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Why Study in UK

  • Gain a world-class education, four of the top six universities in the world are in the UK and qualifications are internationally valued and recognised.
  • UK is one of the most exciting and productive places in the world for research, creativity and innovation. If a student has a passion for learning and wants to be at the forefront of his subject, this is the place to be
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK tend to be shorter than in other countries which can help to keep the cost of tuition fees and living expenses down
  • International students are allowed to work for up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during holiday
  • UK institutions offer flexibility of choice and enable a student to blend academic and vocational courses of choice.
  • A student can develop a range of skills needed in today’s global workforce, including refining English language skills.
  • UK is such a popular destination for international students, they are sure to meet people from all over the world during their time in the UK

Education System

Education in the United Kingdom is a regionalized with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under separate governments. The UK education system consists of two distinct systems of courses and qualifications which are compatible with each other. One system is followed by England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the other is adopted by Scotland.

Higher education often begins with

  1. Undergraduate degrees : Higher National Certificates/Diplomas and Foundation degrees These qualifications allow students to progress to the 2nd or 3rd year of an undergraduate degree based on their results.
  2. Bachelor’s : 3 years degree in except for Scotland where the degrees are 4 years.
  3. Postgraduate degrees: Postgraduate certificate and Postgraduate diploma range between 9-12 months Master’s : 1 year either taught or by research, Doctorate, a research degree that usually takes at least three years.

Entry Criteria

The three most important requirements for admission into an educational institution in the UK are:

  • A strong academic background
  • Good command over English Language
  • Adequate financial resources

Note that universities in the UK operate with a large degree of autonomy, that they set their own academic entry requirements & have got the freedom to take their own decisions on individual cases.

Test Required

If students native language is not English, they will be required to demonstrate English proficiency by gaining an English language qualification prior to the commencement of their programs. Minimum requirements are detailed below; however higher levels may be required for entry onto certain programs

  • IELTS Average Score of 6
  • TOEFL 550 (213 for computer based test)

GMAT is required for apply to few top Business schools

Visa Process

  • The British High Commission in India has procedures to facilitate the visa application process. Students should lodge their visa application at one of the application centres, operated by Visa Facilitation Services (VFS).
  • VFS collected the required document and will take biometric information of the student, which includes a photograph and a digital scan of your fingerprints. Along with appointment confirmation, Visa fee receipt. passport and recent photograph. After the document submission student will need to sit a short interview in the visa application centre and will be interviewed by an interviewer
  • All applications lodged at VFS are then immediately forwarded to the High Commission or the relevant Deputy High Commission. The assessment of the visa application and the final decision on whether you would require an interview or not will be taken by an Entry Clearance Officer at the British High Commission or the relevant Deputy High Commission. And if the visa application is successful student passport endorsed with appropriate UK visa is returned to the VFS office by courier & may be asked to come and collect it or it is couriered to student home or office address. The processing time for a settlement application is 95% within 12 weeks.

Accomodation

  • One of the important things that a student arriving in the United Kingdom will have to consider is accommodation. Students are expected to live in shared accommodation which is offered by the University or private sector. A
  • Accommodation offered by the University are known as halls of residence which has a member of the staff living in the premises, Shared rooms with or without kitchen. Majority of first year students choose to live in this type of accommodation which is mainly suitable for single students.
  • Private accommodation are flats taken on rent which can also be shared, sharing helps to reduce the cost of living for a student
  • Homestay is also possible where students live with a UK family in their own home, it’s a great opportunity to learn UK culture and living style

Part-time Job

Working alongside to studies is a fantastic way to gain skills for student future career. Many international students in the UK take a part-time job. If Students are on full time study the demands of the course will not allow the student to work for much time and as masters is for 1 year and bachelor is for 3 there is no much free time for students.

Full time students may work part time for a maximum of 20 hours per week during term time and 40 hours per week during the vacation.

Stay back options

Students can stay in the UK for around four months after their course finishes. During this period, they can work full-time in a temporary job until their student visa expires. Student immediately can apply for Tier 2 General visa at any time between course ending and visa finishing. Tier 2 (General) is part of the UKBA Points Based System and is a visa for those that have a graduate level job offer from a UK company. This type of visa can lead to obtaining settlement in the UK.

Tuition fee

  • Intakes: January, May, September
  • Tuition fee: Ranges from £10000 to £25000 per year
  • Living cost: London- £10000 per year , Other areas- £7200 per year

FAQ

Yes, it is possible in some cases. Some MBA courses regard work experience highly and do not require a bachelor’s degree.
Some universities require the students to pay part of the tuition fees in advance in order to reserve a place for them in the university. In any case it is recommend that all students should make a deposit payment as it facilitates in getting a student visa.
The requirement is university specific, a minimum overall score of 6.0 for IELTS and 80 on the iBT TOEFL is sought by most of the universities.
Cost of living will depend on the location you choose to live.London- 10000 £ per year. Other areas- 7200 £ per year
No. Most master’s courses do not require work experience. However, if the student has some experience, it can be advantageous to explain its value in personal statement. MBA in certain Universities require work experience

List Of Universities

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Regents College London
  • Middlesex University
  • Birmingham City University
  • University Of Derby
  • University Of Wolverhampton
  • London South Bank University
  • University Of Lincoln
  • University Of Sterling – Scotland
  • University Of Essex
  • University Of Portsmouth
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Swansea University
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Leicester
  • University Of Dundee
  • Durham University
  • University Of Southampton
  • University of Northampton
  • University Of Salford
  • University Of Glamorgan
  • University Of Brighton
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Coventry University
  • Bath Spa University
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Teesside
  • University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC)
  • Northumbria University
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Glasgow
  • Cranfield University
  • University of Kent
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Queen Margaret University
  • The University of Reading
  • University of Plymouth
  • Lancaster University
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Wales Newport
  • University of Greenwich

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