UK towns and cities have long experience of providing homes for students and there are many affordable, comfortable and safe places to live.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
B.TECH / BBA / M.TECH / MBA / MASTER DEGREE AND ALL BACHELOR DEGREES AT GOVT UNIVERSITIES IN EUROPE
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.
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.
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.
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:
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