Information for Guidance Counsellors
Study in UK (SI-UK) provides free independent advice and support to your students applying to study in the UK. Our British Council-trained UK University Consultants work with High School Counsellors and UK universities to assist students with the application process. We are also an authorized UCAS center in Canada and can assist students with both undergraduate and postgraduate applications.
We are a UK-owned and UK-managed organization with over 80 offices in over 40 different countries and have been operating globally since 2006 and within Canada since 2017. Our Toronto and Vancouver offices host UK university representatives throughout the year as well as webinars, meet and greets and UK University Fairs.
What are the benefits of working with SI-UK?
Some of the benefits of working with us, for Guidance Counsellors, include:
- Free advice about studying in the UK from our specialist UK University Consultants
- Access exclusive webinars or in-person sessions for their school
- Options for arranging UK university representative visits
- Priority invitations to events such as our Spring and Fall UK University Fairs hosted in Ontario and British Columbia.
SI-UK’s Consultants have extensive knowledge of UK Student Visas, the latest immigration legislation, rules and regulations. We also work alongside the VFS office to secure expedited appointments for our students.
Additionally, as SI-UK has direct communication with all UK universities, our student's applications will generally be processed quicker and more effectively than applying alone or through their school.
All UCAS deadlines for courses in the UK for the September 2023 intake.
- October 15th (2022) - All courses at Cambridge and Oxford and most medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry courses at all other institutions
- January 25th - Required deadline for top-ranking universities
- June 30th - All other undergraduate courses for international students
Selected UK universities do allow international applications after certain deadlines though. Your students can speak to one of our consultants to find out more.
For subjects, such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine, as well as applications to Oxbridge universities, the deadline for applications is in October (in the year prior to the intake year) so applicants should apply as early as possible.
2024 Intake Timeline:
- May-Aug 2023: Requirements for documents, essays & exam preparation
- Sept 2023: Beginning of Application cycle
- Oct 15th, 2023: Deadline for Oxbridge and Medical Schools
- Jan 30th, 2024: Initial UCAS deadline
- Feb-Mar 2024: Receive conditional offers
- June 2024: Submit final transcript & other conditions
- July 2024: Receive unconditional offer & deposit fee
- Aug 2024: Receive Confirmation of Acceptance of Study (CAS) and Visa
- Sept-Oct 2024: University begins
Most UK universities will have set entry requirements for those with International Baccalaureate (IB) qualifications and the majority will also accept Canadian High School qualifications.
Entry requirements vary depending on the program and the university. Visit our course pages for details on specific program entry requirements and speak to SI-UK for the latest information.
Tuition costs differ depending on the program, the university and the length of the course so it is advised that you visit our course pages for an average estimate of tuition fees or contact an SI-UK Consultant who will be able to advise you and your students on up-to-date figures for each university and program.
International student tuition is typically more expensive than domestic fees annually in Canada or the United States but many accredited programs are shorter in the UK so students may not have to pay as many years of tuition to achieve their qualifying degree. Additionally, many UK universities will have scholarships available and the majority will accept student provincial loans. Visit our Scholarships and Funding page for more information.
The cost of living for a student in the UK varies significantly depending on the specific location and individual circumstances, as university cities in northern England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales typically have a lower cost of living than that of universities in London and the surrounding area.
It should be noted that when applying for their Student Visa students may be asked to prove that they have £1,023 per month (£1,334 if in London)* for up to 9 months for living expenses. As such, we would advise students to make sure that they have prepared that amount and more for any UK university that they chose to study at.
- Document Review
- Reference Approval
- Essay/Answer Feedback
- Program and University Selection
- Applications: UCAS and Direct
- University Correspondence
- Interview Preparation and Tips
- Scholarship/Funding Advice
- Securing/Accepting Offers
These are just some of the ways that we assist students, contact us for more information on any of these or our other services.
Contact Us For More Information
If you have further queries about studying in the UK and would like to work with Study in UK then contact us by phone or email. We are more than just education agents, we are here to help guide your students through each step of the application process to any university in the UK or Ireland.