Over 120,000 Chinese people live in London ensuring that there is a vibrant sense of Chinese culture in the capital.
The information below covers entry requirements, information on scholarships and bursaries, contact details, travel information and extra suggestions for Chinese students thinking about studying with us at Ulster University.
English and Maths requirement
Students applying for an Undergraduate, Pre-Masters or Postgraduate degree or the Graduate Certificate at Ulster University London and Birmingham are required to meet our standard English Language Requirements.
Students must also provide evidence that they satisfy the requirements for Maths (i.e. equivalent to a Grade C in GCSE). For students presenting qualifications from China, they must have at least a grade of C in Maths as part of the Senior High School Diploma (B in Maths for BSc Hons Accounting and Management).
|Undergraduate Programmes||The Senior High School Diploma (Gaozhong Biye Zhengshu ‐ Year 12) , a minimum score of 85 AND passed High School Graduation Examination with a minimum score of B or above.
The Senior High School Diploma (Gaozhong Biye Zhengshu ‐ Year 12) AND a completed Chinese University foundation/access programme.
The first year of a 4 Year University degree with an overall average of 70%.
The first year of 3 Year College Diploma with an overall average of 70% or above.
Graduation Certificate from a Specialised College / School (Zhongzhuan).
Graduation Certificate ‐ Sub‐degree (Gaozhi) level.
For Advanced entry to an Undergraduate Degree Programme:
Applicants holding a 2‐year Specialised College Diploma or a University College Graduation Diploma with an average of 70% or above may be considered for direct entry into the 2nd year;
Applicants holding a 3‐year Specialised College Diploma or a University College Graduation Diploma with an average of 75% or above may be considered for direct entry into the 3rd year.
Applicants who completed the first 3 years of a 4-year University degree with an average of 75% or above may be considered for direct entry into the 3rd year.
Applicants who have successfully an SQA HND (or equivalent) may be considered for entry to Year 2.
Grading System: A‐D; C is highest pass mark.
|Postgraduate Programmes||A 4-year Bachelor’s Degree, in a relevant area, from one of 211 universities is at with an overall average of 65 or above.
A 4-year Bachelor’s degree, in a relevant subject area, from other universities and colleges must have an overall average of 70% or above.
A Bachelor Degree, in a relevant subject area, with grades of 75 and above.
Successful pass in a recognised China Pre‐Masters Programme, in a relevant subject area, with a Pass at 70% or above.
For entry to Graduate Certificate in Business applicants need to have passed one of the following:
Applicants must hold a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree, in a non‐cognitive subject area.
A Graduate Certificate (3-year Diploma – Zhuanke/Dazhuan/Gaozhi level) at 70% in a cognitive subject area.
Students with qualifications from the following institutions would not normally be considered unless they have additional qualifications and relevant work experience: Employee’s College/University, Night College, The Party’s College/University, Correspondence College/University, CCRTVU.
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Instalment plans are available to you to help pay the balance of your fees, these are agreed on a case by case basis, defined by your qualifications and ability to pay your tuition fees.
In addition to our scholarships, we also offer an early payment discount for those students who pay their full tuition fees by certain payment deadlines.
For further information or to get into contact with our finance team please view our finance page or contact your regional team (see below) .
Our regional team make regular visits to China throughout the year and are able to help answer any questions you may have about our campus, courses, studying with us, the application process and any queries you may have.
Senior Regional Manager
If you would like to speak to someone about your accommodation options whilst you’re studying at the London or Birmingham Campus, our partners at QA are able to support you. To find out more, visit their website
- Copy of your passport (expiration date 6 months from start of chosen course)
- A personal statement. A minimum of 250 words detailing why you have selected your particular course, why you have chosen to study within the UK and your future career aspirations.
- Academic certificates and transcripts
- Any previous UK Visas (if you have studied or worked in the UK before)
- A completed Application Form
*All documents must be provided in English or official translations.
UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) requires you to have a budget of at least £1,265 per month to study in London (in addition to your tuition fees).
We understand that you need to be able to budget properly during your studies in London. To help give you an idea of costs you can expect, here are the average living costs in London:
- Rent: £450-£550 per month
- Food: £120 per month
- Social life £140 per month
- Travel: £50 per month
- Phone: £50 per month
- Books and equipment: £25 per month
The above costs are a rough indication and will vary for each individual. For further information we recommend visiting studylondon.ac.uk .
Once dates are confirmed, the details of our trips will be available so you can arrange to meet our team in your country.
In the meantime, please feel free to contact us via our enquiry form.
Pre-Sessional courses are designed for students who require further English language support before commencing their academic programme at Ulster University. They offer you the opportunity to improve your academic English, meet peers and prepare for life at Ulster University.
|Course||Minimum IELTS entry requirements||Start date||Tuition fees||Length of study|
|Pre-Sessional Plus >||IELTS 5.0 with no sub below 4.5||June||London: £2400
|Pre-Sessional Standard >||IELTS 5.5 with no sub below 4.5||July||London: £1200
The UK offers a massively diverse and engaging study location for students across the globe. Whether you decide to study in London or Birmingham, you will be able to experience a variety of cultures and activities.
The London campus:
- Two of London’s biggest high streets, Oxford and Regents street, are situated a short journey from our London Holborn campus. This is home to major high street brands such as Selfridges and Liberty’s of London
- China Town is a 20-minute journey from our London campus, and is home to many Chinese restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries and Chinese-run businesses.
- Shaftesbury Avenue, home of the West End shows, is full of theatres with the latest productions, from long running shows like the Lion King to the latest dramas.
- London, of course, is known for its outstanding nightlife, with many clubs, bars and pubs. With many offering students discounted rates on entry and all out student nights! Some of the best clubs and bars in London include XOYO and the Callooh Cally.
- London is widely known to have one of the greatest (if not the greatest) nightlife’s in the UK, therefore there are loads of clubs, bars and pubs, many of which offer student discounted rates on entry and dedicated students nights.
- There is a huge amount of culture within a 20-minute journey from the campus, including St Paul’s Cathedral, the British Museum, the Charles Dickens Museum, and the Tate Modern.
- London offers a plethora of beautiful Royal Parks. These open spaces offer great picnic and running spots, as well as holding regular sporting and music events whilst also being a great haven for London’s natural wildlife.
The Birmingham Campus:
If you’re going to make Birmingham, your temporary home whilst studying you might want to take time to learn more about the city.
- Our Birmingham campus is short walk from the Birmingham City centre
- The Thinktank Science Museum is a great opportunity to witness 20 interactive exhibits that explain how Birmingham became world-renowned for its manufacturing along with its recognised natural science collections.
- The Bullring has over 160 shops to explore the latest fashion and technology being released by some of the worlds biggest brands; Selfridges, Hugo Boss, Dior and Apple.
- With a grand atrium bigger than thirteen tennis courts, grand central train station hosts a modern array of shopping outlets and dining establishments. The huge range of restaurants include Yaki Nori, Yo! Sushi and other international cuisines ensuring that everyone’s tastes are met. The shopping centre has been built directly below New Street station making it even easier to meet up with friends and family for the day.
- Birmingham is home to the biggest Regional Library in Europe. Along with an extensive range of subject books and online resources the library also provides access to the British Film archive allowing you to watch over 2,500 free films, available through viewing stations. Just outside the library a small theatre provides a fantastic space to witness drama and music performances to poetry or storytelling readings. In addition, the library is home to other spectacular historical spaces including the Shakespeare Memorial Room. The original handmade display cupboards provide more than 44,000 books as well as magazines and DVDs which can all be located on the ninth floor. Additional features of the library include two outdoor garden terraces making it the perfect place to enjoy views of the city from one of the highest points in the city as well as providing an alternative study space.
- Just a stone’s throw from the city centre is Birmingham’s leading contemporary art gallery. The museum features temporary exhibitions from both local and international talented individuals, keeping art lovers most up to date with cutting-edge pieces. Iron also runs a youth programme for people aged between 16-21 allowing you to interact with others who also share a similar interest in art. The programme provides a great opportunity for you to create unique art pieces alongside professional artists enabling you to share skills and knowledge. Whether you intend to become a regular participant of one of the museum programs or if it’s a day out then why not attend for free and be charmed by the gallery’s beautiful neo-gothic building whilst seeing the world through someone else’s eyes.
With a Tier 4 visa you can work part-time during your studies. Our Careers Service offers you help with job applications and finding vacancies.
Find out how to apply for your Tier 4 visa and information on the application process, with helpful additional resources.