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Study in UK Guide
Welcome to Study in UK section, over here you will find everything you need to know before studying in the UK:
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- Top Reasons to Study in UK
- Education System in UK
- Cost of Study in UK
- Cost of Tuition Fees in UK
- Cost of Living in UK
- Work Oppotunities in UK
- During Course
- After Course
- Admission Intake
- Basic Eligibility Requirement to Study in UK
- Admission Procedure for Study in UK
- Documents Required for Admission Assessment
1. Top Reasons to Study in UK
The United Kingdom consists of four countries, united under one government. The countries are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each has a distinct culture and feel of its own.
- Gain a world-class education: UK courses give you the skills, qualifications and connections you need to succeed in your chosen career. Plus, UK degrees have a global reputation for quality and employers worldwide recognize a UK degree as a sign of high academic standards.
- Perfect your English: Each year, an estimated 600,000 students from around the world come to England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to do an English language course. Many more come to study another subject too – such as Business, Math’s, Engineering, Medicine or Fashion – knowing that their English language skills will improve at the same time.
- Get great value for money: When it comes to starting your career, UK qualifications are a great boost to your salary, as well as to your CV. Research shows international students educated in the UK achieve significantly higher salaries after they graduate, on average, than if they had been educated at home.
- Join a friendly international community: The UK is a friendly, welcoming place for people of all countries, cultures and faiths. In 2012, over 500,000 international students from 200 countries studied at UK schools, colleges and universities, and a further 600,000 students came to study English.
- Have the adventure of a lifetime: Studying in the UK is a chance to discover its unique culture, cities and countryside. Across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, there’s so much to discover. Luckily, it is easy to travel around the UK, and to explore Europe from the UK.
- Learn to Discover, create and innovate: The UK is one of the most exciting and productive places in the world for research, creativity and innovation. If you have a passion for learning and want to be at the forefront of your subject, this is the place to be.
2. Education System of UK
Following is a synopsis of different levels of education in UK.
- English language courses may be studied at any age, on their own or alongside your other studies.
- For students aged 16 and under, you can apply for Schools and boarding schools.
- Further education is for students aged 16 and over. This includes:
- Academic courses, which help you prepare for higher education (e.g. A-levels and the International Baccalaureate). They aim to develop your analytical skills, critical thinking and knowledge.
- Vocational courses, which are career-focused and give professional training (e.g. BTECs and NVQs). They give you the skills and qualifications needed for a successful career.
- Higher education is for students aged 18 and over (17 in Scotland). There are two stages of higher education:
- Undergraduate qualifications, which include bachelors’ degrees, foundation degrees, HNDs and more.
- Postgraduate qualifications, which include masters’ degrees, PhDs, MBAs and more. This level is for students who have already completed their undergraduate studies, and want to gain a higher qualification
3. Cost of Study in UK
The cost of higher education in the UK is quite high. Take a look at the UK education costs below to get an idea.
Tuition Fees Estimate
- Undergraduate Courses (Bachelors): GBP 11,000 Per Annum (INR 11 Lakhs per year)
- Postgraduate Courses (Masters): GBP 12,200 Per Annum (INR 12 lakhs)
- Doctorate Courses (PhD): GBP 13,000 Per Annum (INR 13 Lakhs)
Note: These figures vary from one institution to another and one could pay up to double the amount listed above in a leading UK University.
Living Cost Estimate in UK
- In London: GBP 9180 per year (minimum)
- Outside London: GBP 7380 Per year (minimum)
4. Work Opportunity
- Part-Time Jobs (During Course): Full time international students are allowed to work 20 hours part time during the term period and 40 hours or full time during vacations. On an average a student is paid a minimum of 10 pounds per hour (nearly GBP 800 i.e. INR 80,000+ per month)
- Full-Time Job (After Course Finishes): By completion of the course if a student is able to find a job with an annual package of 21,000 pounds per annum from a company listed in the UKVI website then the Visa can be extended. Students doing a PhD get 1 year extension or starting a business can also extend their visas Tier 1.
Students considering the UK are recommended to begin the application procedure 8-12 months prior to the intake. Scholarship deadlines vary among institutions. In order to capitalize on the available UK scholarships, we advise you to walk into Zenith Abroad Office as early as possible. We will provide you complete information on the UK scholarship process.
- Major Intakes: September
- Minor Intakes: January, February, March, July & November
6. Admission Procedure
To be assured of obtaining the best quality advice about the opportunities available for studying in UK, students should register with Zenith Abroad. After registration, students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages; Zenith Abroad enhances their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice.
7. Documents Required for Admission Assessment
Following is a list of documents required for admission in UK:
- Attested copies of X, XII marksheet and completion certificate
- Bachelor Degree Mark Sheets including Backlogs (Re-sits) (If Applicable)
- Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
- Standardized Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the programme)
- Two academic references
- Two references from employers (where applicable)
- Passport sized photographs
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- Draft for application fees, if applicable
- Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture program)
- Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities
Note: Documents required for individual universities and individual courses in the UK may vary.