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Introduction:
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 current developments in vocational study, the UK educates under-graduates and post-graduates to the highest of standards.

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 the most. 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 & Funding:
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  Embassy 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
 
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