Admin | 01 Jul, 2018
Why Study in UK
United Kingdom – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland possess a lot to offer to international students whether it is World’s Top Universities or the vibrant cities and their culture. Four out of the top six universities of the world are located in the UK, whereas all the institutes based in the UK offer a high quality level of teaching from leading professionals in their selected field.
While you study in the UK, you are assured the topmost standard education because of its updated research methods and fantabulous quality. Programs of the United Kingdom are recognised all over the world and provides a feather to your hat.
The UK has a large international student community and multicultural society. Students come from over 200 nations to study in the UK. Many educational institutes have an international society to enable students from abroad to settle in the UK and make friends. These societies are always very sociable and offer trips to local attractions, and activities such as meals out, parties and gatherings. They also serve as a great source of support and advice and will enable you to make friendships that will last a lifetime.
As an international student you have the option to work for up to 20 hours per week during term time and full time in holidays. There are also opportunities for you to work for up to two years following your graduation. This is a great way to build up your work experience and gain some important skills that may compliment your future career.
Another benefit of being based in the UK is its proximity to the rest of Europe. Many destinations are a short plane journey away, which is fantastic for students who want to travel on term breaks. The UK is a great gateway to Europe, with plenty of travel links and wonderful students deals and guidance to help you on your way.
If you require a visa to study abroad in the UK, there is plenty of useful information out there. The visa process is streamlined to ensure you get the visa type that best suits your needs. There is no limit on the number of student visas issued and each year thousands of students are granted their visas and welcomed to the UK!
In UK “O” level is equivalent to SEE, “A” levels (2 years) is equivalent to HSEB, Bachelors is for 3 years, and 4 Years are Sandwich program, masters for 1 year and PH.D for 3 years.
Types of Certification
- Open University
- College and Institution of Higher Education
- Open College
- College of Technology
- Teacher Training College
UK tuition fees and course costs – international students
For international students, undergraduate fees for 2014-15 start at around UK£8,000 (US$11,920) for lecture-based courses, going up to £36,600 ($58,201) for an undergraduate medical degree at the top of the price range. On average, however, international undergraduate fees level out at around £11,987 ($17,870) – approximately £4,000 more than home students.
At postgraduate level, the average international fee for classroom based programs in 2014-15 is £12,390 ($18,470), although the majority of courses range from between £10,000 and £13,000 ($14,900-$19,380). For laboratory-based programs, average annual fees stand at £14,274 ($21,285), while for clinical degree programs the average figure is £21,296 ($31,750). For leading clinical programs (such as medicine) at leading UK universities, however, fees can be as high as £38,532 ($57,440) annually.
Best course to study in UK
The practice of law is so closely intertwined the history of human civilisation that it’s no wonder to see it up here as the most popular course in the UK.
A degree in law provides its students with the skills required to practice in law. Transferable skills include research, interpretation and explanation of complex subjects, analytical thinking and practical problem solving, good oral communication, negotiation, teamwork, attention to detail, and the ability to draft formal documents.
2. Fashion Design
Our course chooser throws up the odd surprise now and then, and fashion design coming in as the second most popular search option is one.
Fashion design students develop the skills necessary to become creative designers able to operate at all levels of a fiercely competitive and international industry. Students are exposed to the sector via a number of work placements, meaning they leave university with a commercial understanding of the industry as well as a creative approach to design.
The human mind is an amazing place, and despite a lack of vocational certainty after studying it, psychology remains a popular field of study.
Only 50% of psychology graduates are in positive destinations 6 months after leaving university, but get far in this field and you can reach dizzy heights
This mammoth 5 year (minimum) degree develops in its students the practical and clinical capabilities to practice as medical doctor. There’s more training to be done after the course but this will get you into a well paid position.
As you can see, medicine graduates leave uni the most employable of all with near enough 100% of them in positive destinations within 6 months of leaving university.
Economists apply the scientific method to test hypotheses and produce models to predict future buying behaviour. They’re in the business of the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth so it’s no surprise to see the degree is so popular on our course chooser.
Economists have the opportunity to have an actual impact on economic policy – an important role indeed.
Physiotherapists treat illnesses, injuries and disease via physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise. This can be alongside, or instead of drug treatment.
Physiotherapists usually work within the NHS or in the private sector, either within hospitals or sometimes for private companies such as professional sports teams.
85% of physiotherapy graduates are in positive destinations within 6 months of graduating.
The systematic administration of financial transactions and the associated summarising and presenting of financial information.
In a world where money rules accountants will always be in demand. At university level students explore the theory and practical application of financial principles.
Accountant graduates have to pursue professional qualifications once they leave uni, but when they’re chartered are sure to reap the rewards.
8. Computer Science
Most people are fairly adept with computers these days. But a theoretical approach to solving computer problems is the stuff of computer scientists.
It’s reassuring to know that this is one of the most searched for courses in the information age. It’ll be vital to ensuring the economic competitiveness of the UK. And with a lack of digitally skilled graduates to fill the available positions, there’s a good chance of finding gainful employment if you pursue this route.
The process of planning, designing and constructing buildings.
7 years to become a practicing architect (5 years studying, 2 years work experience) doesn’t seem to be putting off prospective university students. Maybe that’s because of the associated benefits. Architects occupy a high status position, are often well paid, and often have the opportunity to get creative.
The scientific study of crime. Criminologist students learn to apply scientific methodology to research the cause of crime and its societal impact.
Criminology graduates are predisposed to a number of job roles including police officer, prison officer, probation officer, and youth worker. Many go on to do a law conversion course and pursue work in this field.
You need 40 points to apply for a student visa. This is achieved by:
Course confirmation : you must receive a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from a university approved by UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI). All universities must have been given or applied for Highly Trusted Status (HTS) on the UKVI Tier 4 Sponsor list (30 points).
Funding : you must provide evidence of funding to pay for both your course tuition fees and your monthly living costs (10 points).
Tuition fees are on average £12,000 per year but can range from £8,000 to £36,000. You will also need to show that you have £1,265 for each month of your studies (up to a maximum of nine months) to pay for living costs if you study in inner London.
Visa Application : In order to submit your Tier 4 student visa application, please visit the UK Visa & Immigration website to complete the online application form. International students from all countries (apart from North Korea) have to submit the visa application online.
Immigration Health Service Charge : All nationals from outside of Europe coming to live in the UK for longer than six months are required to pay a ‘health surcharge’ in order to gain access to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). The health surcharge is £150 per year (or £75 for 6 months or less) for students and is payable when you submit your visa application on-line.
Before you start
You must be outside the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to apply for your visa.
You need to:
- Notarised copies of Secondary and Higher Secondary- Mark Sheets as well as Certificates
- register for an account
- fill in the application form in English
- pay for the visa fee online (in most cases)
- Two academic references*
- print out your form
- book and attend an appointment at a visa application centre
You must have the original and a photocopy of all the supporting documents you need for your visa and translate any supporting documents and include them with the originals if they aren’t in English
Q – Can I work while I am studying in the UK?
You can work for up to 20 hours a week during your studies and full-time during your holidays to help support your studies. This only applies if you are studying a degree level course at a UK higher education institution for longer than 6 months. The university or college must be listed on the Highly Trusted Sponsor (HTS) list and the list of recognised bodies. Find out more information about working in the UK during your studies and after you graduate.
Q – When Can I Apply?
You will need to be offered the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from your chosen university before you can apply for a visa. You can only apply for your visa three months before the start date of your course. This means, if your course starts at the end of September, you will receive your CAS around the end of June.
Q – Can my family come to the UK with me?
You can bring your partner and children to the UK as your Tier 4 dependant if you are a government-sponsored student and your course is longer than six months or you are doing a postgraduate level course of 12 months or longer at a publicly-funded Higher Education Institution or a ‘recognised body’.
You cannot bring your family to the UK as a Tier 4 dependant if you are studying an English language course, a course which is below degree level or an undergraduate course (except if you are a government-sponsored student).
Q – How much does the Tier 4 student visa cost?
If you are applying from outside the UK, the cost of the visa is £322 (plus the Immigration Health Service Charge). If you are already in the UK, you can apply by post for £439 (plus the Immigration Health Service Charge) or in person for £839 (plus the Immigration Health Service Charge).
Q – Who can I contact with questions?
All universities in London have trained visa advisors who are able to answer your questions about the Tier 4 student visa and guide you through the application process. You can contact London’s universities directly through this website. You can find out more about each university through the university profiles and simply click on ‘contact’ to send your message.