Many youngsters have harbored dreams of living abroad, either for work where the income is enough to make your eyes bulge, or to gain new experiences, while at the same time speak English fluently that one would think they were talking to a native. From all of these desires, studying abroad would be one of the best and easiest routes to achieve. Presently, studying abroad is not too difficult to achieve anymore. One Education team will now explain on how to study for a Bachelor’s degree in the UK, in 9 simple points.
1. Studying for a Bachelor’s degree in the UK only takes three years to complete. However, if you also wish to take an internship during your studies, it will require you to add an additional year (also known as the sandwich program). This gives the students the opportunity to learn about real-life work and gain future work experience.
2. During the pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree, students are allowed to work part-time up to 20 hours per week. The British government also offers international students, who have already graduated, the opportunity to apply for a visa to extend their stay and find work in the UK for an additional 2 years.
3. Almost all UK universities are state universities except for a small number of private universities. The UK is one of the most popular countries where students from all over the world fly in to study higher degree each year. There are more than 3,500 courses offering at universities nationwide.
4. The application process for undergraduate studies in the UK require students to submit their applications through the UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admission Service), which is the central body to manage the application submission system (similar to TCAS in Thailand), by specifying the first 5 university options that you would like to apply to.
5. For Thai students who graduated from high school, they are required to pass an introductory Foundation course first, which will take approximately 9 months to complete. This step is needed in order to prepare and strengthen the students’ academic knowledge before entering the first year of a Bachelor’s degree program in the UK. Applications to attend Foundation course can be submitted through the UCAS, or submit directly to the university that we are interested in, or they can attend a course by private provider that is accredited by the university as well without having to apply through the UCAS system.
6. Some universities and programs allow students who graduated from high school with high academic result, the opportunity to attend the International Year One course, which is equivalent to the university’s Year 1 curriculum.
7. Students who have completed IGCSE from an international school in Thailand must first also attend the Foundation course. However, if you have completed the A-Level or IB (International Baccalaureate) program, you will be allowed to pursue the first year of Bachelor’s degree immediately.
8. Students are required to only use the IELTS UKVI – Academic results to apply for the Foundation, International Year One, and Year 1 undergraduate courses.
9. Most UK universities offer partial scholarships to international students, in the forms of either discounts on tuition fees or partial scholarships. The annual tuition fee usually starts at 600,000 baht and can go up to a million baht.
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