IEC will help you apply to any UK university - Totally FREE

We are a UK based education consultancy (agent) specialising in supporting international students get into UK universities for Foundation degree, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD.  Contact IEC to arrange your free consultation with our British Council trained consultants.

What we do to support you get into the university of your choice

IEC offers free independent advice and support to international students applying to study in the UK, from across the globe or the UK.

Our British Council trained consultants have years of experienced to help assist international students through each step of the process from application to acceptance to any UK university, college or language school.

Students who use our services have a high success rate getting into the university of their choice.  We understand how students and their parents can fine the process of applying daunting, we are here to help you.

IEC is the route to any student looking to study in the UK at all levels - No matter which level of higher education you wish to study, we have a support team to get you accepted.

We offer free consultation and advice at our Newcastle and London offices, that will ensure that you find the right university, we will support you through your application process, offering the right advice to get that offer and acceptance.

Our consultants are available where ever you are in the world or the UK to support you online with our professional consultants who will ensure you follow the right route to studying in the UK.  Contact us today to get started via  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Free UK University Application Service

Free advice for all international students applying to study from the UK or Globally in the UK

IEC offers a free application support service right through the whole process from beginning to acceptance.  We know how to maximise your chances of being accepted onto any course at a UK university.

Our experience and close working relationship with UK universities ensure that you benefit from having your application overseen prior by professionals to submitting it. We know this will help in you receiving your offer faster for the university of your choice rather than applying on your own. We have found our service ensures a greater chance of receiving an offer to your first-choice university, compared to those who apply independently.

What is included?

  1. A free one-hour consultation with one of our British Council trained staff face to face or via Skype
  2. We will work with you in deciding the right university and course for you
  3. We will support you fully with your application, reviewing your application before submission
  4. We will assist you with the all-important personal statement
  5. We will advise you the documents required by the UK university of choice
  6. At every stage we will be if necessary, check for scholarships and bursaries
  7. We will review and advice on what offer to accept
  8. Support you fully through the application process until you enrol
  9. We are there to support you after you have started your course if necessary

Personal Statement

What do I include in my Personal Statement?

This is not an exhaustive list

  1. What are your career aspirations
  2. What interests you about your subject of choice – Be passionate
  3. Start your statement strongly making sure it catches the eye of the admissions officer.
  4. Have you any relevant work experience that is related to the course or subject
  5. Make sure if you can link your outside interests to your course.
  6. In the subjects you have studied so far, what has interested you
  7. What attracted you to the university of choice
  8. What other academic interests are you passionate about that are relevant to the course
  9. Be honest, do not include negative information
  10. Do not sound too clever and ‘talk down’ to the reader
  11. Do not leave it to the last minute
  12. Get friends and relatives to proof read your statement
  13. Finally do not duplicate your CV/resume

Universities are looking for real experiences of extra-curricular clubs, work experience or knowledge around a subject.  The university is much more likely to consider your personal statement if it stands out.  Admissions officer are looking for positive evidence of your character which will make you a productive member of the course and university.

Length of Personal Statement

We believe that the length of the personal statement generally for an undergraduate application should be 400 to 700 words, which is about one side of A4.  Some postgraduate programmes may require 2 sides of A4, this will be specified by the university.  Remember the admissions officers my read and consider a significant number of personal statements, help them by being concise.

Please use around five main paragraphs of text in a clear font such as Arial or Times New Roman, with a maximum size of 12 (We use 12).

Do not exaggerate or lie about your education history or your personal life.  Admission officers will question you and if necessary, check your claims externally.  Even if it is minor it will raise questions over the authenticity of the rest of your statement.

Easy mistakes are not to get IEC to check your personal statement.  Making it either to short or too long.  Not making sure that all the important information

Once you have completed your personal statement contact us to arrange a free one hour consultation.  We can check your personal statement proof reading it to ensure the English is clear and grammatically correct. Once we have read and completed our review, we will return your personal statement within three working days, if required within one.

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University Supporting Documents

Most students should not need the services of consultants to assist with preparing or submitting their application.  We recommend that you use the checklist below to ensure you have the right supporting documentation.  We are here to help.

Required Documents


1.Copy of passport/visa (if available)

2. Academic transcript

3. Certification of graduation

4. Personal statement

5. Reference letters

6. CV if applicable


Certificate of graduation/bachelor’s degree


1.Certificate of graduation/master’s degree

2. Research proposal

Previous UK Education History

1.Previous CAS letter

2. Confirmation of enrolment

3. Previous visas (visa stamp and biometric card)

Reference Letters

Normally, you will need two reference letters when you apply to a UK university. Additionally, If you want to apply for certain scholarship, these reference letters, will demonstrate your eligibility and will strongly support the application, at the same time. Sometimes reference letters are also referred to as letters of recommendation.

Reference letters are as important as any other documents in your application. Normally, a university cannot interview each applicant. The reference letter helps to give an impression of who you are. That impression can play a crucial role, when it comes to the decision, whether or not to accept the student.

What should a reference letter include?

  • past study or working experience with the students
  • the referee’s assessment of an applicant’s interest and ability to study a subject at university
  • the applicant’s achievements in school and the wider community
  • the referee’s thoughts on the applicant’s academic record and explanation of anything unusual in the record
  • applicant’s other characteristic and quality that make the referee think that the university should accept this student

Who is the right referee?

Your professors, tutors and people who have worked with closely are a very good choice of the referee because they can offer detailed insight into you, your skills and your work. It would be great if the referee can demonstrate a certain level of understanding or professionalism of the subject to which the student is applying.

If you’ve been working in an industry which is closely related to the university programme that you want to apply for, you can also have the reference letter written by your managers or employer (It is advisable to include a note explaining your choice of referee and why you chose them to write your reference letter)

Prepare your referees

After selecting your referees, you may want to inform them of the deadlines for your submission. You should meet with your referees in advance so that you will have time to discuss the letter.

You may have to change your referee at the last stage when you find out that the referee is not committed enough or you decide to apply for a different programme, but don’t worry, this is perfectly normal.

Remember that you can submit your application before the reference letter arrives. You may be asked to submit them at the later stage but do not hold up submitting your application.

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Student Visa Application

Your UK Tier 4 Student Visa Application

What you have to do for Tier 4 application.

  1. Visa questionnaire and check list of documents
  2. Advice on document preparation
  3. Support your online visa application form
  4. Advice with queries with respect to the Immigration Health Surcharge payment and visa application fee.
  5. Answer queries throughout the visa process

Once your CAS is received and all your documents are qualified, you will be able to submit your application online either by the standard or by the Fast Track UKVI service with visa results on the same day. Th Fast Track UKVI service does not guarantee a successful visa application.

To conclude to complete your UK study visa application quickly and hopefully increase its likelihood of success, your immigration matter will be dealt with in a few simple stages:

  1. Free consultation with IEC for your university application
  2. We will provide a checklist if needed for necessary supporting documentation (please see below)
  3. You submit your online application to UKVI
  4. You book your appointment for your documents to be submitted at a UK visa centre

For more information from the UK Government please use this link

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