Study in UK: Timeline for September 2022 Intake

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Srishti Chatterjee
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Updated on Jan 28, 2022 17:13 IST

Study in UK: Timeline for September 2021 intake

  • Start early and by August, shortlist 8-12 universities that you will apply to. Visit university websites and note application requirements, deadlines etc.
  • By September, be familiar with bank loan options and scholarships to fund your studies.
  • Start working on the UCAS admission form (for UG courses) and individual college applications (for PG courses).
  • Do some initial research on various accommodation options.

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  • Prepare for required standardised tests like GMAT, GRE, UKCAT, TOEFL or IELTS - depending on the course and university.
  • By June-July or three months before the test date, register for GMAT/register for GRE.
  • Register for TOEFL/IELTS at least a month before the test date.
  • Take the required tests around September. Plan for buffer time in case you need to retake the test. Check test-taking and re-exam process and guidelines.
  • Shortlist the colleges and prepare for your application. Think hard about what makes you unique as an applicant and sketch out your strengths and self-assessment.
  • Contact your professors and direct managers for the required 2-3 reference letters. At least a month before your application deadline. Check the deadline timetable!
  • Begin drafting your SOP and essays. Give a month’s time to structure these documents properly.
  • Apply before the deadline!

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  • Don’t delay replying to college e-mails. And there will be quite a few!
  • Appear for personal/video interviews. These are scheduled around January to March.
  • Once you get acceptance letters, make your decision as soon as possible.
  • Depending on the deadline, notify the universities of your decision.
  • You would need to pay a non-refundable deposit to confirm your admission.
  • Search for and begin applying for external scholarships (if applicable).
  • Apply for a student loan, after you get your acceptance letter.
  • Gather paperwork for your student visa.
  • Apply for your student visa in time. Keep in mind the time taken for visa processing!
  • Book airline tickets.
  • Arrange for an Internation Debit/Credit card.
  • Collect all the documents and their photocopies, to take along.
  • Check out the UK Student Visa checklist.
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Suraj hegde


I want to purse a masters in computer science related courses.Is it possible me to apply for September intake.If yes what is procedure need to follow,like Tests etc?

Reply to Suraj hegde


Srishti ChatterjeeStudy Abroad Expert


If you want to start the process from scratch that you won't be able to apply for September 2022. You can start the application process for Sept 2023 from now,

I want to do MSc data science in UK. If i start preparation of IELTS today then for which intake I should focus on?

Reply to aditya srivastav


Srishti ChatterjeeStudy Abroad Expert


If you start preparation now then you can target Fall' 23 admissions.

I am studying 10th grade right now. I am aiming for medicine in UK.I will have completed my 12th grade by April 2024. But my wish is to start my course in September 2024. So, when should I start and submit my application? If it is before my final exams, should I get predicted score from my school?

Reply to Senthil Velu Sivakumar


Srishti ChatterjeeStudy Abroad Expert


You should apply only after getting your Grade 12 scores. As the whole process takes months, you should aim for Sep 2025 intake.


Meet Vyas


I applied for September for uk so if i get my visa in jan or feb then when can i enter to uk

Reply to Meet Vyas


Srishti ChatterjeeStudy Abroad Expert


Once you get your visa, you can book your flight tickets. It is advisable to reach the location/university a week or two in advance from the orientation date. Currently, you need to check the covid guidelines as well, whether they require quarantine.

what about january intake

Reply to hari prakash

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