What is UDA?
UDA works with universities in the UK to provide students with support through admissions, travel, scholarship information and accommodations to make their time overseas successful.
Are there costs associated with UDA helping me with my application?
No, UDA’s services are completely free to students.
If I haven't finished my Bachelor's degree, can I transfer to the UK?
Yes, this will require looking at your high school and university transcripts to determine your program of study.
If applying for postgraduate courses, do I need to take the GRE, or other entrance exams?
Undergraduates may need to take their ACT/SAT, but postgraduate students do not need to take the GRE.
I graduated over a year ago, can I still apply?
Yes; your year of graduation does not affect your ability to study or play in the UK.
How long does it take to get a degree in the UK?
A Bachelor's degree takes 3 years while a Masters degree takes 12 months, saving you money by getting your degree done earlier.
How much is tuition in the UK?
Tuition ranges depending on the university you study at, and whether you are pursuing your Bachelor's or Master's degree. Regardless, tuition is often much cheaper than attending a university in the USA. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about tuition.
Can I use my FAFSA/student loans to pay for school in the UK?
Most of our partner universities utilize the US Direct Student Loan program, making you eligible to help cover costs not covered by scholarships.
Do I have to pay for my travel and living expenses?
Yes, but your student loans can help offset these costs.
Can I still play in the UK even if I've used up all of my NCAA/NAIA eligibility?
Yes! Since eligibility rules are different in the UK, students can continue to play while completing their degrees at one of our partner universities.
Are there scholarships available?
All students who come through UDA will automatically qualify for an International Student Scholarship at any of our partner universities that partially covers costs. In addition, there are opportunities for academic and sport scholarships but are determined on a case-by-base basis. Full ride scholarships are very rarely, if at all, offered. However, studying in the UK is still relatively cheaper than in the US, even without a scholarship.
Do I need a visa to study in the UK? Can I work while I'm there?
Yes, students will need to apply for a student visa upon gaining acceptance to their chosen university. You can work up to 20 hours per week on a student visa.
Can I stay in the UK after graduation?
Yes, you can apply for a visa extension to live and work in the UK for two years after graduation through the graduate extension scheme. The new immigration route will be open to international students who have completed a degree at undergraduate level or above at a Higher Education Institution with a track record of compliance