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Attracting over 458,490 international students according to the HESA website, the UK has a long tradition of quality education and houses universities dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. 25 universities from the UK rank among the top 200 universities according to QS World Rankings 2020. And 4 universities lie among the top 10 universities. Universities in the United Kingdom are known to have excellent pedagogy merged with a focus on research.
Among the non- EU countries, China, India, the USA, and Hong Kong send most students to study in UK. The strength of Indian students approximates to 22,000 by June, 2019. A positive aspect for Indian students is an acceptance of 96 percent visa applications.
The country is known to provide generous discounts to students (including international) on public transport, food, books and entertainment; hence students are advised to ask about student discounts everywhere. There's a great deal of second-hand shopping that can happen in the UK.
The main areas of education that the country is known to offer are engineering, science, art & design, business & management, law and finance. Masters in UK is a popular choice that students explore.
Popular cities to study in the UK
Popular courses to study in the UK
Popular universities in UK
|University||QS Rank||Times Higher Education Rank|
|University of Oxford||4||1|
|University of Cambridge||7||3|
|University College London||8||22|
|Imperial College London||9||10|
|The University of Edinburgh||20||37|
|The University of Manchester||27||60|
|King’s College London||33||55|
Made up of four regions - Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales, the UK offers 50,000 courses in around 25 subjects. Different regions in the UK can have a different set of academic rules. For higher education, there are mainly two bodies to maintain academic standards:
More than 395 universities and colleges offer undergraduate or bachelor courses to students. In the table below, we provide a brief of types of undergraduate degrees for you to explore which you can pursue after 12th:
|Degree title||Duration||Eligibility requirements||Key points|
|Bachelor’s degree||3- 4 years||Minimum 70% in SSC (varies with stream) IELTS 6.0-6.5||Focussed on a particular subject Examples-BA, B.Sc., B.Ed., BEng|
|Diplomas of Higher Education (DipHE)||2-3 years||Below 60% in SSC ILETS 5.5-6.0||Equivalent to 2 years of Hons. Program Can be stretched to 3 years for Hons. degree For professions such as social work, medicine.|
|Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE)||2-3 years||Below 60% in SSC IELTS overall 5.5.0-6.0||Equivalent to 2 years of Hons. Program Can be stretched to 3 years for Hons. Degree Designed for you to build confidence to study at university level|
|Foundation degree||2- 3 years||Below 60% in SSC accepted IELTS 5.5-6.0||Equivalent to 2 years of Hons. Program Usually opted if you wish to work right after secondary school Can be continued to third year for obtaining Hons. bachelor degree|
|Higher National Diploma (HND)||2-3 years||Below 60% in SSC accepted IELTS overall 5.5-6.0||2 year certificate If you score well, you can go for the third year|
|Specialized undergraduate Master’s Degree program||4 years||Minimum 70% in SSC (varies with stream) IELTS minimum 6.0||Integrated course Not common Melds first degree with master’s program|
|Sandwich degree||4 years||Minimum 70% in SSC (varies with stream) IELTS minimum 6.0||One year is dedicated to workplace experience|
|Type of Masters||Duration||Eligibility requirements|
|Taught Masters Courses (Examples: M.Sc., M.A, M.Eng.)||1-2 years||First or upper second class undergraduate degree IELTS 7.0|
|Research Master’s (Examples- M.Sc., M.Phil., M.Res)||2- 3 years||First or upper second class undergraduate degree IELTS 7.0|
|MBA||1-2 years||First degree, 2-3 years’ work experience, IELTS 6.5-7|
|PH.D.||3-5 years||Master’s degree IELTS 6.5-7.0|
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For undergraduate courses in UK, it is advised to check the UCAS website for exact deadlines. However, a general criterion is mentioned below.
|Fall Intake (September)||Some undergraduate courses have deadlines in October such as medicine, veterinary, dentistry. For other undergraduate courses- January|
|Spring Intake (March- April)||October - January|
For masters programs, it is advised to apply at least one year before commencement of a course. For fall intake, you should apply by June or July. You should keep checking universities' websites as application deadlines vary. For some universities you can apply through UCAS Postgraduate. In case you have not completed your graduation, you may still get a conditional acceptance letter.
The following are a set of common documents you will need while applying for UK universities.
Let’s see the list of documents required in the entire process to procure a visa.
Several educational institutions offer scholarships to international students. Various government scholarships cover full tuition fees. However, one needs to be exceptional to get them owing to the volume of the applicants.
Other sources of funding you may want to consider are the British Chevening Scholarships, the British Council Fellowship Programme, the Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Programme (CSFP), the Shared Scholarship Scheme and the Overseas Research Students Award Scheme (ORSAS).
Apart from this, one can look at the scholarship and bursaries page of each shortlisted university to find out scholarship offers, requirements, eligibility and deadlines. Some universities also offer discounts to students depending on their situation such as if their parents are alumni or if their financial condition is very bad.
When it comes to studying abroad in the United Kingdom, your way of life will depend on where you stay. A big city like London may seem bustling while a small town like Bangor may seem quiet and at ease. Punctuality, queue system and minding one’s own business are the primary traits of the British. One may seem a little creepy trying to be too friendly with strangers. The British are too polite and you may find no shouting or uncanny noise anywhere.
The cities with maximum students in the UK are London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Newcastle, and Coventry. Starting from small towns like Essex to big cities like London, one can find courses such as Media Studies, MS and MBA anywhere in the United Kingdom.
For all international students, the visa applications include a payment of Immigration Health Surcharge if they are to study for more than 6 months in the UK. It costs around £150 which will cover you for one year.
Just like life in the UK, the weather also depends on where you stay. Overall, it is known to be one of the most unpredictable. English weather is hardly bad enough that it stops you from doing something but it makes everything less enjoyable. It rains a lot. The hottest it gets is at 38 degrees, at times come triggering storms. The coldest can be -26 degrees.
|Jobs||Average annual salary|
|MBA||£108,000 (INR 84,11,000)|
|Master's in Finance||£85,850 (INR 66,84,840)|
|Law||£76,620 (INR 59,66,000)|
|Medical Practitioners||£58,560 (INR 45,60,650)|
|PhD||£73,850 (INR 57,50,400)|
|Computer Science||£27,000 (INR 21,02,760)|
For other high paying jobs in the UK see the table below.
|Job Title||Average Annual Salary|
|Project Manager (IT)||£42,000|
As a student in the United Kingdom, you can work up to 20 hours per week and full-time during holidays, if you are on a study abroad program at a recognized university. There are various part-time options available depending on what suits you and what you get hold of:
Mentioned below are current national minimum wage hourly rates. These rates change every April and are easily available on the gov.uk website.
Becoming a permanent resident for international students is securing the “indefinite leave to remain (ILR) Visa”. After 5 years of completing a graduate job, a person can apply for the ILR. A stable income along with a full-time job, good moral conduct with no criminal record will help in securing the ILR visa.There are more requirements to obtain ILR such as continuous residence, earnings etc.