Frequently Asked Questions

Questions for School Students

As soon as the decision to study in the UK has been made, it is important to start the process of choosing the right school for your child. School choise is one of the most crucial aspects in the whole process of entry. Sometimes, even the best from the most elite schools in the UK, simply isn't suitable for your child. Scion Mastery representatives will conduct an initial consultation with the child and his family, assessing the abilities of the child, the wishes of the child and the parent, and will also draw up an admission strategy and a child’s education plan. Our experts will be able to recommend those schools that are right for your child.

Tuition fees may vary. On average, the cost of studying in a private boarding school in England is £ 40,000.00 per year.

The sooner you begin to prepare for admission, the better. Registration to schools takes place at least 1 year before the entry, and sometimes 2 and 3 years in advance.

British education is recognised and valued not only in Europe but everywhere in the world. Over the course of many millennia, the UK has tested a large number of innovative ideas with the help of which the most effective model of the educational system has been developed.

The most effective way is to immerse yourself in an English-speaking environment. In order to develop not only general colloquial language skills, but also academic speech, Scion Mastery is engaged in the selection of schools for a short period of study. Students who are planning further studies in the UK have the opportunity to attend an English school in the Summer term (from April to July). This practice allows the student to quickly adapt in the English-speaking environment, improve their English speaking skills, both colloquial and academic, as well as experience a private school education.

International students are studying as well as residing in the British private schools. Boarding schools have specially equipped houses in which students live throughout their studies. Every house is managed by a carefully selected team of professionals who look after the children and live in the house along them. Under British law, every foreign student under the age of 18 must have an academic guardian. The guardian must be over 25 years old and reside in the UK. Scion Mastery does not only play the role of a nominal guardian, but also covers a wider range of services that we provide to our students. Throughout the whole period of your studies, we provide a full package of services that includes: guardianship, academic monitoring and mentoring, the selection of private teachers and development courses, as well as the  assistance in emergencies and personal issues. Working in collaboration with parents, students and schools, Scion Mastery creates a pyramid on top of which lies success.

Private schools in the UK offer their students various scholarships, which are distributed based on the academic, musical and sports abilities and achievements of the student. In order to receive a scholarship, you must timely apply for a scholarship (the deadline for submission is most often October in the year preceding the start of your studies), as well as undergo testing and interviews. Also, some schools offer small discounts to parents who have several children studying in a particular school at the same time.

Secondary education in the UK has a certain structure.  Сlasses are determined strictly in accordance with the age of the student on 1st September. There are several main stages of entry to schools in England, namely at the age of 7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+. However, you can enter the school in other age categories. Scion Mastery carefully evaluates each case individually and provides clear recommendation on which stage of admission is right for your child.

Every independent school may have its own system of entry. Generally, to apply for the place at the chosen school you will need to provide the following:

  • Identification documents
  • Academic documents (the list of applicable documents vary depending on the point of entry)
  • Personal Statement

Some of the schools will require from their candidates to sit ISEB or UKiset test prior to the interview and entry examinations. Scion Mastery is an ISEB approved test centre which facilitates common entrance exams for students wishing to apply to one of the TOP Schools. Scion Mastery has created a bespoke personal statement writing technique deploying life scripts to help students to create their own personal academic story.

To study in the UK, many international students require a student visa. Scion Mastery provides support to students and their families in applying for an appropriate visa. We cooperate with the best experts in the field of immigration, and our employees also annually visit the ILPA immigration forum, which highlights all the innovations in the country's immigration system.

Questions for University Students

International undergraduate tuition fees vary depending on the course and university chosen. The annual average is £18,000-£22,000. Accommodation and lifestyle expenses are not included, their cost will vary from university location: London, Oxford, Cambridge will be more expensive.

Of course, we have clients who followed this strategy. Students from Russia, Ukraine and CIS countries can enter the UK university after completing a one-year preparatory course - foundation. All situations are different, we recommend to book an individual consultation, where we will review and analyse your case based on the documents provided.

Of course, we have clients who choose this pathway. In this case, to be admitted to top universities in the U.S. a student will have to take SAT or ACT exams, regardless of the program he studied in the UK, A-level or IB. To prepare for the exams, we recommend our clients the most professional tutors who specialise in preparing for these tests.

We support students at all stages of the admission process, including completing the UCAS form. We have highly experienced tutors in our team - university entrance experts - who will help you prepare for university and write a personal statement.

For courses starting in September 2021, your application should be with us at UCAS by one of these dates – depending on what courses you apply for.
15 October 2020 at 18:00 (UK time) – any course at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, or for courses in medicine, veterinary medicine, and dentistry.
15 January 2021 at 18:00 (UK time) – for the majority of courses.
Some courses require additional admissions tests to be taken alongside the UCAS application, and these may have a deadline.

Most students know that medicine is one of the most competitive courses in the UK to get into. Ideally, your preparation should begin at least two years before you submit your application. The application process will include: GCSE and A-Levels requirements for medicine, medical work experience, UKCAT and BMAT examinations, personal statement for medicine, medical school interviews and much more. We guide students through each of these steps, for a more detailed answer, please book a personal consultation.

Absolutely everyone knows that Oxford and Cambridge are the leading British universities, but they also have very high requirements, they select students based not only on grades, but also personal characteristics. Entry to Oxford and Cambridge is a separate topic to discuss. As we always tell our students, just to graduate from a university is not enough, the diploma must be competitive in any country in the world. We believe that the most important part in the admission process is to select the right course. Over many years of practice, we have developed a unique approach, we consider the personal qualities, interests and abilities of each child and advise on the best educational institutions for them.

The level of English language proficiency depends on the selected program and university. The top universities in the UK set a high standard. An international student will likely need to take an additional language exam, the most common is IELTS. You have to be well prepared for this exam. The most effective way that we recommend to our students - to take private tuition with our native English speaking tutors.

The admission procedure to the UK universities has some peculiarities, it is important to start the admission process in advance. To apply for an undergraduate degree at the most UK universities, you should submit your application via the UCAS online platform approximately 10-12 months before the course start date.The same application can be sent to 5 universities. To apply, you have to write a personal statement and provide a letter of recommendation from the institution where you are currently studying. A complete list of admission requirements can be found on the websites of the universities you have chosen. We know all the nuances of the university admissions procedure and support students at every stage of their application process.

    The duration depends on the chosen program. Typically, the Bachelor's degree program takes 3 years, while the Master's degree program takes 1 year.