Studying in the UK

To find out more about studying in the UK, please visit:

‘Across The Pond’ offers advice to Canadian students interested in exploring study options in Great Britain. One of the highlights is that Law is an undergraduate subject in the UK and there are options for high school students to qualify more quickly if they take a 3 year undergraduate Law degree in England or Wales.  To view a listing of the UK universities, visit:

Students apply through a central system, the University & Colleges Admissions System (UCAS) which manages all applications to Higher Learning in the UK.

Please take note of the application deadlines which are much earlier than for Canadian Institutions. Please visit:

Also note: The key deadline for a majority of undergraduate courses is January 15. However, there are two other deadlines:

  • October 15for applications to Oxford or Cambridge, or to any medicine; dentistry; or veterinary medicine/science course
  • March 24for some art and design courses (check with individual institutions)

Important: When a Personal Statement is needed please be aware that the emphasis should be programmed based (unlike US institutions). It should reflect the student’s interest in their chosen subject. Students should be knowledgeable about their program and can mention their extra-curricular achievements only as a reference to the skills needed for the program they are applying to. Check out :


APR 29/17  The University of Oxford (UK) undergraduate study information session

This annual visit by the University of Oxford representatives to Vancouver, provides information, advice and guidance to students and parents about opportunities to study undergraduate programmes in the UK.  The upcoming Vancouver session is on Saturday 29 April 2017, at Collingwood School in West Vancouver, from 2:00-4:00pm. To register visit:   This free event is intended for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students, and parents. Topics include entrance requirements, and how to make a competitive application.  The session is delivered by Dr. Eleanor Parker, Student Recruitment Officer with special responsibility for North America.

MAY 1/17  University of Cambridge Information Session and Tea At West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver

Students and their families are invited to join the International Student Recruitment Manager for Cambridge admissions for an information session and tea at West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver!

Time:          4:00 – 5:30 pm

Location:    West Point Academy School – Senior Dining Hall

4125 W. 8th Ave Vancouver

Registration is requested by April 27, 2017.



UK University Fair London 2016

Meet with 100 UK universities on Saturday, November 12th at the Lancaster London Hotel.  Find out about courses, services for international students, accommodation and much more at the UK University Fair.
For details, visit:


FEB 28/17  Study UK Tour 2017    Law, Business and Health Sciences in the UK Information Sessions

The British Council and the British Consulate-General invites you to attend “Study Law, Health Sciences and Business in the UK, Information Session” on February 28th 2017, in Vancouver, BC.  Join the event to learn about the programmes and opportunities the UK offers to Canadian and international students in the following academics fields: Law, Business or Health Sciences (e.g. Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Physiotherapy, etc.)

Representatives will be in Vancouver to provide you with advice and guidance in the following topics:

  • Benefits of studying in the UK (e.g. no LSAT required in the UK)
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Law, Business or Health Sciences
  • Admission requirements and fees
  • How to practice Law or a Health Science Degree (TBC) in Canada with a UK degree


Date: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus – Building SE2 (room: Town square D)

Time:  5:30pm to 8:00pm

Admission is free. Registration is required

For more information contact:  +1 416 399 7746 or by email at

To register for the event, visit:


Useful websites to guide you on studying in the UK: