Education in the UK is known internationally for its unique mix of the West's leniency and the contrasting disciplinary approach from the East. This, combined with the language and culture as well as future employability, the UK universities are considered most favourable for students from all ethnic and academic backgrounds.


UK University Application

1. A-Level: This is the standard qualification that most UK students hold, which is commonly mistaken for the high school in China. However, it differs not only in that it takes an additional year to complete, but during the second year in A-Level, the modules will have already surpassed the Chinese counterpart in terms of level.


2. Foundation: Tailor-made for international students, a Foundation degree lasts for one year. January start has recently been introduced for students to progress onto Higher Education later in the same year.


3. Intercalation: For students who have studied for at least a year at a Chinese university who wish to apply directly for British Higher Education, skipping both A-Level and Foundation.


English language requirement: IELTS 6.0-7.0 for Undergraduate/IELTS 4.5-6.0 for Foundation.


Educational background

1. Foundation applicants should be in junior or senior high school year back at their home country, with an average mark of 70-85.


2. To apply for Higher Education, the applicant must be a fresher or sophomore in Chinese equivalent or poccess a UK Foundation degree.


Fees and finances: The UK Undergraduate course fees generally cost around £14,000, plus £8,500-£10,000 living expenses.


Popular UK Undergraduate degrees: Business Management, Economics, Accounting & Finance, Engineering, Computer Science, Law, Media Studies, Medicine, Education Studies. Common Bachelor's degrees: BSc (Bachelor of Science), BA (Bachelor or Arts), BEng (Bachelor of Engineering), BEd (Bachelor of Education), LLB (Bachelor of Laws) and MB (Bachelor of Medicine).