May Intakes in UK

There are several factors to be considered if you plan to study abroad. One of the primary ones is the intake. There are three major intakes in the UK, Fall (September/October), Winter (January, February) and Summer/Spring (April/May). Though Fall and Winter intakes are the ones that most students apply to, you can also apply for the Spring/Summer intake. This blog provides you with all the details regarding the May intake universities in the UK for Sri Lankan students.

If you read this blog further, you will find answers to these questions and many more like these. You should keep in mind that it is necessary to decide your intake and start applying early so that you will get enough time to make all the preparations
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Top UK Universities for May Intake 2023

We have given a list of the top UK universities that offer May intake. You can refer to the table below and get a list of these universities so that you know which universities to apply to if you finalise choosing the May intake.The average annual tuition fee can range from LKR 40,00,000 to LKR 1,00,00,000.

Name of University

QS Ranking 2023

Average Annual Tuition Fees (in LKR)

Coventry University


LKR 80,00,000 to LKR 1,16,00,000

Keele University


LKR 60,00,000 to LKR 1,00,00,000

Northumbria University


LKR 50,00,000 to LKR 1,00,00,000

Queen Mary, University of London


LKR 64,00,000 to LKR 88,00,000

Ulster University


LKR 56,00,000 to LKR 68,00,000

University of Chester

LKR 48,00,000 to LKR 52,00,000

Sheffield Hallam University


LKR 52,00,000 to LKR 96,00,000

University of Salford


LKR 40,00,000 to LKR 76,00,000


When to Apply for a May Intake in UK Universities?

It is always advisable to apply to universities early, so there is no scope for corrections or delays anywhere. Even if you need to make last-minute changes, you will get time for them if you apply early. It is not wise to wait till the last minute to apply to universities. Classes for the May intake start between May and August. As such, the general timeline to apply for May intakes in UK universities is from October to January. However, it is to be noted that the timeline can change considerably depending on the university you choose. As such, you should also refer to the university's official website before you start applying.

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Documents to Apply to UK Universities for May Intake

You need to submit a few documents when you apply to UK universities for the May intake. Though there can be minor changes in the documents required, there are a few general ones you will be asked to submit. They are given below.

  • All academic documents.
  • English proficiency test scorecards.
  • GMAT/GRE scorecards.
  • Passport-size photographs.
  • Statement Of Purpose (SOP).
  • Valid passport.
  • Letter Of Recommendation (LOR).

AECC conducts PTE classes at nominal fees so that you can ace the test easily and get admission to your preferred UK university

Application Process to UK Universities for May Intake

If you have decided to apply to UK universities for the May intake, it is essential that you know about the application process in detail. We have given the steps to be followed below so that you can apply easily.

  1. Make a list of the universities and courses you wish to apply for.
  2. Keep checking the official website of the universities for all recent updates.
  3. Arrange all the documents and take all the necessary tests well before starting the application.
  4. Apply early from the official website of the university.
  5. Wait for the confirmation letter from the university.

How to Get Scholarships for May 2023 Intake?

There are several scholarships funded by the government, universities and other private institutions which you can apply for when you study in the UK. The eligibility criteria and award value for these scholarships will vary based on the scholarship you choose. We have listed a few scholarships below for your reference.

  • Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships
  • Clarendon Fund Scholarships
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships
  • British Chevening Scholarships
  • Commonwealth Scholarships

We hope you have gained a rough idea about the May intake universities in the UK for Sri Lankan students by now. If you need clarity on anything else, you can contact AECC’s counsellors, who will offer you free guidance and assistance. You can also read our blogs to get detailed information on the cost of living and studying in the UK, scholarships, and everything else. 

AECC can assist you in connecting to top universities abroad for your selected course and guide you toward your dream career. Don’t hesitate to contact us for free assistance!


What is the major intake in the UK?
The largest intake in the UK is the Fall intake which takes place in September and October.

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