Colleges and universities in Britain have long been the
preferred choice for overseas students from The Gambia.
From the top research universities, to colleges which develop the most
developments in vocational study, the UK
educates under-graduates and post-graduates to the highest
Universities and colleges in the UK have staff that
specialise in assisting foreign students, and all British universities
have a wide range of services and facilities on campus. Many offer
international students university accommodation for their first year
of study, with accommodation offices to assist in the other years.
University Courses In The UK:
Most undergraduate courses in Britain take only three
years to finish, while diplomas & masters degrees usually take
one year. The types of courses are HNC, HND, Dip HE, Foundation
degrees FdA, FdSc, Batchelor's degrees and Master's degrees.
Studying in the UK:
A UK undergraduate course gives you a wonderful opportunity to
concentrate on a subject that interests you
You can choose from thousands of UK courses in business, law (LLB),
medicine, computing, science and technology, art and design,
social sciences and many others.
The wide range of undergraduate courses in the Britain gives you a
large amount of flexibility. You can enrol on a bachelor's degree
from the start, or you can begin by taking a two-year HND or foundation degree and then
finish it off with a degree later on. You can study a single
honours degree and focus just on one subject, or study two
subjects in a combined honours degree or joint honours.
Overseas Scholarships &
Each year many international students depend on
scholarships awarded by the British Government to help them
study in the UK. Whilst competition is tight for particular
scholarships, the British council actively encourages undergrads to
apply. You should also contact the nearest British Council
office in Gambia, which should have details of scholarship
schemes and will also be able to give you information on
educational courses and on living in Britain. If there is no
British Council office, then contact the British High
Commission in Fajara.
International scholarships available:
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)
DFID Shared Scholarship Scheme (DFIDSSS)
Technical Co-operation Training (TCT)
Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS)
British Chevening Scholarships, FCO funded