A diploma from a British university is the cherished dream of applicants from all over the world. It opens up excellent prospects for employment and career growth in the largest international companies. British higher education is considered to be one of the best in the world. A bachelor's or undergraduate degree is the first stage of higher education at all UK universities.
The number of places on medical courses for international students at UK universities is limited. For admission to medical school international applicants must complete the 1-year Foundation programme with in-depth study of maths, biology, chemistry and demonstrate a high level of English (IELTS 6.5-7.0). The cost of medical programmes in the UK varies from £46,000 to £55, 000 per year. The average duration of studies is 5-6 years.
Courses in Art & Design and Architecture are among the most popular in the UK, due to the high level of undergraduate programmes and practical focus. For admission, students must compile and submit a creative portfolio to the admissions committee. Almost all applicants entering universities such as Central Saint Martins and UCL take a full-time portfolio preparation course lasting between 9 and 12 months.
Oxford and Cambridge are the most famous English universities in the world. They do not accept Foundation courses for admission to undergraduate programmes. International students wishing to compete for a place at the two most prestigious universities in England must successfully complete either the A-Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes, pass entrance examinations and attend an academic interview.