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The University of East London is a highly popular choice for students from South Asia. We enjoy a superb location in London, one of the world’s most exciting cities, and we offer a world-class, internationally recognised education.

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Entry requirements

Afghanistan

Undergraduate
Students must have passed:

  • A recognised Foundation/Access Course.
  • Grade 14 diploma or an Associate Degree from a Technical Institute recognised by the Ministry of Education
  • 2 years of a Bachelors/Licence Degree from a recognised institution with a minimum overall average of 70% or equivalent.
  • 1 year or more of a Bachelors/Licence Degree from Kardan Institute of Higher Education, Maryam Institute of Higher Education or The American University of Afghanistan with a minimum CGPA 3.0 or Kabul University with CGPA 2.75 or above

Bhutan

Undergraduate
Students must have one of the following:

  • Bhutan Higher Secondary education Certificate (BHSEC) with 70% overall (from 2007)
  • Royal Bhutan Polytechnic Certificate or Diploma – refer to internationalqualifications@uel.ac.uk regarding grade requirements
  • Indian HSC year 12 qualifications (see INDIA)

Burma (Myanmar)

Undergraduate
Students must have completed one of the following with 60%:

  • Associate / Diploma (2-3 years)
  • 2 years of a Bachelors Degree in the relevant subject area with an overall average of 60% or above

Maldives

Undergraduate
Students must have passed one of the following:

  • A recognised Foundation/Access Course.
  • ULCES A Levels / Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) grade C or above in 5 subjects
  • Maldives National Qualifications Framework (MNQF) Level 5 diploma
  • Maldives National University Foundation Studies Level II

Recognised Institutions
For a list of recognised institutions in Maldives, please visit: www.mqa.gov.mv/local.html

          

Nepal

Undergraduate

  • Students must have completed the School Leaving Certificate (Year 10) with good grades and Higher Secondary School Certificate (Year 12) with 60% or above
  • Students with lower grades will need to have passed a recognised Foundation or Access Course.
English language requirements

We accept a range of English language qualifications. English language requirements vary slightly from course to course – Please see English language requirements for further information.

What if I have a different qualification or do not understand the requirements?


Please email contact the International Office at international@uel.ac.uk

For more information go Fees and funding page.

Afghanistan

Postgraduate
Students must hold one of the following:

  • A Bachelor of Science (Engineering /Veterinary Medicine) degree from Kabul University or Kabul Medical University and Polytechnic with a CGPA of 3.0 / 80% or above or equivalent – check transcripts
  • A Masters Degree or 6 year programme (e.g MD) from a recognised institution.

Bhutan

Postgraduate
Students must have one of the following:

  • Students must have at least a Second Division Hons Bachelor Degree (minimum length 3 years) awarded by University of Delhi in Bhutan with 50% or above
  • Satisfactory degree from another recognised Indian university (see INDIA)
           


Burma (Myanmar)
 

Postgraduate
Students must have completed one of the following:

  • Students must hold a 5 year Bachelors Degree in a relevant subject with an average of 60% or above can be considered.
  • Masters degree with 60%

Maldives

Postgraduate

  • A Bachelors degree from Maldives National University with 65% or above
          

Nepal

Undergraduate

  • Students must have completed the School Leaving Certificate (Year 10) with good grades and Higher Secondary School Certificate (Year 12) with 60% or above
  • Students with lower grades will need to have passed a recognised Foundation or Access Course.
English language requirements

We accept a range of English language qualifications. English language requirements vary slightly from course to course – Please see English language requirements for further information.

What if I have a different qualification or do not understand the requirements?


Please email contact the International Office at international@uel.ac.uk

For more information go Fees and funding page.

Visas

If you are not a citizen of a European Economic Area member state, it is compulsory to apply for and obtain a Tier 4 General Student visa to come to the UK for a course of study of longer than 6 months.  If you are a citizen of Visa required country you will need to apply for and obtain a visa to come to the UK and study at UEL for courses of any length.  However, if you are a citizen of a Non-Visa country and you are coming to study a short course of less than six months it is not compulsory that you apply for a visa to enter the UK, instead you can enter the UK as a Student Visitor. To check your countries visa status go to GOV.UK.

    If your course at UEL lasts longer than six months, you will need to apply for and obtain a Tier 4 General Student visa to enter the UK and begin your studies at UEL.
    • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS): You require a CAS from your Tier 4 sponsor (UEL) as this contains information required in the Tier 4 application. This is provided to you by UEL after you have received an unconditional offer to study.
    • Finances (Maintenance): You should have sufficient finances available to you to cover your outstanding tuition fees and living costs. This is known as the maintenance requirement
    • Online Visa Application: complete the online Tier 4 General application and provide the requested supporting documents as specified in the Tier 4 guidance 
    • Biometrics: Following online submission and fee payment of your Tier 4 visa application, you will be invited to visit a Visa Application Centre or other designated centre to provide your biometric details (10-digit finger scans and a digital photograph).
    • Interview: You will also be required to attend a short interview about your study plans.
    Our International Student Advice pages contain detailed information about studying in the UK as a Tier 4 General Student.

    Tier 4 General Student Visa

    Visa-required nationals studying shorter than six months

    If you plan to study a course at UEL of less than six months and do not intend to work during your studies or extend your stay, you may be able to enter the UK as a Short Term Student by applying for and obtaining a Short Term Study visa.

    As part of your Short Term Study visa application, you will need to show UK Visas and Immigration that:
    • you are over 18 years of age
    • you have been accepted onto a programme of study with UEL and have an official Student Visitor Letter issued by UEL admissions
    • you have enough money to support yourself during your stay in the UK.
    • details of your accommodation in the UK
    • you do not intend to stay in the UK more than six months.

    If you require a visa, you must make an application for a Short Term Study visa online.

    If you do not require a visa, you must show evidence of the above to UK Border officials on entry to the UK.

    Our International Student Advice pages contain detailed information about studying in the UK as a Short Term Student.

    Short Term Study Visa