Going to University
Welcome to our information page on going to university. You will find information and links here which will help you to go to university in the UK. There is information here on applying, and on funding for university for refugees and others. There is also information on English language requirements for different groups of migrants. Scroll through the different sections to find what you need.
University in the UK
Courses at different levels
Scroll through these slides to find information on how you apply for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and when to apply. There is also information here on what qualifications you may need and what to do if you have qualifications from another country.
Look at these slides to find information on the regulations around funding if you want to go to university. This information is for poeple who are classed as Home Students. This means anyone who is a refugee or has Indefinite Leave to Remain, or has ordinarily resident in the UK for more than 3 years.
English for Higher Education
You can get support for your English when you are going to University. You can do preparation courses at some Universities, like University of Sheffield.
There are also some good online resources to help you get used to reading, writing and speaking at University. For example, the BBC has good resources to help you with this. These resources are designed for people doing a degree by distance learning, but they are useful for anyone going to University.
University of Sheffield Department of Lifelong LearningClick here to visit page
Meet Camilla from the Department of Lifelong Learning and find out all about the ways this department can help you to get on to a degree course at the University of Sheffield.
Student Action for RefugeesClick here to visit page
Lots of information on applying for university,
Refugee Education UKClick here to visit page
This page provides help and advice on how to get into university for forced migrants with different kinds of status
BBC Go the DistanceClick here to visit page
English for Higher Education – some useful resources for people preparing to go to university who want to work on their English,
University of Leeds Centre for Lifelong LearningClick here to visit page
This page provides information on preparation courses and advice on going to university from this major regional university.
University Central Admissions System (UCAS)Click here to visit page
This is the main way to apply for undergraduate degrees.
Student Finance for UndergraduatesClick here to visit page
These government pages show the rules for who qualifies for student finance for a first degree.
Postgraduate student financeClick here to visit page
These government pages give information on applying for a loan for a Masters course.
This page is continually in development. If you have a comment or think we need to add something, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org