University Admissions

Foundation Programmes

Students who have taken the Intermediate/Higher Education Secondary School Examinations (Year 12), GCSE or AS Levels are usually required to take a foundation course before they can proceed to undergraduate studies in the UK.

Entry Requirements:

Typical Entry Requirements include successful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate but grade requirements vary across different universities.

Application Procedure: Apply

Document Checklist:

Interested to apply or find out more about the Foundation programme? Application Procedure: Apply

Undergraduate Programmes

If expecting to complete further education studies in the form of A-Levels, BTECs or equivalent qualifications, students can apply for Honours programme, usually Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc).

Entry Requirements:

Applicants are expected to be completing a school leaving qualification e.g a minimum of three A-levels /IB Diploma / Foundation programme. American High School/SABIS applicants are also accepted with 5 advanced placements (AP).

Application Procedure: All applications for UK universities are made through UCAS. For other regions, applications are made through the university online portals. For more information, contact us.

Document Checklist:

Postgraduate Programme (Taught/Research Masters)

Entry Requirements:

Requirements may vary according to recognition of previous University and scoring system used. For specific course details, please contact us.

Application Procedure: All applications are made online via the application portal or through StEPS for our partner universities.

Document Checklist:

Ph.D.

Entry Requirements:

A Masters and Bachelors degree from a recognized university are usually required for PhD entry (17 to 18 years of education). Since the university guidelines for research proposals vary across universities, we recommend that you make the initial inquiries directly with the relevant department or potential supervisor at the University you are interested in.

Would you like to seek guidance with writing a research proposal or connecting with the potential supervisor? Get in touch

Document Checklist:

Document Attestation: University applications require documents to be duly attested which can be a tedious task. At StEPS, we offer all services related to document attestation, uploading and online filing to expedite the application process at our partner universities.

Nir

Nir Mathur

Nir, a medical student at King’s College London, brings over three years of experience guiding students through the medical school admissions process, exam preparation, and interview/MMI preparation. Having successfully secured offers from medical schools in Ireland, Australia, the UK, and Singapore, He is well-versed in the requirements and intricacies of these regions’ application processes. His structured, relatable, and engaging teaching style makes complex concepts accessible and interesting. Managing medical school admissions and exam preparation at StEPS, Nir leverages this firsthand experience and teaching approach to provide tailored guidance and support to aspiring medical students worldwide.

amna

Amna Khawar

Amna is a bilingual Montessori trained Learning Specialist with over 10 years of experience at Dubai International Academy.

A Parent Ambassador for the prestigious Loughborough University, Amna will be supporting StEPS students and parents with their education planning.

Working in the Special Needs Department she has contributed to the positive development and wellbeing of students with learning difficulties and lower level abilities in group and 1-1 settings inside and outside the classroom through multiple evidence based interventions.

Mehak Amir

Mehak Amir

Senior Consultant

Hello, I’m Mehek Amir, a Warwick Graduate. I have 7-8 years of experience in the education sector, I have worked with prestigious institutions such as LUMS. I have helped local and international students in completing their personal statements, guiding them through assignments and thesis.

My journey in education has equipped me with a deep understanding of the challenges students face when seeking international opportunities. I believe that studying abroad not only broadens horizons but also opens doors to endless possibilities.

As an experienced professional, I am well-versed in the intricacies of the application process, visa requirements, and the various educational systems around the world. I am committed to guiding students through every step of their journey, providing them with the knowledge and support they need to make informed decisions.

Shayan Fareed

Shayan Fareed

Undergraduate Ambassador

Shayan Fareed is an Undergraduate Ambassador for StEPS who recently graduated from Warwick Business School with a BSC in Management. Prior to that, he completed his A Levels at the prestigious Aitchison College. During his time at the University of Warwick, Shayan cherished the vibrant campus life and considered it his home for the past three years, leaving behind fond memories as he moves on to new endeavors.

Faiza Omar

Faiza Omer

Communication Coordinator
Faiza Omer has a Masters in Finance from Punjab University and extensive experience in working across a variety of functional roles. Having been part of the StEPS team for the last three years, Faiza manages the company’s HR for Pakistan and the UAE and also supports with operations. She is skilled in managing internal and external stakeholder engagement and has received several certificates and awards, demonstrating her proficiency in teamwork, customer service, and administrative expertise. Prior to joining StEPS, Faiza worked at DNATA Emirates Group in Dubai providing passenger services and coordinating flight operations.

Misbah Fehmi​

Misbah has long been guiding parents and students on higher education application processes, entry requirements, subject selection, and extra curricular activites for university admissions.

We are delighted to have her support Team StEPS to share her expertise for North American university applications.

In addition for her passion for guiding students and parents, she brings valuable cross sectoral experience in writing for impact, human resource, talent acquisition, recruitment consultancy, advertising and marketing.

Wasim Hashmi Syed

Wasim Hashmi Syed

Senior Advisor

Mr Wasim Hashmi Syed, Senior Advisor, Professional Development and Transnational Education.Mr Wasim Hashmi Syed has over twenty years of visionary experience in initiating and leading educational initiatives with tangible outcomes, creating international linkages, and providing development opportunities for Pakistani youth under the country’s vision 2025. He has been involved in various government and foreign-funded projects, including monitoring research and development projects in IT and engineering.

As an Advisor and Consultant at the Higher Education Commission (HEC), he managed programs aimed at increasing the number of PhD faculty, providing scholarships for students, and fostering collaboration with foreign universities. Additionally, he oversaw the monitoring of research and development projects and played a key role in policy development for higher education institutions. He established collaboration with  more than 30 international foreign universities and organizations. He played a significant role in launching and overseeing scholarship programs and initiatives related to information and communication technology.

He also served as an Advisor International Linkages at Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology Haripur, he had engaged in obtaining charter for Institute from HEC and PEC.

In his role as General Manager Monitoring/Projects at the National ICT R&D Funds (IGNITE), he monitored numerous technical projects funded by academia and local industry.

Mr. Hashmi obtained his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from University of Engineering Technology Lahore. He also holds MS in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, from the University of Louisville Kentucky USA, and a Ph.D. (in progress) in Transport Engineering University of Hasselt Belgium.

Zeeshan Riaz

Zeeshan Riaz

He leads the business development, international brand building and student recruitment initiatives for StEPS partner institutes.

Zeeshan is a UK certified Clinical Therapist and British Council certified Trainer of Trainers (TOT) with higher education from Norway, Pakistan and UK in Computer Science with Business Management followed by MBA in Marketing.

He has extensive experience in corporate strategy and development in Europe, Middle East and Asia, working in a range of industries with extensive involvement in Green-Field and Public & Private partnership development projects which provides him with in-depth knowledge of the global job market to advise on career growth and educational pathways for professionals and students.

She has been representing her alma mater for international student admissions since 1998, and has successfully supported thousands of students with their academic development, university admissions and scholarship applications globally through educational guidance counseling, professional mentoring and career coaching.

As a certified DiSC and ‘How Women Rise’ coach, she also supports the learning and development of professionals to bring about workplace improvements through transferable skills development, behavioral change, and individual profile building for successful career growth.

Saima is a British Council trained and certified IELTS professional for British Council Dubai, Senior Consultant with Global Management Consultants UAE, Education Coordinator for BNI Konnectors in Dubai, and a member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital in Pakistan.

Her previous experiences include teaching students and training professionals for prestigious institutions and organizations like The University of Warwick, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Kinnaird College for Women, Virtual University of Pakistan, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Ali Institute of Education, Punjab Judicial Academy and The Ameliorate Group.

With extensive experience in education management and administration, Saima has been the Founding Director for the Directorate of Faculty Development & Internationalisation (DFDI) at LCWU, and successfully launched a Faculty Development Centre as well as Pakistan’s first university-level mandatory Citizenship programme in collaboration with the British Council. She was thus responsible for supporting the enhancement of teaching and research capability of Asia’s largest women’s university, creating linkages with local and international partners, enabling students in social entrepreneurship projects, and raising the university profile on an international academic platform.