Study in U.K

When you come to the UK, you get four countries in one England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each has its own distinctive history, landscape and modern culture. And, because they're all within easy reach of one another, they're easy to explore. The national air, rail, coach and bus networks will get you almost anywhere in the UK- so you won't need a car, as you might in some countries.

Discounts or special rates are generally available for students on most forms of transport. All international students staying in the UK for a period of six months or more will qualify for free healthcare through the National Healthcare Service. UK qualifications are recognized and respected throughout the world. Your UK qualification will be a solid foundation for building your future, boosting your career and prospects for a higher salary.

UK universities, colleges and schools in UK will provide a vibrant, creative and challenging environment in which to develop your potential. Quality standards for UK institutions are among the best in the world. Universities, colleges and schools continually have to prove that their courses meet strict criteria. Many other countries are now trying to follow the example of the UK.

Studying in the UK is an unforgettable experience. Some universities in the UK are over 600 years old and have a long tradition of offering personalized education in the UK. All of them are owned and funded by the British Government and pass quality assurance audits.

  • FACTS ABOUT

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    Full Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland

    Population: 64.1 million (2013)

    Capital:

    Largest city: London

    Area: 243,610 km²

    Major language:

    Major religion: Christianity

    Life expectancy: 68.5 years for males and 73.5 years for females

    Monetary unit: 1 pound = 100 pence

    Main exports: Cars, Refined Petroleum, Crude Petroleum, Packaged Medicaments and Gas Turbines

    GNI per capita: us $38,160

    Internet domain: .uk

    International dialing code: +44

    Other Cities: Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Bristol Oxford, Cambridge

    Climate: As we have such a variable climate changing from day to day, it is difficult to predict the weather. In general, we have warm summers and cool winters. Our summers are cooler than those on the continent, but the winters are milder. The overall climate in England is called temperate maritime.

  • EDUCATION SYSTEM

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    Students in the UK engage with learning at a number of different levels. A wide range of institutions will deliver courses at each level - from schools and colleges to further education colleges and universities. These levels - primary, secondary, 16 to 19, further education and higher education. At all levels (other than primary) students may choose to study towards a wide variety of different qualifications.

  • CHOOSE YOUR EDUCATION PROVIDER AND STUDY LOCATION

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    London

    • Camberwell College of Arts
    • City of London College
    • Holborn College
    • Kaplan International College
    • London East Bank College
    • London Empire Academy
    • London Guildhall College
    • Oxbridge College of IT & Management
    • South Chelsea College
    • St. George College
    • Unity College
    • Waltham Forest College

    Birmingham

    • Birmingham Management Training College
    • Birmingham Metropolitan College
    • Bourneville College
    • Ice College of Excellence
    • San Michael College
    • South Birmingham College
    • University College Birmingham

    Scotland

    • AYR International College

    Halifax

    • Calder dale College
    • Cardiff
    • Cardiff College International

    Coventry

    • City College Coventry 

    Croydon

    • Croydon College

    Greenwich

    • Greenwich London College

    Swansea

    • International College Wales Swansea

    Leeds

    • Leeds City College

    Sheffield

    • Sheffield College

    Glasgow

    • South Lanark Shire College

    Warwickshire

    • Stratford upon Avon College

    Manchester

    • The Manchester College

  • ADMISSION PROCEDURE

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    Intake

    The main intake offered by all Universities is September / October few universities offer Jan / Feb intake also.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Admission is based on individual institutions' requirements, since there are no pre-requisite tests (other than for English proficiency).
    • Most universities require good performance at the undergraduate level, in relevant area, in order to consider admission into their Master's level programs. Most Master's programs are of 12 months’ duration.
    • MBA admission requires work experience of at least 2-3 years at the managerial level, in all decent UK universities.
    • Unlike in the US, PhD applicants need a Master's degree. Otherwise, applicants could register for a M.Phil. Degree and transfer to Ph.D. program if the progress is good.
    • Before a university grants admission to the students, they require them to have certain score in

    IELTS or TOEFL.

    Below are scores of different tests required to confirm the admission

    - Undergraduate: 6.0 to 7.0 in IELTS (UKVI) or TOEFL IBT 90

    -  Postgraduate: 6.0 or 6.5 in IELTS (UKVI) or TOEFL IBT 90

    - CBSE, International students with good score in English may be eligible for IELTS waiver in Universities.

    NOTE: The coaching for the IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE can be availed from AAI also.

    Documents Required

    • Resume
    • Statement of purpose
    • Educational Documents
    • Work Experience, if Applicable
    • Passport
    • birth certificate
    • IELTS score sheet
    • Two academic references
    • Two references from employers (where applicable)
    • Passport sized photographs
    • Draft for application fees, if applicable
    • Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture Courses)
    • Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities

  • EDUCATION COST FOR STUDYING

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    Tuition Fees

    • Arts, Humanities £ 8,000 to £ 10,000
    • Engineering / Science £ 10,000 to £ 13,000
    • Business £ 12,000 to £ 16,000
    • MBA £ 10,000 to £ 25,000

    Living Expenses

    • Places Other than London  £ 6,500 to £ 7,500
    • Place Near London £ 7,500 to £ 9,000

  • WORK PROSPECTS

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    • Students can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and full time during vacations.
    • Students can earn around £ 5 - £ 7 per hour i.e. approx. £400 - £560 per month (Rs. 30000 - Rs. 42000) during term.
    • Students can work full time during vacations.
    • Students could look out for part-time jobs by looking in the local newspapers and job shops as well as the Universities and Colleges career cells where information is available about vacancies.
    • However please note that students are not guaranteed part time employment by the University.
    • If you are going to the UK as a student for six months or less, you must ask the Entry Clearance Officer for permission to work

  • WORK & MIGRATION

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    • Points-based system (PBS) is a new system for managing migration, for those wishing to enter the UK for work or study.
    • UKBA has introduced Tier 2 of point based system whereby student who graduates from UK University will be able to take graduate level job in the UK with the registered companies paying a minimum of £ 20000 a year and work for 3 years. There is possibility of later extending for 3 years more.
    • There is also and introduction of new visa for graduate entrepreneurs. This scheme will allow students who have world class innovative ideas and there are approximately 1000 places this year.

  • FAQ

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    Q. Can IELTS be waived to get admission to the University?

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    Though IELTS can be waived sometimes by the university if the year 12 English language score is more than 70% it is better to do language proficiency test like IELTS or PTE as the top end universities would want these scores. In some cases, the university may have their own test. For instance, ARU and DMU

    Q. Do I need GMAT for a Master's programme in the UK?

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    Generally, Master's Courses in the UK do not require a GMAT with an exception of a Master's in Finance in a few universities like Lancaster, LSE etc.

    Q. Can my Visa be extended?

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    By completion of the course if a student is able to find a job with an annual package of 21,000 pounds per annum from a company listed in the UKVI website then the Visa can be extended. Students doing a PhD get 1-year extension or starting a business can also extend their visas Tier 1.

    Q. Should I choose a university based on ranking alone or are there other ways to choose?

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    . Choice of a university should ideally be based on the course modules that suit one’s interest. Rankings can be a guideline as the parameters in different ranking lists vary.

    Q. Is a sandwich course better than a three years UG course?

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    The Industrial Experience year enables you to gain relevant industrial experience as part of your studies by usually spending your third year working for a company. Besides the money that you earn during this year, you also gain practical experience that can be invaluable both in your final year project and when applying for jobs after graduating.

    Q. Is an Interview mandatory while filing my Visa?

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    Yes, all the students are required to attend a credibility Interview via Skype from UKVI. The interview is designed to check whether you are a genuine student who knows details about the course going to be studied.

    Q. Can I change the Course once I reach the university?

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    You can change the Course if it is in the same department at the same university. It has to be approved by the Admissions tutor.

    Q. Do all design courses require a portfolio?

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    Yes, design courses require a portfolio. A basic portfolio needs at least 20 pieces of work showing artistic and creative ability as well as sketching skills. This can be sent as a web link, CD or as scanned copies.

    Q. Will I have to pay for medical treatment in the UK?

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    The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK provides free and subsidized health care to international students if their Course is over 6 months.

    Q. I don’t have the grades I need to get into the course I want. What can I do?

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    . Many colleges have Pathway programmes validated by a university that allow you to prepare for a degree course. They last from six months to a year and teach you a variety of subjects, including the one you plan to study – English, study skills, research and more. They are sometimes called foundation, diploma or pre masters courses as well. They can be studied in the UK or in India as well.

    Q. What is the easiest way to get an internship?

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    To start with you need to be a good student with good interviewing skills. Every University has a career support center that will help with the application. The Student Union will also be helpful in most cases. If the Work Placement is part of the course, the Course Tutor will guide you and help you to apply.

    Q. How many hours do I need to go to class?

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    Usually 15–18 hours per week are allocated for classroom teaching. Apart from that, library research, tutorials and assignments too have to be scheduled into your timetable.