Study in the UK
Why study in the UK?
Studying in the United Kingdom (UK) is truly an international experience. It is one of the most popular destinations for studying abroad over the Globe. Due to its excellent higher education system and worldwide acceptability, hundreds of thousands of international students opt for the UK as their preferred overseas study destination. Some reasons behind these are:
a) UK universities are the home of some world-renowned universities including Oxford Universities, Cambridge University, and Imperial College London.
b) UK universities are among the bests in the world. According to the QS World ranking, four of the top nine universities are from the UK.
c) Qualifications obtained from UK universities are internationally recognized and highly valued around the Globe.
d) UK Universities are highly ranked for Industry-University collaboration
e) With 114 Nobel Prize Winner, the UK is the world leader in research. Still today, the UK has produced 860 Nobel Laureates, and 38 % of Nobel Laureates have studied in the UK. According to the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, the UK ranks second in the world for the quality of scientific research.
f) The international Student satisfaction rate in the UK is very high.
g) UK Universities are one of the preferred destinations for studying abroad by Indian students for decades.
h) UK Universities will provide world-class teaching from the world’s leading academician and experts
i) Several Scholarships, bursaries, and grants are available for Indian students
j) Education system is flexible enough to suit international student’s career aspirations with vocational and academic blending
k) UK course and living costs are good value for money
l) UK courses are generally shorter than other countries
Degrees preferred by International students for their study abroad-
Bachelor’s or undergraduate degree: Normally it takes 3 years to complete full-time study. Some common titles of degree are Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
Postgraduate Degree -Master's Degree is generally two types, i.e., Taught and Research. Taught programs typically take 1 year to complete, but research degrees take more time. The common titles of taught programs are MA (Master of Arts) or M.Sc. (Master of Science) MBA (Master of Business Administration, M.Eng. (Master of Engineering), MFA (Master of Fine Arts), LLM (Master of Laws), M.Arch. (Master of Architecture), etc. The titles of common research programs are Master of Research (M Res), Master of Philosophy (M Phil), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.), etc.
UK tuition fees are quite high for international students, but the student will get one of the best education qualities in the world. The main costs coupled while studying in the United Kingdom (UK) are tuition fees, accommodation, and living expenses. This cost may vary depending on the Institution’s tuition fees, course, locations, accommodation preferred, and student’s lifestyle. The figures given below should be assumed as guidelines for International students. We strongly recommend students to go through the University website and other sources or take the guidance of any study abroad consultant.
Lecture-based Undergraduate program- £10,000 to £35,000 per annum
Undergraduate medical program – up to £38,000 per year
Postgraduate program- £11,000- £32,000 annually
MBA program – £18,914
Postgraduate medical program- £21,767
Living expenses (Apartment rent, Food, Personal items, Transport, etc., ) - £8,000- £12,000
Student visa requirements for the United Kingdom
After getting an unconditional offer from your UK University, a student has to apply for a visa to enter this country. He/she will get this visa from the UK embassy or consulate. He/she can directly contact the nearest UK embassy or consulate, or can contact us for any guidance for that. A student can apply for a visa three months before the intended date of travel to the UK. It normally takes 3 weeks to process your visa. A student (age above 16) has to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. The visa fee for the international student is £348 (please check the latest fee before applying here). He/she has to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of the visa application. A student can enter the UK up to one week before if the course lasts six months or less, or up to one month before if the course lasts more than six months.
Supporting documents required to apply for a UK Student visa
List of Popular Universities in the UK
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