Study in the UK Overview
The United Kingdom (UK) has been known as a world leader in education for longest time. UK is home to some of the world’s oldest and largest universities including The University of Oxford, and The University of Cambridge. A degree from UK University is highly regarded by employers all over the world.
International students have had an important presence in the UK. Over the years the number of students going to UK for studies has been growing steadily. Behind the US, The UK is the second most popular student destination for international students.
UK Education System
UK is known for its shorter duration courses (1 year masters and 3 year bachelors’ degree). UK has both universities and colleges that offer degree and diploma courses. Indian students prefer Masters Programs as it is among the few places where a world class masters’ program can be completed in 1 year. Sandwich programs which are study –work programs at the bachelors’ level are also popular.
- Undergraduate programs – 10+2 or equivalent
- Postgraduate program – 3 year bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Past academic record in the same field is desirable though not mandatory.
- Admission into management fields is open to all students. However some universities also require GMAT score and / or past work experience for admission into MBA programs.
- Students with strong academic profile can get admission into high demand traditional universities. If you have average score, don’t worry you can still apply. There are some modern universities and colleges offering quality education accept applications with lesser percentage.
- Doctoral programs are also available for many fields and the profile can be evaluated on a case to case basis.
- Major intake – September / October
- Other Intakes – Jan / Feb, May few Universities offer rolling intakes as well
Undergraduate students – £8000 – £12000 per year
Post graduate programs – £8000 – £12000
MBA program – £9000 – £15000
Monthly living costs:
£800 to £1000 (London) and £600 to £800 (outside London)
In its 6 long years of existence ASHS Consultants has helped numerous students for UK universities. We have a special wing of officers dedicated to help students for UK admissions, their visa and related logistics issues.
Why study in the UK?
Be it law, literature, business, science or arts, UK universities has its own magical level of achievements and world rankings. Come and study in UK to see a magical world unleashed for you. With more than 11000 bachelor programs, you learn about a new culture, new language with assured quality and standards.
The UK’s beautiful scenery and ancient architecture
It is no wonder that Harry Potter and Hogwarts are British, given what amazing and magical places there are in all the cities of U.K. Like any future student, you may be wondering what that has to do with anything. Well, everyone knows that it’s the environment that makes a student’s journey truly a magical one. Luckily, the U.K. has some of the most well-preserved architectural wonders, from castles, abbeys, bridges, palaces, ancient ruins and dungeons to towers and halls, as well as many natural landscapes and landmarks like caves, meadows, forests, bogs, rivers, cliffs and beaches. Check out all the magical places to see in the U.K. to convince you it’s the place to be and study.
Outstanding British Libraries
You cannot miss anything in a British library even if you are looking for the most remote segment of knowledge base. With the advent of latest technologies, you have books and databases available for students. UK has the largest and complete library resources in the world apart from the most famous British library there are individual university libraries with loads of information for a thirsty student.
Options to study various languages other than English are great in understanding different cultures and interacting with diverse environment. If you think English is only language spoken in UK, then it is wrong where Greek, Latin, Arabic, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish and other languages are being taught in studying law, medicine or sciences. If you are interested in studying your course in other languages then try your options in UK.
Serious about studies
U.K. universities have a very serious and disciplined approach to studies and learning, so joining one would make you feel like you’re being managed by the magical ‘Hogwarts school’. Needless to say that being serious is the first step to becoming the best at what you love and that’s why many graduates from U.K.’s finest universities are now global trailblazers.
Admission process is easy and also tough
Some universities have the easiest admission procedures while highly valued universities have tougher admission requirements. This is aimed to achieve the best students to join the institution and filter bad apples from good, reputed universities. At the same time, liberal universities offer the same curriculum for lesser qualified candidates with almost the same type of amenities that are still world-class.
Improved transport system
UK has the most advanced and improved transport facilities whether it is urban or rural transport systems. Reaching destinations is organized and well-planned from one place to another. If you use train or bus both has sophisticated transport and is faster.
University sports team
UK urges students to participate in team sports that are common to local as well as international students. This builds team building, interacting, and active involvement in keeping the camaraderie healthier always. Team sports involve cricket, basketball, football in UK universities and students have the opportunity to play at league level and competitions too!
Experiments in science have a vast opportunity if you choose to study abroad in UK. British higher education institutions provide their students with the latest available learning experience based on innovation and hands-on approach. So, if you are trying new formulas to solve scientific problems of the world or invent a new technological device, UK universities is just your stop.
Become a professional after you study
Any good university in UK gives you the satisfied feeling of completing a better degree and education that you ever thought you deserved in your life. You can captivate as a leader, attract the courtroom as a lawyer or exercise your tricks in an operating room and so on. Your expertise is sure to be recognized worldwide is no doubt.
In the UK, an international student is allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during his/her school term. He can work full time when school is out of term. But please check with our counselor the complete details, so that you do not violate the visa rules, as the rules keeps changing frequently. Working while you study, will give you independence so that you will learn to lean on yourself.
Admissions Process for UK Universities
- You need to plan 2-3 months in advance for admission in UK universities
- Admission Application includes,
- Academic records
- IELTS/TOEFL score
- Work experience letter (if asked by the univerisity)
- Recommendation letters
- Statement of purpose
- Passport copies
- Correctly filled application form
It may take 2 to 3 weeks to receive the offer letter from the university which mentions the course fees and payment of 1st term fees.
Pay the 1st term (6 months) tuition fees to the university.
University sends CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) which can be used for visa filing.
- You need to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK.
- You can apply 3 months before your course starts
- When you get a decision – within 3 weeks of applying for a visa
- Visa Fees – £328
You must have:
- An unconditional offer of a place on a course
- Enough money to support yourself and pay for your course
- English proficiency test report (IELTS / TOEFL)
- A current passport
- Proof that you can support yourself and pay for your course – this will vary depending on your circumstances
You must prove that you have £1,265 per month for living costs if studying in London and £1,015 elsewhere outside London.
Candidate has to personally submit the visa application.
At ASHS we provide you step by step guidance to prepare your visa documents and also offer mock interview sessions so you learn how to answer UK visa officers confidently. To know more about Visa requirements and preparation meet our visa expert for USA at our office or just call at: +92-336-8446657