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Study in the U.K.

The Most Distinguished Education Society

The U.K. is fastest emerging study destinations for overseas education. It recently announced 2-years post-study work visa which has opened up new opportunities for students aspiring to build successful careers. 

The University of Oxford, established in 1096 and the University of Cambridge, established in 1209 offer a rich legacy in education. Other U.K. universities have continued on this path of legacy which is evident from the fact that 18 of the world’s top 100 universities are in the U.K., attracting thousands of students and researchers every year. 

Universities in the U.K. consistently rank in world university rankings, such as the Q.S. World Rankings, Times Higher Education Ranking and Academic Ranking of World Universities. 

Being a world leader in many education areas, including engineering, science, business, management, law, finance, art and design, universities in the U.K. offer 5000+ courses to choose from. 

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Why Study in the U.K.?

The legacy of U.K. education system has given the country 100 Nobel prize winning scientists and institutions – a feat only few countries enjoy. Degree obtained from a university in the U.K. is at par with the global best, opening up a host of world-class opportunities for students. 

Every year 3,00,000+ students enrol in U.K. universities. These universities are known to enhance students’ skills, knowledge and critical thinking. They are a place to expand horizon and also to enjoy the experiences of a diverse culture. 

These universities constantly re-invent and re-focus their curriculum, keeping pace with the global aspirations. This pushes students to excel in their career and accept changing & challenging environments gracefully. 

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Top Universities of the World are in the U.K.

5000+

Courses Offered by 395+ Universities in the U.K.

3,00,000+

International Students study in the U.K. every year

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World's Oldest Universities are in the U.K.

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Education System in U.K.

Education in the U.K. is covered under four territorial jurisdictions – England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. All of these regions have different forms of education systems, qualifications and individual laws/regulations. These regions have their own credit frameworks and qualifications. A qualification framework is the principal national reference point to maintain academic standards in higher education sector. The U.K. degree-awarding bodies run two parallel frameworks for higher education qualifications: 

The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications of Degree Awarding Bodies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (F.H.E.Q.) 

The Framework for Qualifications of Higher Education Institutions in Scotland (F.Q.H.E.I.S.) 

Academic Year:

An academic year is known as a year of degree course the student has enrolled in. Universities in the U.K. offer of 2 intakes: Fall & Spring.

Fall Intake

It is the most crucial intake – starting in October – If you are aspiring to study in the U.K. The vast majority of universities & colleges offer admissions during this time of the year.

Spring Intake

Starting in January/February, it is the second intake offered by many U.K. universities & colleges.

Types of Institutes in the U.K.

Higher education system in the U.K. comprises of five types of institutes. They are: 

Public Universities

These are state-affiliated universities, financially supported by the state/government.

Private Universities

Private firms run these universities without any financial support from the state/government.

Technical Institutes

These institutes specialise in Engineering and Science and are known for their research and graduate programs.

The Russel Group

 A group of the top 24 British research universities, often compared to the U.S. Ivy league institutions. The group enjoys receiving two-thirds of all research grant funding from the government, and its member universities are regarded as the best in the U.K.

Community Colleges

These affordable option of institutes provide higher education/lower-level tertiary education, granting associates degrees, certificates & diplomas. After graduation from community colleges, you can continue your university studies for two more years to complete an undergraduate program. 

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Types of Degrees in the U.K.

Student needs to earn specific academic credits & credit hours to receive the degree. They can earn ‘Academic Credit’ easily by clearing semester exams. The ‘Credit Hour’ refers to the number of hours per week a student spends in classroom. 

Associate Degree

Offered by community/junior colleges, students must complete 1-2 years of studies – depending on the program - to get this degree.

Bachelors Degree

Also known as an undergraduate degree, students must successfully clear all subjects of their chosen program which could last 3-4 years. This could depend on the university a student has taken admission in.

Masters Degree

To obtain a masters degree, students must successfully clear all subjects of their chosen program which could last 3-4 years. This could depend on the university a student has taken admission in.

Doctorate/PhD

It is the highest level of education. A Doctorate/PhD can take anywhere between 3-10 years, depending on research & course duration progress. To earn a Doctorate/PhD, students must present their original research and complete coursework along with written examinations.

The Russel Group in the U.K.

A group of the top 24 British research universities, often compared to the U.S. Ivy league institutions. The group enjoys receiving two-thirds of all research grant funding from the government, and its member universities are regarded as the best in the U.K.

This group was founded in 1994 to represent your interests before the British Government, Parliament, and other similar bodies, named after the first informal meeting at the Russell Hotel in Russell Square, London.

The objective of the Russell Group is to ensure that universities have optimal conditions to favour and strengthen social, economic, and cultural impact through high-quality teaching and research. Two-thirds of research scholarships are awarded to universities that belong to the Russell Group. 60% of U.K. PhD graduates are members of the Russell Group.

Consequently, students from all over the world are attracted to research various disciplines that eventually favour economics and provide a higher rate of employability.

The universities that are part of the Russell Group are;

The 24 universities that make up this group are:

University of Birmingham

University of Bristol

University of Cambridge

Cardiff University

Durham University

University of Edinburgh

University of Exeter

University of Glasgow

Imperial College London

King’s College London

University of Leeds

University of Liverpool

London School of Economics

University of Manchester

Newcastle University

University of Nottingham

University of Oxford

Queen Mary, University of London

Queen’s University Belfast

University of Sheffield

University of Southampton

University College London

University of Warwick

University of York

Cost of Studying in the U.K.

Studying in the United Kingdom can be cheaper than studying in the U.S.A. The tuition fee depends on the choice of qualification and university. The fee also depends on the chosen study level and location – England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. 

High-ranking universities and colleges usually decide the fee structures. Overall expenses for studying humanities, arts and education courses is usually less compared to expenses for subjects such as medicine and engineering. Tuition fees for postgraduate level is likely to be high, depending on the chosen program. As with most other countries, tuition fee for M.B.A. programs is often the most expensive.

Cost of Tuition:

Undergraduate/Bachelors Programs is GBP 10,000 to GBP 20,000 Per Year.

The cost for Post-Graduate/Masters Programs is GBP 10,000 to GBP 20,000 Per Year.

The cost of Doctorate/PhD Programs is GBP 15,000 to GBP 24,000 Per Year.

Please Note: The cost for M.B.A. Programs is usually higher than Post-Graduate/Masters Programs.

Cost of Living:

On an average, the cost of living in the U.K. is approximately GBP 9,500-12,500. This could depend on your location of accommodation. 

The types of accommodations available are: 

1. On-Campus: Staying in the hostel/residence of the institute you are studying in 

2. Off-Campus: Staying in lodging/apartments/homes located out of institute’s campus. 

Student Life in the U.K.

Living in the U.K. is like living in a dream. A big chunk of its population consists of international students, especially in the university towns. Students here enjoy a dynamic and multicultural lifestyle. There is ample of recreation and student lifestyle to enjoy at the restaurants, clubs, fitness centres, yoga studios, promenades, parks, street food, art centres, movie theatres, music festivals and the great West End. 

Some areas, as you would discover, are more Indian than English with the feel of Indian food and Bollywood styles! Such wholesome environment will help you gain newer perspectives, look at life with a modern approach, accept diversity and grow as a person.

Job Opportunities in the U.K.

The recent announcement of 2-years post-study work visa has opened a host of opportunities for students after completing graduation from a university in the U.K. Many universities conduct job fairs, campus placements, networking opportunities towards end of the course, helping students to plan and start their careers. 

Irrespective of campus placements, degrees obtained from the U.K. opens up a whole world of opportunities owing to high-quality education with specific skill sets, including critical and creative thinking the students receive.

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The Application Process & Visa Requirements for Studying in the U.K.

Students must fulfil criteria mentioned below to be eligible for applying for admission in a U.K. university:

  1. Must be an Undergraduate: 10+2.
  2. Minimum 3 years of Bachelors Degree to apply for Master’s program.
  3. Acceptable scores set by the universities for the entrance exams like SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT & TOEFL/IELTS/PTE.
  4. Strong recommendation letters.
  5. Statement of purpose/personal statement, essays & resume.
  6. Certificates of achievement & extra-curricular activity participation.
  7. Sound financial background 

Visa application follows once admission is secured. Students are required to satisfy the visa office on following in their interview:

  1. Your intentions to enter the U.K. are for educational purposes only.
  2. You have sufficient funds to cover your study and living costs in the U.K.
  3. You will leave by the end of the authorised period of this stay.
  4. You will not breach the conditions of admission (e.g., you will not work without prior authorisation).

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