Applying to UK universities

Applying to university

There are lots of elements to consider when applying to a UK university. We're here to make this process much easier for you. We have years of experience helping international students. Let us help you get into a university that's the best choice for you.

How we help you:

  • You’ll get a personal tutor. They can help you with all aspects of your university application
  • Our university counsellors can help you select the right university for you
  • We work with university admissions’ departments. This enables us to follow your application every step of the way
  • Twice a year we host a Bellerbys Universities’ Fair. You can meet representatives from more than 50 universities, and discuss your choices directly with the university.

Admission requirements

University admission requirements vary according to the course and the university you choose including:

  • Qualifications, subjects and exam grades. These are usually A Levels or similar, such as Foundation courses. You can choose to study either A Level or Foundation at one of our specialist colleges
  • Your suitability. Course descriptions often mention skills, interests or experience it’s good to have. So look out for these details because applications can be quite competitive. Our enrichment activities add to your skills and interests to help with your application
  • If your course requires an interview we coach you on what to expect. This will give you the best chance of securing a place at your preferred university
  • Further requirements. It’s possible there may be health, financial or security checks. Our experienced support staff can guide you through the whole process. We make sure you have completed every necessary part of your university application.

International student admissions

  • English language skills. You might need a particular level of English language for a university course. We can help you find out the requirements and give you extra English language tuition if you need it
  • Student visa. If you live outside the UK and are not an EEA or Swiss national you might need an English language test, this must then be approved by UK Visas and Immigration.

How do I apply?

All applications to UK universities are submitted through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You will need to fill in an application form on the UCAS website. We will make sure you get your application in before the deadline.

Alina from Ukraine

Bellerbys student Alina

"The personal statement is one of the most important things when applying to universities and I was very sensitive about it. But my programme manager helped me by providing useful amendments.''

Alina from Ukraine - Studied A Levels and achieved AABC, now studying Politics at King's College London

Oxbridge and Medical preparation

Bellerbys Cambridge students in enrichment activity Doctors surgery

Places at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge are competitive. You need more than just good grades to get a place at these prestigious universities. We know how to prepare you for success, to help ensure you write an impressive application.


Bellerbys London Star Student Yue Kan

Trust the experience and expertise of Bellerbys to help you progress to a first-rate UK university. Whether your goal is to study Medicine at the University of Edinburgh or Politics at London School of Economics we can help you get there.