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Study in the U.K.

Be A Part Of The Most Distinguished Education Society

The U.K. is the fastest emerging study destinations for education in the world. The U.K. recently announced 2 Years Post-Study Work Visa which has opened up new opportunities for students to build successful careers.
Having 18 universities among the world’s top 100 universities, the U.K. attracts thousands of students and researchers every year.

The University of Oxford, established in 1096 (10th Century) & the University of Cambridge, established in 1209, provide a rich legacy in education with an international reputation. The reputation and legacy as an epicentre for scientific research is also one more reason for emerging as the fastest study destination, especially for some of the best thinkers in the world.

The Universities in the U.K. consistently rank in the 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, The U.K. offers 5000+ courses to choose from. London, the capital city, has been consistently featuring in the top 10 liveable cities globally for international students.

The U.K. (The United Kingdom) includes England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland.

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Why Study in the U.K.?

To add to their legacy, the U.K. has almost 100 Nobel prizes awarded to British scientists and institutions. A very few countries can enjoy that claim to fame! A degree earned from the U.K. university is recognised globally, opening up world-class opportunities for students.

Every year 3,00,000+ students enrol in U.K. universities to make their careers. The U.K. universities allow students to develop skills, knowledge, and critical thinking to drive forward their careers. They are a place to expand a student’s knowledge base, meet new people, experience diverse cultures, and enjoy new experiences, leaving them well-equipped for the global workplace.

To meeting modern-day challenges, the universities in the U.K. constantly re-invent and re-focus their curriculum, keeping the global scenario in mind. This pushes students to do their best to meet this creative and challenging environment.

Here are few essential points to consider, why you should study in the U.K.;


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


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


International Students study in the U.K. every year


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

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Education System in U.K.

Education in the U.K. falls in four 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 credit frameworks and qualifications. A qualification framework is a principal national reference point to maintain academic standards in the 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 called a year of a degree course the student has enrolled in.

The universities in the U.K. offer two significant intakes, namely, Fall & Spring.

Fall Intake

If you are looking to study in the U.K., this is the most crucial intake in September-October. The vast majority of the universities & colleges offer admissions during this time of the year.

Spring Intake

This is the second intake offered by many universities in January-February.

Types of Institutes in the U.K.

The higher education system in the U.K includes five different types of institutes, namely:

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

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Types of Degrees in the U.K.

A student needs to earn a specific number of academic credits & credit hours to attain a degree. The students can earn “Academic Credit” easily by clearing their semester exams. The “Credit Hour” refers to the number of hours per week a student spends in a classroom.

Associate Degree

Offered by community/junior colleges, students complete 1/2 years of studies depending on their program.

Bachelors Degree

Also known as an undergraduate degree, depending on the university a student takes admissions in, he must successfully clear all the subjects in that program. These programs are for 3-4 years.

Masters Degree

Depending on the university a student takes admissions in, these programs are for 3-4 years. To get a masters degree, he/she must successfully clear all the subjects in that program.


The highest level of education one can attain! A Doctorate/PhD can take anywhere between 3-10 years, depending on your research & course duration progress. To earn a Doctorate/PhD, students must produce an original piece of research and complete coursework and 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 in the U.S.A. The tuition fee depends on the type of qualification and university or school you opt for. The fee also depends on which part of the U.K. you choose to study, i.e. England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, and your study level. High-ranking universities and colleges in the U.K. could also have their fee structures.

Humanities, arts, and education courses are most commonly cheaper, while subjects such as medicine and engineering are likely to be more expensive. If you wish to study at the postgraduate level, the tuition fees are typically higher, and the costs vary depending on the program. As with most other countries, M.B.A. programs are often the most expensive.

The cost for 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.

On average, the cost of living in the U.K. is approximate GBP 9,500-GBP 12,500. This depends on which part of the U.K. you will live in and the kind of accommodation you take.

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 out of institutes campus.

Student Life in the U.K.

Like in the movies, you will be living the dream when you live on your own and studying in the U.K. There’s a massive chunk of the population that are students, especially in the university towns. This means that there’s a whole student lifestyle that you will enjoy. Restaurants, clubs, fitness centres, yoga studios, promenades, parks, street food, art centres, movie theatres, music festivals, and the great West End is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to recreation and lifestyle in the U.K. You will figure out the best hang-out places that don’t burn a hole in your wallet with time. Don’t worry; there are loads of Indian food and Bollywood movies that you can catch in the U.K.! The whole experience will leave you with many friends from different cultures. You might even find similarities between your culture and theirs. This wholesome environment will help you gain perspective, look at life with a modern approach, accept diversity, and grow as a human being.

Job Opportunities Post Studying in the U.K.

The recent announcement of the 2 Years of Post-Study Work Visa opens a host of opportunities for students after graduating from a university in the U.K. Many universities conduct job fairs, campus placements, networking opportunities towards the end of the course, helping students to start their careers! Even if student’s don’t find campus placements, the degrees earned from the U.K. opens up a whole new world of opportunities. This is due to high-quality education with specific skill sets, including critical and creative thinking the student’s receive during education.

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

To be eligible for applying for admission in a university in the U.K., the student must fulfil the below criteria based on the degree he/she is applying for;

  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

Once you have all the above in place, you can apply for admissions to your chosen university.

Once you have applied you have to clear the University Interview to secure your admission.

On securing admission, get ready to file your Visa application. In your visa interview, you need to satisfy the office on the following grounds;

  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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