The United Kingdom (UK) is home to some of the world’s oldest universities and colleges having their roots in the 12th and 13th centuries. Coming from such strong legacy, education in the UK has become a benchmark for other countries. The United Kingdom (UK) is reputed for its excellent quality of education, interactive teaching methodology, top ranking universities and great student satisfaction. Universities in the UK consistently rank in the world university rankings such as the QS World Rankings, Times Higher Education Ranking, and Academic Ranking of World Universities. Further, degrees earned from the country are globally recognised and preferred by employers all over the world.
UK provides shorter duration courses which though are more intensive than other countries but also given an opportunity to graduate sooner. A Graduate prog can be completed in one year which helps the student to save both time and money and start earning sooner.
To manage living expenses along with studies, a student can work parttime for up to 20 hours a week during term time and work full-time during semester break. This will help you pay for your bills as well as gain industry experience in the field of study.
International students will also have access to free medical treatment while studying in the UK through the National Health Service (N H S).
The Universities and colleges in UK generally accept IELTS and PTE scores as qualifying tests to study in UK.
For graduate business programs and other postgraduate courses both GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) and GRE scores are accepted in most UK universities.
Some popular government scholarship programs you can apply to study in the UK as an Indian student:
Chevening Scholarship, Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship, GREAT Scholarships, Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships (CWIT) and Scotland Saltire Scholarships.
Our education counsellors can provide you with more details about these scholarships.
Students holding a Tier 4 (general) or a Tier 4 (child) visa can work up to 20 hours a week during their studies and full-time during holidays if they are studying at a publicly-funded higher education institution, are studying a short-term study abroad program with an overseas higher education institution, are over 16 years, are studying a course at NQF level 6 (degree level) and above.
Students are also allowed to work full-time during weekends and holidays.
The average tuition fees at an institution range between 8000 GBP to 25,000 GBP per year.
Additionally student need to budget for living expenses inclusive of food, local travel, utilities, study materials, entertainment and the like. Accommodation costs will depend on type of accommodation and location of residence. Living expense will range from 8000 GBP to 12,000 GBP per year.
There are 2 major intakes in a calendar year
Many scholarships and bursaries are also offered by the UK government, and various private and public establishments as well. When applying to any of these scholarships, make sure to check the criteria carefully, along with the application closing date. The amount of money available and the type of award varies between institutions. Certain research programs may provide up to 100% of the tuition fee besides covering a part of your living expenditures. It is better to start the procedure about 8-12 months before your preferred intake begin.