Studying in the UK

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‘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 :


SEPT 13/17  Best of U (in Vancouver) UK University Event
Attend a UK Education event on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at St. George’s School, Vancouver. This is a unique opportunity for students (and parents) who are considering studying in the UK to meet 6 of the Russell Group UK universities at one location.
The Universities attending are:
• University of Bristol
• Durham University
• Newcastle University
• The University of Southampton
• The University of Warwick
• University of York
From 6:30pm – 7:15pm, an optional workshop will be held for Grades 11 and 12 (from any school) , regarding writing a UCAS Personal Statement.
The evening’s activities:
6:15pm: Start of guest arrival
6:30-7:15pm: UCAS Personal Statement workshop
7:15-7:35pm: Study in the UK: Discover how a UK Education will get you a step ahead
7:35-8pm: Presentations from the individual BEST of U universities
8-9pm: Mini college fair: An opportunity to chat with university representatives individually
Who Can Attend?
Any student/parent interested in UK Higher Education is invited.
To register for this free





Useful websites to guide you on studying in the UK: