Applying to a University in the United Kingdom

APPLYING TO A UNIVERSITY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Simone Biewer, LGL – UCAS Coordinator
The Lycée de Garçons de Luxembourg is registered with UCAS, the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to higher education in the UK. LGL students wishing to apply to a British university should therefore do so through their school. To meet UK deadlines (see below), it is strongly recommended that students planning to study at a UK university embark on the selection and application process 15 to 17 months prior to the starting date of their course.
Information session

Each year the British Embassy, in association with SLSB and alumni societies, organises an information event in the course of which prospective students are given in-depth information concerning the application process, studying at a British university and living in the UK. As far as possible, they are given the opportunity to meet students from Luxembourg currently enrolled at a British university. Prospective students are strongly advised to attend that event.

This year, this event is held online on 21st September at 18.00. Attendance is free but a registration is required. Please see Orientation@LGL for further details.

How to apply

The application process is lengthy and complex. It involves selecting courses and institutions, obtaining an informative reference, writing a carefully researched and thought-through personal statement, completing an electronic application form, sitting a language test (e.g. IELTS, CAE, CPE, TOEFL), sitting a special admissions test (e.g. for studies in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science, and selected other subjects), attending interviews or preparing portfolios. For advice and assistance, students are requested to contact Simone Biewer at LGL-SePAS (by appointment or in the weekly contact hour) as they are likely to need substantial help with the electronic application process.

Deadlines for 2024 entry

  • 2nd October 2023: deadline for Conservatoires
  • 16th October 2023: deadline for Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science.
  • 31st January 2024: deadline for all other institutions and courses (except some art and design courses listed with a March deadline.)
  • 28th February 2024
    Extra starts for eligible applicants.
  • 30th June 2024
    If an application is submitted by 18:00 (UK time) on this day, it will be sent to the chosen universities or colleges. Applications received after this date will automatically be entered into Clearing.

Please note that applications can be sent from mid-September. Students are advised to send their applications well before the 31st January deadline as popular institutions and competitive courses fill up quickly.

Tuition fees

Please note that EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals are no longer eligible for ‘home fee’ status as of the academic year 2021/22. This means they have to pay ‘international fees’. Students should refer to their chosen university’s website for details. They also need to apply for a student visa prior to starting their course.