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Entry requirements

    Indonesia
    Undergraduate
    Senior Secondary School Certificate of Completion (STTB SMA) with minimum grade 6 and one of the following:
    • Pass foundation course
    • First year of Strata 1/Sarjana degree with CGPA of 2.7 or above
    • Diploma D2 with good grades

    Malaysia
    Undergraduate
    Malaysia Certificate of Education (SPM) with minimum grade C6 and one of the following:

    • A Levels
    • STPM with grades A-D
    • UEC five subjects with grades B5 or above
    • Pass foundation course

    All students are required to meet our standard English language requirements with the exception of:

    • SPM English language (1119) grade C or above
    • UEC English language grades A2-A1    

    Philippines
    Undergraduate
    High School Diploma (Katibayan) with 85% Form 137A or 138A and pass Associate Degree (Asoyado).

    Singapore
    Undergraduate    
    Singapore/Cambridge GCE O Levels and A Levels

    All students are required to meet our standard English language requirements with the exception of Singapore/Cambridge GCE O Level grade C or above.

    Thailand
    Undergraduate
    Higher Secondary School Certificate (MAW 6) with grade 50% or above and one of the following:

    • Pass foundation course
    • Associate Degree with a minimum of CGPA of 2.3
    • Diploma in Vocational Education/Higher Certificate

    Brunei
    Undergraduate
    Brunei/Cambridge GCE O Levels and A Levels

    All students are required to meet our standard English language requirements with the exception of Brunei/Cambridge GCE O Level grade C or above.

    Laos
    Undergraduate
    Certificate of Upper Secondary Education with good grades and pass a recognised foundation course

     

    Myanmar (Burma)
    Undergraduate
    Decisions made on a case by case basis

    Vietnam
    Undergraduate
    Students need one of the following:

    • Upper Secondary Graduation Certificate with 8.5 or higher and pass the University Entrance Exam in Vietnam
    • Upper Secondary Graduation Certificate from Gifted High Schools with 8.5 or higher
    • Upper Secondary Graduation Certificate with 6 or higher also passed a recognized Foundation/Access course

    Cambodia
    Undergraduate
    Certificate of Upper Secondary Education (Baccalauréat) with grade B or above and one of the following:

    • Pass foundation course
    • Associate Degree with grade 7 or above

    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

    Indonesia
    Postgraduate
    Strata1/Sarjana degree with a CGPA of 2.7 or above.

    Malaysia
    Postgraduate Students must hold one of the following:                   

    • Bachelor’s degree from a Malaysian university with a CGPA of 2.5 or above                
    • Second Class Honours 2.2 Bachelor’s degree from a UK university      

    All students are required to meet our standard English language requirements with the exception of:

    • SPM English language (1119) grade C or above
    • UEC English language grades A2-A1    

    Philippines
    Postgraduate
    Students must have one of the following:

    • Master’s Degree (Masterado, Dalubhasa and Kadalubhasaan)
    • Bachelor’s Degree (Batsilyer) with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 from recognised institutions

    Singapore
    Postgraduate
    Second Class (2.2) Honours Bachelor’s Degree

    All students are required to meet our standard English language requirements with the exception of Singapore/Cambridge GCE O Level grade C or above.

    Thailand
    Postgraduate
    Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.5

    Brunei
    Postgraduate
    Second Class Bachelor’s (Honours) Degree from the Universiti Brunei Darussalam

    All students are required to meet our standard English language requirements with the exception of Brunei/Cambridge GCE O Level grade C or above.

    Laos
    Postgraduate
    Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum score of 3.0 or above

    Myanmar (Burma)
    Postgraduate
    Bachelor’s Degree with an average of 70% or above

    Vietnam
    Postgraduate
    • Bachelor’s degree with 6.5 or above
    • Master’s degree 

    Cambodia
    Postgraduate
    Bachelor’s Degree (Licence) with a score of 70% or above 

    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.

      Tier 4 General Student Visa
      If you plan to study a course at UEL of longer than 6 months, you will need to apply for and obtain a Tier 4 General Student visa in order to enter the UK and commence 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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