20 £5.13 ($8.50) • Age 21+ £6.50 ($10.55)

Many UK universities offer work placements as part of their degree programs. These are often incorporated into students regular course load and students will usually be paid for placements over four weeks in duration. International students can participate in term-time work placements and receive an income. Many programs allow students to work a year in industry as part of their program. Students receive a salary for these positions. Work is full-time and international students can participate on a student visa.

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Visas If you are an international student, you may need to apply for a visa to study in the UK dependent on your nationality and immigration status. Check whether you need a UK visa or not at www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa. It is important that wherever in the UK your student studies, they always ensure that their visa is up to date and that they contact the UK Visas and Immigration department to inform them of any changes. More information can be found at www.ukvisas.gov.uk

Founded in 1829 and ranked as one of the best universities in the world, King's has a long tradition of welcoming students from North America.

How to apply

Based in the heart of London, King's connects students to London and the world through our programmes, partnerships, research & internships.

Required application documents

Complete a ‘PBS Tier 4 student’ or visitor – student application form www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk

……Avisapassport – with a valid page free for the

Pay the visa fee

……A copy of the online application form passport size, colour photographs on a ……2white background 9 appendix 8 form (tier 4 student) ……VAF www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/howtoapply/vafs

King's offers a wide-range of programmes with particular strengths in the areas of science, medicine, healthcare, social science, education, law and the arts.

Schedule an appointment online for biometrics collection at any DHS Application Support Center

of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) ……Certificate number of income, university, and travel/ ……Evidence stay plans

King’s North America Office

www.kcl.ac.uk

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located in the Washington DC Metro area provides support and guidance to students, parents & schools. Representatives regularly visit schools and hold events across North America. Email northamerica@kcl.ac.uk to join our counsellor newsletter mailing list.

Attend the biometrics appointment Visa policies can change at any time. Please visit the UKVISA website www.ukvisa.com to check current rules and regulations. Bring a copy of the online application form, original passport and appointment confirmation

Allow 15 days for processing

Students that have lived outside Canada may have other requirements to meet. Check the UKVISA website for more information

For more information on student visas, please visit: www.educationuk.org/canada/articles/student-visas

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• The required documents for travel (i.e. valid passport, visa, airline ticket, etc). • Organized finances. • Accommodation for when he/she arrives. • Travel and health insurance. • Bring any certificates or transcripts pertaining to qualifications stated during the admissions process. More pre-departure, accommodation, working and other useful information can be found at: www.educationuk.org/canada Students should also check with their chosen university for further pre-departure information as there may be additional university processes they need to complete to ensure a smooth enrollment.

Packing

Medical Your student should have a physical exam at least four weeks prior to departure. Medical cost in the UK • If your student’s course is 6 months or longer or in Scotland, he/she can get treatment from the British National Health Service (NHS). • Students will have access to free doctor’s examinations and hospital treatment under the NHS. • Student should register with a doctor as a NHS patient with his/her passport and enrolment letter as proof of UK address. • Your student’s university is likely to have its own medical center and the student support services team can also help them with how to register with a doctor. Students will need to have the following documents for travel:

Weather in the UK is famously changeable, students should pack warm top coat, hat, scarf, gloves and an umbrella.

passport that will not expire while he/she ……Valid is abroad with a visa

Like the Canada, the UK has strict laws on foodstuffs that can be brought into the UK, so if a student wants to bring foods they need to check that they are not on the list of prohibited items. More information can be found here: www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk/food

……Airline ticket ……Letter of acceptance from university stating student has enough funding for his/her ……Evidence study and accommodation ……Insurance document ……Some British currency ……Prescription medicine telephone number and travel instruction to ……Address, student’s final destination

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Sports and student athletes For some students, sport plays a significant role in university life as it provides the opportunity to engage in inter-university tournaments and sports clubs that are run and managed by students and institutions. UK universities have a history of providing a nominated day per week for sport, to enable students to fit it into their studies. Most universities have on-campus sports facilities, including gym and track and field spaces. As well as official sports clubs run by the institution, there are often societies that are formed by students through the students’ union representing sports from ice hockey to tae kwon do and everything in between. If students play a sport that is not represented, they are able to start their own society and during the first few weeks of term, there is usually a sports and societies week that enables students to find a society that they would like to join and students can join more than one! Universities have strong links with the community and across the UK are leisure and professional sports clubs who welcome new members. Local clubs are usually friendly and small membership fees may apply depending on the sport. If students wish to join a sports club or private gym, they should always check whether there is a student discount. British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS), the national governing body for Higher Education sports in the UK, covers 16 offical sports.

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Students with disabilities British universities provide excellent support facilities for students who have disabilities and offer additional tailored support for students who need it. While all UK universities offer strong services in this area there are variations in the level of support offered to meet particular needs. Students should contact the disability support office on campus early in the application process to ensure that the university has the resources and capabilities to meet students’ needs. The Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 prohibits education and training providers to discriminate against disabled people. Universities are required to make reasonable adjustments to serve disabled students so they are not at a substantial disadvantage. There is limited funding for international disabled students, but sponsors may have additional grants to cover extra expenses a student may have due to his/her disability. It’s useful to speak to individual institutions about services and support available for students with disabilities as it differs from every institution.

Find out more at www.bucs.org.uk Most universities in the UK do not offer tuition scholarships on the basis of athletic ability. However, many UK universities offer scholarships for elite athletes to enable them to excel in their sport while in higher education. These scholarships vary in value and cover costs such as equipment, physiotherapy, specialist coaching and related travel.

Religious observance in UK universities

The UK has a multicultural society and British universities recruit students from around the world. As such, UK universities are home to students of multiple faiths and support students in the observance of different religions and beliefs. The UK is officially a Christian country and observes religious holidays based on the Christian calendar. However, with a significant population who practice other faiths, there are celebrations and observance days for a wide range of religions in the UK. Many British universities have officially designated representatives across multiple faiths and religions who are able to introduce students to their local community. Generally, UK universities avoid scheduling compulsory activities during religious holidays for students whose commitment to the observance of their faith would otherwise cause them to miss the assessment or other activity. University policies offer flexibility to students if observance of a religious holiday prevents a student from attending class or completing an assignment if discussed with a lecturer in advance.

LGBT culture in the UK UK Universities are inclusive organisations who do not discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity and there is a LGBT community in most UK universities. Some institutions offer support groups and host events for their LGBT communities. There are a number of laws in the UK that prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation and universities must comply with that law. The UK has a thriving LGBT community and there are national and local events as well as a range of specialist publications that cover LGBT news. Some useful resources include: PinkNews covers LGBT events in the UK and provides an LGBT guide to the UK.

Stonewall a LGBT charity in the UK, offers political and legal information about LGBT issues in the UK. UK Gay News provides LGBT news in the UK and around the world. Gay by Degree - gaybydegree.org.uk a guide for lesbian, gay and bisexual prospective students and all those in between. VisitLondon has developed Gay London, an iOS app, to help find LGBT-friendly establishments in the London. The UK was ranked the best country in Europe to be gay. (ILGA Europe)

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What are league tables?

Important tools There are many resources available for you as a counselor and your students.

UK Council for International Student Affairs Comprehensive information and advice for international students during their studies. Includes information on tuition fee status assessments for students determining their eligibility for home or international tuition fees. www.ukcisa.org.uk International Student Calculator Tool international.studentcalculator.org Stonewall University Guide for LGBT students www.gaybydegree.org.uk

Prepare for success Learning activities for ESL students applying to UK universities. www.prepareforsuccess.org.uk UK Visas and Immigration Get information on student visas at www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa Check if a visa is required at www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa Visa application website www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk

EducationUK Canada One-stop-shop for information for international students interested in studying in the UK www.educationUK.org/canada UCAS Course search, guidance and undergraduate application www.ucas.com

Unistats Program comparison tool. www.unistats.direct.gov.uk National Student Survey This resource allows students to see how satisfied current students are with their universities’ provision. www.thestudentsurvey.com

Many newspapers publish university and subject league tables (or rankings) that allow you to search for and compare data and information on university and colleges from across the UK. University rankings give an indication of a universities overall strengths while subject rankings provide an indication of the strengths of a university in a student’s chosen major. Given the focused nature of the UK system, subject rankings are the most relevant. Official league tables are published by The Guardian, Times Higher Education, The Times and The Sunday Times, and the Complete University Guide, among others, based on comparable information. Each source calculates its rankings with different criteria and methodology that are explained on their website.

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Keep in mind League tables should not be used in isolation but are a good source to help students start researching their university options. League tables are helpful indications of what previous students thought about a course, costs, kinds of jobs or further study which student went on to do after completing their course. Each course and university will be different for everyone.

Here are some of the league tables that are popular in the UK: The Complete University Guide www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings

The Guardian www.theguardian.com/education/universityguide

The Times Higher Education www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/

The Sunday Times www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/University_Guide

Some information is retrospective so be careful to check which year the data refers to. When comparing data for courses, care should be taken where the differences between courses are small. Take note of number of respondents to the survey for each course.

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University listings Universities in England 58 Universities in Scotland 64 Universities in Wales 65 Universities in Northern Ireland 65

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University listings England Institution Name

Address

Postcode

Website

Email

Tel No.

Anglia Ruskin University

CHELMSFORD

CM1 1SQ

www.anglia.ac.uk/international

angliaruskin@enquiries.uk.com

+44 1245 493131

Arts University Bournemouth

POOLE

BH12 5HH

www.aub.ac.uk/international

international@aub.ac.uk

+44 1202 363233

Aston University

BIRMINGHAM

B4 7ET

www.aston.ac.uk/international

international@aston.ac.uk

+44 121 204 4888

Bath Spa University

BATH

BA2 9BN

www.bathspa.ac.uk/international

international@bathspa.ac.uk

+44 1225 875704

Bath University of

BATH

BA2 7AY

www.bath.ac.uk/international

international-office@bath.ac.uk

+44 1225 388388

University of Bedfordshire

LUTON

LU1 3JU

www.beds.ac.uk/international

international@beds.ac.uk

+44 1582 489326

Birkbeck University of London

LONDON

WC1E 7HX

www.bbk.ac.uk/international

international-office@bbk.ac.uk

+44 20 7380 3243

Birmingham City University

BIRMINGHAM

B42 2SU

www.bcu.ac.uk/international

international.admissions@bcu.ac.uk

+44 121 331 6714

University of Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM

B15 2TT

www.birmingham.ac.uk/international

international@bham.ac.uk

+44 121 414 2894

Bishop Grosseteste University

LINCOLN

LN1 3DY

www.bishopg.ac.uk/international

international@bishopg.ac.uk

+44 1522 583658

University of Bolton

BOLTON

BL3 5AB

www.bolton.ac.uk/International

international@bolton.ac.uk

+44 1204 903110

Bournemouth University

POOLE

BH12 5BB

www.bournemouth.ac.uk/international

askBUenquiries@bournemouth.ac.uk

+44 1202 524111

BPP University

UK-WIDE

SE1 9NN

www.bpp.com/international

University of Bradford

BRADFORD

BD7 1DP

www.brad.ac.uk/international/

international-office@bradford.ac.uk

+44 1274 235954

University of Brighton

BRIGHTON

BN2 4AT

www.brighton.ac.uk/international/

international@brighton.ac.uk

+44 207 250 6749

University of Bristol

BRISTOL

BS8 1TH

www.bristol.ac.uk/international

iro@bristol.ac.uk

+44 117 331 8591

Brunel University

UXBRIDGE

UB8 3PH

www.brunel.ac.uk/international

+44 1895 265519

University of Buckingham

BUCKINGHAM

MK18 1EG

www.buckingham.ac.uk/international

+44 1280 814080

Buckinghamshire New University

HIGH WYCOMBE

HP11 2JZ

www.bucks.ac.uk/international

internationaloffice@bucks.ac.uk

+44 1494 605 259

University of Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE

CB2 1TT

www.internationalstudents.cam.ac.uk/

internationalstudents@admin.cam. ac.uk

+44 1223 337733

Canterbury Christ Church University

CANTERBURY

CT1 1QU

www.canterbury.ac.uk/international

ipo@canterbury.ac.uk

+44 1227 782222

University of Central Lancashire

PRESTON

PR1 2HE

www.uclan.ac.uk/international/

international@uclan.ac.uk

+44 1772 895024

University of Chester

CHESTER

CH1 4BJ

www.chester.ac.uk/international

international@chester.ac.uk

+44 1244 512465

+44 3331 224 359

Institution Name

Address

Postcode

Website

Email

Tel No.

University of Chichester

CHICHESTER

PO19 6PE

www.chi.ac.uk/international-students

global@chi.ac.uk

+44 1243 816000

City University London

LONDON

EC1V 0HB

www.city.ac.uk/international

international@city.ac.uk

+44 20 7040 5060

Conservatoire for Dance and Drama

LONDON

WC1H 9JJ

www.cdd.ac.uk

+44 20 7387 5101

Courtauld Institute of Art

LONDON

WC2R 0RN

www.courtauld.ac.uk

+44 20 7872 0220

Coventry University

COVENTRY

CV1 5FB

www.coventry.ac.uk/international

applications.io@coventry.ac.uk

+44 24 7615 2152

Cranfield University

BEDFORD

MK43 0AL

www.cranfield.ac.uk/international

admissions@cranfield.ac.uk

+44 1234 758540

University of Cumbria

CARLISLE

CA1 2HH

www.cumbria.ac.uk/international

international@cumbria.ac.uk

+44 1524 590891

De Montfort University

LEICESTER

LE1 9BH

www.dmu.ac.uk/international

iao@dmu.ac.uk

+44 116 257 7713

University of Derby

DERBY

DE22 1GB

www.derby.ac.uk/international/

international@derby.ac.uk

+44 1332 591 698

Durham University

DURHAM

DH1 3HP

www.dur.ac.uk/international/

international.office@durham.ac.uk

+44 191 334 6328

University of East Anglia

NORWICH

NR4 7TJ

www.uea.ac.uk/international

intl.office@uea.ac.uk

+44 1603 593280

University of East London

LONDON

E16 2RD

www.uel.ac.uk/international

international@uel.ac.uk

+44 20 8223 2805

Edge Hill University

ORMSKIRK

L39 4QP

www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/

international@edgehill.ac.uk

+44 1695 657122

University of Essex

COLCHESTER

CO4 3SQ

www.essex.ac.uk/international/

admit@essex.ac.uk

+44 1206 873666

University of Exeter

EXETER

EX4 4QJ

www.exeter.ac.uk/international

intoff@exeter.ac.uk

+44 1392 723405

Falmouth University

PENRYN

TR10 9EZ

www.falmouth.ac.uk/international

international@falmouth.ac.uk

+44 1326 211077

University of Gloucestershire

CHELTENHAM

GL50 2RH

www.glos.ac.uk/international

intoffice@glos.ac.uk

+44 1242 714300

Goldsmiths University of London

LONDON

SE14 6NW

www.gold.ac.uk/international/

international@gold.ac.uk

+44 20 7919 7702

University of Greenwich

LONDON

SE10 9LS

www.gre.ac.uk/international

international@gre.ac.uk

+44 20 8331 8136

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

LONDON

EC2Y 8DT

www.gsmd.ac.uk/international

registry@gsmd.ac.uk

Harper Adams University

NEWPORT

TF10 8NB

www.harper-adams.ac.uk/international/

admissions@harper-adams.ac.uk

+44 1952 815 000

University of Hertfordshire

HATFIELD

AL10 9AB

www.herts.ac.uk/international

international@herts.ac.uk

+44 1707 281249

Heythrop College

LONDON

W8 5HQ

www.heythrop.ac.uk/international

admissions@heythrop.ac.uk

+44 20 7795 4202

University of Huddersfield

HUDDERSFIELD

HD1 3DH

www.hud.ac.uk/international

international.office@hud.ac.uk

+44 1484 472383

Hull University of

HULL

HU6 7RX

www.hull.ac.uk/international

international@hull.ac.uk

+44 1482 346311

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Institution Name

Address

Postcode

Website

IFS School of Finance

CANTERBURY

CT1 2XJ

Imperial College London

LONDON

Institute of Cancer Research

Email

Tel No.

Institution Name

Address

Postcode

Website

Email

Tel No.

www.ifslearning.ac.uk/international

+44 1227 818609

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

LONDON

WC1E 7HT

www.lshtm.ac.uk/

registry@lshtm.ac.uk

+44 20 7636 8636

SW7 2AZ

www.imperial.ac.uk/international

+44 20 7589 5111

London South Bank University

LONDON

SE1 0AA

www.lsbu.ac.uk/international

course.enquiry@lsbu.ac.uk

+44 20 7815 6189

LONDON

SW3 6JB

www.icr.ac.uk

+44 20 7352 8133

University of London

LONDON

WC1E 7HU

www.lon.ac.uk/international

Institute of Education

LONDON

WC1H 0AL

www.ioe.ac.uk/international

enquiries@ioe.ac.uk

+44 20 7612 6124

Loughborough University

LOUGHBOROUGH

LE11 3TU

www.lboro.ac.uk/international/

Keele University

Keele

ST5 5BG

www.keele.ac.uk/international/

international@keele.ac.uk

+44 1782 733501

Manchester Metropolitan University

MANCHESTER

M15 6BH

www.mmu.ac.uk/international

University of Kent

CANTERBURY

CT2 7NZ

www.kent.ac.uk/international/

University of Manchester

MANCHESTER

M13 9PL

www.manchester.ac.uk/international

King's College London

LONDON

SE1 8WA

www.kcl.ac.uk/international

international@kcl.ac.uk

+44 207 848 3388

Middlesex University

LONDON

NW4 4BT

www.mdx.ac.uk/international

Kingston University

KINGSTON UPON THAMES

KT1 1LQ

www.kingston.ac.uk/international/

isac@kingston.ac.uk

+44 20 8417 3411

National Film and Television School

BEACONSFIELD

HP9 1LG

www.nfts.co.uk

info@nfts.co.uk

+44 1494 671234

Lancaster University

LANCASTER

LA1 4YW

www.lancaster.ac.uk

internationaloffice@lancaster.ac.uk

+44 1524 592037

New College of the Humanities

LONDON

WC1B 3HH

www.nchum.org/

info@NCHum.org

+44 20 7637 4550

University of Law

UK-WIDE

www.law.ac.uk/international/

international@law.ac.uk

+44 1483 216000

Newcastle University

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

NE1 7RU

www.ncl.ac.uk/international/

international.office@ncl.ac.uk

+44 191 208 6000

Leeds College of Art

LEEDS

LS2 9AQ

www.leeds-art.ac.uk/international

david.braham@leeds-art.ac.uk

+44 113 202 8060 Newman University

BIRMINGHAM

B32 3NT

www.newman.ac.uk/international

admissions@newman.ac.uk

+44 121 476 1181

Leeds Metropolitan University

LEEDS

LS1 3HB

www.leedsmet.ac.uk/international/

internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk

+44 113 812 1111 University of Northampton

NORTHAMPTON

NN2 7AL

www.northampton.ac.uk/international

international@northampton.ac.uk

+44 1604 892134

Leeds Trinity University

LEEDS

LS18 5HD

www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/international

international@leedstrinity.ac.uk

+44 113 2837150 Northumbria University

NEWCASTLE

NE1 8ST

www.northumbria.ac.uk/international/

international@northumbria.ac.uk

+44 191 227 4274

University of Leeds

Leeds

LS2 9JT

www.leeds.ac.uk/international

Norwich University of the Arts

NORWICH

NR2 4SN

www.nua.ac.uk/international/

international@nua.ac.uk

+44 1603 610561

University of Leicester

LEICESTER

LE1 7RH

www2.le.ac.uk/study/international

Nottingham Trent University

NOTTINGHAM

NG1 4BU

www.ntu.ac.uk/international

international@ntu.ac.uk

+44 115 941 8418

University of Lincoln

LINCOLN

LN6 7TS

www.lincoln.ac.uk/international

Liverpool Hope University

LIVERPOOL

L16 9JD

www.hope.ac.uk/international/

international@hope.ac.uk

+44 151 291 3111

University of Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM

NG7 2RD

www.nottingham.ac.uk/international

international-office@nottingham. ac.uk

+44 115 951 5247

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

LIVERPOOL

L1 9HF

www.lipa.ac.uk/international

international@lipa.ac.uk

+44 151 330 3118

Open University

MILTON KEYNES

MK7 6AA

www.open.ac.uk

Liverpool John Moores University

LIVERPOOL

L3 5UX

www.ljmu.ac.uk/international/

international@ljmu.ac.uk

+44 151 231 5090

Oxford Brookes University

OXFORD

OX3 0BP

www.brookes.ac.uk/international/

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

LIVERPOOL

L3 SQA

www.lstmliverpool.ac.uk/

lstmregistry@liv.ac.uk

+44 151 705 3232

University of Oxford

OXFORD

OX1 2JD

www.ox.ac.uk

University of Liverpool

LIVERPOOL

L69 7ZX

www.liv.ac.uk/study/international/

University of Plymouth

PLYMOUTH

PL4 8AA

www.plymouth.ac.uk/international

international-admissions@plymouth. ac.uk

+44 1752 588014

London Business School

LONDON

NW1 4SA

www.london.edu

webenquiries@london.edu

+44 20 7000 7000

London Metropolitan University

LONDON

N7 8DB

www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/

international@londonmet.ac.uk

+44 20 7423 0000

University of Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH

PO1 2UP

www.portsmouth.ac.uk/international

international.office@port.ac.uk

+44 23 9284 3488

London School of Economics and Political Science

LONDON

WC2A 2AE

www.lse.ac.uk

Queen Mary University of London

LONDON

E1 4NS

www.qmul.ac.uk/international/

international-office@qmul.ac.uk

+44 20 7882 6530

Ravensbourne

LONDON

SE10 0EW

www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/international

international@rave.ac.uk

+44 20 3040 3667

+44 1227 824904

+44 20 7862 8000 international-office@lboro.ac.uk

+44 1509 22220 +44 161 247 1022

international@manchester.ac.uk

+44 161 275 2196 +44 20 8411 5555

+44 113 243 1751 international.office@le.ac.uk

+44 (0) 116 252 2296 +44 1522 886040

+44 151 794 2000

+44 20 7405 7686

+44 845 300 6090 international@brookes.ac.uk

+44 1865 484848 +44 1865 270000

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Institution Name

Address

Postcode

Website

University of Reading

READING

RG6 6AH

www.reading.ac.uk/international

Regent's University London

LONDON

W1U 4RY

www.regents.ac.uk

Roehampton University

LONDON

SW15 5PJ

Rose Bruford College

SIDCUP

Royal Academy of Music

Email

Tel No.

Institution Name

Address

Postcode

Website

+44 118 378 6982

University of Sussex

BRIGHTON

BN1 9RH

www.sussex.ac.uk/international

exrel@regents.ac.uk

+44 207 487 7700

Teesside University

Middlesborough

TS1 3BA

www.teesside.ac.uk/international/

internationalenquiries@tees.ac.uk

+44 1642 738900

www.roehampton.ac.uk/international/

international@roehampton.ac.uk

+44 208 392 3192

The University of West London

LONDON

W5 5RF

www.uwl.ac.uk/international

courses@uwl.ac.uk

+44 20 8231 2468

DA15 9DF

www.bruford.ac.uk/international/

international@bruford.ac.uk

+44 20 8308 2600

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

LONDON

SE10 9JF

www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/international

LONDON

NW1 5HT

www.ram.ac.uk

registry@ram.ac.uk

+44 20 7873 7373

UCL

LONDON

WC1E 6BT

www.ucl.ac.uk/international

study@ucl.ac.uk

+44 20 3108 4051

Royal Agricultural University

CIRENCESTER

GL7 6JS

www.rau.ac.uk/international-students

admissions@rau.ac.uk

+44 1285 652531

University College Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM

B3 1JB

www.ucb.ac.uk/international

international@ucb.ac.uk

+44 121 232 4458

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

LONDON

NW3 3HY

www.cssd.ac.uk/

University for the Creative Arts

FARNHAM

GU9 7DS

www.ucreative.ac.uk/international

enquiries@ucreative.ac.uk

+44 1252 892883

Royal College of Art

LONDON

SW7 2EU

www.rca.ac.uk/

info@rca.ac.uk

+44 20 7590 4444

University of the Arts London

LONDON

WC1V 7EY

www.arts.ac.uk/international

Royal College of Music

LONDON

SW7 2BS

www.rcm.ac.uk/international

international@rcm.ac.uk

+44 20 7591 4300

University of the West of England Bristol

BRISTOL

BS16 1QY

www.uwe.ac.uk/international

international@uwe.ac.uk

+44 117 32 86644

+44 1784 414944 

University of Warwick

COVENTRY

CV4 8UW

www2.warwick.ac.uk/international/students/

int.office@warwick.ac.uk

+44 24 7652 3706

+44 20 7722 8183

Email

Tel No. +44 1273 876787

+44 207 514 6000

Royal Holloway University of London

EGHAM

TW20 0EX

www.royalholloway.ac.uk/international/

InternationalAdvice@royalholloway. ac.uk

Royal Northern College of Music

MANCHESTER

M13 9RD

www.rncm.ac.uk/international

international@rncm.ac.uk

+44 161 907 5200

University of Westminster

LONDON

W1B 2UW

www.westminster.ac.uk/international

studentadvice@westminster.ac.uk

+44 20 7911 5000

Royal Veterinary College

NORTH MYMMS

AL9 7TA

www.rvc.ac.uk/international

admissions@rvc.ac.uk

+44 20 7468 5147

University of Winchester

WINCHESTER

SO22 4NR

www.winchester.ac.uk/international

international@winchester.ac.uk

+44 1962 827023

University of Salford

SALFORD

M5 4WT

www.salford.ac.uk/international

+44 161 295 4545

University of Wolverhampton

WOLVERHAMPTON

WV1 1LY

www.wlv.ac.uk/international

international@wlv.ac.uk

+44 1902 322 474

Sheffield Hallam University

SHEFFIELD

S1 1WB

www.shu.ac.uk/international/

+44 114 225 3880

University of Worcester

WORCESTER

WR2 6AJ

www.worcester.ac.uk/international

international@worc.ac.uk

+44 1905 542640

University of Sheffield

SHEFFIELD

S10 2TN

www.sheffield.ac.uk/international

+44 114 222 2000

Writtle College

CHELMSFORD

CM1 3RR

www.writtle.ac.uk/international

SOAS University of London

LONDON

WC1H 0XG

www.soas.ac.uk/international

+44 20 7898 4700

York St John University

YORK

YO31 7EX

www.yorksj.ac.uk/international

intladmissions@yorksj.ac.uk

+44 1904 624624

Southampton Solent University

SOUTHAMPTON

SO14 0YN

www.solent.ac.uk/international

international@solent.ac.uk

+44 23 8031 9646

University of York

YORK

YO10 5DD

www.york.ac.uk/international

international@york.ac.uk

+44 1904 323534

University of Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON

SO17 1BJ

www.southampton.ac.uk/international

global@southampton.ac.uk

+44 23 8059 9699

St George's University of London

LONDON

SW17 0RE

www.sgul.ac.uk/international

global@sgul.ac.uk

+44 20 8725 2333

St Mark and St John University of

PLYMOUTH

PL6 8BH

www.marjon.ac.uk/courses/international

St Mary's University College

TWICKENHAM

TW1 4SX

www.smuc.ac.uk/international/

Staffordshire University

STAFFORD

ST18 0AD

www.staffs.ac.uk/international/

University of Sunderland

SUNDERLAND

SR1 3SD

www.sunderland.ac.uk/international

student.helpline@sunderland.ac.uk

+44 191 515 3000

University of Surrey

GUILDFORD

GU2 7XH

www.surrey.ac.uk/international

international@surrey.ac.uk

+44 1483 689467

enquiries@shu.ac.uk

+44 1752 636 700 international@smuc.ac.uk

+44 20 8240 2307 +44 (0)1782 294400

+44 1245 424200

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University listings Scotland

University listings Wales

Institution Name

Address

Postcode Website

University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen

AB24 3TU

Email

www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/

University of Abertay Dundee

Dundee

DD1 1HG

www.abertay.ac.uk/international

University of Dundee

Dundee

DD1 4HN

www.dundee.ac.uk

Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh

international@dundee.ac.uk

www.napier.ac.uk/international EH8 9YL

Tel No.

Abersytwyth

SY23 2AX

www.aber.ac.uk/international

international@aber.ac.uk

+44 1970 622367

+44 1382 308000

LL57 2DG

www.bangor.ac.uk/international/

international@bangor.ac.uk

+44 1248 382028

+44 1382 38 81 11

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff

CF23 6XD

www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international

International@cardiffmet.ac.uk

+44 29 20416045

Cardiff University

Cardiff

CF10 3XQ

www.cardiff.ac.uk/international

international@cardiff.ac.uk

+44 29 2087 4432

G4 0BA

www.gcu.ac.uk/international

international@gcu.ac.uk

+44 141 331 8630

Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow

G3 6RQ

www.gsa.ac.uk/international

info@gsa.ac.uk

+44 141 353 4500

University of Glasgow

Glasgow

G12 8QQ

www.gla.ac.uk/international

student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh

EH14 4AS

www.hw.ac.uk/international

Queen Margaret University

Edinburgh

EH21 6UU

www.qmu.ac.uk/international

rilo@qmu.ac.uk

+44 131 474 0000

Robert Gordon University

Aberdeen

AB10 7QB

www.rgu.ac.uk/international

international@rgu.ac.uk

+44 1224 262726

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Glasgow

G2 3DB

www.rcs.ac.uk

Glyndwr University

Wrexham

LL11 2AW

www.glyndwr.ac.uk

international@glyndwr.ac.uk

+44 1978 293439

Swansea University

Swansea

SA9 8PP

www.swansea.ac.uk/international

international@swansea.ac.uk

+44 1792 602600

The Open University in Wales

Cardiff

CF10 1AP

www.open.ac.uk/wales

University of South Wales (incl. Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama)

Pontypridd

CF37 1DL

international.southwales.ac.uk

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Cardiff

CF24 3AD

www.uwtsd.ac.uk/international

+44 845 300 6090 international.advice@southwales.ac.uk

+44 141 332 4101

www.sruc.ac.uk

Institution Name

Address

Postcode

Website

Email

Fife

KY16 9AJ

www.st-andrews.ac.uk/international

advint@st-andrews.ac.uk

+44 1334 46 2020

Open University in Ireland

Belfast

BT1 3GN

www.open.ac.uk/northern-ireland

University of Stirling

Stirling

FK9 4LA

www.stir.ac.uk/international

international@stir.ac.uk

+44 1786 466681

Queen's University Belfast

Belfast

BT7 1NN

www.qub.ac.uk

intl.student@qub.ac.uk

University of Ulster

Coleraine

BT52 1SA

www.ulster.ac.uk/international

international@ulster.ac.uk

University of Strathclyde

Glasgow

G1 1XQ

www.strath.ac.uk

+44 141 552 4400

The Open University in Scotland

Edinburgh

EH3 7QJ

www.open.ac.uk/scotland

+44 131 226 3851

www.uws.ac.uk/international-students/

+44 1443 654450

University listings Northern Ireland

University of St Andrews

University of West of Scotland

Tel No.

Bangor

Glasgow

SRUC

Email

Aberystwyth University

www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

international@uhi.ac.uk

Postcode Website

Bangor University

+44 131 455 2877

www.uhi.ac.uk/international

Address

+44 1224 272090

Glasgow Caledonian University

University of Highlands and Islands

Institution Name

uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

+44 141 849 4101

Tel No. +44 2890 245 025 +44 2890 975 022

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Anglia Ruskin University University international office information Address: Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ Region: East of England Specific contact for North America: Alexander Craik Department: International Office Phone number: +44 (0) 1245 493131 Email address: aruint@anglia.ac.uk Type of institution: University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: City

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Location: Website:

Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough www.anglia.ac.uk

Students

Finances

Student life

Total undergraduate enrolment: Over 10,000 new undergraduate students last year, with over 32,000 students in total at the University

Annual tuition (£): £9,800 to £12,900 per year, depending on your course

We have campuses in both Cambridge and Chelmsford. Cambridge is a vibrant, historic, home of academia. With a theatre and art gallery on campus, and the bustling city all around you, you will get a real experience of life in England as you undertake your studies.

Number of International students: 41% of students are from outside the UK

Accommodation fee range (£): Approximately £85 to £150 per week Scholarships International Merit Scholarship of up to £1,000

Chelmsford has the best to offer in British culture, with annual music and beer festivals, the county cricket ground and easy links to the English seaside. Best of all, the centre of London is only a short train ride away, ideal for exploring and avoiding the high living costs. Chelmsford is also close to two regional airports, acting as gateways to wider Europe. The Student’s Union is active on both campuses, and you will be able to take part in many of the societies at Anglia Ruskin, whether you want sport (American Football, Fencing or Judo), subject (Law, Engineering, Film and Arts), cultural (Afro-Caribbean, International, Islamic) or another interest (Amnesty International, Music or even Harry Potter); you will find new friends and new experiences.

Bath Spa University University international office information Address: Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN Region: South West Specific contact for North America: Nancy Cooke Department: International Relations Office Phone number: +44(0) 1225 875777 Email address: international@bathspa. ac.uk Type of institution: University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: City

Location: Website:

Bath, England www.bathspa.ac.uk

Students

Finances

Student life

Total undergraduate enrolment: 5,321

Annual tuition (£): From £10,905

Number of International students: 211

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £93 to £160 per week

Students will find Bath Spa University approximately 3.5 miles from the City Centre of Bath and on a main bus route that departs the university every 10 minutes.

Entry requirements:

Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £108 to £150 per week

Undergraduate

Average cost of living excluding accommodation: As per the UK Visas and Immigration, living costs for an international student on a degree course are estimated to be £7,200 per academic year, £800 per month, or £9,600 for a full year. These figures are approximate and vary with different lifestyles

• Entry requirements would depend on which province you studied in – contact international@bathspa.ac.uk for details

Scholarships Scholarships include an Early Payment Bursary of £500 for undergraduate students. www.bathspa.ac.uk/international-students/ scholarships

Bath Spa University is stated in and around the historic city of Bath, England’s only UNESCO World Heritage city and only one and a half hours west of London. The main campus, Newton Park, offers student housing, the Students’ Union centre, sports facilities as well as a convenience store, library and private study booths. The Students’ Union boasts over 80 clubs and societies from the cheerleading squad to men’s hockey and women’s football team, to the debating society and the photography society.

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Bournemouth University University international office information Address: 1-3 Oxford Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8ES Region: Dorset, Southwest England Specific contact for North America: Luciana Figueiredo Department: Marketing & Communications Phone number: +44(0) 1202 962459 Email address: lfigueiredo@ bournemouth.ac.uk

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Location: Website:

Bournemouth www.bournemouth.ac.uk

Students

Finances

Student life

Total undergraduate enrolment: 15,005

Annual tuition (£): £12,500

Bournemouth is a safe and friendly seaside town with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. As one of the UK’s most popular tourist resorts, enjoying some of the best weather in the country and with a wealth of things to see and do, you can be sure of an enjoyable time here.

Number of International students: 1,125 Student to faculty ratio: 21.6

Entry requirements A Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma completed in a University-preparation stream. *Minimum entry requirement will vary according to the course applied for. Some courses have subject specific requirements.

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £85 to £125 per week Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £85 to £125 per week Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £800 per year Scholarships £1,500 Academic Excellence Scholarship on the first year (US$2,500) • A minimum of 3 AP tests with an overall score of 4.0 out of 5.0 • A minimum GPA of 4.0 of 5.0 on your Associate Degree

Brunel University London University international office information Address: Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB83PH UK Region: London Specific contact for North America: Undaleeb Qazi Department: Brunel International Phone number: + 44 (0) 1895 266060 Email address: undaleeb.qazi@brunel. ac.uk

Type of institution: University

Type of institution: University

Religious affiliation: N/A

Religious affiliation: N/A

Environment: Town

Environment: Uxbridge (Town) in London (City)

Location: Website:

Uxbridge, West London www.brunel.ac.uk

Students

Finances

Student life

Total undergraduate enrolment: 3,257

Annual tuition (£): £13,000 to £16,000

Number of International students: 683

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £130 per week (en suite) or £194 to £228 per week (Studio Flat for co-habiting couples)

The Brunel campus has a lively and friendly atmosphere and there is plenty for students to do outside of their studies within the modern and self-contained surroundings of the campus. In addition to on-campus cafes, bars and a nightclub, the Union of Brunel Students helps to organise and fund around 100 clubs and societies. The performing and visual arts are also catered for at Brunel with a range of performances and extra-curricular activities.

Entry requirements: 80-85% average from 5 grade 12 subjects

Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): Approx £90 to £130 per week Average cost of living excluding accommodation: Approx £400+ per month Scholarships: Brunel runs an annual International Scholarship Programme, which offers 37 awards comprising a 15% discount on the cost of tuition fees. The scholarships are available for American, Canadian and all other international students. For more information, visit: www.brunel.ac.uk/international/fees-andfunding/scholarships

With its convenient proximity to London, students also enjoy all that the city has to offer including its famous landmarks i.e. Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament, world-class theatre, cutting-edge music and restaurants to suit all tastes. Brunel International offers a comprehensive range of day trips to locations such as Oxford, Cambridge and Windsor Castle and to mainland Europe.

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City University London University international office information Address: Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB Region: London Specific contact for North America: Martin Maule Department: International Office Phone number: +44 (0) 2070 400185 Email address: mm@city.ac.uk Type of institution: University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: City

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Location: Website:

University of Dundee

London www.city.ac.uk

Students

Finances

Student life

Total undergraduate enrolment: 7,410

Annual tuition (£): £10,000 to £15,000

Number of International students: 3,260

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £7,700 to £12,200 per year

Entry requirements:

Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £5,000 to £16,000 per year

However you like to spend your free time, student life at City offers a huge range of opportunities. Whether you want to get involved with a sports team, join a club or society or explore faith, there is something for you. Also, with a campus based in Central London, you constantly have an abundance of cafes, bars and pubs around you to meet up with friends

From most provinces between 77%-85% in High School Diploma or Diplôme d’Études Collégiales (DEC).

Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £5,000 Scholarships City University London offers a range of merit based partial scholarships. Check the University website for up to date information about our scholarships that typically range between £1,000 and £3,000.

University international office information Address: Airlie Place, Dundee, DD1 4HN Region: Scotland Specific contact for North America: Mr Doug Watters Department: International Office Phone number: 01382 384890 Email address: international@dundee. ac.uk Type of institution: University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: Small city

Location: Website:

Dundee www.dundee.ac.uk

Students

Finances

Student life

Total undergraduate enrolment: 9,431

Annual tuition (£): Variable

Number of International students: 1,415

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £112 to £132 per week

Entry requirements:

Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £70 to £90 per week

Dundee is big enough to have a great buzz about it (both on and off campus), yet small enough to be friendly and accessible. Many describe it as ‘Scotland’s student city’ due to its large student population. Everything you need can be found on campus, although the attractions of the city - including a vibrant music scene, galleries, cinemas and theatre - are only a few minutes away.

Ontario: Ontario Secondary School Diploma with six Grade 12, including English, with an average of 80% or above. OR Ontario Academic Courses (OACs), six at grade B. Quebec: Diplome d’Etudes Collegiales (DEC) or CEGEP diploma, with an average of 80% or above. Other Provinces: The High School Certificate or Diploma of each province or territory, awarded after year 12 with an average of 80% or above in five grade 12 courses, including English.

Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £150 per week Scholarships Saltire Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship, Commonwealth Scholarship, Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund

We have also invested £200 million into developing our campus over the last 5 years including award-winning redevelopments to the accommodation, high quality teaching facilities, and major extensions to the library and Institute of Sport & Exercise. University of Dundee has been ranked 1st for Student Experience in Scotland for the past 4 years!

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University of Gloucestershire

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Location: Website:

Cheltenham and Gloucester www.glos.ac.uk

Students

Finances

Student life

Total undergraduate enrolment: 7,000

Annual tuition (£): £10,500 to £12,500

Address: Park Campus, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Number of International students: 700

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £4,500 to £5,500 per year

Entry requirements:

Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £3,500 to £5,500 per year

Cradled by the Cotswolds, Cheltenham and Gloucester are blessed with rural splendour and rolling hills, but there’s never a dull moment. From vibrant streets to chic boutiques, festivals, nightclubs, and restaurants there’s always plenty to do.

Region: South West England

Complete high school diploma with a minimum of 70% in at least 5 grade 12 level classes.

Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £2,500 to £3,500 per year

University international office information

Specific contact for North America: Shandin RickardHughes Department: International Development Centre Phone number: +44 1241 714 300 Email address: intoffice@glos.ac.uk Type of institution: University Religious affiliation: Christian Environment: Town centre

Scholarships International Merit Scholarships worth from 25%-50% of tuition fees www.glos.ac.uk/international/prospective/ scholarships/

As a student at the University you have access to over 80 clubs and societies including a thriving sports community. Our UNIversal Sport initiative offers everyone the opportunity to enjoy a huge variety of sport, leisure, and fitness activities at the University of Gloucestershire whatever your aim, interest or ability.

Imperial College London University international office information Address: Student Recruitment & Outreach, Level 3 Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ Region: London Specific contact for North America: Catherine Eames Department: Student Recruitment & Outreach Phone number: +44(0) 2075 942922 Email address: c.eames@imperial.ac.uk Type of institution: University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: City

Location: Website:

London www.imperial.ac.uk

Students

Finances

Student life

Total undergraduate enrolment: 8,834

Annual tuition (£): £22,950 to £35,000

Number of International students: 2,650

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £89 to £245 per week

Entry requirements:

Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £140 per week

Being located in the heart of London enables Imperial students to enjoy access to the wealth of facilities and attractions on offer in one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world, home to an incredibly diverse range of people, cultures and religions. The Imperial College Union has over 300 clubs and societies, amongst the highest number in the UK. Union venues play host to club nights, comedy nights, and other entertainments regularly throughout term. Union facilities at the South Kensington campus include three bars and two catering outlets, all at student value prices, and Sport Imperial’s facilities offer free gym and swimming to all students.

• Canadian Provincial School Leaving Qualification Scores of 85%-90% both overall and in relevant Grade 12 subjects as required

Scholarships Rector’s Scholarships: 110 scholarships worth £3,000 Sports and Music Scholarships: Various

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Keele University University international office information Address: International Recruitment and Development, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, Region: West Midlands Specific contact for North America: Liza Rodger Department: International Recruitment and Development Phone number: +44 (0)1782 733900 Email address: l.k.k.rodger@keele.ac.uk Type of institution: Public University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: Town

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Location: website:

King’s College London

Keele, Staffordshire www.keele.ac.uk

Students

Finances

Student life

Total undergraduate enrolment: 6,950

Annual tuition (£): £12,000 to £14,500 depending on course and £24,500 for Medicine

Keele University has a thriving Students’ Union providing more than 175 different clubs and societies catering to a wide range of interests from Model United Nations to Football to Quidditch! Ranked the 4th best student nightlife in the UK, the Union offers a variety of parties, charity events, live music nights and sports competitions. The International Student Support Team run a programme of trips and activities across the year to help students discover the local area and further afield.

Number of International students: 973

Entry requirements: Entry criteria would vary between programmes, however as a general guide For students from Ontario Keele requires OACs with 6 passes including 3Bs and 3Cs or the Ontario Secondary School Diploma at Advanced Level with 6 Grade 12 U, U/C or M courses including 12 U English. For students from British Columbia Keele requires the Senior School Graduation Diploma with BBBBB overall. Students from any other province should contact the International Office for specific requirements.

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £2,939.64 - £5,844.03 Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £200 to £600 per month Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £375 per month Scholarships Keele International Student Scholarships are £2,000 per year for undergraduate students and are awarded on merit at the point of application. Pharmacy International Prestige Award is open to students applying to the MPharm or the BSc Pharmaceutical Science Technology and Business and is £2,000 per year. The Faculty of Natural Science offer a £1,000 one off award to students taking at least one subject taught by this Faculty. Details and the terms and conditions of all of these awards are available here: www. keele.ac.uk/international/thinkingofapplying/ undergraduatebachelordegrees/ tuitionfeesandscholarshipinformation/#tabs-5

Keele is only an hour from the bustling cities of Manchester and Birmingham packed with shops, restaurants, galleries and attractions, and both have an international airport with connections to central Europe and beyond so it’s a great opportunity for students to explore.

University international office information Address: King’s College London North America Office 1800 Diagonal Road Suite 600 Alexandria, VA 22314 USA Region: London Specific contact for North America: Christopher Payne Department: North America Office Phone number: 703-647-6565. Email address: Christopher.payne@kcl. ac.uk Type of institution: Public University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: City

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London www.kcl.ac.uk

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Total undergraduate enrolment: 14,435

Annual tuition (£): Classroom-based: £15,450; Lab-based £19,570; Clinical-based: £36,050

King’s is a cosmopolitan environment in the heart of London. Our students are engaged in over 250 clubs and societies, volunteer 26,000 hours a year, and put on the largest student-run charity fundraiser in the UK. King’s links with cultural institutions such as the Globe Theatre, British Museum, and British Film Institute means that students can take advantage of the city center location for internships, part-time work, and entertainment.

Number of International students: 4,763

Entry requirements: Ontario University Preparatory course- 5 grade 12 4U subjects with 85-90% in each; sixth subject at either 4U or 4U/C level. Quebec CEGEP- Cote R with an overall R score of 32-34 (plus subject requirements where needed). General Canadian high school diploma/ certificate- 85-90% overall average, with some subject requirements that will also be 85-90% in those subjects.

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £4,280 to £9,200 Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £8,180 Scholarships Desmond Tutu Scholarship - £1,000; Dickson Poon Scholarship for Law Students – up to £27,000 per year.

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Leeds College of Music University international office information Address: 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire Region: Northern England Specific contact for North America: Veronique Fricke Department: Business Development Phone number: +44(0) 1132 223400 Email address: international@lcm.ac.uk Type of institution: Specialist Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: City

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Total undergraduate enrolment: 800

Annual tuition (£): £12,000

Number of International students: 32

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £136 to £176 per week

Leeds College of Music’s Student Union organises all social activities: we recommend that you visit our website: lcomsu.co.uk

Entry requirements:

Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £62 to £140 per week

Graduated with High School Diploma, Music Theory level five or equivalent and passing the audition/interview

Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £5,200 per year Scholarships All students are eligible for excellence scholarships which are offered once a student has auditioned.

The University of Lincoln University international office information

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Total undergraduate enrolment: 9,444

Annual tuition (£): £11,798 to £13,648 (Undergraduate) On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £4,420 to 6,370 per year

Home to over 12,000 students, the University of Lincoln offers a diverse and vibrant student life with our Students Union recently winning the title of best in the UK. With over 120 different sports clubs and societies including football, cricket, sky diving, sailing, skiing and snowboarding, Lincoln offers a range of activities to get involved in. In addition, there are a number of volunteering opportunities, part time work, trips and events across the city and UK to take part in.

Address: The University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

Number of International students: 1,133

Region: The East Midlands

High school leaving qualifications from every province and territory. Applicants will be expected to have passed English Language and maths at Grade 11. • British Colombia applicants will require a senior secondary graduation diploma with at least 5 Bs in acceptable grade 12 courses (some courses may require applicants to have studies specific subjects) • Alberta applicants will require a General High School Diploma with 70% in five acceptable grade 12 subjects • Saskatchewan applicants require Grade 12 Standing/Division IV (Secondary School Diploma) awarded with an average of at least 70% in five acceptable subjects. • Manitoba applicants will require High School Graduation Diploma with five credits awarded at 300 level in at least four subject areas (with at least 70% achieved in each of these areas) • Ontario applicants will require Ontario Academic Courses (OACs) with six passes (three at grade B and three at grade C) OR an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) awarded at advanced level (with six Grade 12 U, U/C or M courses including Grade 12 U English). • Quebec applicants holding a Diplome d’Etudes Collegiales (DEC) will be considered for entry on to first degree

Specific contact for North America: Ellie Langton Department: The International Office Phone number: +44(0) 1522 837018 Email address: elangton@lincoln.ac.uk Type of institution: University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: City

Lincoln www.lincoln.ac.uk

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Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £2,905 to 5,885 per year Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £5,250 per year Scholarships Santander International Scholarship: Santander International Scholarships supporthigh achieving students from Latin America, North America or Spain in their first year of study. There will be four £5,000 scholarships awarded in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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London Metropolitan University University international office information Address: 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB, Region: London Specific contact for North America: Agnieszka Wolyniec Department: International Office Phone number: +44 (0) 2071 333317 Email address: international@ londonmet.ac.uk Type of institution: University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: City

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Total undergraduate enrolment: 12,329

Annual tuition (£): £10,500

Number of International students: 390

Entry requirements:

IOUG-CAN1 Ontario: 60%+ in six 4U or 4M courses (module codes on transcript will start with 4U or 4M). IOUG-CAN Alberta: Minimum 50% or higher in five grade 12 subjects. IOUG-CAN British Columbia: 60%+ in five grade 12 subjects (preferably five grade Cs). IOUG-CAN Manitoba: Five credits at 300 level and at least 56% in four subjects. IOUG-CAN New Brunswick: 60%+ in six acceptable subjects at grade 12. IOUG-CAN Newfoundland: 65%+ in six acceptable subjects at 3,000 level, Grade 12, or 60%+ in nine 3,000 level subjects. IOUG-CAN North West Territories: 50%+ in five acceptable subjects at grade 12. IOUG-CAN Nova Scotia: 60%+ in five acceptable subjects at grade 12. IOUG-CANPrince Edward Island: 60%+ in five acceptable subjects at grade 12. IOUG-CAN Saskatchewan: 65%+ in five acceptable subjects at grade 12. IOUG-CAN Yukon Territories: minimum of five Cs in acceptable subjects at grade 12. Including Grade 12 (or equivalent) Mathematics pass and Grade 12 (or equivalent) English language pass. SELT required in French speaking provinces

Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £120 to £300 per week

Student life London Metropolitan University offer an international study experience in the heart of London. The University is located in some of the most exciting areas of the city: Aldgate, Moorgate and Holloway. London Met offers a wide range of support services for students including accommodation, money matters, careers advice, counselling and immigration advice. Social life at the University revolves around our fantastic Rocket Complex at the Holloway Hub, hosting a range of events, including club night, movie nights and charity events. With pool tables, plasma screens, a PS3, great soundsystem and a courtyard garden, it’s also a great place to chill out when not in lectures.

The University has excellent sports facilities including gyms at Holloway Hub and Aldgate Hub with state-of-the-art cardio vascular equipment; a full-sized basketball court complete with scoreboard; dance studio; and fitness studio. Football, cheerleading, basketball, squash, cricket, tennis and hockey are just a few of the sports in which you can participate at London Met. London Met Students’ Union is a democratic organisation which voices the views and concerns of our students on a range of issues relating to the University and the wider community. Each and every student has the opportunity to stand and be elected. There are also many ways to get involved with university life at London Met. Get involved by offering your services as a journalist, graphic designer, DJ, researcher or technical assistant at our student magazine or radio station. There is a whole range of societies on offer at London Met, but if none of these catch your eye, it’s always possible to set up your own.

The University of Northampton University international office information Address: The University of Northampton, Boughton Green Road, Park Campus, Silverstone Building, Northampton, NN2 7AL Region: Midlands Specific contact for North America: Alayna Carter Department: Marketing and International Relations (MIR) Phone number: +44(0)160 489202 Email address: Alayna.carter@ northampton.ac.uk Type of institution: University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: Small City

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Total undergraduate enrolment: 14,000

Annual tuition (£): £10,500 to £11,500

Number of International students: 2,240

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £72 to £130 per week

We provide a dedicated International student support team, on campus Students’ Union with bars, entertainment and a growing list of both cultural and sports clubs and societies, such as Amateur Dramatics, Politics Society, American Football Club, Rugby League and Cricket, just to name a few, as well as the Global Students Society.

Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): For one house £600 per month, for room Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £7,000 per year Scholarships We are offering the International Scholarship Scheme which reduces the tuition fee by a maximum of 25% depending on academic ability.

Northampton town centre has a vibrant mix of pubs, clubs, cinemas and international cuisine. Northamptonshire is steeped in history, surrounded by gardens and stately homes, including Althorp – Princess Diana’s family home.

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The University of Nottingham University international office information Address: International Office, C Floor, YANG Fujia Building, The University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road, Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK Region: East Midlands, England Specific contact for North America: Michael Bissell Department: International Office Phone number: +44 (0) 115 951 5247 Email address: international-office@ nottingham.ac.uk Type of institution: Public University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: City

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Total undergraduate enrolment: 23,679

Annual tuition (£):

Because university life is not all about studying, we encourage a stimulating social environment and provide activities to help you balance work and life. One of the most active in the UK, our Students’ Union offers over 200 societies to choose from, all run by students for students – from Dance to the Travel Society; Drum and Bass to Italian; Magic Society to Cake Society and even Quidditch, there’s a society for literally every taste.

Number of International students: 6,630

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Entry requirements:

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £3,799 to 7,847 per year

Undergraduate High School Diploma (GPA 3.0 minimum) plus SAT 1 (score of 1700-1900) or ACT (score of 2628) plus 3 SAT II Subject Specific Tests (minimum scores of 600-700) or 3 AP exams (minimum score 4-5) or a combination of SAT II and AP exams (to make a total of three)

Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £320 per month

We do not generally require any standardised tests, but students for Law will need to take the LNAT, and Medical applicants are required to take the UKCAT test. We do not accept the BMAT. Students taking A levels or the IB should refer to the online undergraduate prospectus for entry requirements. Students taking APs or SATIIs should refer to entry requirements for the USA.

Foundation courses £12,110 Arts and Social Sciences courses from £13,470 Engineering and Science courses from £17,340 Medicine Years 1 and 2 £18,270

Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £2,470 per year Scholarships • One full scholarship in partnership with the Fulbright Commission for a graduate student to pursue a one year masters degree programme at The University of Nottingham, any subject area.

With over 70 sports clubs, Nottingham teams have consistently finished in the top 10 out of over 140 institutions competing in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) overall league championship table since 1985. The University provides an impressive range of sports facilities including three full-sized sports halls, 12 badminton courts, 7 squash courts, practice rooms for martial arts and table tennis, a 25-metre eight-lane swimming pool, floodlit astroturf pitches and tennis courts.

Oxford Brookes University University international office information Address: Oxford Brookes International, International Centre, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP Region: South East, England Specific contact for North America: Natasa Vukadinovic Department: Oxford Brookes International Phone number: +44 (0) 1865 484848 Email address: nvukadinovic@brookes. ac.uk Type of institution: Public University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: City

Location: Website:

Oxford www.brookes.ac.uk

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Total undergraduate enrolment: 13,577

Annual tuition (£): Undergraduate: £12,400 to £14,220. Postgraduate: £12,000 to 14,000

Outside of your studies, Oxford Brookes offers something for everybody. There are tons of student clubs and societies catering to everyone’s interests – from cake to classic cars, gaming to glee, rock to road trip – you will find likeminded students at Brookes. We also have fantastic sporting facilities and teams that excel at the highest level.

Number of International students: 2,444

Entry requirements: Foundation: • Secondary School Leaving Certificate with good grades Undergraduate courses: • High school leaving qualifications from every province and territory - the normal minimum requirement is 5 or 6 subjects from grade 12 or CEGEP at B or better, or 70-80% average dependent on grading system and the course • If you have completed one year at university level you are eligible to apply for first year entry

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £102 per week (non en-suite) to £188 per week (studio apartment) – contracts vary from 38-50 weeks Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £165 per week Scholarships A range of financial support is available to our undergraduate and postgraduate international students. Check your eligibility at: www.brookes.ac.uk/international/finance-andfees/scholarships-and-bursaries

Around a quarter of Oxford’s adult population are full-time students and the city melds a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere with its historical architecture and ancient traditions.

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Plymouth University University international office information

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Total undergraduate enrolment: 27,500

Annual tuition (£): Class-based: £11,850 Lab-based: £12,500

Plymouth is located on the coast, 3 hours from London by train, and an ideal location for both learning and leisure, with plenty of quiet study spaces and recreational opportunities. The University is set centrally in the city with shops, and facilities within walking distance. Campus facilities include 24/7 library and computer labs, new Marine Centre, fitness / sports centre, cinema, new performance theatres and studios, art gallery, as well as many cafés and bars. A new Olympic sized swimming pool recently opened in Plymouth, with students enjoying free access. Add 120+ sports clubs and social societies to this mix!

Address: International Office, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

Number of International students: 2,750

Region: South West, England

We welcome applications with relevant and strong graded AP / Honors classes, IB, A levels, and will consider SAT or ACT also. Specific requirements will vary according to subject being applied for and type of qualifications student is undertaking, but suffice to say we view the whole application rather than simply one qualification or grade.

Specific contact for North America: Daniel Rowe Department: International Office Phone number: +44(0) 1752 588051 Email address: daniel.rowe@plymouth. ac.uk

Ravensbourne

Plymouth, Devon www.plymouth.ac.uk

Entry requirements:

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £100 to £145 per week Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £55 to £150 per week Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £50 to £60 per week Scholarships Scholarships available vary by subject area but generally are partial tuition fee scholarships (ranging between 10% and 20% of tuition fees) and are competitive, based on academic merit. There are further scholarships for postgraduate (master degree) studies ranging from 10% to 40% of tuition fees approx., again competitive and merit based.

University international office information Address: 6 Penrose Way, SE10 0EW, London, UK Region: London Specific contact for North America: Nike Awoyinka Department: International Development Phone number: +44(0)20 3040 3666 Email address: n.awoyinka@rave.ac.uk Type of institution: University College

Type of institution: University

Religious affiliation: N/A

Religious affiliation: N/A

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Environment: City

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Total undergraduate enrolment: 1,774

Annual tuition (£): Undergraduate £10,500

Number of International students: 177

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £220 per week

Entry requirements:

Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £240 per week

Ravensbourne Students’ Union (RSU) is here to ensure that students have the best academic and social experience at Ravensbourne. The RSU runs a number of clubs and societies and organises regular events to put fun in student life. When new students arrive at Ravensbourne they start with the Freshers Week – five days and nights of social and induction activities to help them settle into life at Ravensbourne. Then there is a Freshers Fayre, a day full of activities, opportunities, interactions and student discounts. Students make new friends, learn everything they need to know before they start their studies and have lots of fun in the process! Student can expect plenty of events throughout the year, linked to campaigns such as Go Green Week, Fairtrade Fortnight, Children in Need, Sports Relief and Mental Health Day. Events take place both on and off campus. The O2 is often used as a venue, and students are eligible for discounts at shops, restaurants and bars there, including the Brooklyn Bowl and Slug and Lettuce.

Portfolio, Educational Qualifications equivalent to UK A Levels, Personal Statement

Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £9,000 per annum Scholarships We offer 3 undergraduate international scholarships

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Regent’s University London University international office information Address: Regent’s University London, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London, England NW1 4NS Region: London Specific contact for North America: Ms Lindsay Stewart Department: Recruitment & Admissions Phone number: +44(0)20 3075 6228 Email address: stewartL@regents.ac.uk Type of institution: Private, not-for-profit University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: City

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London, England www.regents.ac.uk

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Total undergraduate enrolment: 3,382 (Nov 2013). Multiple entries per year mean the student numbers fluctuate often.

Annual tuition (£): £14,750 to £15,500

With excellent learning facilities, a vibrant social scene and a range of sports and fitness activities, you will find Regent’s University London is an exceptionally rewarding and exciting place for your studies. London is a city at the centre of the world – and a world in one city, with more than 300 languages spoken and a wealth of different cultures and communities. From the stunning Regent’s Park, where the University is based, it is a short walk to the West End, which offers worldclass entertainment, museums, galleries, nightlife and shopping.

Number of International students: 2,706

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £250 to £350 per week (including meals) Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £150 to £500 per week (not including meals) Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £110 per week, as per UKVI Scholarships We do not have any North American specific scholarship on offer, merit-based or otherwise. We do have university wide merit based scholarships on offer for undergraduates. The award is £1500 to students who have BBB at A-level or the equivalent. This will be renewed each year of the student’s programme, as long as academic performance and attendance remains acceptable.

The Student Union sponsors a variety of clubs and societies, which vary from year to year. They have included everything from photography, debating, music, psychology and law to film, finance and human rights. We also have many cultural associations, such as the AfricanAmerican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistan, Russian and Scandinavian societies. Our sports teams vary from year to year, but usually will include men’s and women’s football, basketball, volleyball and polo teams, and there is a gym on campus for student’s to use.

University international office information Address: International Office, Robert Gordon University, Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FR Region: Scotland Specific contact for North America: Julie Anderson Department: International Office Phone number: +44 (0) 1224 262223 Email address: J.anderson11@rgu.ac.uk Type of institution: University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: City

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Total undergraduate enrolment: 8,317

Annual tuition (£): £10,000 to 16,000

Number of International students: 197

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £3,840 to £5,520 (40 week lease)

Robert Gordon University boasts a £120 million campus development which provides all of our students and staff with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, all in a beautiful riverside setting.

Entry requirements:

Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £400 to £700 per month

Undergraduate We will consider applications from students with a High/Secondary School Diploma/Certificate with a minimum of 65% in at least five subjects at Grade 12. There are slight variations from state to state so applications will be viewed on a case by case basis.

Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £40 to 80 per week Scholarships Saltire Scholarship and Merit-based Scholarhsips

This includes a brand new library, and formal and informal learning and social spaces for students, as well as a state-of-the-art sports centre with pool.

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Royal Agricultural University University international office information Address: Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6JS, Region: South West Department: Marketing and Student Recruitement Phone number: +44 (0) 1285 652531 Email address: international@rau.ac.uk Type of institution: Public Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: Rural setting just outside of a town

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Total undergraduate enrolment: 950

Annual tuition (£): £10,000 for undergraduate courses

Number of International students: 114

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £4,000 to £8,000 per year

Entry requirements:

Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £350 to £500 per month in shared house

Grade 12 Qualification with overall score of at least 60% or IB score 26

Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £5,650 per year

Our campus is small enough to create a community feel to it, but large enough to have most facilities on-site, except the university farms. The RAU offers students a range of clubs and societies from soccer to equestrian clubs and choir to international student societies. We are well located to students to become involved in countryside activities, but within easy reach of larger cities.

Scholarships Scholarships are available up to £1,000 per year for each year of study.

University of St Andrews University international office information Address: Admissions University of St Andrews, St Katharine’s West 16 The Scores St Andrews Fife, KY16 9AX Scotland, UK Region: Scotland Specific contact for North America: Ivar Moller Department: Admissions Phone number: +44 (0) 1334 462095 Email address: international@ st-andrews.ac.uk ijm4@st-andrews.ac.uk Type of institution: University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: Town

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Total undergraduate enrolment: 6,230

Annual tuition (£):

The university is spread across the small mediaeval town of St Andrews and offers a vibrant, close-knit international community. Students can enjoy three beaches and beautiful scenery, and benefit from reduced rates to play on the town’s famous golf courses. Our 50+ sports clubs cater to everyone from beginners to competing athletes; the Sports Centre includes a gym and offers a number of fitness classes. There are 140+ student societies covering a range of interests including academic, charitable, cultural, faith, ‘fan & geek’ and political, a large Music Centre and numerous drama productions. In addition, students can attend a number of formal events, and participate in our unique traditions such as the red gowns, academic families, and the May Dip.

Number of International students: 1,994

2014-15: £16,230; Medicine: £24,500; BA International Honours: £21,200

Entry requirements:

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £3,163 to £7,423 (for 2014-15) per year

Canadian applicants from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario should have an 85%+ average on their High School Diploma. International Baccalaureate: Candidates are expected to obtain scores ranging from 35 to 38 points, with the majority of offers for subjects in the Faculty of Arts and Medicine being at the upper end of this range or higher.

Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £350 to £1,000 per month Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £3,300 per year Scholarships International Undergraduate Scholarship, Students’ Association Bursary Fund, BA International Honours Scholarship (programme-specific), Entrant Accommodation Bursary, Benjamin Franklin Chemistry Scholarship (Chemistry or Chemistryrelated), Chemistry Purdie Scholarship (Chemistry or Chemistry-related) There are a number of Golf Scholarships and Music Centre Scholarships to cover golf lessons/music tuition, as well as externally funded scholarships.

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University of Sussex University international office information

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Falmer, Brighton www.sussex.ac.uk

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Total undergraduate enrolment: 8,837

Annual tuition (£): Standard lower rate and foundation year: £13,750. Standard higher rate: £17,000. Brighton and Sussex Medical School: £24,860.

Sussex has one of the most beautiful campus locations in Britain, just nine minutes by train from the wonderful seaside city of Brighton. Quirky, colourful – and never boring – Brighton is one of the UK’s most vibrant destinations. And if all that’s not enough to keep you entertained then central London is just 45 minutes by train!

Address: Sussex House, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RH United Kingdom

Number of International students: 1,458

Region: South East

SAT I: student would require a score of 1800 in total across the three elements.

Specific contact for North America: Gareth Topp

SAT II several subject tests: with a score of 600.

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AP: students should normally have at least 3 APs with scores of at least 3, and preferably 4, in each. ACT: students would require a composite score of 26.

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £270 to £624 per month Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £600 per month including books and food

University international office information Address: Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HA9 0WS Region: London Specific contact for North America: Sharona Walker Department: Marketing and Student Recruitment

Phone number: +44(0) 1273 876539

Phone number: +44 (0) 7917 003736

Email address: G.J.Topp@sussex.ac.uk

Email address: international@ucfb.com

Type of institution: University

Type of institution: Private

Religious affiliation: N/A

Religious affiliation: N/A

Environment: Suburb

Environment: City

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Annual tuition (£): £13,000

A World First in Higher Education, UCFB delivers undergraduate degrees and executive education in the administrative, management and operational business facets of the global multibillion pound football and sports industries.

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £180 to £205 Per month Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £13,388 Scholarships Up to £7,000 over three years of study

The UCFB Wembley teaching facilities overlook the pitch within the famous Wembley Stadium in London, UK, which is the ‘chemistry lab’ for students, allowing them to live, learn and work within the machinery of the sports industry. The global and iconic Wembley Stadium environment provides students with an inspirational and motivational environment for their studies. Walking up Wembley Way every day to the spiritual home of English football and sport is truly an inspirational experience. The UCFB Wembley facilities reflect the excellence of the Stadium, with lecture theatres, seminar rooms, quiet study areas, library and media suites, overlooking the field of play. Each individual student at UCFB has the opportunity to study a traditional academic subject within the context of an industry for which they have a genuine passion and interest. This is accompanied by the opportunity for work experience with Wembley Stadium and their corporate partners. Key Wembley staff form part of UCFB’s Executive Speaker programme, providing valuable insights and enabling them to network and promote themselves for future career opportunities.

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University College London University international office information

Student life

Total undergraduate enrolment: 15,640

Annual tuition (£): £15,200 for most Arts, Humanities & Social Science based programmes. Also Maths, Statistics and Law.

UCL encourages students to take full advantage of the range of activities offered outside the classroom. UCL’s Student Union supports over 200 clubs and societies, which cater for a wide variety of interests and which include 40 clubs dedicated to specific sports. In 2013 alone, UCL students participated in 41,500 hours of voluntary work and set up 80 social enterprises and 25 student businesses. UCL’s central London location brings exceptional social opportunities of various kinds: arts and culture, museums, exhibitions, live music, clubs, restaurants and cafés. Added to this, London’s status as a global travel hub means that 40 more European countries are just a short flight or train journey away.

Region: London

High School leaving diploma with 5 or 6 (depending on province) grade 12 subjects with a minimum mark of between 83% and 96% in *each* subject, depending on the degree programme applied for.

Phone number: +44(0) 2076 797765 Email address: jo.turner@ucl.ac.uk Type of institution: University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: City

The University of Warwick

London www.ucl.ac.uk

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Number of International students: 1,415

Department: International Office

Location: website:

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Address: International Office, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Specific contact for North America: Jessica Moule

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Entry requirements:

£17,600 for the Arts & Sciences degree £20,100 for most Science & Engineering programmes. Also Archaeology, Fine Art and Architecture. On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £133 to £212 per week Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £120 to £200 per week Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £170 per week Scholarships Full details can be found here: www.ucl.ac.uk/scholarships

University international office information Address: The University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 8UW Region: West Midlands Specific contact for North America: Maria de la Pisa Wai Wah Tsang Department: International Office Phone number: +44 (0) 24765 72686 Email address: northamerica@ warwick.ac.uk Type of institution: University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: Suburb

Location: Website:

Coventry www.warwick.ac.uk

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Total undergraduate enrolment: 12,850

Annual tuition (£): Band 1 to £15,070. Band 2 - £19,220

Number of International students: 8,350

Band 1 courses are those in Humanities (excluding Theatre and Performance Studies), Education degrees and Social Science (excluding Warwick Business School and the Department of Economics).

The University of Warwick has become one of the UK and World’s best universities, consistently ranked at the top of the UK league tables and rapidly climbing the international league tables of world class universities.

Entry requirements: Typically we require at least 85% in High School Diploma, with 5 university level courses with grades of 85%. For OSSD 6 M or U courses are required.

Band 2 courses are Theatre and Performance Studies, degrees in the Department of Economics (including Philosophy, Politics and Economics), Warwick Business School degrees, and Science courses including those in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, and the joint degrees in Mathematics and Physics. On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £81 to £160 per week Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £60 to £90 per week Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £6,200

The University of Warwick has a lively, cosmopolitan campus with its own shops, banks, bars, restaurants, health centre, sports centre and chaplaincy. At Warwick, being able to provide a rich and varied range of activities and events for our students is very important. Warwick Students’ Union offers an extensive entertainment programme alongside access to over 250 societies and 70 sports clubs. Warwick Arts Centre is located on central campus, boasting two theatres, a newly refurbished concert hall, a cinema and art gallery, as well as restaurants and a book shop.

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University of Westminster University international office information Address: 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW, United Kingdom Region: London Specific contact for North America: Anna Bernadska Department: Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing Services Phone number: +44 (0) 2035 066067 Email address: a.bernadska@ westminster.ac.uk Type of institution: Public University Religious affiliation: N/A Environment: City

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London www.westminster.ac.uk

Students

Finances

Student life

Total undergraduate enrolment: 15,760

Annual tuition (£): £12,000

Number of International students: 1,576

On-campus accommodation fee range (£): £100 - £250 per week

Entry requirements:

Off-campus accommodation fee range (£): £100 - £300 per week

• Students studying for Canadian High School or Secondary School Diplomas will require an overall score between 65-75% in 5 acceptable grade 12 subjects. Grade requirements vary by subject, with some disciplines such as Law or Media Studies requiring higher grades.

Average cost of living excluding accommodation: £150 per week

The University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic university situated in the heart of London, providing a vibrant learning environment and commitment to educating for professional life. London is one of the world’s most exciting cities and we are at the center of it. From business and finance to fashion, art, music, cinema and sport, London is where things tend to happen first. Studying at Westminster means that your classroom goes well beyond the walls of the University and everything that London has to offer is on your doorstep.

Scholarships We are proud of our award-winning £2.8 million scholarship program - one of the largest in the UK and supporting students from diverse backgrounds from all over the world, including the United States and Canada. For more information visit: www.westminster.ac.uk/ scholarships

We are also proud to have very strong links with industry and professional organizations in London and across the UK, making sure that our courses are professionally relevant and offering students extensive placement and internship opportunities in leading businesses in their chosen sectors. In addition, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with extra-curricular events and activities throughout the year, including a vast range of sports clubs such as basketball, American football and cheerleading, and more than 70 societies, ranging from ice skating and model United Nations to law and entrepreneurship. Wherever you come from, Westminster offers a distinctly British learning experience within a truly international environment.

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