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Entry requirements

    Colombia
    Undergraduate
    Students need to have passed Bachillerato with sobresaliente (outstanding) / B / 8 AND hold one of the following:

    A pass in the Higher Education Entrance Exam ‘PRUEBA SABER 11’ (formerly ICFES) with alta or above

    OR

    • A recognised UK Foundation/Access Course.
    • The first year of a university degree in the relevant subject area with an overall average of 3.9 or above
    • Técnico en…  (2½ year).     

    Chile
    Undergraduate
    Students must have passed the Licencia de Educación Media with an average of 6 or above.

    Mexico
    Undergraduate
    One of the following:

    • Students who have completed their Bachillerato with excellent grades 8+ and have taken a recognised supplementary test (i.e. e.g. SATs or ACT) can be considered for direct entry.
    • At least 1 year of Preparatoria Tecnica, Bachillerato Tecnologico, Salida Lateral, Carrera Corta, Licenciatura/Professional Title with grades of 7+

    PERU
    Undergraduate
    Students must have passed one of the following:

    • A recognised Foundation/Access Course.
    • Especialista Profesional with grade 12.
    • Titulo de Bachiller Profesional (from IETS - Institutos de Educación Técnica Superior - post-secondary technical vocational training institutions) with grade 12.
    • The first year of a university degree in the relevant subject area with an overall average of 12 or above

    VENEZUELA
    Undergraduate
    Students need to have passed one of the following with a classification of ‘bueno’ (good):

    • Título De Técnico Superior Universitario
    • First year of a degree

    West Indies
    Undergraduate
    Students must have passed one of the following qualifications:

    • GCE A  Levels
    • The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Diploma with 6 CAPE units including 2 single units with grades 1-4
    • A CAPE Associate Degree
    • A Polytechnic Diploma or the first year of an Associate Degree with a CGPA 3.0/4/0
    • A 2 year Associate Degree with a CGPA of 2.5/4.0

    English Language Requirements (West Indies)

    • All students are required to meet our standard English Language Requirements except for applicants from who have CXC CSEC (Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certification) Grades 1-3 in English Language OR Grade I or II in CAPE Communication Studies.
    What if I have a different qualification?

    Please email UEL International at seasia@uel.ac.uk if you have a different qualification to those listed above.

    What if I do not meet the entry requirements? 

    If you do not meet the academic entry requirements for an undergraduate programme, you may be able to apply for the International Foundation Programme
    If you need additional academic qualifications for a postgraduate programme, you may be able to join our Pre-Master's Course
     

    English language requirements
    All students are required to meet our standard English language requirements with exceptions of Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore.

    Undergraduate standard requirements
    Your programme will specify the exact English language requirements you need at the time of offer, however in general you will need to have one of the following:
    • IELTS 5.5 overall (5.5 all components)
    • IELTS 6.0 overall (6.0 writing and speaking; 5.5 reading and listening)
    What if I do not meet English language requirements?
    If you do not meet our English language requirements, you can apply for one of our pre-sessional English courses, which are specifically designed to give you the language and study skills needed for academic study. If you pass the assessments on the pre-sessional English language programme, you will be accepted onto your degree course without the need to take IELTS or another SELT.

    Undergraduate

    Colombia

    Postgraduate
    Students must hold a Licenciado/Professional Title having completed a minimum of 4 years of study with an average of 3.5 or above (out of 5).

    Chile

    Postgraduate
    Students must hold a Licenciatura (5 years of study) or the Bachiller (4 years of study) with a minimum of 70%.  

    Mexico

    Postgraduate
    Students must hold a Licenciatura or Professional Title (minimum 4 years of study) with an average of 7+

    PERU

    Postgraduate
    Students must hold a Licenciado/Professional Title (obtained after a minimum of 4 years of study) with an average of 12 or above.

    VENEZUELA

    Postgraduate
    Students must hold a 4 year Licenciado/Professional Title with an overall average of 14+ (in a scale of 0-20); 7+ (in a scale of 1-9), 70% or Distinguido, Sobresaliente, Excelente (worded scale).

    West Indies

    Postgraduate

    • Students must hold at least a Second Class Bachelors Degree from a recognised institution.

    English Language Requirements (West Indies)

    • All students are required to meet our standard English Language Requirements except for applicants from who have CXC CSEC (Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certification) Grades 1-3 in English Language OR Grade I or II in CAPE Communication Studies.
    What if I have a different qualification?

    Please email UEL International at seasia@uel.ac.uk if you have a different qualification to those listed above.


    English language requirements
    All students are required to meet our standard English language requirements with exceptions of Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore.

    Postgraduate standard requirements
    Your programme will specify the exact English language requirements you need at the time of offer, however in general you will need to have one of the following:
    • IELTS 6.0 overall (6.0 writing and speaking; 5.5 reading and listening)
    • IELTS 6.5 overall (6.0 all components)
    What if I do not meet English language requirements?
    If you do not meet our English language requirements, you can apply for one of our pre-sessional English courses, which are specifically designed to give you the language and study skills needed for academic study. If you pass the assessments on the pre-sessional English language programme, you will be accepted onto your degree course without the need to take IELTS or another SELT.

    Postgraduate

    2016/17 Fees

    2016/17

    All applicants are asked to provide fee assessment information in order to determine whether you pay international tuition fees.

                International Foundation Programme (IFP):  
     1 Semester (avg. length: 3 months)  £4000
     2 Semester (avg. length: 6 months)  £6500
     Pre-Masters (avg. length: 3 months)  £4000
       

     

    15% discount off your UEL degree when you complete a Foundation or Premasters programme.

     

    We will also provide all undergraduates with a free Samsung tablet loaded with e-Books.  

     

    Undergraduate courses (avg. length:3 years)   £11,100 
    Postgraduate courses (avg. length: 1 year)  £12,100
    MBA (avg. length: 1 year) £15,000

     

    To help you with your finances we are offering the following scholarships of up to £4,000.

    *Payment plans are available, for more information contact international@uel.ac.uk

     

    2017/18 Fees

    All applicants are asked to provide fee assessment information in order to determine whether you pay international tuition fees.

     

    International Foundation Programme (IFP):

     
     1 Semester (avg. length: 3 months)  £4000
     2 Semester (avg. length: 6 months)  £6500
     Pre-Masters (avg. length: 3 months)  £4000
       

    15% discount off your UEL degree when you complete a Foundation or Premasters programme.

     We will also provide all undergraduates with a free Samsung tablet loaded with e-Books.  

     

    Undergraduate courses (avg. length:3 years)   £11,440 
    Postgraduate courses (avg. length: 1 year)  £12,480
    MBA (avg. length: 1 year) £15,450

     

    *Payment plans are available, for more information contact international@uel.ac.uk

    Visas

    If you are not a citizen of a European Economic Area member state, it is compulsory to apply for and obtain a Tier 4 General Student visa to come to the UK for a course of study of longer than 6 months.  If you are a citizen of Visa required country you will need to apply for and obtain a visa to come to the UK and study at UEL for courses of any length.  However, if you are a citizen of a Non-Visa country and you are coming to study a short course of less than six months it is not compulsory that you apply for a visa to enter the UK, instead you can enter the UK as a Student Visitor. To check your countries visa status go to GOV.UK.

      If your course at UEL lasts longer than six months, you will need to apply for and obtain a Tier 4 General Student visa to enter the UK and begin your studies at UEL.
      • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS): You require a CAS from your Tier 4 sponsor (UEL) as this contains information required in the Tier 4 application. This is provided to you by UEL after you have received an unconditional offer to study.
      • Finances (Maintenance): You should have sufficient finances available to you to cover your outstanding tuition fees and living costs. This is known as the maintenance requirement
      • Online Visa Application: complete the online Tier 4 General application and provide the requested supporting documents as specified in the Tier 4 guidance 
      • Biometrics: Following online submission and fee payment of your Tier 4 visa application, you will be invited to visit a Visa Application Centre or other designated centre to provide your biometric details (10-digit finger scans and a digital photograph).
      • Interview: You will also be required to attend a short interview about your study plans.
      Our International Student Advice pages contain detailed information about studying in the UK as a Tier 4 General Student.

      Tier 4 General Student Visa

      Visa-required nationals studying shorter than six months

      If you plan to study a course at UEL of less than six months and do not intend to work during your studies or extend your stay, you may be able to enter the UK as a Short Term Student by applying for and obtaining a Short Term Study visa.

      As part of your Short Term Study visa application, you will need to show UK Visas and Immigration that:
      • you are over 18 years of age
      • you have been accepted onto a programme of study with UEL and have an official Student Visitor Letter issued by UEL admissions
      • you have enough money to support yourself during your stay in the UK.
      • details of your accommodation in the UK
      • you do not intend to stay in the UK more than six months.

      If you require a visa, you must make an application for a Short Term Study visa online.

      If you do not require a visa, you must show evidence of the above to UK Border officials on entry to the UK.

      Our International Student Advice pages contain detailed information about studying in the UK as a Short Term Student.

      Short Term Study Visa

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