UK

Boasting over 150 higher education institutions – including some of the world’s most prestigious and top-ranked universities – the United Kingdom (UK) attracts a diverse array of international students from all over the world every semester.

The United Kingdom is emerging as a huge study destination and is being preferred by most international students. The UK is best known for its quality education and internationally recognized universities and colleges. The world-renowned education system not only offers the best courses but open gates to new opportunities for international students. The best part about studying in the UK is that it provides innumerable courses and institutions, all being exceptional in their own way.

Hence, choosing to study in the UK is a one-of-a-kind experience that offers high-quality education and academic excellence where you will get a chance to gain a lot of cultural experience and values.

Cost of Education in UK

While calculating the cost of studying in the United Kingdom, several factors should be taken into consideration including university, program, accommodation, location, and scholarship options.
The average tuition fee for pursuing courses in Arts or Humanities will approximately range between £ 12,000 to £ 15,000 per year. At the same time, Engineering & Science courses may range on an average cost of £ 15,000 to £ 18,000. Business and MBA programs are two of the most popular courses in the UK, they cost within the range of £ 12,000 to £ 25,000.

Scholorships

Many universities in U.K. offer scholarships to international students, especially at postgraduate and research level, to reduce your course fee. For Indian students, there are many scholarships but you will need to gain acceptance to the course for the university.
1. Dr. Manmohan Singh Scholarships – These scholarships are for Indian students who want to pursue doctoral studies.
2. Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan – This scholarship is offered by the common wealth countries to the citizens of other commonwealth countries who want to pursue Master’s degrees.

Apply for Visa

With the UK having some top-class universities, institutions, and colleges of the world, students apply at various universities and hence are supposed to apply for a student visa. In order to apply for a student visa, the student must first apply to the desired university/ college and get a confirmation.
There are various general and evidentiary requirements that international students must meet in order to be eligible for a student visa.

Top Courses

University degree courses are recognised around the world for the quality of teaching and research. Before you look at different UK universities there are a wide variety of degree options to choose from. We can help you to understand which UK university or degree pathway is best for you. Degrees in the UK include:
Foundation degree (Fd)
Honours degree (B (hons)
Masters degree (M)
Doctorate (PhD)
As well as UK degree programmes, there are also lots of other training opportunities in the UK that might better align with your future career goals.

Top Universities in the UK

The United Kingdom boasts of 76 universities that have found place in QS Rankings 2018, among which 4 UK universities are featured in the top 10 universities in the world. Here are top 10 UK Universities according to the QS Rankings 2018:
1. University of Cambridge – ranked 5th
2. University of Oxford – ranked 6th
3. University College London – ranked 7th
4. Imperial College London – ranked 8th
5. King’s College London – ranked 23rd
6. The University of Edinburgh – ranked 23rd
7. The University of Manchester – ranked 34th
8. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) – 35th
9. University of Bristol – ranked 44th
10. The University of Warwick – ranked 57th

Visa application process:

Once the student accepts the offer letter and pays the fees, the student will receive a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
The visa fee and health insurance will be paid online while submitting the visa application (the payments can be done only via credit cards). The visa application fee is Rs.32,958 & insurance is Rs.50,000 per year.
The student will have to visit the VFS center for submitting the visa application and the biomatrix.
Student visa application should be done at least 4-6 weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Post submitting the visa application the student will have to wait for at least 15 working days.

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Eligibility for pursuing education in the UK

  1. The UK offers an excellent opportunity to nearly half-a-million international students who come from around the world. Depending on the type of course you choose and age, you may have to apply for a Short-term study visa, Child student visa (Tier 4), or General student visa (Tier 4).
  2. Most likely, for an academic program, you will need to apply for a Tier for General student visa. In addition to these, depending on your case, you may need to demonstrate other documents.