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The UK has numerous Universities offering a number of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Universities accept 15 yrs.’ (12+3) of education for entering into their PG programs. The duration of most of the undergraduate degrees is for three years and, Master degrees for one yr hence saving you cost and time! Many degrees provide good links with business and professional organizations. You will gain world-class qualifications, a brighter future and unforgettable student experience.

What is the application procedure for UK?

For UG programs, the student has to fill out a UCAS form. However there are few exceptions as some of the universities can accept direct applications also.

For PG programs, the student has to fill out the University/college form meant for international student.

List of Documents to be submitted for UK Visa:

1. Information details (please follow the sample copy overleaf)
2. Your colour photographs (45mm x 35 mm sized) on a white background- 5 copies.

3. Your personal statement where you need to mention clearly:

a) Why you want to study in UK, your reason behind choosing a particular subject and institution.

b) Your career plan.

4. Photocopy of your passport (first six pages)- one(1) set
5. Photocopy of offer letter/ Confirmation of Acceptance for students- CAS (if you already have an offer letter from a UKBA approved education provider)
6. Photocopy of your academic records- Two (2) sets.

a. Educational certificates.

b. Testimonials from institutions.

c. Marks sheets / certificates.

d. Transcripts.

e. Registration / admit cards.

7. Photocopy of your IELTS test report form-two(2) sets (as required by UK Institutions).

8. Your job certificate (if applicable)- two sets.

9. Bank statement and certificate issued by bank with appropriate stamp on each page-two sets.
10. Proof of availability of money:

• Cash in an account in your name (this may be a joint account with your name : or

• A loan in your name: or

• Official financial or government sponsorship.

Funds requirement (Maintenance):


The money you need to show covers your course fees for your first year of study and living cost up to a maximum of nine months. Your money must be held in cash. The following forms will not be accepted: shares, bonds, pension funds, and similar savings accounts. You must show that you have held the money for at least 28 days.

 

(All photocopies should be clear, legible and on A4 size paper)

Are there any scholarships or awards available?

Scholarships are mostly available at the post-graduate level and some of these are offered by the British Government and other UK organizations; e.g. British Chevening Scholarships. Some Universities provide scholarships for specific programs only. All the scholarships are very competitive in nature and are based on merit.

Can an International Student opt to stay for work after studying in UK?

Yes, you can stay and work after completing your studies provided you meet all the requirements of UK Border Agency.

What are the student accommodation options for International Student in UK?

There are two main choices- Halls of residence or private flats and houses. Halls of residence are University/College owned international student accommodation (full board or self-catering). Or a student can stay in a renting private accommodation; which is typically a room in a house or a flat shared with students.

 

UK Life & Culture

UK life is an incredible mix of international cultures and contemporary thinking, held together by a strong sense of identity and traditions. Study in the UK provides you with an array of exciting experiences to discover. UK being such a cosmopolitan society you will find that many UK customs are already familiar to you which makes it easier for you to settle in faster than you thinks.

If you follow a religion and worship regularly at home, then you can continue to do so when you study in the UK. UK religion covers all faiths and every major world religion is welcome. Most UK cities have Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, and Buddhist centers, as well as synagogues and churches of all denominations. Keeping routine with your faith not only provides you with a link of your life at home but also makes it easier to meet and develop new friendships with other international students and UK residents.

Music is a big part of UK culture. You can find pop, rock, electro, hip-hop, classical, folk, jazz, opera and all sorts of world music. Sculpture, painting, video and photography are widely available to see in the UK.

The UK offers an incredible and beautiful landscape for walking, climbing, cycling, mountain-biking and running. The mountains of Scotland and Wales, the rolling hills of England and Northern Ireland, the Lake District and the Yorkshire moors, as well as the coastline of all parts of the UK will be all around you.

UK Education

UK is always known for its quality education. UK education system is flexible. It is all about you. You can study in a way that suits your lifestyle and career aspirations. A centuries-old tradition of excellence, an innovative approach to teaching with the freedom given to you makes UK education recognized and respected all over the world. When you study in UK, you meet people from different nationalities, and you are able to share their backgrounds and discover new perspectives. To ensure that their standards remain high, there are many independent organizations that regularly inspect and accredit UK institutions and courses. It provides an exciting opportunity to make a distinctive contribution not only to the development of professional practice across the region and internationally, but also to the enhancement of the University’s learning and teaching capability and research strengths. You can definitely be sure that studying in UK is the right choice to make most of your education and to enhance your future career prospects.

Working While You Study In UK

Your future employer will be looking for smart, creative, team-oriented people for their firms. To make yourself a perfect candidate for it, to enhance your CV and to improve your language skills, getting a job while you study is the best option. Most International Students are able to work in the UK while they are studying. International students can work up to 20 hours a week during term time. If you are going for a below degree level course, you will be allowed to work part time for 10 hours else it is 20 hours for foundation/ degree/ postgraduate courses. There are no restrictions during vacation periods. These part time jobs can make your UK study experience work even harder for your future by gaining some valuable work experience.

Getting Around UK

In UK, travelling is given plenty of options. The UK transport network will take you from the largest cities to the smallest villages. You can travel by train, bus, taxi or bicycle throughout the UK with plenty of discounts available to international students.

One of the cheapest options for international student travel is by bus. You can usually find a bus to hop on every 10 minutes in city centers during peak travel times. A weekly or monthly pass will save money for regular travel around town or to your place of study.

You can get to most places in the UK by train. I6-25 Rail card gives you a third off the price of most UK rail fares for students.

Taxis, a convenient option for travel in the UK are easy to find in all major cities. Most taxis are metered but you will pay a lot more than for a similar journey by train or bus. If you’re aged 17 or over and have a valid license, you can drive a car in the UK. You can really save money by using a bicycle for your UK travel.

 

UK Fast Facts

 

Country Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Area: 244.820 sq km

Population: 60,609,153

Capital city: London

Currency: Pound Sterling

People: 81.5% English, 9.6% Scottish, 2.4% Irish, 1.9% Welsh, 1.8% Ulster, 2.8% West Indian, Pakistani and other.

Religion: Anglican- 27million, Roman Catholic- 9million, Muslim- 1million, Presbyterian- 800,000, Methodist- 760,000, Sikh- 400,000, Hindu- 350,000, Jewish- 300,000

Language: English, Welsh, Scottish form of Gaelic
Major industries: machine tools, electric power equipment, railroad equipment

 

UK Climate

 


The United Kingdom straddles the geographic mid-latitudes between 50-60 N from the equator. It is also positioned on the world's largest land mass, the western seaboard of Eurasia. These boundary conditions allow convergence between moist maritime air and dry continental air. In this area, the large temperature variation creates instability and this is a major factor that influences the often unsettled weather the country experiences, where many types of weather can be experienced in a single day.

Spring: It is generally a calm, cool and dry season during the period from March to May.

Summer: Summer lasts from June to August and is the hottest season which can have cool evenings.

Autumn: Autumn in the UK lasts from September to November. The season is notorious for being unsettled. It can have warm days and equally there can be cool ones too.

Winter: Winter in the UK is defined as lasting from December to February. The season is generally cool, wet and windy. For a majority of the landmass snow is possible but not frequent, apart from the higher altitudes.