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 :

MAY 26/18  University of Cambridge & King’s College London ‘UK’ Information Session (in West Vancouver)

Would you like to know more about post-secondary studies in the United Kingdom?  Attend the upcoming information session in West Vancouver.  Students in grades 8 – 12, and parents are invited to attend.


Saturday, May 26

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Collingwood School, Lecture Theatre, Morven Campus, 70 Morven Drive, West Vancouver, B.C.

RSVP at:


  • Rachel Lister

Head of Student Recruitment, University of Cambridge Admissions Office


  • Paul Teulon

Director of Admissions, King’s College London

The presentation will include:

  • Studying in the UK and applying to UK universities
  • Making a competitive application to King’s College and the University of Cambridge
  • An overview of both King’s College London and the University of Cambridge and their program offerings, including applying to study Law and Medicine after completion of high school.

Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions with regard to these two universities as well as applying in general to UK universities.


Useful websites to guide you on studying in the UK: