UK qualifications are recognised and respected throughout the world. They provide a vibrant, creative and challenging environment to develop your potential. Quality standards for UK universities are among the best, ensuring that your qualification will be the foundation for building your future.
Most university prospectuses and other relevant information can be found on the university’s web site. Undergraduate programmes at British universities usually last three years. The academic year begins in September or October and ends in June. The year is traditionally divided into three “terms”, although in recent years some institutions have moved to semesters.
All institutions accept overseas students on a competitive basis and are accustomed to applicants with Jamaican qualifications. Entry requirements vary so you should contact your chosen university directly to find out what they would expect from a Jamaican student.
If you are applying for a first degree, you must fill out the UCAS form in order to gain entry to a British University. All Undergraduate students must now apply online at www.ucas.com. Students must indicate that they are applying independently. The online service will give you a username and password. UCAS online applications are processed within 24 hours
Visit the website www.educationuk.org for additional information on how to find courses and a school that best suits your needs.
All undergraduate applicants use the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) to make their applications. The UCAS an application form allows you to apply to up to 6 different universities or courses on one form.
The UK now allows international students to work part-time during term time and full-time during breaks. For more information please contact the of the British High Commission in Kingston