Intakes in UK

Intakes in UK

If you have decided to enroll in a UK university, it is the best decision of your life. Studying higher education in the UK has many benefits, including less course duration, quality education, and many more. However, you must keep track of the admission cycle if you don't want to miss the deadline for getting admissions.

The intakes in the UK happen as the January/February and September/October admission cycles, but some universities also offer April/May intakes. Suppose you also wish to know more and enroll in a UK University. In that case, you are at the right place as this post explains all about UK intakes, the admission process, and more valuable data ahead for you. 

How Many Intakes are there in UK?

January Intake in the UK 

The January/February intake is supplementary. It doesn't offer as many courses as the September intake. However, it gives you a fair chance to enroll if you missed/skipped enrolment in the primary admission cycles. The deadline generally is between June and September, depending on your course.

It is a supplementary intake if you missed or skipped the previous intakes as it is the best for a Master's and it's a fair and last chance for you to enroll in an academic year.

January Intake universities in the UK

  • The Queen Mary University of London.
  • Bangor University.
  • Edinburgh Napier University.
  • Oxford Brookes University.
  • The University of Bath.
  • Coventry University.
  • Brunel University.
  • The University of Bedfordshire.
  • Middlesex University.
  • The University of Derby.
  • Kingston University.
  • London Metropolitan University.
  • London South Bank University.
  • Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Newcastle University.
  • Northumbria University.
  • Sheffield Hallam University.
  • The University of Birmingham.
  • The University of Buckingham.
  • The University of Northampton.

Quick Read: January Intake Universities in the UK

September Intake in UK

These are the largest intakes in the UK, also known as the fall intake or fall locally, and many universities offer courses in this one. Depending on your course and university, the deadline is between February and May.

It is also known as Fall intake. The September intakes are the largest in the UK. These are also considered best for Masters.

September Intake Universities in the UK

  • The Queen Mary University of London.
  • Coventry University.
  • The University of Liverpool.
  • The University of Exeter.
  • Aston University.
  • Brunel University.
  • The University of Oxford.
  • The University of Cambridge.
  • Kings College London.
  • Birmingham City University.
  • Bucks New University.
  • The University of Central Lancashire.
  • The University of Reading.
  • The University of Hertfordshire.
  • The University of Surrey.
  • The University of Derby.
  • The University of Westminster.
  • The University of Wolverhampton.
  • Keele University.
  • The University of Leeds.
  • Kingston University.
  • London Metropolitan University.
  • The University of Bradford.
  • Swansea University.
  • The University of Sussex.
  • The University of York.
  • Bournemouth University.
  • Kingston University.
  • Cranfield University.
  • The Goldsmiths University of London.
  • City, University of London.
  • The University of Essex.
  • Hartpury University.
  • Durham University.

May Intake in the UK

It is the least preferred admission cycle in the UK. Only a few universities and colleges provide it with very few degree choices because students prefer to take a spring break. So many universities don't offer the April/May intake. Also, note that the applicants' list is also less than other intakes. On the other hand, it also makes your competition easier and increases your chance of getting selected.

Also known as the spring intake, it is the one that only a few universities offer since students love spring breaks. As a result, it is the least competitive intake in the UK.

May Intake Universities in the UK

  • Coventry University.
  • Keele University.
  • Northumbria University.
  • The Queen Mary University of London.
  • Ulster University.
  • The University of Chester.
  • Sheffield Hallam University.
  • West of Scotland University.
  • Salford University.
  • Richmond University of London.
  • BPP University.

Must Read: May Intake Universities in the UK

Which is the Best Intakes in UK?

It depends on your degree and also the circumstances. For example, the best intake for a Master's is in January/February or September/October. But for PhD and others, there are no such criteria. So the overall best intake also depends on which months are suitable for you.

MBA Intake in UK

If you are applying for MBA, you must apply during the April/May cycle. The admissions are open from April and May to around September.

Must Read: MBA in UK for Indian Students

Masters Intake in UK

The January and September cycles are primarily for Master's, while a few May intakes are available. However, the best for a Master's is in January or September since most famous universities have admissions open.

Must Read: Masters in UK for Indian Students

PhD Intakes in UK

There are no specific intakes when it's about Ph.D. in the UK. It means that you can apply via any of the three available intakes or according to the admission dates of your university.

How to apply for University in UK?

If you have decided to enroll in a university in the UK, then it might be the best decision you have ever made in your life. However, applying in an upcoming intake is a complex task, even for intelligent students.

Don't be overconfident. Read this guide for successfully applying to a university in the UK.

Step 1: You need to ensure that you select the correct degree since the Bachelor's and Master's in the UK are specific, answering various student interests.

Step 2: You need to consider the fees of your chosen course. And so, ensure you have these things in mind while selecting a university and degree.

  • Global students outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) don't get any waivers, discounts, allowances, or cut-offs in the fees, meaning that you will have to pay the fees in full. Also, non-EU/EEA students won't receive any grants or loans.
  • Students from the EU and EEA used to pay the same fees as British nationals, but it's not the case anymore.

Step 3: Next, you should check which scholarships are available for you as these will help you pay your fees.

Step 4: Next, see the specific enrolment requirements for your university. We recommend mainly checking if there are any English language requirements such as IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, etc.

Step 5: We highly recommend hiring an expert to help you with the application procedure.

Step 6: The next wise step is to search and compare data on the various Bachelor's and Master's degrees available in the UK.

After you have understood these basics, here's what to do after selecting a Bachelor's degree in the nation.

  • You need to register and create your application on the UCAS website.
  • To ensure max possibility of selection, apply for up to 5 degrees in the same or different universities in the UK.
  • Next, you must fill in personal data.
  • Add educational qualifications.
  • Add proof of your finances like bank info, etc. (Whatever is asked)
  • Include a personal statement.
  • Some universities require you to give additional tests, for example, the UCAT or BMAT for medical degrees or the LNAT if you wish to become a lawyer, judge, etc.

Here's what you should do if you select a Master's course instead.

  • Master's and Ph.D. students can directly apply to a university.
  • You need to apply through the UKPASS system.
  • For a Ph.D., you are generally required to choose a suitable supervisor from the institution.

Step 7: You need to know that you also need to prove your proficiency in the advanced English language because all the courses are English. Therefore, unless you come from an English language native country, you must prove your English language skills by passing any of these accepted English tests.

  • IELTS Academic. (International English Language Testing System)
  • TOEFL iBT. (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test)
  • C1 Advanced. (Cambridge)
  • PTE Academic. (Pearson Test of English)

Step 8: You must also submit these documents along with your application.

  • Your birth certificate.
  • Your passport and national ID card.
  • Any reference letters. (if asked for)
  • Evidence that you can read, write, speak, and listen to the English language at an advanced level. (like mentioned above)
  • You must also submit copies of a legal degree or diploma certificate.
  • You also require academic transcripts.
  • If you are applying for a Master's or Ph.D., you must also submit a research proposal.

Please note: An official will check, validate, and verify the documents for authenticity. If your credentials are not in English, you must submit an authorized notary translation. Also, some universities might ask you for additional documents after submitting your university admission application. Therefore, we recommend you send your applications with plenty of time in hand to avoid unnecessary delays or missed deadlines.

If your application is rejected, then don't give up. You can plead with the institution or try again. However, if you receive a university acceptance letter, wrap it up like this.

  • Firstly, settle your health insurance. If you are from an EU/EEA nation, you can use your EHIC card. If it's not valid, you must pay 80-160 EUR/month for coverage.
  • You must apply for a student visa if you are a non-EU/EEA student.
  • You may require to register at a police station after entering the UK, only if your visa sticker reads police registration.
  • Before entering the UK, you might need to pre-enroll online on the university website. Check with your university for these details in advance. 

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