United Kingdom(UK) is home to some of the world’s most prominent institutions of higher learning and ranked among the top universities in the world. It is reputed for its excellent quality of education, interactive teaching methodology and quality students.
It has excellent opportunity for research and development and provides great exposure in skills related to leadership, analytical thinking and practical subject implementation.
UK universities feature prominently in the Global University Rankings whether it is the QS World University Rankings or the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The United Kingdom is home to more than 400 universities. Given the diversity of courses, there is a wide range of institutions that are available and suitable for international students pursuing higher education.
Education in UK is divided into four regions: England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. All the four regions have individual education framework starting from qualification requirement, credit framework, eligibility, rules and regulations. The major difference is found in the general and secondary levels;
Salary ranges between 26000 GBP to 55000 GBP.
The Russel groups of 24 universities are of highest category and research intensive universities.
Major intakes are September and January
Both the application are rolling application upto June 30th but apply at the earliest
Ideal timeline is to start the process is 10-12 months earlier to the intake. Universities takes 9-10 weeks to send the offer of acceptance.
Ideal timeline for Fall and Spring
March-Aug – Test Taking
July-Oct – Short listing of university
Nov-Dec – Finalizing University and application
Dec-Feb – Admit decisions
March-May – Visa application
June- August – Departure
Student can apply for UK visa after receiving CAS and student can apply 90 days prior to course commencement date.
For Master : Student can apply without IELTS score and if he meets the entry requirement he will receive conditional offer letter, but then he has to send IELTS score card to receive Unconditional offer letter.
March-June – Test Taking
April-July – Short listing University
July-Oct – Finalizing University and application
Oct-Dec – Admission Decision
Nov-Dec – Visa Application
Dec-Jan – Departure
Part Time- Student can work up to 20 hours per week. Student can choose to work full time on public holidays on and off campus
Full Time: Student is eligible for 2 year post study work right visa after undergraduate and post graduate study.
Note: There are options for staying 4 to 6 years post completion of course. There are universities which allows students with low or no IELTS. Example – Coventry and Sheffield.
An undergraduate program in UK is for 3 years mostly apart from rare courses completing in 4 years.
For an undergraduate program per year expenditure ranges between 11000-20000 pounds and approximately 35,000 pounds for medical degrees.
Post graduate courses in UK are for 1 year hence tuition fees are cheaper compared to other countries
For a post graduate program course fee ranges from 13000 pounds for tuition and up to 35000 pound for MBA and clinical degrees.
By and large expenditure depends on the university and choice of accommodation. On an average it ranges between 12000 to 15000 pounds