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Universities in the UK process admission via UCAS, UKPASS, Central Applications Board (CAB) & BarSAS for certain Law courses, direct application via email, online application system and through education agents.
For students, it is imperative to know the process and requirements as applying through incorrect channel or submitting incomplete or inappropriate documents or information often results in failure to secure an offer or delay in offer or non-response. If you are not sure about it, you should consider taking professional help and supports.
British Council trained professional educations consultants of Total Student Care (TSC) can maximise your chance for admission at Universities by giving you appropriate professional advice on the admission process and helping you to submit error-free application with relevant and required documents and information.
Required documents for admission application
Send good scanned copies of your documents as attachment via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do the rest for you (pdf format is preferable and a single document should not be more than 1 MB in size, name documents type i.e. IELTS test report, passport copy, CV etc. before attaching). Documents must be in English – if translated, send both Bengali & English copies.
HSC pass students
A level pass students
Bachelor degrees pass students
Masters degrees pass students
Students who want to apply for PhD/MPhil course:
Students who have previous visa refusal/s for any country under any category
Students who were in the UK/other country for study before
Other document requirements:
Additionally, if you have undertaken any personal/professional/career development training, received award for outstanding achievements, attained any extracurricular activities, documents related to these will give further strength/merit to your application.
You may not have all necessary documents available in one go when emailing us first. Try and send as many documents as possible and send others later but as soon as possible.
Information required for admission application:
You must proactively provide any other relevant information or documents that are not covered above but you deem it necessary. You must give true information and copy of genuine documents only. You are responsible and must bear any consequence for any false information and unauthentic/fake/counterfeit/forged documents you provide. Please note we assume that you give us your consent to use the information and documents you provide for admission and related purposes.
For UK student visa application information from Bangladesh, please read our guide ‘UK student visa application in Bangladesh - required documents’.
For benefits of studying in the UK, please read our blog ‘How studying in the UK can benefit Bangladeshi Students’.
A UK is a majority English speaking country. The medium of instruction for tuition, exam assessment s in the UK is English. Therefore, you need to have required levels of proficiency in English. Otherwise, you will not be able to understand lectures, follow instructions, interact with peers and lecturers and pass examinations.
IELTS is a UKVI approved SELT (Secure English Language Test) to prove your English language abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening. But it is not mandatory to have IELTS to prove your English language abilities, you can sit other UKVI approved SELTs too including:
If you are coming to study at a Higher Education Provider (HEP) with track record of compliance status to study Bachelors or above level degree course, then they may not require IELTS or any other SELTS as they have the authority to assess your English language abilities through other English tests or documents including:
Please check with the HEP to find out if they have this provision known as HEP assessment.
However, if you are applying for stand-alone bachelor or master’s foundation courses or degree course with pre-sessional English, then you must have one of the UKVI SELTs.
A No, with a HSC qualification from general Education Boards in Bangladesh, most of the UK universities will not accept you for direct bachelor courses. You will be offered a foundation course or bachelor with foundation course if you meet the other requirements. However, a very few UK universities accept HSC qualification from Bangladesh for direct bachelor entry if you have GPA 4.00 or above grade.
A No, with a with a Bachelor (Pass) degree qualification from Bangladesh, you do not meet the entry requirements for a direct masters course at a UK University. Normally, they would likely to offer you a bachelor second/final year top up course. There would also be possibilities to get offer for pre-masters or even extended masters courses.
A With a Bachelor (Hons) 3rd class degree from Bangladesh, you would not normally meet the entry requirements of a UK masters course. You will have options to do an extended masters course or pre-masters course or even bachelor 3rd year top up course at a UK University.
A We recommend you prepare and apply for admissions at least 6 months before your planned intake i.e. apply in April for September and August for January intake. Recently UK has risen to 2nd most popular country for higher studies by international students. As there are thousands of students applying to study in the UK, universities are loaded with applications and you could be behind the queue if you apply late and may miss the deadlines to complete the admission process. Also bear in mind that you need to allow enough time for visa application and visa decision.
A No, provisional certificates are not accepted by UK universities for unconditional offer. Those students who have not received their final certificates yet, should collect official academic transcript for unconditional offer letter. Some universities may also ask for an award confirmation letter in addition to the official academic transcript if you could not provide the final certificate for your most recent qualification.
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