The usual rule of thumb is that the earlier you start your university application, the better it is. Most universities usually set deadlines for their September and January intake, which means it’s always a good idea to prepare for the deadlines in advance. If you haven’t sorted your application yet, don’t panic! The good news is that you can still apply to schools, but make sure to give yourself enough time to sort out all your documentation needed for an application.

Documents Needed For An Application

If you want to complete an application, you will need to get certain documents ready as each university requires them. These include

  • Passport: with at least 6 months validity from your expected start date.
  • IELTS or TOEFL score: to test your English proficiency.
  • Academic Transcripts with your previous academic scores.
  • Proof of finance: this can be in the form of bank statements.
  • A letter of recommendation from your professors/teachers or employers.

It is important to remember that is only when you receive an acceptance letter to a university are you able to start the student visa process, so it’s always better to apply as early as you can!    

Which Countries Can I Apply To?

Universities in the US, UK and UAE are still accepting applications, which gives you plenty to options to choose from. Canada, unfortunately, has closed its intake deadlines for this year, but there is always the option to apply for the next January intake. If the prospect of deciding which option is more than a little overwhelming and leaves you plenty confused, we’ve put together a useful list on the schools you can still apply to for the 2017 intake.

Universities in the US Application Deadlines

Transylvania University

July 1, 2017

Roanoke College

Rolling

Michigan Flint University

August 21, 2017

University of South Florida

July 31, 2017

South Seattle College

August 25,2017

*Note: Rolling deadlines means that there is no set date to send your application, as universities can receive applications all year around.  

Universities in the UK Application Deadlines

Regent’s University London

August 16, 2017

Middlesex University

August 6, 2017

Cardiff Metropolitan University

September 4, 2017

University of Buckingham

Rolling

University of East Anglia

Rolling

 *Note: Rolling deadlines means that there is no set date to send your application, as universities can receive applications all year around.

Universities in the UAE Application Deadlines

Canadian University of Dubai

September 1, 2017

Gulf Medical University

June 30, 2017

Middlesex University Dubai

September 7, 2017

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

July 30, 2017

American University in Dubai

June 29, 2017


Check out the full list of schools that you can still apply to. Don’t wait any longer! Go ahead and apply, if you feel like you need just a little bit more information on how to proceed with an application, click here.

About the Author: Sadia Sajjad is an English graduate from London who is currently working in Dubai. She’s always had a strong affinity for the arts and is never far away from her pen and paper.