United Kingdom

ABOUT UK

PEOPLE

Sizeable Indian Population Especially in the bigger popular cities. Contrary to popular belief quite friendly. Open to diverse culture. Traditional in value system.

CLIMATE

Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. Temperatures vary from -5oC to 32oC. South of UK is warmer than north of UK. The Cities are warmer than Counties. Most noticeable climate feature : long summer days and short winter days.

REGION

England : South East England – London, Portsmouth South West England – Bath, Exeter Midlands – Newcastle, Bradford, Derby. Scotland : Dundee, Stirling, Glasgow, Edinburgh. Wales : Cardiff. Northern Ireland : Belfast.

POPULATION

Over 60 million people. Over 60 million people. Quarter million International students at any given time.

SCENERY

Scenic Countryside. Beautiful Beaches. Glens, Scottish Lochs and Scottish Highlands. Caverns and tableaux in Wales.

Sports And Recreation

Cinemas, Theatre and Film Societies. Pubs and Night Clubs. Football, Cricket, Rugby. Shopping.

Here are the list of universities in UK

ACCOMMODATION

UK towns and cities have long experience of providing homes for students and there are many affordable, comfortable and safe places to live.

Finding Accommodation

You should always try to arrange your long-term accommodation before you leave home. Your institution should be able to help you with this. Colleges have student advisers who can advise you on how to find accommodation and universities have accommodation officers.

When you accept a study place, you should receive a package of information, which will include accommodation information. Complete the accommodation application form and return it by the date stated. Even if residential accommodation is not available, there will be an accommodation advisory office which can help you find private accommodation.

If you are coming to the UK for the first time, accommodation provided by your school, college or university might be the most suitable choice. This is an option taken up by more than half of the international students on degree courses in the UK and around 30 % of those who come to FE colleges.

There are advantages to living in accommodation provided by your institution:

  • you usually live close to where you are studying
  • you get to know other students easily
  • you are likely to spend less time traveling, so you have time to get to know the local area
  • you will be living in a safe and secure environment.

College and university accommodation is also affordable: a room in a self-catering hall of residence or student apartment costs from £180 to £360 per month. The term `self-catering means that you will have access to a shared kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. Some universities and colleges also offer accommodation where meals are provided and the cost of your breakfast and evening meal is included in the rent you pay. Where meals are included you can expect to pay from £320 to £400 per month. In the traditional student residence, bathroom facilities are shared but an increasing number of universities and colleges now offer residences with rooms where you have your own private bathroom. You would pay slightly more for this option.

If you choose to rent accommodation in the private sector, the options are private hostels, lodgings, bed-sits or shared flats/houses. A lodging is where you rent a room in a private house. Your landlord/landlady would live in the same house, possibly with their family, and would prepare your meals for you. For hostel accommodation and lodgings where meals are included, you can expect to pay £300 to £400 per month. For a bed-sit or a room in a house or flat shared with other students, you would pay from £200 to £380 per month.

Leaving Home

Coming to study in the UK will be one of the most exciting adventures of your life, so be equipped.

Arriving in a different country can be a scary experience at first. Do not be surprised if, after the excitement of arriving, you later find the UK strange or you miss home. You will not be alone – others will be feeling the same way. Don’t worry. These feelings will quickly pass and you will soon get caught up in the heady bustle of student life.

Essential documents

Once you have decided to study in the UK and have been accepted on to a course, you must ensure you have the right documents and money before leaving. Make sure you carry the following items with you:

  • your valid passport with visa or entry clearance, if relevant your travel tickets
  • money – cash, travelers- cheques, and credit card. All ideally kept in a money belt or a very secure inside pocket
  • health documents, if required
  • a letter of acceptance from your institution
  • documentary proof that you have enough money to pay your fees and meet your living costs
  • originals (or certified true copies) of any degree certificates or technical qualifications you have.

UK VISA

You will need to have a valid passport and a visa in order to enter United Kingdom. Since it can take several months to obtain a passport and all the documentation, start the process as soon as you can.Here you will find information regarding Visa requirements and procedure, Immigration procedure

Student visas can be obtained from the offices of the British High Commission in Delhi and the British Deputy High Commissions in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Students need to prove that they have an unconditional offer on a full time course, proof of accommodation, sufficient funds to cover the entire cost of studying and living in Britain and that they intend to return home on completion of their course.

Documents that are required for a student visa:-

  • Completed online visa application form with two passport size photographs.
  • Valid passport (in original)
  • Visa Fee (non- refundable)
  • Letter of unconditional acceptance from a UK institution for a full time course
  • Proof of funding (bank statement, details of securities held, chartered accountant’s certification, I Tax clearance, letter from sponsor etc.)

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EDUCATION SYSTEM

UK qualifications are recognized and respected all over the world. It is the oldest established educational system & provides a solid foundation for all skills required to do well and succeed in a globalized world economy.

WORLD CLASS QUALIFICATION:

The international alumni from UK institutions includes many leading politicians, thinkers and business people who have had an important influence on the world such as Bill Clinton (former President of the USA), Wole Soyinka (Nobel prize-winning author) and Imran Khan (cricket legend and politician).
The sheer variety of specializations means finding a course that suits your real interests, your ambitions and passions.

MODERN LEARNING ENVIRONMENT:

Employers want employees who can think effectively, creatively and independently. UK institutions use a variety of teaching and assessment methods to encourage independence, as well as mastery of the subject.

Students are expected to use the information they are given to stimulate their original thinking.

QUALITY OF EDUCATION:

The education system provides facilities such as international students societies, planned social activities, academic support, and academic counsellors. includeUK has one of the lowest drop out rates.

Its quality is unrivaled throughout the world.
Encourages relevant skills that are marketable and sought by today’s top companies.

AFFORDABLE

Realisation of earning potentials sooner.
Numerous Scholarships and bursaries offered by UK institutions.
Almost free health care by National Health Service.
Student discount facilities provided free through National Union of Students membership for all students.

MULTICULTURAL

Cosmopolitan place to live.
Home to numerous ethnic groups and nationalities from around the world.
Tolerant, stable society where students learn about includediverse range of people.

CHOICE

Vast choice of institutions, academics and subjects.
Flexible programs.
Diverse, stable social environment.

DURATION

Compared to other educational destinations shorter duration programs.
Undergraduate – 3 years, Postgraduate – 1 year.

UK – Scholarships

UK universities are generally government funded which mostly means limited funds available for the university to disburse among students as bursaries and scholarships. Still, most universities do have certain awards which are given to students based on their merits as well as performance during the course. Some of the UK universities also have special awards for Indian students besides the ones which individual departments may offer to students coming there to pursue their further studies. Another important source of scholarship are the British Government sponsored awards like the Chevening Scholarship, Commonwealth Scholarship, DFID Scholarship. These are extremely competitive and the deadlines are much in advance of the session.

Employment

Working While Studying In UK

The Rules state that applicants must be able to support themselves and any dependants without working. This means that while there is provision for students to take employment during vacations or spare time, no account may be taken of any prospective earnings from that employment in assessing the ability of a student to meet the maintenance requirement, except where the educational establishment at which the student has a place.

  • Is a publicly funded institution of further or higher education which is itself providing and guaranteeing the employment, and has provided details of how much the applicant will earn
  • Is able to guarantee that there are jobs available and how much if anything the applicant will earn.

Student Working Regulations In UK

Students studying at UK institutions may take part-time or vacation work without needing to obtain permission from the local job center. Similarly, they are able to do work placements which are part of a course or to undertake internship placements without the need to obtain permission from Work Permits (UK).

The conditions covering the hours and type of work they may do are:

  • The student should not work more than 20 hours per week during term time except where the placement meets the definition of a course or internship
  • The student should not engage in business, self-employment or the provision of services as a professional sportsperson or entertainer
  • The student should not pursue a career by filling a permanent, full-time vacancy.

Work Experience After Your Studies In UK

On graduation, there may be opportunities to work with leading UK and international corporations in the UK, or to join national and international firms in Europe, the United States or, indeed, in any part of the world. At the end of your course, you may be able to stay and work in the UK through TWES. To be eligible for this scheme, you will have to do one of the following

  • Undertake training leading to a recognised professional or specialist qualification
  • Follow a graduate training programme leading to international employment
  • Join a work experience scheme where you gain up to 12 months work experience with a UK employer