What Are the Supporting Documents for University Admission?

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If you are visiting SBL International for your free consultation, use this checklist to ensure you bring along all your documents so we can make the most of your appointment.

Required documents

  • Copy of passport/visa (if available)
  • Academic transcript
  • Certificate of graduation
  • Certificate of English proficiency – IELTS/TOEFL/PTE Test/Other
  • Personal statement
  • Reference letters
  • CV (if applicable)

Additional documents

  • Postgraduate
    • Certificate of graduation/bachelor’s degree
  • PhD/Research
    • Certificate of graduation/master’s degree
    • Research proposal
  • Previous UK Education History
    • Previous CAS letter
    • Confirmation of enrolment
    • Previous visas (Visa stamp and biometric card)

Personal Statement

A personal statement is required when applying to UK universities. In it, students are tasked with writing about what they hope to do on the course, what they hope to do after the course and why they are applying.

Reference Letters

References are usually written by someone who knows you academically or professionally. Most references will talk about you from a teacher’s or supervisor’s perspective: the way in which you interact with other students and your performance in classes and seminars.

Your reference does not have to be academic, but if you’re studying or have recently completed school or college, an academic reference is expected. Choosing the right referee is crucial for your application to university. Things to consider:

  • Choose an appropriate referee
  • Print on official company or university letterhead
  • Explain the relationship between you and the referee
  • Express confidence that you will complete the course
  • Don’t forget the significance of the referee

How to Draft an Admission Application for MBA in London

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Being rejected on the bases of unstructured or weak application is something nobody would want. Every single university you would apply for in London has a requirement of the admission application, and there is no way you can get through without writing on. Some universities provide you with a guideline for how to write an application in their ‘how to apply section’.

Apart from given instructions, one finds difficulty in putting up an application that best fits the requirements of the university as well as is persuasive enough. We have gathered some tips that will help you in creating an excellent application for admission of MBA in London.

Understand if you are the right fit

Before you try to persuade the reader that you are the best fit for the MBA program they are offering, you need to a bit of analysis and research. The university would be assessing your application to know if you can relate to their norms, ethics, and values. On the contrary, you should be doing the say, access if the university you are applying it does value your morals. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to be in a place where you are eccentric.

Your networking skills will help you reach out to any alumni, from whom you can ask about if you are making the right choice. Once you know what the university is about, you will have a lot of information to frame down the answer to the most critical question.

Narrate your story in the application

Individuals considering to do MBA in London will have to create an impressive form. What makes each applicant different is their story. You need to explain your achievements in life and how they are helping you to frame a better future. Try to be engaging while you are sharing your experience but don’t be irrelevant.

The key is ‘be yourself’ what you are writing should be about who you are, not about what the reader would want to read. Don’t forget to mention your future aspiration in regards to the education you will be achieving.

Your career goals

It’s okay if you are not sure of what you want to do with your career, but being lost about it will not work. Opting for an MBA in London will open up different aspects and perspectives for your job but you still should have few options in mind. If you are blank about your career path, then this will give a sign that you are not committed.

If you still have some confusion and cannot build up a secure application, you can always consult for guidance. To learn more about UK University admission, reach out to SBL International for help.

The Process of Applying for a UK Student Visa

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If you are an international student aspiring to get your higher education qualifications from the UK, then it is crucial to research. The requirements differ according to the country you belong to and the passports you hold. Here are a few of the steps you need to take during the process of applying for a UK student visa.

Knowing which type of UK student visa you qualify for

If you are over the age of eighteen and want to go to the UK only to study a short course, then you can be eligible for a short-term study visa. It lasts for six months but can be further extended to five more months if you are opting for English language courses.
For courses longer than 6-12 months, you will need first to check whether the educational institute you have chosen holds a Tier 4 Sponsor License. If they do, then you will need to apply either for a Tier 4 child student visa (for those who belong to the age bracket of 4-16), or a Tier 4 general student visa (for those who are 17 and above).

Knowing the requirements

The student will first need to check the average visa processing time that is by their country of residence. The student will need to ensure that they have enough time between the start of the semester and when the UK student visa they have applied for is approved. Of course, the requirements for each student differs according to their country, but there are a few general requirements, such as:

  • If you are not from an English speaking country, then you will need to prove that you have adequate English language skills, by obtaining a certificate if one of the secure English language tests (SELT).
  • Bank statements to prove that you can afford your stay and education in the UK
  • Details of your passport
  • Recent passport-sized photographs
  • Your university acceptance letter as well as all other original academic documents that the student submitted at the time of their university application
    Currently, the fee for the short-term study visa costs £97 and £348 for a Tier 4 general student visa.

If you have any queries regarding the study overseas programs in UK, SBL International can provide you end to end support. Call us at +44 20 3637 8765 or send a mail to admission@sblintl.com.

The Benefits of Pursuing a Business Degree in UK

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It is not uncommon for high school graduates to feel lost when having to choose which degree to pursue in university. There are many degrees and specialisations available for prospective students to choose, according to their interest and grades about the subject. Most students opt for a business degree in UK, because of its benefits. Here are some of the reasons why pursuing a business degree in UK may be the best option for you.

Global Market

What you learn while studying business at the university level can be applied worldwide, as most markets are merging and the global village allows business-related jobs to be applicable all over the world. Most companies look for business graduates internationally, and opting for a business degree in UK will ensure that you will have a job with an excellent package within six months after graduation.

The diverse range of jobs

One of the best parts about a UK business degree is that even if you later decide to pursue another line of work, all the skills and knowledge you have acquired during your degree can come in handy. A business degree in UK can help you understand the operational side of organisations, improve your decision-making skills and in general improve many aspects of your personal and work life.

A balance of theoretical and practical subjects

For students who are confused about whether they should choose between degrees that include possible work or a purely theory-based degree will get the best of both worlds if they opt for a business degree in UK, as the degree entails both learning relevant business techniques and applying them in the real world.

A dual honours

A dual honours degree means that a student can combine their business degree with another degree that you are passionate about. Most business schools do offer this type of degree. Also, the modules and courses offered for business students is expansive, which gives students a wide array of specialization options for the future.

SBL International can guide the students who are looking to study abroad for higher education in the Top Universities in the UK, send us an email to admission@sblintl.com or ping us at +44 20 3637 8765.