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If you are already attending university in your country, and thinking about transferring, you may be able to transition smoothly into the next level at UEL. The process is simple and very similar to that of someone who has never attended university, with just a few extra steps.

The Application Process

Take a look at a course that interests you at the University of East London.
Speak with one of our international recruiters if you are not sure what to choose.

There are a few ways to apply:

  1. If you are from North America, you can apply via the Commonapp
  2. You can apply directly from our course pages
  3. If you are applying to more than one university in the UK or are classed as ‘Home’ for fee paying purposes then you MUST apply through UCAS.

You should draft your personal statement carefully so that it indicates that you are applying for a transfer and addresses your reasons for wanting to move from your current institution. Your personal statement should also reflect your choice of course.

If you are unable to submit the following with your application, you should do so as soon as possible, clearly marking your documentation with your name and UCAS number if applicable:

  • A second academic reference or referee's report.
  • A detailed academic transcript from your current university showing the academic subjects you have taken and marks/grades obtained. This should include an explanation of any non-standard grading systems.
  • A copy of your syllabus(es) in order to establish which of your courses are common to our degree programme.

Entry Requirements

If students have completed a 2 years of a college/university programme or hold an Associate degree in a relevant subject, with a CGPA of 2.0 they may be considered (at the University's discretion) for advanced entry.

How to Prepare

In brief, we offer places to the students who meet our academic requirements. Our admissions officers assess applications that show the most potential to benefit from their course and to contribute to the University. Your grades - both already gained and predicted - are the first area of consideration.

The academic admissions officers work in conjunction with our internal Schools during the selection and decision making process. Together, they consider the following areas when looking at all applications:

  • The grades and qualifications that you have achieved, or are predicted.
  • The context in which your qualifications have been, or will be achieved. 
  • Your personal statement. 
  • Your academic references.
  • Where appropriate, performance at interview.
  • Where appropriate, relevant work or other experience.
  • Where appropriate, English language ability

Personal statement
Your personal statement provides you with an invaluable opportunity to tell us your personal reasons for studying your chosen subject. This is a very important part of your application. You are encouraged to spend time drafting and re-writing your statement so that it is organised and well-written.
It is a good idea to give some relevant background information about yourself, your interests and especially your reasons for your choice of course. You might want to highlight any relevant work experience or voluntary work you have done. 

If you are at school your principal or head of year will generally write your reference. If you are not at school you will need to supply a reference from a responsible person who knows you well enough to write about you and state if you are suitable for higher education. References from family members or close friends are not normally acceptable.

Partner Institutions

If you are from one of our partner institutions, you may be able to apply direct and have automatic entry to certain programmes. To find out more, contact americas@uel.ac.uk

After you Apply

Once you have submitted your application, the Admissions team will begin to process your application. You should receive email confirmation of your application. After this email to confirm receipt of your application, you should not expect to hear from the University again until an offer is sent out. All offers will be sent primarily in the form of an email, and successful applicants will see more information about your offer. If you applied through UCAS, your offer will also be confirmed through UCAS Track.

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