Who's it for?

If you're thinking about applying for your bachelor’s or master's in the UK, you’ve come to the right place! In this self-study topic, you’ll learn about what it’s like to study in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, how to navigate the UCAS application portal and what UK universities look for in the admissions process. You’ll also hear from various UK admissions representatives and students themselves, including those from universities like King's College London, Sheffield, Northumbria and more. Finally, you’ll get to see a recommended application timeline, general entry requirements, learn the nuances of Oxford and Cambridge and understand how to apply for a UK student visa—all while getting a taste of UK culture and more.

What will I learn?

  • Learn about the UK higher education system

    See what attracts more than 500,000 international students a year to study a degree in the UK and what makes them different from anywhere else.

  • Understand how the UK admissions process works

    The UK admissions process is very different from applying in the U.S. You'll learn about the application components, what makes a good personal statement and reference letter and see a recommended application timeline.

  • Plan and prepare for all the logistics

    There's a lot to organize when you decide to do a degree in the UK; this section will help you understand other things to consider such as your budget, housing, student life, the UK student visa, healthcare and working.

Meet Sara

Educational Consultant & International Study Expert

Sara Cavalieri

G'day! My name is Sara, and I'm the founder of College Apps Abroad. I'm a San Diego based educational consultant, specializing in helping students apply for college and grad school outside of the U.S. I have more than 10 years of experience working in international recruitment and admissions for some of the world's top institutions in the UK and Australia, including The University of Edinburgh and the University of New South Wales. I also studied and lived overseas myself in the UK, Ireland, Australia and Brazil for almost a decade. With a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University, a Master of Education from the University of New South Wales and a Certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from UC Irvine, I've also helped hundreds of students across North and South America apply for some of the world's top institutions. As you can see, I’m passionate about international education, and I look forward to helping you on your journey, too!

Sara's Work Experience

International Recruitment & Admissions

The University of Edinburgh
UNSW Sydney
The University of Western Australia