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Study in UK: All you need to know

Popularly known as one of the favourite education destinations with more than 500,000 international student getting enrolled each year after the US, the UK has become one of the most-demanded destinations for international students. The universities in the UK are consistent performers when it comes to the world ranking. Here, students get opportunities to improve their knowledge, skills and critical thinking process.

At the universities in the UK, students can explore new environment, culture, meet people from different countries, and have joyous experiences. Here, students will have the opportunity to pick from the abundant amount of courses available in more than 25 subjects. As compared to the other countries, they also offer short-term courses. So, as you are preparing to study abroad, it is better for you to know and understand some of the crucial aspects of studying in the UK.

Best universities in the UK

A number of world famous universities are there in the UK, offering quality education to international students. Some of those prominent universities in the UK include:

  1. University of Cambridge
  2. University of Oxford
  3. UCL (University College London)
  4. Imperial College London
  5. King’s College London (KCL)
  6. University of Edinburgh
  7. University of Manchester
  8. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Scholarship opportunities

If you are willing to study in the UK, but at the same time struggling to arrange finance, then you can always look for scholarships, fellowship, bursaries, grants etc. that can help you with your financial shortcoming and other related things. Here are some of the UK scholarships that you can apply for — Medical Education Advising-Canada, USA, UK, Caribbean Meritorious Scholarship 2018, 50th Anniversary AMBA Scholarships, UK 2017, University of Nottingham, UK Scholarship 2017, Goa Education Trust Scholarships, UK 2017, PhD Studentship in Engineering at Cardiff University UK 2017, Cream Research Studentship, UK 2017, Nottingham Trent University PG Scholarship UK 2017, Commonwealth Scholarships for Master and PhD study, UK 2017, Kingston University UK MBA Scholarships 2017, Kapila Hingorani Postgraduate Scholarship, UK 2016, Goa Education Trust Scholarships, UK 2016.

Top courses to study

All the international universities in the UK offer various courses to Indian students to pursue there. Some of the top courses in the UK that you can opt for include:

  1. Physiotherapy
  2. Law
  3. Make-Up
  4. Psychology
  5. Actuarial Science
  6. Paramedical Science
  7. Computer Science
  8. Sports Psychology
  9. Medicine & Surgery
  10. Marine Biology

Admission procedure

In order to get admission in the UK universities, students are required to pen down a ‘personal statement’ describing why they want to study their subject of interest. If you are willing to apply for more than one university, then it is important not to write the universities name in the personal statement as the same statement will be received by all the universities. You need to stay alert regarding the deadlines of the UCAS website, as some of the universities may not entertain late applications. Keep in mind that the application form and their deadline vary according to the course you are going to apply.

Visa procedure

If you are above 18 and going to opt for a short-term course in the UK, then you may get a short-term study visa valid for 6 months and extendable for about 11 months for English Language courses. However, if you are going to opt for a longer duration course, then it becomes necessary to know whether the chosen institution holds a tier 4 sponsor license or not. You can apply for the student visa 3 months in advance from the start date of your course.

Student visas are granted on point-based system. For that, you will need:

  1. Passport details
  2. A Recent photograph of yours
  3. An unconditional offer letter from your course provider.
  4. If you are from English speaking country a proof of passing one of the secure English language tests (SELT) will be required.
  5. Proof of financial support that you will be receiving throughout your stay in the UK.

Tuition fees and living cost

Studying in the UK is a bit cheaper as compared to the US due to the short-term courses that the universities offer. As far as the accommodation part is concerned, the universities offer on campus accommodation for those who apply before the accommodation deadline. Private accommodation varies depending upon the type of location you are willing to live in.

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