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Undergraduate Degree in the United Kingdom

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Study Undergraduate Degree in the UK

If you have completed your A-Levels or high school with a score of 80% and above, you may apply for direct entry to a Bachelor’s degree in the UK.

An undergraduate degree in the UK typically takes three years to complete, which is the standard duration. However, if you plan for a placement or sandwich year, the duration of your degree will extend to four years.

Some Bachelor’s degrees, such as Pharmacy, Medicine, and Dentistry courses, may have a longer duration.

A placement or sandwich year is a one-year program during which students take a break from their degree to work in the industry. During this time, students work full-time and get paid like any other regular employee.

Undergraduate qualification types:

The common types of Bachelor’s degree in the UK includes:

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

Entry requirements

General entry requirements for an undergraduate degree in the UK are added to provide an overview of the necessary grades needed for admission. You can view them by selecting the country name from the list below.


Foundation Year

Successful completion of Pakistani HSSC Grade 12th with 50% and above. If you plan to take Health Science foundation Pathway, you may need to have 55% and overall.

Successful completion of 5 O-Levels with grades C and above

Completion of Diploma of Associated Engineer (DAE) with 65% or above. However, students with DAE qualification with higher grades can go for International Year One also.

Maths is a compulsory subject for most universities and pathway providers

Undergraduate Degree

Completion of HSSC pre-engineering/ICS/pre-medical with 70% and above.

Successful completion of 3 A-Levels with AAB – BBC for most universities. However, university direct UG requirements vary depending on the chosen course.

Study Gaps

Students with study gaps are considered at higher risk for visa refusal, so you will need to provide evidence demonstrating activities during this time. 

However, acceptable study gaps for most UK universities are:

Foundation: up to 2 year
Undergraduate: up to 3 years
Postgraduate: up to 5 years


Foundation Year

Successful completion of Kuwaiti Thanaviya grade 12th with 60% and above. If you plan to take the Health Science foundation Pathway, you may need to have 80% and overall.

Successful completion of 5 O-Levels with grades C and above

Students from American Diploma needs to have minimum 3.5 CGPA

Undergraduate Degree

Successful completion of 3 A-Levels with AAB – BBC for most universities. However, university direct UG requirements vary depending on the chosen course.

UK foundation/pathway course with a pass mark of 55% and above.

Successful completion of Diploma from a PAAET Kuwait with GPA 2.50 or above

UK Undergraduate degree intake & deadlines

The UK offers two main intakes in September and January for all qualifications including Foundation, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. Additionally, many universities in the UK also provide a May intake, mostly for master’s and foundation courses.

September / October (Fall intake)

Mid January to May

January/February (Winter intake)

June to October

May intake

December to January

UK Universities Application Process

There are two ways to apply for undergraduate degrees in the UK. One is a UCAS application and the other is direct UK applications.

(i) UCAS Application

The UCAS Application is the primary system for applying to UK universities at undergraduate level. You can apply to up to 5 universities per application.. If you wish to add more universities, you will have to pay £20 for a single course and £26 for more than one.

Please note, UCAS application is not needed for Foundation, International Year One and Master degrees admission in the UK.

Click to learn more about UCAS application deadlines, UCAS Extra and Clearing process

(ii) Direct application

Many UK universities accept direct applications also for undergraduate degree courses through an approved agent. All you need to do is to contact JnS Education and we can apply directly to the university for admission.

Click to see the list of universities in the UK with minimum deposit

UK universities Initial tuition fee deposit

International students who are issued an offer of acceptance are required to pay a refundable** tuition fee deposit before a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) can be issued. The deposit fee varies from 3,000 GBP to 8,000 GBP. Few universities even charge 50% of the first year tuition fee. 

Below is the list of universities with their deposit fee for direct entry to UG degree.

Anglia Ruskin University


London South Bank University


Teesside University


Nottingham Trent University


Birmingham City University


University of Essex


University of South Wales


Birkbeck University of London


Click to see the list of universities in the UK with minimum deposit

2-year bachelor’s degree not approved for Kuwaiti student. However, non-Kuwaiti student can apply for fast-track degree

2-Year fast-track degree in the UK

Yes, that’s true. You can complete your undergraduate degree in 2 years, saving both money and time. Two-year Bachelor’s degrees in the UK, also known as Fast-track or accelerated degrees, are similar to 3-year degree courses. You would study the same course content and receive the same qualification upon completing a fast-track degree, which is equally accepted by all employers in the UK

Documents for UK Bachelor’s degree admission

List of mandatory and optional documents needed for Undergraduate degree admission in the UK:

A-Level grades or 12th grade mark sheet/certificate

O-Level grades or secondary school certificate

2 reference letters

Valid passport copy

English proficiency test (PTE or IELTS UKVI)

Statement of purpose (SOP) or Personal statement

CV or resume (if there is study gap)

Portfolio (for art & design courses)

The documents may vary depending on course requirements

Working in the UK

Working part-time can help manage your living expenses and part of your tuition fee

How a bachelor's degree is assessed

For your knowledge and information, this is how the Bachelor’s degrees in the UK are graded:

First Class honors degree

2:1 Upper Class degree

2:1 Lower Class degree

Lower-second Class (2:2)

Third Class



Work hard and secure First Class honor for easy admission to most Master’s degrees in the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Students enrolled in full-time degree programs can work up to 20 hours in their university term time per week and full-time during their vacation period. After degree completion, international students may be eligible to apply for a post-study work visa, such as the Graduate Route. Whereas students enrolled in part-time courses are not eligible to do any paid or unpaid work in the UK.

After graduating from the UK, you will get 2 to 3 years of poststudy work visa and be eligible to work anywhere in the UK. After successfully securing a job in your desired field, you can extend your work visa and excel in your career.

There are different scholarships available for international students which can cover their tuition fees. However, getting free education at the beginning of your education journey in the UK can be challenging.

Studying in the UK after completing your 12th grade through a pathway program is a great option for Kuwaiti students. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to pursue higher education in the UK after completing your secondary education:

  • Research and Choose a Pathway Program
  • Select Your Course and University
  • Check Eligibility Criteria/Entry Requirements
  • Apply for the Pathway Program
  • Get a Conditional Offer and Visa Application
  • Apply for Your University Degree

By following these steps, you can transition from completing your 12th grade to studying your preferred course at a UK university through a pathway program.

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