The UK A dream destination for studying overseas

13 Aug 2020


One of the leading study abroad destinations in the United Kingdom. All over the world, universities are recognized and respected due to two significant reasons. One being they are the oldest established education systems, and others are the many of the world's reputation artists, engineers, business tycoon, politicians, and thinkers who graduated from the UK.

Students are most likely to invoke a competitive edge after getting a degree from the UK as they learn important values, including analytical skills, self-discipline, factual contributions, research skills, and a lot more. These skills make it easier for students to get a lucrative job.

Why should students study in the UK?

  • Shorter duration of course
  • Best quality education
  • Multicultural experience
  • Research facilities
  • Health benefits

Best universities in the UK:

  • The University of Edinburgh

The university features five campuses in Edinburgh city. The university is ranked 20th in the world by 2020 QS world university rankings. The university has a cozy environment that is conducive to learning. Having at least 39,000 students, the University of Edinburgh attracts the world’s greatest minds.

  • The University of Warwick

One of the leading universities in the UK is the University of Warwick. The university holds an exceptional reputation in many niches, including research and teaching. It also has a great link with industry and research. Every year the university welcomes at least 26,500 students from more than 150 countries.

In the rankings of the UK and world's best universities, the university has left a mark. In 2014, the university was placed 7th in UK research universities by the Research Excellence Framework. Also, the University of Warwick was placed 9th by the Guardian 2020 league table.

  • The University of Manchester

This university offers at least 1000 degree courses across different fields. In 2016 or 2017, the university had more than 40,490 students and at least 10,400 staff, making it the second-largest university in the UK.

The university was placed 27th in the world by 2020 QS world university rankings. The university is also a member of the Russell group. The group is a select network of leading research-intensive universities in the UK. 

Intakes by various universities:

The first intake offered by various universities is September and October, while some universities also provide January and February. Some universities also provide April and May intake.

The time duration of various courses:

  • For undergraduate courses, the duration is three years.
  • For postgraduate courses, the duration is one year.
  • For an undergraduate course with one year and an additional year of study. It is also known as a sandwich course for the duration is four years.

Entrance exams to give for studying in the UK:

  • If students are looking for an undergraduate or postgraduate course, then IELTS is mandatory.
  • If students are looking to pursue an MBA and MSC program in finance in selected universities, GMAT is mandatory.
  • For selected law programs, LNAT is mandatory.
  • For medicine or dentistry courses, UCAT is mandatory.

Some popular courses to study in the UK:

  • Computer science
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Actuarial science
  • Business management
  • Sports management
  • Physiotherapy
  • Creative science

How much does it cost to study in the UK?

Depending upon the course, the tuition fees might vary.  Approximately the tuition fees in the UK range from Rs.8,00,000 to Rs.14,00,000 for an undergraduate program annually. While master's course ranges from Rs.9,00,000 to Rs.24,00,000 annually. The fees might vary from university to university. Furthermore, the cost of living varies from Rs.8,00,000 to Rs.12,00,000.

Can students avail scholarships?

Based on the student's performance, individual awards are also given to students. Specific research programs that offer 100% scholarships. There are different scholarship sources given to international students by the university. British government or local organizations also offer scholarships to international students.

Visa process for students:

Ideally, students need to apply three months in advance to avail of UK visas. General visa tier 4 is given to students who wish to study in the UK. By introducing a point-based system, the visa process is being simplified. Under this system, a candidate must obtain at least 40 points to get the visa. Usually, a visa is approved for the full length, but depending on the course type 1 to 4 months, extra is given.

Work opportunities for students:

During the course, students can work up to 20 hours a week while during the course break they can work full time.  Approximately students can earn £5 to £7 per hour, that makes  £375 to £575 per month.

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