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There are about 140 universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. The Times Higher Education supplement, considered to be one of the most reliable sources in educational matters, lists the following universities as the top 20 for 2017:
























These universities are ranked according to their performance in fulfilling their core missions and also in terms of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The carefully calibrated performance indicators, which provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

For further information, students and parents can visit the website of the university they are interested in.

Applications to a university in the UK are normally made through UCAS (The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) and an application form is available on the UCAS website ( for those who wish to apply directly. On the same form, the applicants are asked to select five different universities. This increases their chances of being offered a place. 

Detailed information on how to fill in the UCAS form is available on YouTube:

On the form, you are asked to provide your school or university transcripts, a personal statement, details of the university course(s) you are applying for and proof of your ability in English. Most universities accept students who have acquired a good pass in one of the following exams:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

Cambridge English Language Assessment

ASK Language Services is happy to assist students and/or parents in completing the UCAS application form, especially at points where a personal statement is required. We can advise the students/parents on the chances of being offered a place by their chosen university, as well as on the language-test score required to follow a particular course. We can also fill in and submit the UCAS form on behalf of the student, translate documents required by the university and inform the applicant of all developments in the application process.

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