Study in England

Want to go to university but don\’t know which one best suits your needs? Can\’t find the course you want? Do you love the English language and the UK? If so, studying in the UK may be the right choice for you.
How do I get there?
The enrollment process differs from that in the Czech Republic. For example, most schools do not have an entrance exam. This is because in the UK, A-levels are taken at the age of 18, similar to GCSEs in grammar schools. This is not compulsory for everyone, but it is the same everywhere, so universities can grant admission based on the results.Big Ben v Londýně.jpg
But what happens to those who have not taken A-levels; A-level results are taken into account for admissions. Different schools have different rules, so it is best to check the requirements directly on the university\’s website. Most schools will require a C1 certificate for not being from an English speaking country, but this is not a rule. In some places, a grade 2 or above at GCSE in English is sufficient.
The next thing you need is a personal statement, or a sort of cover letter, expressing your interest in the field and your experience and skills. In this letter you need to sell yourself, so of course write about your positive qualities and experiences. You also need to write why you are the right person for the field of study.
Be aware of application deadlines Universities in the UK submit applications earlier than here. If you are interested in medical school, Oxford University, or Cambridge University, you have until early October to apply! Other universities close around January.
What about finance?
Unless you are from a rich family, money is probably the biggest issue. In the UK, unlike the Czech Republic, university is fee-based. Except in Scotland and Ireland. Unless you really want to study in London, you should consider these options. However, if you apply to England or Wales, you will have to pay tuition fees, currently £9,250 per year (again excluding the schools mentioned above)promoce.png
but there is a solution to that too! In the UK, taking out student loans is completely normal. Until Brexit, the same benefits (including this loan) applied to both British and EU students. After Brexit, this loan should also be available to students entering in the 2020/2021 academic year. However, no one knows yet what will happen.
If you are stuck for ideas, there are organizations that can help.