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What study visa do I need for the United Kingdom?

What study visa do I need for the United Kingdom?

If you are planning to come to the United Kingdom to study it’s important you do some research on what kind of visa you need and that you allow plenty of time to organise getting a visa. The time it takes to get a visa varies from country to country but it can take up…

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A guide to writing a personal statement for applying to universities

A guide to writing a personal statement for applying to universities

When applying to universities in the UK, especially for undergraduate courses, you will need to submit a personal statement as a part of your application. The personal statement has a maximum character count of 4000 characters and a good personal statement should cover: Why you are applying – your ambitions and what interests you about…

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Bucksmore Homelingua Study Tips blog

Bucksmore Homelingua Study Tips blog

Happy New Year and we wish you the best with your studies in 2016! Bucksmore Homelingua has launched a new Study Tips blog with lots of helpful advice on studying, improving your English and applying to universities in the UK, including scholarships. View the Study Tips blog on our website homelingua.com/blog If you are applying to…

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Choosing a university in the United Kingdom

Choosing a university in the United Kingdom

Choosing a university can be a confusing and stressful time. There are over 130 universities in the UK offering 10000s of courses at undergraduate and post-graduate levels in locations across the United Kingdom. It is important that you choose a course or subject that you want to study and at a university that has a…

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The Traditional British Pub

The Traditional British Pub

Completely immerse yourself in British culture during your Homelingua homestay by visiting a traditional British pub. The British pub’s origins can be traced back to Roman times, making it a tradition that is well and truly embedded in British life. A visit to the pub is a must for anyone looking for the quintessential British…

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Intensive IELTS learning with Homelingua

Intensive IELTS learning with Homelingua

If you are aiming to get level 6 of your IELTS or generally increase your IELTS score, a 1, 2 or 3 week intensive IELTS course with Homelingua will be a highly effective addition to your longer term study. Why take a one to one IELTS course? Learning IELTS one to one will allow you…

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What’s the difference between a levelled and non-levelled English exam?

What's the difference between a levelled and non-levelled English exam?

International English Exams like TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge First (FCE) come in many different formats, types and levels. If you are confused about which International English Exam to take, please read our Homelingua blog post  TOEFL, IELTS OR Cambridge English Exams for more information and advice. Today we are going to look at the difference between levelled…

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UK University Open Days Information

UK University Open Days Information

All UK universities have open days where prospective international students can come and visit the university, look at the accommodation (halls of residence) and attend demo lectures. It’s also a great opportunity for you to ask questions to the university staff and get information about admissions, visas and the course. A lot of universities now…

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International English Exams for Children

International English Exams for Children

International English exams like IELTS or TOEFL are not just for adults. There is a full range of internationally recognised English exams that young learner students can take which award them with a global certificate of their English level. Why should my child take an International English Exam? Taking an International English exam not only…

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All about the TOEFL iBT English exam

All about the TOEFL iBT English exam

The TOEFL iBT English exam is an internet based English exam taken by international students who are looking to study at an international university. The exam is managed by an American company called ETS. There are TOEFL iBT test centres across the world and there is usually a test held every weekend throughout the year….

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