There has been a lot of fuss about gaps in the UK — most universities have different policies undertaking gaps, some are strict while others are flexible. Here in this article, we will delineate everything about educational gaps to start your studies in the UK. So let’s get started…
In the first place, any gap which is unjustifiable is not accepted if it’s more than one year throughout whether you apply for an undergraduate or postgraduate course. For instance, if you have been idle for last 3 years and not engaged in anything academically or professionally, it’s very less likely you will get accepted. However, if you had gaps because of some personal circumstances such as medical reasons or so, it can be accepted with not much fuss.
However, the general rule is if you have more than 5 years study gap after high school weather justified or unjustified, it’s very less likely to get accepted in to a bachelors program and some universities like the University of Greenwich has a bar of five years gap for undergraduate courses.
If you are planning to apply for a post-graduate course, then 10-12 years of educational gap can be accepted with justification. Like if you have been constantly working or engaged in some other activities from the time you last graduated, it should be absolutely fine. In general, no matter what, you should be able to justify your gaps. In case of female applicants, a gap of 2-3 years is fine as sometimes due to maternity or marriage can cause a break in studies or work. So however and whatever, please be sure to justify your gaps, no matter how long is the gap — we have seen that the universities accept anyone with a genuine intention to study regardless of educational gap. We have particularly worked on profile with 10 to 15 years of gap for postgraduate course and 90% of the time all of our applications are successful.
So if you want to study and have gaps in your last education, you can consult with us. All our servicies are free and our expects will help you in finding right options while taking care of end to end process including visa application and accommodation booking. So what are you waiting for?
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I got about two regret responses now when i applied to two University in the UK. The feedback was that “The maximum educational gap accepted for a PG course is 5 years”.
I finished my 1st degree in 2007 so its been 14yrs now.
Which schools can i apply to that accept that gap.
Yes, that’s true that not every university accepts a gap; however, not every university reject though – try for Gloucestershire University, Solent, Sunderland, or Stirling
You can also reach us on +918610800974 (WhatsApp) if you wish to apply with us 🙂
What are the university names?
Hi sir my name is maninderjit Singh I am from India nd I completed may graduation in 2016 but I have 6 year gap nd recently i applied for UK my further study in IBM.Could you please tell me how can I justify my gap ?
I completed M.Sc 2011 Result published 2014.job start 2011 to till now.
Yes, you can apply – there is no problem with that but apply in universities that are less competitive. All the best
Hi I’m rashedul Islam. I’m completely bachelor of business studies in 2010.our result publication 2012. I will take a chance UK. Hotel management diploma course. I build up my career. So any help
hi…….i completed my PG course 2008 but after that i was doing teaching job besides this i completed caregivers course 2014 now i am doing again job…..but i want to study in uk …..can i apply for student visa ……please guide me in right way sir…Thanks so much
I complete my education in 2012. And I start working in school. I have 9 years work experience.
Hey my wife is trying to apply for Masters in Biotechnology. It’s been 10 years since she completed her bachelor’s in biotechnology then married. Now planning to apply for Masters in Biotechnology. Is she eligible and can apply. Please help. Thanks
i have 3 years gap in after my school, i did my bachelors in biotechnology and keen to do masters from uk? the gap will cause me any trouble?
Hello, I have study gap of up to ten years. I have been working since 2016. However, i cannot find my employment letters to justify this. I only have employment letter of my current job which i started in 2019. How do i go about this.?