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The benefits of studying in the UK
Internationally Recognised Universities
UK higher education and qualifications have a remarkable international reputation and the UK degree is recognised by global universities, top employers and government bodies creating huge number of chances to get placed with elite companies.
Many countries would like to follow the UK’s education system, as its quality is considered as the best in world. UK universities are inspected regularly by QAA to assess the standards of teaching, learning and research to ensure that set benchmarks are met.
Opportunities offered by the UK education system
- A wide choice in selecting your field of study and institution.
- Shorter duration of courses in the UK helps reduce tuition and accommodation costs.
- The English language support to help you develop excellent language skills as it has crucial importance in global digital arena and increases chances of employment
- Promoting close student-teacher interaction with a provision of combining different subjects into a single course.
The unrivalled cultural diversity of life in UK gives you the chance to experience a multicultural environment, meet fellow international students and develop a range of skills that are necessary to be part of today’s global workforce.
Work while study and work permit after study
Along with your study, you can do a part-time job, internship or placement which will develop valuable skills that are added to your CV. Your university may assist in providing placement after study. Two years post-study work visa route announced by UK government will allow Indian students to stay back in the United Kingdom for two years to find work after graduation or Masters.
Scholarships and Financial Support
Most UK universities offer merit based scholarship programs and funding opportunities to international students to support your study and cost of living . To apply, you will need to gain acceptance to the course of study
Strong Research Infrastructure
30% of UK university research is classified as ‘world-leading’ and 46% as ‘internationally excellent’ by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).
U.K. Student visas
One needs to get Study in the UK on a general student visa (Tier 4)to study higher education in UK University. It is quite easy to obtain and the process is simpler, more transparent and user-friendly for international students who have received an offer/CAS and are able to show the required funding available.
UK Point-based Visa System
Students should be informed that the UK Visa is a point based visa system and it is essential for applicants to meet all the requirements of the Immigration Rules and have 40 points in total.
|Students are required to have a valid Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies from a fully licensed Tier 4 sponsor||30 points|
|Students should have enough money to cover course fees and monthly living costs (also known as maintenance or funds)||10 points|
Cost of Visa
- The fee for the Tier 4 General Visa is £348. The methods of payment are stated below.
- Onlineusing either a MasterCard or Visa card
- Through demand draftat the visa application centre and selected branches of Standard Chartered Bank.
- Through Cashat the visa application centre and selected branches of Standard Chartered Bank.
Student visa requires you to carry the mandatory documents along with supporting documents of financial and academic records. Make sure you refer to this checklist before going to the consulate for the visa interview.
You should have the following documents before applying:
A completed student visa application form
A letter of acceptance on the course – Your approved education provider will give you an acceptance letter (CAS) and a visa letter which are official and unconditional offers of a place on a course of study. The visa letter must be issued no more than 6 months before you apply. The applications where the visa letters are older than six months will be refused.
Having a visa letter does not guarantee the application will be successful. The applicant must meet all the requirements of the category and any other requirements of the immigration rules.
Proof of funds – The money you need to show, covers your course fees for your first year of study and living costs for up to a maximum of 9 months. The amount you will need depends on whether you are applying as a child or adult and also whether you will be studying in or out of London. You must show that you have held the money for at least 28 days. The end of that 28 day period must not be more than one month before the date of your application.
Required Documents for CAS Letter UK
1) Education loan letter OR FD Receipt with Bank’s covering letter OR Bank statement withBalance confirmation letter for saving account which should show the required funds maintained (9135 GBP + Outstanding tuition fees) for 28 days)
2) Parent’s consent letter/Sponsorship letter (affidavit) if the statement is for parent’s bank account.
3) Tuberculosis test report (https://www.gov.uk/tb-test-visa)
4) Passport copy
5) Unconditional offer letter
6) Acknowledgment of placement form submitted (if applicable)
7) TT Copy for the payment
8) Final degree certificate & mark sheets/transcripts
Wife or children get a Dependent Visa for the same duration as the primary applicant. This is applicable for Master’s degree application only. Undergraduates cannot take dependents with them to the UK.
If you have a Student visa, your dependents apply as ‘dependent on a Points Based System migrant’. Each dependent completes a separate application form and pays a separate fee.
Along with your own maintenance funds, you need to show an additional £845 (within London) and £680 (outside London) for each dependent every month that you are applying for( up to a maximum 9 months) maintenance funds. You can use a scholarship to cover the maintenance funds for your dependents if you already have got a scholarship. The scholarship letter must state that funds are also intended for your dependents.
Every year, the UK government warmly welcomes many of international students with open arms. International student societies besides organizing parties, conducting events, planning activities and outings help in your bad days, giving advice to personal problems and assist you.
TOP COURSES TO STUDY IN UK FOR INDIAN STUDENTS
Universities in the UK offer every student a variety of courses and programmes as per their area of interest. Whether it’s an undergraduate or postgraduate programme a student wants to enrol in, there are endless options on one’s platter. Following are the degrees and courses UK universities are known for :
- Accounting & Finance
- Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
- Art & Design
- Food Science
- Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism
- Business & Management Studies
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Creative Writing
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Study in the UK
|1||Birkbeck, University of London||London||bbk.ac.uk|
|2||Brunel University London||London||Brunel.ac.uk|
|3||City, University of London||London||City.ac.uk|
|4||Goldsmiths, University of London||London||Gold.ac.uk|
|5||Kingston University London||London||Kingston.ac.uk|
|6||London Metropolitan University||London||LondonMet.ac.uk|
|7||London South Bank University||London||LSBU.ac.uk|
|9||Queen Mary University of London||London||QMUL.ac.uk|
|10||Regent’s University London||London||Regents.ac.uk|
|12||St George’s, University of London||London||SGUL.ac.uk|
|13||St Mary’s University, Twickenham||London||StMarys.ac.uk|
|14||University of East London||London||UEL.ac.uk|
|15||University of Greenwich||London||Gre.ac.uk|
|16||University of London||London||London.ac.uk|
|17||University of Roehampton London||London||Roehampton.ac.uk|
|18||University of the Arts London||London||arts.ac.uk|
|19||University of West London||London||UWL.ac.uk|
|20||University of Westminster||London||Westminster.ac.uk|
|21||Anglia Ruskin University||London||Anglia.ac.uk|
|27||Birmingham City University||Birmingham||BCU.ac.uk|
|28||Newman University – Birmingham||Birmingham||Newman.ac.uk|
|29||University College Birmingham||Birmingham||UCB.ac.uk|
|30||University of Birmingham||Birmingham||Birmingham.ac.uk|
|32||The University of Edinburgh||Edinburg||Ed.ac.uk|
|33||Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh||Edinburg||HW.ac.uk|
|34||University of St Andrews||Edinburg||St-Andrews.ac.uk|
|35||University of Strathclyde||Edinburg||Strath.ac.uk|
|36||University of Surrey||Edinburg||Surrey.ac.uk|
|37||The University of Manchester||Manchester||Manchester.ac.uk|
|39||University of Leeds||Leeds||Leeds.ac.uk|
|40||University of Nottingham||Nottingham||Nottingham.ac.uk|
|41||University of York||York||York.ac.uk|
|42||University of Southampton||Southampton||Southampton.ac.uk|
|43||University of Glasgow||Glasgow||Gla.ac.uk|
|44||University of Liverpool||Liverpool||Liverpool.ac.uk|
|47||University of Warwick||Warwick||Warwick.ac.uk|
|50||University of Bath||Bath||Bath.ac.uk|
|51||University of Kent||Canterbury||Kent.ac.uk|
|53||University of Leicester||Leicester||Le.ac.uk|
|54||Aberystwyth University||Aberystwyth, Wales||Aber.ac.uk|
|55||Oxford Brookes University||Oxford||Brookes.ac.uk|
|56||Queen’s University Belfast||Belfast||QUB.ac.uk|
|57||Royal Holloway, University of London||London||RoyalHolloway.ac.uk|
|58||University of the West of England – UWE Bristol||Bristol||UWE.ac.uk|
|59||The University of Sheffield||Sheffield||Sheffield.ac.uk|
|60||University of Hull||Hull||Hull.ac.uk|
|62||Bangor University||Bangor, Wales||Bangor.ac.uk|
|63||De Montfort University||Leicester||DMU.ac.uk|
|65||Abertay University||Dundee, Scotland||Abertay.ac.uk|
|66||University of Aberdeen||Aberdeen, Scotland||abdn.ac.uk|
|67||University of Essex Colchester||Colchester||Essex.ac.uk|
|68||University of Sussex||Brighton||Sussex.ac.uk|
|69||University of Portsmouth||Portsmouth||Port.ac.uk|
|70||University of Derby||Derby, England||Derby.ac.uk|
|72||Liverpool John Moores University||Liverpool||LJMU.ac.uk|
|73||University of East Anglia||Norwich||UEA.ac.uk|
|74||Manchester Metropolitan University||Manchester||MMU.ac.uk|
|75||Sheffield Hallam University||Sheffield||SHU.ac.uk|
|76||University of Reading||Reading||Reading.ac.uk|
|77||University of Bradford||Bradford,||Bradford.ac.uk › international|
|78||University of Chester||Chester||Chester.ac.uk|
|79||University of Bolton||Bolton,||Bolton.ac.uk|
|80||Liverpool Hope University||Liverpool||Hope.ac.uk|
|81||University of Winchester||Winchester||Winchester.ac.uk|
|83||University of Northampton||Northampton||Northampton.ac.uk|
|84||University of Bedfordshire||Luton||beds.ac.uk|
|85||Canterbury Christ Church University||Canterbury||Canterbury.ac.uk|
|86||London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine||London||LSHTM.ac.uk|
|89||University of Sunderland||Sunderland||Sunderland.ac.uk|