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Entry requirements

    Afghanistan

    Undergraduate
    Students must have passed:

    • A recognised Foundation/Access Course.
    • Grade 14 diploma or an Associate Degree from a Technical Institute recognised by the Ministry of Education
    • 2 years of a Bachelors/Licence Degree from a recognised institution with a minimum overall average of 70% or equivalent.
    • 1 year or more of a Bachelors/Licence Degree from Kardan Institute of Higher Education, Maryam Institute of Higher Education or The American University of Afghanistan with a minimum CGPA 3.0 or Kabul University with CGPA 2.75 or above

    Bhutan

    Undergraduate
    Students must have one of the following:

    • Bhutan Higher Secondary education Certificate (BHSEC) with 70% overall (from 2007)
    • Royal Bhutan Polytechnic Certificate or Diploma – refer to internationalqualifications@uel.ac.uk regarding grade requirements
    • Indian HSC year 12 qualifications (see INDIA)

    Burma (Myanmar)

    Undergraduate
    Students must have completed one of the following with 60%:

    • Associate / Diploma (2-3 years)
    • 2 years of a Bachelors Degree in the relevant subject area with an overall average of 60% or above

    Maldives

    Undergraduate
    Students must have passed one of the following:

    • A recognised Foundation/Access Course.
    • ULCES A Levels / Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) grade C or above in 5 subjects
    • Maldives National Qualifications Framework (MNQF) Level 5 diploma
    • Maldives National University Foundation Studies Level II

    Recognised Institutions
    For a list of recognised institutions in Maldives, please visit: www.mqa.gov.mv/local.html

              

    Nepal

    Undergraduate

    • Students must have completed the School Leaving Certificate (Year 10) with good grades and Higher Secondary School Certificate (Year 12) with 60% or above
    • Students with lower grades will need to have passed a recognised Foundation or Access Course.
    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

    Afghanistan

    Postgraduate
    Students must hold one of the following:

    • A Bachelor of Science (Engineering /Veterinary Medicine) degree from Kabul University or Kabul Medical University and Polytechnic with a CGPA of 3.0 / 80% or above or equivalent – check transcripts
    • A Masters Degree or 6 year programme (e.g MD) from a recognised institution.

    Bhutan

    Postgraduate
    Students must have one of the following:

    • Students must have at least a Second Division Hons Bachelor Degree (minimum length 3 years) awarded by University of Delhi in Bhutan with 50% or above
    • Satisfactory degree from another recognised Indian university (see INDIA)
               


    Burma (Myanmar)
     

    Postgraduate
    Students must have completed one of the following:

    • Students must hold a 5 year Bachelors Degree in a relevant subject with an average of 60% or above can be considered.
    • Masters degree with 60%

    Maldives

    Postgraduate

    • A Bachelors degree from Maldives National University with 65% or above
              

    Nepal

    Postgraduate

    • Students must have at least a Second Division Honours Bachelor Degree (minimum length 3 years) and have scored an average of 55% from a recognised university.
    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

    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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