Study in UK

Study in UK

Why Study in United Kingdom? United Kingdom Fact File
United Kingdom Education System Point Based System
Advantages of Studying in UK Required Tests
Applying for the Visa Cost of Studying & Living
Colleges and Universities List    

International students can gain much more than a degree in the UK. There is the opportunity to learn new skills, to take advantage of a huge choice of universities and the excellent standards of teaching that the UK provides.

Why Study in UK?

Learn valuable skills

You will gain new skills that employers look for when you study for a degree in the UK. British universities will help you think creatively; work from your own initiative and also as part of a team.

Range and choice

Universities in the UK offer an extremely wide range of courses to choose from. The University of Manchester offers more degree programmes of study than any other university in the UK and a vast amount of expertise at postgraduate level.

Quality of Teaching

British degrees are important to employers because they have a strong emphasis on gaining practical experience in the relevant field. Admission to the UK's best universities is competitive and class sizes are restricted to ensure that students have access to equipment and have enough time to talk to their lecturers. UK universities place greater focus on smaller group tutorials and one to one tuition.

Recognized and Respected qualifications

UK qualifications including A-Level’s, BTEC’s, HNDs, Degrees from UK Universities and professional qualifications are respected all over the world. UK qualification is a mark of quality, proving to future employers that you are up to whatever task they set.

Student life

The UK is a diverse and multicultural place which is home to several thousand international students each year. Because of this, UK has a range of facilities suitable for students of all cultures.

English language learning

English is widely regarded as the language of business, so it is an important part of your future career. Studying in UK helps you learn the language through your study, friends and everyday life. The University of Manchester also offers a range of specialized English language courses to help improve your skills.

United Kingdom Fact File:

The United Kingdom UK was formed on 01st January 1801.
Capital of United Kingdom - London
The official name of the UK is the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”
The United Kingdom is made up of:
England – Capital London
Scotland – Capital Edinburgh
Wales – Capital Cardiff
  Northern Ireland – Capital Belfast
England, Scotland and Wales form Great Britain
Great Britain and Northern Ireland together form United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Literacy rate: 99%

United Kingdom Education System:

UK education is all about you. No matter what level, you’ll have the flexibility to shape your study to suit your needs. This freedom; combined with a centuries-old tradition of excellence and an innovative approach to teaching makes UK education recognized and respected all over the world.

'Being independent when you study in the UK isn’t just about living away from home. Whatever UK course you study, you will be encouraged to think for yourself and create your own ideas. A UK education will help you gain confidence in your own abilities and equip you with valuable language, creative, analytical and research skills that employers look for.

'The UK education system is respected and valued all over the world. To ensure standards remain high, there are many independent organizations regularly inspect and accredit UK institutions and courses. You can be sure that studying in the UK is the right choice to make the most of your education and enhance your future career prospects.'

Although each UK institution is responsible for the standards and quality of its programs, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) regularly carries out independent audits. They ensure that institutions in the UK are providing higher education, awards and qualifications of an acceptable quality and at an appropriate academic standard.

Three types of entities impart higher education in the UK- colleges, universities and institutions of higher education. Non-university higher education institutes also provide degree and other post-graduate courses, but they have to fulfil certain criteria to attain university status.

The various qualifications offered by universities in the UK can be broadly classified into four divisions like degree courses, vocational training, diplomas and postgraduate courses. There are also sandwich courses whereby part-time work and real experience is sandwiched or interspersed between the course duration. While the first degree courses in arts and science are of 3-4 years duration, the diplomas and vocational courses are generally completed in 1-2 years with the Vocational and Technical Education Councils conferring the degree certificate. Postgraduate study may be in one of two forms - either as a work of independent research under supervision or a taught course lasting one or two years.

Undergraduate Degrees

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are home to some of the world’s top universities. Many of them are less expensive than the average four-year private American university – and many accept US financial aid.

Another benefit: In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, bachelor’s degree programs are typically completed in three years compared to the four years it takes to complete a degree in the US.

Graduate Degrees

Earn a master’s degree in the UK in only one year and without taking the GRE exam. Climb to the next phase in your career and save money and time with a one-year graduate degree in the UK.

Advantages of Studying in United Kingdom:

It requires only 15 years of education for direct entry into postgraduate program
International students studying at UK institutions are not required to obtain permission from the job centre to take spare time or vacation work
Generally no application fee charged for the courses
Most undergraduate degrees take only three years while postgraduate degrees take one year; thus, you spend less time away from home and less money on course fees
UK qualifications are recognized and respected worldwide
There is a high success rate for international students in the UK education system
Health insurance is free to students who are studying in UK for six months or more
You can stay for two years in UK after the course and look for a suitable job
Easy Visa rules for international students

Required Tests:

United Kingdom universities and colleges accept either IELTS or TOEFL scores or any equivalent as a proof of English Proficiency

Diploma programs: Overall band score of 5.0
Bachelors Degree: Overall band score of 6.0
Masters Programs: Overall band score of 6.0 – 6.5

MBA programs in good universities require work experience of 2-3 years, in addition to decent academic performance at the Bachelors level.

V&U Intellect Consultants can help you to obtain admission in MBA programs without work experience in some universities.

Cost of Studying & Living Expenses in UK

'Studying in the UK can cost less than you think. The course fees you pay include all the benefits that UK study brings - better English, work experience, developing career-relevant skills, living in a culturally diverse society, and making new friends and contacts. A UK education is a unique experience that you can’t put a price on.'

Average undergraduate UK course fees per year:

Courses Average Tuition fees per year Living Expenses for 9 months Inside London Living Expenses for 9 months Outside London
Science 8200 7200 5400
Medicine 11000 7200 5400
Others 7000 7200 5400

Average Postgraduate UK course fees per year:

Courses Average Tuition fees per year Living Expenses for 9 months Inside London Living Expenses for 9 months Outside London
Science 8500 7200 5400
Medicine 12000 7200 5400
Others 7000 7200 5400

Point Based System:

Students applying to come to the UK will now be assessed under the Points Based System (Tier 4). Tier 4 is the Student Tier.

There are three ways of making an application under this tier of the system:

Entering the UK under the Student Tier
Extending a stay in the UK in the Student Tier
Switching status while in the UK into the Student Tier

Students are required to show:

Evidence of sufficient funds to pass a maintenance test
All education qualification certificates used to obtain an offer from the Sponsor (University)
Financial Evidence to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds and pass the maintenance test

Students are expected to make their final choice of University before they make an application for a student visa. They must have a valid Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) and should have met all the criteria for their particular student visa.

To obtain a 'General student' visa, applicants have to score points against two sets of objective criteria with an overall pass mark of 40 points. They must also be able to support themselves and any dependants, as they do not qualify for state benefit. All applicants are required to provide documentary evidence to support their claim for points. Please note that applications for visa should not be made more than three months before the beginning of the course.

Criteria for Points Requirements Points awarded
(up to 30 points available)
A valid Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies: Issued if the institutions believe the student is capable of doing the course, intends to do the course, and the course is at the appropriate level. 30
(up to 10 points available)
Students studying at institutions outside London on courses lasting longer than 9 months (most undergraduate and postgraduate courses) need to provide evidence of access to maintenance funds totaling £7200 (Inside London) and £5400 (Outside London) per year plus evidence of funds to pay tuition fees.   10

Applying for the visa:

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