University of Buckingham

    University of Buckingham
    Established on: 1983

    The University of Buckingham (UB) is the oldest of the country's five private institutions and a non-profit private university in Buckingham, England. It was established in 1973 as the University College at Buckingham (UCB), and its first students were admitted in 1976. In 1983, it was awarded university status by royal charter. Buckingham University provides bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees via five "schools" (or faculties) of study.

    Buckingham was close to Margaret Thatcher as Secretary, oversaw the formation of the University in 1973, and, as Prime Minister, was instrumental in transforming it into a university in 1983, creating one of the first private University in the UK since the University Grants Committee was established in 1919.

    Margaret Thatcher became the University's second chancellor after leaving parliament in 1992, a position she maintained until 1998. Student fees and endowments solely fund Buckingham's teaching budget; it receives no direct governmental money (via the Office for Students or Research England).

    However, its students are eligible for Student Loans Company loans. It has formal charity status as a non-profit organization committed to research and teaching.

    Buckingham offers undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. degrees in various subjects, with many of its degree programs offered as executive degrees. It focuses on business education and hosts the Business Education Group of the Academy of Marketing, the UK's largest organization of marketing professionals.

    The University hosts the Centre for Business Relationships, the most extensive research collaboration between business and education partners in the UK. It is involved in a joint research project with the US. The most significant research partnership between the government and education partners in the US.

    In the 2018 "QS World University Ranking," Buckingham was ranked 5th in the UK and 75th worldwide. It is among the highest-ranked universities in the UK for research performance and was the first private UK university to be awarded the prestigious Category Status by the authoritative, independent organization, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

    In the US News & World Report's 2019 rankings, Buckingham was ranked the best private University in the UK and 28th worldwide.


    University is committed to achieving academic excellence in all we do, seeking become UK's leading educational and research University. University believes in academics as first-class teachers and researchers and aims to continue offering the best teaching available anywhere at British universities.

    The University Ranking

    The University of Buckingham is one of the UK's finest public institutions. The QS World University Rankings for  2018 are placed 75th.

    University highlights

    University Type


    Established Year


    No of Students


    Number of Courses


    Tuition Fees for International Students Yearly

    12000 GBP


    September, January, and May.

    Main intakes

    The main intakes are in September, January, and May.


    International Foundation Progression Scholarship

    Value: £2,500

    International Undergraduate High Achiever Scholarship

    Value: £2,500

    Application Process/ documents needed for admission

    Academic Documents (For Bachelor)

    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th grade

    Academic Documents (For Masters)

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade

    IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores


    Experience letter

    Statement of Purpose

    Application Fees

    Proof of Scholarships - If any

    Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

    College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirement


    Minimum Score requirement

    TOFEL Requirements

    87 (minimum component scores of Listening 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23, Writing 21)

    IELTS Requirements

    6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component)


    59-65 (with 4 minimum component scores of 59)


    Q. Can I work as a student in the UK?

    Yes, international students in the United Kingdom can work part-time (20 hours per week, seven days a week) throughout the academic year.

    Q. Where is the University of Buckingham located?

    The University of Buckingham is situated in Buckingham, England.

    Q. Which are the other top Universities in the UK?

    Cambridge University, Imperial College London, and Oxford University are the top three universities in the UK.

    Q. How can I determine the best university or college for my chosen course?

    No university or college is perfect for everyone; different places suit different people, so it depends on your preferences. 

    Q. Do I have to pay any tuition expenses before applying for a visa? If so, how much do I have to pay?

    Before issuing a visa, most institutions need payment. The size of the deposit varies by school; for example, some colleges may want a 50% deposit of the first-year tuition cost, others one-third, and others GBP 1000/2000.



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