When applying to a university in the UK your grades are an important factor in the process. The specific grade requirements for each course will differ, as will the requirements for different curriculums.

You will be expected to have a copy of your grades ready when applying with us, as we will have to send it to the university, on your behalf, to prove that your grades are what you say they are. We do not need your original transcript, a scanned copy will do.

For most students, proof of a Secure English Language Test(SELT) result will need to be submitted with their university application. There are several approved SELT providers, a full list of whom can be found here.

Like your grades, proof of a SELT test score will need to be submitted with your university application. Your SELT score is very important for the application process - every university course will have a SELT score requirement, something which you should take note of when looking for a course to study.

Universities will generally not offer a student a place on their course if they do not meet the courses' SELT requirement. For students studying in a school where the curriculum is taught in English, please check with your school counsellor, GSUK counsellor, or university directly to see if you need to submit a SELT document with your application.

Alongside your other documents, you will also need to submit a copy of your passport when applying to a UK university. A scan or picture taken on your phone are both acceptable as long as all of the information on the passport is clear.

Please try and make the image as high quality as possible. Submitting a blurry image will only delay the process and cause you more headache down the line.

For certain courses, a university may request a personal statement from you, as well as a CV. If you are requested to produce a personal statement, it is an important part of the application. It is the first chance for the university to not only get to know you as a person, but to also see your level of written English. This is your chance to really sell yourself, and is a great opportunity to make yourself stand out from the crowd.

Do your research before writing your personal statement. Once you've done your research, make sure to show it. Include facts and figures about the university and course you have chosen, and try to emphasise why you want to study the subject at the university of choice. Try to tailor the statement to the specific university, rather than producing a 'one size fits all' letter. By tailoring your personal statement to the specific course and university it shows that you care and are willing to put effort in.

Students without British or EU/EEA citizenship must apply for a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK. You can apply for this up to three months before you intend to travel.

You are required to provide original certificates of qualifications listed on your confirmation of acceptance. You must also be able to demonstrate that you can support both living costs and tuition fees.

Students from some countries are required to submit certain medical test results.

You may be asked by the UK Border Force to prove your English proficiency via video interview or a telephone call.

Note that you will be subject to biometric enrolment on arrival in the UK, consisting of having your photograph and fingerprints taken.

The visa cost is £348 per person.

To find our more information, or to apply for your visa, visit the UK government website here.

Need assistance with your documents?

Regardless of what stage of your application you are on, we can help you. Our counsellors and VISA team have years of experience in helping students prepare their documents - let them help you too!