Each course has its own entry requirements. You should advise your students to check the entry requirements for their chosen courses carefully. They can do this by:
Your students should check their qualifications (including any for which they are currently studying) with the universities and colleges they want to apply to. They will also need certificates that show that they have passed all of the required exams. They may be asked for the certificates in English. Please advise your students to check with their university or college whether they need the originals or certified photocopies.
One of the first steps that your students should take is to check that the qualifications they hold or are studying for are recognised in the UK and that they would be considered by higher education institutions as being suitable for entry into UK higher education.
UK NARIC is the UK's national agency responsible for providing this information to individuals from outside of the UK who wish to come to the UK to work or study, or for training. NARIC will be able to provide your students with a statement about the comparative level of their qualifications to the UK's qualification frameworks. Such statements are recognised by universities, colleges and employers throughout the UK.
UCAS also provides a Qualifications Hotline tel: 0871 468 0472 (or 0044 871 468 0472 from outside the UK) or email: email@example.com.
The UK Border Agency website contains all the information your students will need when applying for a student visa under Tier 4 of the points based system for immigration. For up-to-date details of the requirements for the student visa category and the relevant application process, visit:
There is also a lot of useful immigration information for international students on the UKCISA (UK Council for International Students) website at: