WHY STUDY IN UK?
One of the foremost and preferred study destinations, the United Kingdom have had the tradition of education dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. The British universities are undoubtedly the most trusted and are amongst the best in world. UK has one of the largest human development indexes in the world which gives student another good reason to go UK for further studies.
The education system in UK provides an excellent balance between the academics and practical trainings, UK is also considered as a gateway to Europe. UK provides wide variety of courses which has been successful in attracting students from all across the world, which gives student to widen their horizon and explore different cultures and traditions.
UK has been considered as the leader when it comes to various fields of study like engineering, finance, management, law, science. UK is full of opportunities for international students they can take up internships, work-placements, be a part off volunteering service, dissertation placements depending on the course and college you enroll in. UK has one of the most easy and convenient visa processes. You’ll be surprised to know that every year close to 14000 students from India go to UK to achieve their dreams.
COSTS AND SCHOLARSHIP
The tuition fees hugely depends on the kind of course, college and the level of degree student wish to pursue.
For undergraduate (bachelor’s) the average cost ranges from 10,000 to 22,000 pounds annually
For postgraduate level degree the average cost is somewhere from 10,000 to 18,000.
For PhD student has to spend approximately 8000 to 18000 pounds
The cost of living is directly proportional to the kind of city you live in, so if you plan to live in London the cost of living will be much greater as compared to a city like Cardiff. When we talk about rent some of the cities in UK are famous for being the highest in world. Students generally spend 125 pounds on rent every week excluding the food which would cost another 10-15 pounds. The best part about UK is that it offers many discounts to students like 30% off on the seasonal tickets of trams and buses, so we can say that studying in UK would cost a international student somewhere around 20,000 to 30,000 pounds.
Scholarships can really help financing your dreams of studying in UK, scholarships in UK are purely based on merit, need based, course-specific, international students needs to note that the scholarships are highly competitive and requires a proper statement of purpose. Some of the best scholarships options available for Indian students are
- Chevening scholarship
- Commonwealth scholarship and fellowship
- GREAT scholarship
- Charles Wallace India trust scholarships
POPULAR COURSES IN UK
- Business studies
- Accounting and finance
- Computer science
International students can work to a maximum of 20 hours a week during their semester and have the option to work for full time during the official breaks or vacations. The students can somewhere earn up to 500-550. Students are required to be proactive and seek help of career cells in their university or college. Some of the popular job options amongst students when it comes to on-campus are barista, teaching assistant, peer tutor, library attendant, research assistant, whereas some popular off-campus part time options include book keeping, sales associate in retail store, drivers… etc.
After graduating from UK University international students have option of staying in UK for up to 4 months starting from the date of course completion, in this period the student is required to search for jobs and needs to make sure that that salary is above $27200 per year, if the student doesn’t meet the criteria he might be asked to go back to their home country.
International student needs to apply for the post study work visa to further stay in the country and work. The student may also choose to go for the following
T-1 visa (for MBA graduates who have been allowed to start at least 1 business in UK)
T-2 visa (for full time or part time work permit),
T-5 visa (this is a temporary visa which allows international students to work in UK for up to 12-24 months)
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR UK
- 2 Passport size photo (recent preferred)
- Details of your passport
- Unconditional offer from the university
- IELTS, GMAT, TOEFL proof
- Proof that you can financially support yourself throughout your stay in UK ($1300 per month)
- Original mark sheets and certificates
- Visa fees payment confirmation receipt
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