Top Universities, Medicine and Art & Design

Applying to a top university, or specialist degree can seem daunting. Our experts will give you the very best chance of success.

We provide specialist support to help you apply to top Universities, study medicine and art & design courses

If you are looking to apply for a specialist degree such as medicine, dentistry or art and design. Or if you are looking to apply to universities you should be prepared for a much more rigorous application process than is required for other degrees.

Our specialist advisers have a wealth of experience of navigating these complex application process and will provide you with the very best chance of success.

You also need to start early most of these universities and courses close for applications before other degrees.

You can find out more below or you can speak to one of our advisers.

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Medicine Applications

Applying for a degree in medicine requires thought and time. Particularly if you are looking to apply to top universities for medicine (MBBS). You need to ensure you gain the right level of work experience for a successful application. Your application is not just about meeting the academic entry requirements. It is about demonstrating in your personal statement for medicine that your passion and commitment to work in that profession is there. This can be demonstrated through undertaking relevant work experience placements before you make your application.

Understanding what course directors consider to be demonstrable work experience is essential. Our professionally qualified team of medical specialists can give advice on this. We can also help you consider different pathways to study medicine in locations around the world.

Our team includes medical application experts who can ensure you get the correct work experience, ensuring you have a great personal statement for medicine and improving your chance of making a successful application.

The process of applying for medicine, varies in different countries with many having centralised systems. In the UK is done through a centralised process called UCAS. It has strict deadlines and you need to apply by mid-October for entry the following year. Similarly the US has a centralised system with very strict deadlines. This is run by the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) and in the US applicants apply with an undergraduate degree. This differs a lot from Europe, where most students apply to study MBBS straight from school. You will also need to pass the MCAT test. We can help you navigate the process.

We also support medical and dental students applying for postgraduate courses.

Also, if you are interested in studying for a degree in veterinary science nursing, midwifery, or physiotherapy, we have a qualified team of professionals who can provide advice and support to you on entry into these professions.

You can find out more by clicking on the icon below. Or for a free consultation to discuss your options please do contact us now.

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Top universities

If you are a top student you should be looking to apply to top universities. This could be the University of Oxford in the UK, Yale in the US or Trinity College in Ireland.

This year’s university rankings are dominated by the USA and UK.


Europe also has some many prestigious universities often with much more affordable fees than those in the UK and USA. You can find out more about some of these top universities below:


In addition to being a top student a successful application to top universities takes a lot of work. You will be competing with the most gifted students from around the world.

Here are a few tips:

  • Produce a stand out personal statement. This is the opportunity to sell yourself and with all candidates being top of the class this is your chance to stand out.
  • Practice, practice, practice. You are likely to have to sit some tests and have an interview. The more you practice the better chance you will have of success.
  • Don't be late. Most applications for top universities need to be in much earlier than other applications. If you are late you will have to wait until the next year.
  • Choose your advocate. You will be asked for one, two or three references. Make sure you choose someone who knows you well and you know will be able to put across how great you are.
  • Finally make sure you get your grades. Any offer will be conditional on you achieving your predicted grades make sure you go that extra mile to ensure you secure your top university place.

You can find out more about top universities in the UK by clicking on the icons below. Or we can help take the stress out of this rigorous process and give you the very best chance of success. For a free consultation speak to us to find out more.

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Art and Design Applications

In an interview by Uni Direct Professor Carlisle of Falmouth University describes that the growth of automation is leading to a surge of employment opportunities in the Creative Industries. This is not just in what we would normally class as 'art and design' sectors but across all sectors that will make up the workplace of the future. There has never been a better time to study an art and design degree.

Whilst the majority of our students who want to apply for art and design degree courses start through undertaking an art and design foundation diploma. There are options to apply straight to an art and design degree. You can do this if your art and design personal statement and portfolio and is of a high enough standard.

Our art and design specialists can help you decide which route is right for you. They will work with you to review your art and design personal statement and portfolio. Which will allow them to identify the most appropriate route and degree course.

As part of your application to study art and design, you will be expected to submit a diverse portfolio of your art and design work. Submitting a successful art portfolio requires specialist advice. This is key to ensure you both display the diversity of your work, and that it is presented in the correct format. This is particularly important for international students who are required to submit a digital art portfolio and those students looking to apply to top art and design universities.

Some of our students will apply for both art foundation diploma courses and degrees. We can support you with both options. If you  decide to undertake an art and design foundation diploma, you should consider your longer-term progression on to an art and design degree course. Our specialists will help you do this, by helping you to map out your academic journey.

Please do contact us find out more.