Everything you need to know to study abroad in UK:
The UK has been a favorite study abroad destination for many years. Top ranking Universities in the UK welcome international students to study in the UK, and England alone boasts of world-renowned universities like Cambridge and Oxford.
Since 2016, more and more students are opting to study in the UK. Indians are the second-largest group, with 52545 students that came to the UK during the last academic year.
For undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the tuition fees average around 10000 GBP to 20000 GBP per year.
|Study Program||Average Fee (in Euros*)|
|Undergraduate Bachelor Degree||GBP 10,000 to GBP 20,000 per year|
|Postgraduate Master's Degree||GBP 10,000 to GBP 20,000 per year|
|Doctoral Degree||GBP 15,000 to GBP 24,000 per year|
There is an additional cost of Visa Application Fees of approximately GBP 348 (Rs.34,586).
Cost of Living in UK
The living cost in UK is approximately GBP 12000 per year. This translates to a weekly average of 20000 INR to 25000 INR. The living expenses include council tax, food, rent, deposits, etc.
|Annual Cost (GBP)||GBP $12000 (INR 12 Lakh)|
|Weekly Average (Indian Rupees)||GBP $200 - 250 (INR 20000 - 25000)|
|Hours you can work Part time||20 hours per week|
|Hourly Rate||GBP £6.45 - £8.20|
|Weekly Earning||GBP £129 - £164 (INR 12900 - 16400)|
|Hours you can work on Vacation||40 Hours|
As a student, you can work for upto 20 hours per week during the course of your studies. You can also apply for an internship to cement your learning and boost job prospects.
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Work Permit after Study in Singapore
All international students who earned a graduate or master’s degree from a recognized university can get a post-study work or PSW visa for two years. Those with Doctoral degrees can stay for three years.
Students can search for work in their field of study or in other areas. At the end of the two-year period, international students need to obtain Tier-2 or General Work visas. Alternatively, you can also apply for a skilled work visa earning a certain amount varying with industry.
Education system in the UK is divided into four parts: Primary, Secondary, Higher and Further Education.
Most Indian students go abroad to pursue their higher education, which can be an undergraduate course (which takes 3 years to complete plus one year for internship in most institutes) or a Masters degree (one to two years).
Top Courses in UK
|Business||Engineering and Technology||Medicine|
|Law||Sports Science||Social Sciences|
|Natural Sciences||Arts||Media and Communication|
|Hospitality and Tourism|
Intakes in UK
Unlike a single intake in Indian universities, colleges and universities in the UK offer two main intakes. In some universities, intakes may also be referred to as a semester.
|Autumn||September to October|
|Spring||January to February|
|Summer||June to August*|
*There is a third intake also available in some universities, called the Summer intake (June to August) and is available for specific programs only.
Following are the requirements to study in UK:
UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Services)
For undergraduate studies, you need to register on UCAS from January to June. Submit a personal statement listing your skills, choice of course, and hobbies/interests. Additionally, include a Letter of Reference from your school teachers and instructors. You can apply to a total of 5 universities, some of which will get back to you with a conditional/unconditional offer. The conditional offer will be based on the test scores.
UKPASS (UK Postgraduate Application and Statistical Service)
You can apply through UKPASS to 10 universities of your choice for postgraduate programs. You need to furnish personal details, a personal statement, and a Letter of Recommendation from your teachers/instructors. Some universities also offer direct admissions. There are no typical deadlines, but it is advisable to apply early.
Certain universities in the UK also ask for particular test scores. They are:
- GMAT or Graduate Management Admission Test is another exam for management graduates to get admission in UK universities. This exam tests analytical writing skills, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Integrated Reasoning. This is a Computer-adaptive test giving an accurate judgment of your skill level for each section. Each correct answer increases the difficulty level of the paper. If you get the answer wrong, the computer simplifies the next question.
- GRE or Graduate Record Examination: This 3 hours and 30 minutes test has 3 sections, namely, Analytical Writing, Verbal reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. Students can appear for this exam either through pen-paper mode or a Computer-based test.
Also, you need to pass a language proficiency test like TOEFL, IELTS, etc., regardless of the course that you opt for and student visa. A good score on these tests helps to boost your overall application.
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Global Recognition & Acceptance
An Education from the UK is recognised the world over and considered to be one of the best international education destinations.
Get a Degree Faster
Many degrees in the UK take less time than their counterparts in other countries. This helps you save money and time.
Open to all nationalities
Many internationally acclaimed universities accept international students, giving you a chance to study amongst the smartest peers and instructors.
Students can apply for a student loan or several scholarships to cover tuition fees and living expenses. Plus, there are many part-time opportunities for Indian students in the UK.
Culture & Diversity
The multicultural environment of the UK welcomes and supports all the students and workers, which is a good opportunity to meet and network with people from diverse cultures.
Lies between the North Atlantic and the North Sea
Pound Sterling (£/GBP)
Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool
• Notting Hill Carnival
• Edinburgh Festival and Fringe
• Brighton Festival
The United Kingdom is known as a global influential centre for Finance and Culture. It made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is known for being a high income economy with some of the best opportunities for students and professionals.
England is a prominent study abroad destination, with London, Newcastle, Cambridge, and Oxford being well-known names and a favorite for many aspirants.
The highly qualified professors along with interactive coursework that goes beyond classroom lectures makes the education system of the UK unique.
Additionally, the UK also has a provision of sandwich courses and pathways courses which helps students, especially international students coming from anywhere in the world, bridge the gap between their current skill set with the required ones.
An independent body called QAA looks after Quality assurance for all government universities in the UK.
India - UK Relations
96% of visa applications from Indian students get accepted for studying abroad in the UK. The two nations share a strong cooperative relation, which will only get stronger with recent initiatives like Roadmap 2030. There is a large number of Indian students and families in the UK, making it easy for you to get settled in, and have an enjoyable experience.
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