Though we have entered the 3rd session of lockdown, what should we do now? If we take a positive perceptive, you will find that we have a lot more time in our hands to prepare for our dream study destination. So don't wait & read our instructive blog written by Mr. Neel Shah who mentioned how study in the UK can be a perfect decision for the students. Because of the quality education and immense opportunities provided by this royal country.
Enjoy the blog by Mr. Neel Shah. He is a Sr. Admission Process Executive at Edugo Abroad who has winded up his UK study work experience in this blog.
For every Indian student, major considerations for looking at higher study options abroad are the host country. It determines the values of the degree you may earn but also an important role in defining our career choice ahead. If you apply in any course like undergraduate or postgraduate in the UK so let us start some evaluating the advantage of pursuing that course in UK.
Here I have some major reasons why Indian students should consider studying in the UK.
- Internationally recognized university and their qualifications
- Quality Education
- Opportunities offered by UK Education system
- Strong research Infrastructure
- Work while you study
- Work permit after study
- Scholarship and Financial support
- Health benefits
- Cross-cultural experience
How much does it cost to study in UK?
As per the survey, International undergraduate tuition fees are far higher, at every level of education combine these fees with the average cost of living in the UK. Generally, the total average cost of studying in UK is estimated to be at least 23000 Pound per year with studying in London likely to be significantly more expensive. Apart from that tuition fees, the cost of studying in UK includes accommodation, daily expenses, transportation, night out etc.
For undergraduate degree tuition fee can be around 10,000 Pound (9, 40,000 – INR) and can also go up to 38,000 Pound (35, 65,000 – INR) depending on the university, location and courses.
For Postgraduate degree tuition fee can be 12000 – 15000 Pound (11, 27,000 – INR to 14, 10,000 – INR). It can also go up to 32000 – 35000 Pound (30, 05,000 – INR to 32, 90,000 – INR).
How can you apply to a British University?
It depends on what program you are looking for. At the entry, the requirement will vary for International students. What you will find in common throughout all the various courses and universities for some basic criteria you must check with the English Language like IELTS, TOFEL, PTE, MOI etc.
After done with research you must check with your documents like:
- Passport copy
- English Proficiency
- Academic Mark sheet
- Letter of Recommendations
- Updated CV / Resume
- Statement of purpose
Each course in the UK sets its criteria so they vary considerably. Most degree programs in the UK will require that the students have passed some level of programs. In universities, the different courses will have a different requirement as a whole may have a certain requirement that all students will have to meet.
All the major applications to UK universities are made through UCAS (University and College Admission Service). Simply fill in a UCAS application form on the UCAS website.
There are 5 major steps to UCAS Applications:
- Find a Course
- Find a University
- Fill out the application form
- Send and wait for replies
Documents required for Visa
Let us first understand the type of visa available for students to study in the UK.
Tier 4 (General) student visa
Age limit: more than 16 years
Eligibility: UK institution courses
When to apply: before 3 months of course start or travelling to UK
Short term visa:
It’s for short term courses or training-based courses offered.
Or for students who are pursuing short term courses in the UK country.
Application best time: 3 Months before you want to start study or trip to UK.
Let us now have a look at the documents required to complete the Visa Application Process.
- Latest Passport
- English Language Proficiency
- Funding details
- TB test certificate
- Additional details for a student with the age of 18 or below
- Criminal record (PCC – Police Clearance Certificate)
- Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate
Best UK Scholarship for International Students.
Any students who have done even a little bit of research into studying abroad will know it does not tend to come cheap.
Now as a student who has likely done at least a little bit of research so that you are also likely to know there are scholarships available – you might not know which ones you are eligible for, where to find, or how to apply.
So here are some of the best scholarships to study abroad in the UK.
1. Chevening Scholarship
It is open to all for International students who meet the Chevening Criteria. In which you may apply for at least three-degree courses in UK , usually one year Master courses.
Majority of the scholarship is to pay for tuition fees, living allowances, flight tickets etc. and sometimes more to cover other expenditure.
2. Commonwealth Master Scholarship
If you are from a commonwealth country and hope to pursue a Master course in UK then the Commonwealth Scholarship could be for you. The UK development for the International department must provide some funding for tuition fees, exam fees, airfare cover, personal maintenance allowances, initial arrival allowances to cover some extra cost in the first few days.
3. Gates Cambridge Scholarship
To pursue a full-time postgraduate degree at the university that particular university will cover your scholarship at all your cost.
4. Rhodes Scholarship at University
This scholarship is the world’s oldest International Scholarship programme at one of the most popular universities in the world. It is exceptional for postgraduate students from certain countries.
Popular universities to study in the UK.
- University of West London
- University of East London
- University of Bedfordshire
- Middlesex University
- Leeds Beckett University
- Teesside University
- University of Hertfordshire
- University of Greenwich
- University of Central Lancashire – UCLAN
- Oxford Brookes University
- University of Worcester
- Birmingham City University
- London Metropolitan University
- Edinburgh Napier University
- Wrexham Glyndwr University
- Solent University
- Ulster University
- Heriot Watt University
Hope you like the blog by Mr. Shah. Edugo Abroad is the leading foreign education consultant service in India who has been guiding the students for their dream study destination for more than 11 years. Our vast experience in the industry and widespread network to the British universities help us to give the best career advice to our students. Students' trust and our dedication lead to a successful journey.