Study in UK

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland make up the United Kingdom (UK) Study in the UK offers a long history of teaching the world’s greatest leaders, thinkers and artists. One can choose from traditional UK universities that have been taught for hundreds of years, or modern, state-of-the-art universities and colleges throughout England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. For Indian Students, UK is like home away from home. There are over 1.5 million Indians in UK. Students from Indian feel like home due the fact that they have right to even vote in local and national elections. UK has become the top most preferred destination among students to study abroad. Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK tend to be shorter than in other countries which can help to keep the cost of tuition fees and living expenses down.

The UK education system is flexible, so you can study in a way that suits your lifestyle and career aspirations. If you have a degree from a UK university it will be recognized by employers, universities, and governments. As UK universities are associated with quality education, earning a degree from one of the UK’s many highly-regarded universities will aid your career progression. UK universities consistently rank highest in global university ranking as most have world-leading reputations for teaching and research.

Bachelors degree in UK are usually of 3-4 years. Many Undergrdaute programs in UK have an option of ‘Placement year’ in their third year of college where they work a full year before the completion of their degree.

There are 2 types of post graduate courses in UK, one is taught courses and the other is Research degrees. In the former one lasts for a year and the students are assigned with a tutor. Assessments are done on the basis of exam, dissertation or a project. Research projects on the other hand are more tedious and require the students to be more responsible and diligent. They have to base their study around a substantial research project and usually they are very time consuming. One of the most preferred courses is the PHD degree and it takes about 4 years to complete.

Admissions to the Top UK universities are based on certain exams. All undergraduates’ applications are made through UCAS (Universities and College Admission Service). The universities and colleges Admission Service runs UKPASS (UK Post graduate application and Statistical Service). A student can apply to 5 different Universities in the same application form. One can apply only one application in an academic year. Unlike the under graduate applications, the process varies when it comes to UG Courses in UK. The ones seeking to Study in UK from India can apply to numerous universities. While some universities have an application fees there are some where the fees is not mandatory.

POPULAR COURSES IN UK :

  • Business and administrative studies
  • Engineering and technology
  • Social Studies
  • Law
  • Architecture, building and planning
  • Computer Science
  • Historical and philosophical studies
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Mass communication
  • Subjects allied to medicine
  • Biological sciences

Cost of Studying

The average cost of study in UK for undergraduate student is 12,000 pounds

  • Foundation courses – 4,000-12,000 pounds
  • Arts courses – 7,500- 10,000 pounds
  • Science courses -7,500-22,000 pounds
  • Clinical courses 15,000-30,000 pounds

Living Expenses: GBP £

  • London: £9,180 per annum (minimum)
  • Rest of UK: £7,380 per annum (minimum)

Intakes:

The main intake offered by all Universities in UK is September/October few universities offer Jan/Feb intake as well.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS minimum score of 6.5 for Postgraduate and 6.0 for Undergraduate Studies.
  • TOEFL minimum score of 90 (Internet Based Test) for Postgraduate and 80 (Internet Based Test) for Undergraduate Studies.
  • Exemption is possible if student has scored above 70% in English language in the X and XII std.(English Medium) & if medium of instruction throughout school & college was English.

Entry Requirements / Eligibility

Undergraduate

  • 65% and above for humanities in XIIth.
  • 70 – 80% and above for Science, Commerce, Engg in Std. XII / Diploma.
  • 2nd class could also be considered by some Universities if there is some additional qualification / experience.
  • Foundations and Pathway programs are available for students who have secured below 60%

Postgraduate

  • 60 % and above in 1st degree is required by most of the Universities for Masters and Research courses.
    Some universities may even accept student at 55% and above in the 1st degree
  • GMAT scores ranging between 600-700 by many Universities for Management Programs if required. Full time work experience of at least 2-4 years after 1st degree required by many Universities for Management Programs (MBA). The same may vary from University to University Most MBA accredited universities require a minimum of 3 years above work experience and an age criteria of 25 years plus as a minimum age requirement.
  • Students can work upto 20 hours a week while studying and full time during the holidays. After completion of the course, there is a range of stay on options:
  • The Tier 2 work permit system replaces the old UK Work Permit system. Tier 2 work permits are applied for by employees who are coming to the UK to fill a vacant position that cannot be filled by a British citizen and who have confirmed sponsorship from a licensed UK employer.
  • Those with an offer of a graduate level job paying a graduate salary of 20,800 pounds can take up sponsored employment through TIER 2 VISA.’
  • Top companies that hire internationals students are EY, KPMG, Deloitte, JP Morgan, Grant Thornton, Accenture, PWC, HSBC.

Highest paid jobs in UK

  • Stockbrokers, traders on the stock exchange, foreign exchange dealers, insurance brokers- £133,86
  • Vice-presidents, chief medical officers, civil servants (grade 5 and above)- £123,577.
  • Marketing directors-£87,890.
  • Aircraft pilots-: £86,915.Investment bankers, Treasury managers-£84,675.
  • Attorneys, legal consultants- £80,210
  • Medical practitioners – £78,386
  • Technical directors-£78,071
  • Bank manager, insurance manager-£75,169.

If you choose the UK you can enjoy the life-changing benefits of international study, knowing that you are getting great value for money. If you need extra help, there are many financial support options out there, including scholarships, grants, bursaries, fellowships, financial awards and loans. There are hundreds of scholarships, bursaries and grant schemes on offer for students who need extra support to pay for their UK course. Depending on your nationality, you may be eligible for a loan or financial support from the UK government.

  • Chevening Award: Postgraduate scholarships from the UK government aimed at students with potential as future leaders
  • Erasmus Programme: Undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral research funding
  • Euraxess UK: Research placements in the UK
  • Royal Society grants: Postdoctoral science research
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
  • University College London (UCL)
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Bath
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • University of Edinburgh

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