Apply for January 2021 Intake at UK Universities
Every year thousands of international students choose the UK to complete their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from its world-famous universities. If you are the one who is planning to start your study in January intake 2021, you must act now. The UCAS application deadline for January 2021 is here, where many universities already announced their application deadlines.
Important January 2021 Admission Dates
- Application open: 8th September 2020
- Application closing date: 18th October 2020
- Date of open days: 15 January 2021 (for the majority of universities)
These are the critical UCAS dates regarding January 2021 intake applications. If you are applying for a university directly, the university application deadline for 2021 could be different as mentioned on the website of the university. So make sure to decide your schedule accordingly and keep an eye on the important dates other than just deadlines.
Top Courses for January 2021
The United Kingdom has some of the world best universities. There are many reasons; like the quality of education, highly educated faculty members, research opportunities, acceptance of their degrees, etc. make the UK top destination for higher studies.
Many local and international students choose courses based on their popularity and demand in the job market. Selecting the right course track can help international students to land their dream jobs. Every degree has its importance in their related fields, but there are a few which are preferable than others.
So, if you are planning to study in the UK, you should check out this list of top course for January 2021 semester:
- Engineering and Technology
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Media and Communication
- Natural Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Sports Science
January 2021 Entry Requirements
Each college and university in the UK have their admission requirements, especially when it’s come to international students; these requirements are a bit strict as compared to the local students. The requirements also depend on the subject, course, and degree, etc. In general, the universities in the UK would ask for the following documents:
- Detail about previous qualification and exam grades
- The suitability of the students which required mention skills
- Some universities may ask to attend an admission test
- An interview can be conducted by the university to get admission
- Prove that you have passed the English language test (not necessary)
- In some cases, the students may need to show work experience.
This list contains some of the standard entry requirements. Some universities may ask for more or fewer documents. Don’t forget to contact us for more information.
Scholarship & Grants:
UK universities and colleges, including UCAS, offer scholarships and grants to international students. Every university has its criteria to grant scholarships to the students. This is usually based on previous student education and proven of their financial difficulties etc.
The scholarship usually covers the following things:
- The tuition fee of the student
- Monthly or weekly stipend provided
- Accommodation and living expenses
- Medical insurance with free premium
The duration of the student grant of scholarship can be last up to 36 months in the UK.
FAQs Regarding January 2021 Start
When can I apply for UCAS 2021?
The UCAS 2021 entry or application will start from 8 September 2020, and the application deadline will be 18 October 2020. A student cannot begin the admission process before 8 September 2020, but he or she can create a profile in advance.
What is the application fee for UCAS?
For 2021, the UCAS application fee is £20 for a single choice, but if a student wishes to apply for more than one course, he or she has to pay £26. The fee is different for a candidate who applies for UCAS after the deadline has passed.
When should I apply for January intake in the UK?
The sooner, the better. The UCAS will open the application for January 2021 on 8 September. So, you have enough time to prepare for admission. In case, if you are not able to apply on time, make sure to mark the deadline in your calendar, which is 18 October.
Can I go to university in January?
Due to pandemic, many universities in the UK are teaching students online, but most of the universities already announced that they would be open for January 2021 intake. Hence you can go to university in January.
Which universities are open for 2021?
Most of the universities are open for 2021, especially the one which come under the UCAS system. International students who are planning to travel to the UK for higher studies, should not disturb their schedule due to pandemic as universities will start their regular activities early in January 2021.
Can I start a Master’s degree in January?
All universities in the UK have already announced the application date and deadline date for January 2021 intake. The local and international students can start their master’s degree at any university in January.
Can I go to the UK without IELTS?
For international students, they can go to the UK without IELTS test. Many universities in the UK do not require IELTS to study. Some of these universities are the University of Bristol, University of Greenwich, University of Warwick and Sheffield Hallam, etc. Students who wish to study without IELTS can also get admission based on other documents like English proficiency certificates etc.