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OVERVIEW

The United Kingdom has the fifth-largest nominal gross domestic product (GDP) and the tenth-largest purchasing power parity economy in the world (PPP). It has a high-income economy and ranks 13th in the world in terms of human development index. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the United Kingdom became the world’s first industrialised country and the world’s leading power. The United Kingdom is still one of the world’s major nations, with significant economic, cultural, military, scientific, technical, and political clout. 

Universities of worldwide distinction, such as the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, have a long history in the United Kingdom. With 18 institutions ranked among the top 100 in the world, the United Kingdom attracts thousands of students and researchers each year, including many from India.

Why UK

The United Kingdom is home to some of the world’s most prestigious universities and is a popular study abroad destination. The British Education System, which is regarded as one of the greatest in the world, offers a wide range of courses in areas such as business, engineering, medicine, the arts, and design, all of which are taught through extraordinary teaching methods. The curriculum is meant to be adaptable, allowing students to tailor their courses to their own interests. The United Kingdom is a world leader in advanced research and has regularly contributed to ground-breaking discoveries.

Apart from its academic prowess, the United Kingdom is noted for its cosmopolitan character, which draws many students from around the world. Students may enjoy a lively culture in this city known for its heritage monuments and art, making their stay more enjoyable. Because it is Europe’s global hub, the country has a high-income economy, making it the finest spot to look for a variety of work opportunities.

Top 8 Reason why to choose UK

  1. High quality education
  2. Variety of courses
  3. High standards of teaching
  4. Shorter courses
  5. Cultural diversity
  6. Work while you study
  7. High rate of employability
  8. Develop excellent language skills

Admission Process

You should begin your application procedure at least a year before you want to study in the United Kingdom. You’ll have plenty of time to complete the admission exams and application procedures that UK institutions need. Universities are chosen based on a number of criteria, and your ultimate decision is dependent on your degree of comfort. In general, each country has its own ranking system that identifies the best institutions in each field. Rankings are simply one of the factors to consider when deciding whether or not to apply to a specific university. Rather, rely on data from former and present students. Remember that no matter which country you apply to, you must follow all of the country’s rules and regulations, as well as all of the application requirements.

Undergraduate students simply need to take the IELTS or TOEFL exam. Universities in the United Kingdom do not require the SAT or ACT. Only the IELTS or TOEFL is required for graduate students. There are certain exceptions, such as elite MBA programs that demand GMAT scores. Similarly, candidates to the London School of Economics may be required to take the GRE. Before you apply, you should check with each university to see what their admission criteria are.

Entry Requirements

ACADEMICS

Minimum English language requirement. Along with that a minimum academic record of 65% and above for humanities stream in class XII, and 70 – 80% and above for Science/Commerce stream in class XII will also be required.

  • GRE & GMAT (Not Mandatory but required for MBA and other programs in some universities)
  • IELTS : 6.5+ not less than 6.0 in each module
  • TOEFL : 80+ not less than 22 in each module
  • PTE : 55+ not less than 50 in each module (Some universities & Colleges are accepting
  • Cost of Education

Cost Of Education:

Tuition fee differs from one organization to another and this is conditional upon the chosen program. Generally, in public/State Universities and private universities, tuition fee ranges $12000 to $40,000 per annum. In Ivy League universities tuition fee ranges $48000 to $60000. Living cost would be around $8000 to $14000 per year

Deadlines and intake

UK Universities have 3 intakes for students.

  • Spring : January
  • Summer : May
  • Fall : September

The deadlines for each intake are usually a few months before the start date. It is highly recommended that you apply early to maximize your chances for admission.
Some universities even offer rolling admissions, i.e. admissions are open through the year. The major intake for the UK is the fall intake which offers the highest
degree of competition but also features the largest number of corporate internships. Deadlines would be 4 months before the start of the programmed including visa
filing.

Face Sheet

Capital: London
Largest city: London
Official language(s) : English
Government : Her Majesty’s Government
Calling code: +44
Time zone :(UTC+01:00)
Total Area: 242,495 km²
Population: 68,207,116
GDP (Nominal) : 40,284.64 USD (Per capital)
Currency :  pound sterling (£)
Date format : dd /mm/yyyy

Flow chart of Process

Qualifying Tests

GRE & TOEFL OR IELTS Exams Registration & Training

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University Selection

University Search Search Deadlines Program Selection
Cost of the program

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Online Application

Apply @ Online Departmental Forms

Fee Payment

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Application Materials

SOP – Personal Statement
LOR’S
Resume Preparation
Supporting Forms

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Mailing and Tracking

Financial Statement (Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC))
Mailing- Courier
Tracking of Application

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Visa Guidance

VISA Training Classes Mock VISA Interview

Funding Option

UK is the country which offers up to 100% scholarships on tuition to deserving students. This may be based on the student’s overall profile, both academic or extracurricular profile and the financial need of the student. Few states may offer In- State Tuition waivers which work out to be 50% to 80% on the overall tuition fee.

  Different Types of Financial Aid

Tuition Fee Waiver in form of Assistantships

  • Research Assistantships
  • Teaching Assistantships
  • Graduate Assistantships
  • Fellowship program
  • International tuition awards

Part Time Jobs (On Campus) NOTE: There are even options that offer work study programs wherein the University allows the student to work full time even during his classes. Classes are held in the evening or on weekends & the student works full time during the day. These options are particularly good for students with low budgets.

Work Option

Recently, the UK has relaxed the rules for work visas (graduation route visas) for international students. This will allow both international and Indian students to stay and work in the UK after studying. However, there are certain rules regarding part-time work in the UK for international students who have applied for a student visa. If international students do not follow the rules set by the UKBA, they will face deportation. Candidates can work on-campus or off-campus on an occasional basis. The restrictions on working part-time on a UK (Tier 4) student visa are as follows:

  • Maximum of 20 hours per week of paid/unpaid work for those studying at degree level or more
  • Maximum of 10 hours per week of paid/unpaid work during course term for language center students
  • The Student visa must be valid and issued for a full-time course

  • Full-time work is allowed during vacations
  • Students pursuing part-time courses are not allowed to work in the UK by authorities

  • You can’t work full time until you have received a work permit (Tier 2)
  • Self-employment  is not permitted, like any freelance or consultancy work

Faq’s

1. How long can an international student stay in the UK?

International students can stay in the UK for 2 years after graduation with new visa. The UK government has confirmed that from 1 July 2021, international students can apply to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years after graduating with the new Graduate Route visa.

2) Is UK good for international students?

The UK is a multicultural country and is also immensely popular with international students. In fact, the UK is the second most popular destination for overseas students in the world. This diversity means our campuses are alive with different cultures.

3) Can international students get a job in the UK?

The short answer is yes, On an international student visa (Student route visa), you’re able to work up to 20 hours per week during the term. Common part-time jobs for international students in the UK include: ReceptionistRetail worker. Mystery shopper. Shelf packer. Waiter/barista/bar tender. Student ambassador. Library assistant.