The UK has left the European Union and the transition period ended on December 31, 2020. This has meant that the UK officially left the EU single market and customs union, and the EU law no longer applies to the UK.
As a result, EU students expect a lot of changes in the new academic year. Most EU students are also not sure how this will impact their future studies.
Entry Requirements in uk
Studying in Uk is the dream of many young International Students . we will discuss about Entry requirements in uk universities for international students in 2021-22.
Can they pursue their studies?
In this article Kampus Group will cover most of the changes for University admission procedures and conditions. We will cover the current admission guidelines for EU Students.
The UK Is one of the best options for EU Students who intend to pursue higher degrees and an education. As an EU Student, you have to go through some certain hurdles to get yourself admitted into a UK university. At Kampus Group we have come up with a standard guideline for the admission process at a UK university.
For EU students, completing your UK university application directly to your chosen universities, applying through us or UCAS is usually the easiest part of the application process.
There are a few things to note here:
If you are planning to apply to Oxford or Cambridge the application process does differ. There are different dates that will apply to your application process so please contact the university directly for the exact dates and information.
You are encouraged to get your application in as soon and early as possible as the most popular courses in the UK will fill up very quickly.
Students who did not achieve their sufficient grades for the course will often have to look for another place and this process is called clearing.
University Entry Requirements for EU Student
Each course in the UK sets its own entry requirements, so do keep in mind that they do vary considerably. Most degree programs in the UK will require the student to have passed either A-levels and achieved certain grades. For instance 4 B grades, or equivalent grades in a BTEC or GNVQ. Within each university, different courses will have different requirements. Universities as a collective may have certain requirements that all students will have to meet. For example, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge generally require all students to attend a face-to-face interview, other universities will not require this route.
As an EU Student you can still attend the University without any qualifications even though you may not have taken the UK A-levels and have not been educated through the UK system.
With your prior work experience some of the Universities will offer you certain courses or majors. But you will need to contact the administrator of that program for further information and to find out what credentials from your home country you will need to provide to be considered.
English Language Requirement:
For most Universities and courses in the UK, your level of understanding and proficiency in English will be important to your acceptance in a major program such as a degree program. You will need to make sure you have a sufficient level of English understanding and you can do this by taking one of the following commonly accepted tests of English ability below:
- IELTS – International English Language Testing System
- UCLES – University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate
- University Internal English Test
However, some of the universities in the UK don’t even ask for it.
EU Students do need to prove immigration status to the UK Universities. You would need to withhold a ‘share code’ to prove your status to your university or employers.
You would also need it to update your personal details in your registered UK Visas and Immigration account.
It is beneficial to check what rights you have in the UK, for example the right to work, rent or claim certain benefits.
You can use this service if you:
- have ‘settled’ or ‘pre-settled’ status
- applied for a Visa and used the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app to scan your identity document on your phone
However, you cannot use this service if you have a vignette in your passport or a biometric residence permit to prove your immigration status in the country.
There are different services and routes for you to prove your right to work to an employer in the country and to prove your right to rent from a landlord.
To view or prove your immigration status you’ll need:
- details of the identity document you used when you first applied (this includes your passport, national identity card, or biometric residence card or permit)
- your date of birth
- full access to the mobile number or email address you used when you applied – you’ll be sent a code for logging in each time
Financial Advice for Students
The UK is one of the best routes for EU Students. Many applicants seek a degree from a university in the UK because of the competitive edge as well as a good conversation starter for their prospective employers. This can also guarantee a higher salary post graduation. Despite an involved application process and the overall cost, these are outweighed by the future returns that you will gain. This should ultimately not put you off from applying for a higher education course in the UK and instead motivate you.
EU Students are allowed to apply for Student Finance (If they have a Settle or Pre-Settle Status). It will cover the University Tuition Fees of £9250 per year and an optional maintenance cost of £12000 to £18000 per year.
Student finance for EU Students
You may be able to get a Tuition Fee Loan as an EU student as well as financial help for your living costs.
Use the student finance calculator on their website to see what finance you can get.
Help with Living Costs
You may be eligible as an EU student for help with your living costs if both the following apply:
- you’ve lived in the UK for more than 3 years before the first day of the first academic year of your course or major
- you withhold a settled status
For instance, if your course begins on 20 September 2021, you must have lived in the UK since 1 September 2018.
Academic years in the UK start on 1 September, 1 January, 1 April or 1 July. Ask the admin of your course to see which applies.
Student Finance from August 2021
If you’re planning to start a course on or after 1 August 2021, you must have the settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance in the UK.
If you’re coming to the UK from 1 January 2021, you may need to apply for a visa to study while you’re here.
Irish citizens in this instance do not need to apply for a visa or to the EU Settlement Scheme in the UK.
You may be able to borrow money to help pay for university or college tuition fees and to help with living costs which are given as a maintenance grant.
If you’re a continuing student at a UK university or you’ve already created an account, log in to your account to seek further information.
Applying to an EU university as a non-EU student
If you’re from outside the EU, the perk of travelling through countries freely is still open to you.
But, on the other hand, your tuition fee is likely to be two or three times higher — when compared to EU/EEA students. The explanation is usually that the government offer subsidies to universities that open their doors to EU/EEA students.
Additionally, the application process is usually longer for non-EU/EEA students. There’s also a quota of international places for certain degrees in some countries (e.g. Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands).
Before you Apply
You start repaying once you earn over a certain amount as the repayments start over a capped income. If you need more information about University Admission Guidelines for EU Students must be visit Uk GOV student website.
You’ll be charged interest on the loan given to you by Student Finance from the day you take it out. The terms and conditions can change so it is important to be well aware as well as contact us at smart move education Group for further infomation.