Following the introduction of Brexit, citizens of the European Union (27 countries in total), the European Economic Area (including Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland) and Switzerland can no longer travel to the United Kingdom to study without first meeting certain requirements.
However, as shown, “Brexit” does not seem to have stopped the Portuguese students. According to data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, in the 2019/20 academic year, the UK was one of the most selected destinations by national students, with more than 2,500 people choosing British universities for their courses. This year, according to OK Student, more than 2,000 people have already enrolled in UK-based higher education schools.
Proficiency in the language
Currently, a visa is required and it is not enough to issue a citizen’s card, that is Knowledge of the English language requires proof. For this reason, the Cambridge Appraisal English, Cambridge University Nonprofit Foundation, Created an information wizard Around the English levels and tests required for that purpose.
One of the safest options for students is to obtain a user proficiency certificate in the language in question, which is divided into two, in accordance with the Common European Structural Languages Index (CEFR) recognized by most European institutions. Levels: C1 (autonomous or advanced) and C2 (competent or competent). Test conducted for this purpose Cambridge English Exam.
However, an IELTS certificate (International language testing system), Generally accepted in the country, may serve. Of these, the score range varies from 0 to 9, with results ranging from 7 to level C1 and from 8.5 to level C2 of CEFR. However, as the foundation warns, It is necessary to check the specific requirements of the company from which the student wants to apply, Each can independently choose how to estimate the level that students have in the language.
For those who want to apply for the course below the bachelor level, a SELT test (Secure English language test), The foundation in this case recommends IELTS for UKVI, such as content, format, difficulty level and score for an IELTS test, slightly altering the method by which final results are awarded. In this scenario, the obtained classification should be 4 to 5, which is equivalent to a CEFR level B1 (threshold or intermediate).
Funding to study in the UK
This year, Portuguese students will be able to apply for full funding (100%) of their tuition fees at higher education institutions in the United Kingdom, an organization dedicated to the admission of students to British universities, OK. Coventry University, England.
Applications will take place in July And Biomedical Sciences, Business Management, Computer Sciences, Digital Marketing, International Relations, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology and Aeronautical Management.
Expand the boundaries
For Portuguese interested in studying abroad, 2nd ed Portugal Virtual Exhibition Abroad.
From Free access, This may be one of the last opportunities for students to apply to some companies as this year’s event will be held on the date closest to the application periods.
Thus, they will meet on the 5th of next month from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Companies from more than 15 locations – including the United Kingdom – universities, educational institutions, summer schools and language schools.
In addition to the possibility of attending public sessions, students may meet with representatives of various organizations, either through private meetings or Chats.
Edited by Carla P. Ribeiro
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