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It can be confusing which country to choose for your studies abroad. You will need to learn a lot about each of the possible countries and the educational systems before making a decision.That’s why PingmeStudyAbroad, the leading Europe study visa consultants has set up a useful guide about the top study abroad destinations


Study In UK

UK is known as a cheap destination to study, with higher student satisfaction, opportunities to work part-time, and healthcare which is free of cost- all these are emphasised by study abroad consultants. Better known as the educational hub of the world, choosing UK as your study destination is better.

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1. Global recognition

Education titles obtained here are well recognized by the people and employers equally everywhere. Highly qualified Professors and highly qualitative universities separate the UK from all other countries.

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2. Top-ranked universities

The UK hosts some of the top 10 universities in the world, and some of the world-famous people are alumni of these universities.

3. Quality of education

The quality of education is significantly high compared to other countries. Students inside the campus are given a chance to develop the skills required to master their careers. They are encouraged to develop skills like critical thinking, problem solving and knowledge in their field.

4. Affordable living costs

Student accommodation ranges from 400 – 1,000 GBP per month or even higher if you choose to live in a big city like London. Living outside the city Centre will generally cost you around 600 GBP/month.

  • The UK consists of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Whales. It is a mix of multi-cultures and very open to new traditions and cultures. In the UK, the language is English, that increases your chance to mingle with the natives. All religions and faiths are treated equally and with respect, in the UK.
  • The United Kingdom has one of the oldest and largest transportation systems in the world.
  • There are 69 official cities in the United Kingdom, in which 51 of them are in England, 7 in Scotland, 6 in Wales, and 5 in Northern Ireland.
  • The country has the largest library in the world. The towering British Library in King’s Cross, London, has over 170 million books.
  • There are over 100 universities in the country. Among them, Oxford and Cambridge are globally popular.

Discover the Best Universities in the UK for you to study

You will find a range of programs in the UK like diplomas, short courses, certificates, undergraduates and postgraduates. British study programs are also very flexible. You can choose career centered study programs or intensive academic programs with shorter duration.

Some of the popular courses to study in the UK are:

  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • International Relations
  • Business Administration
  • Journalism

Some of the top universities are:

  • University of Leeds
  • Hult International Business School
  • University of London
  • The University of West of Scotland
  • University of Nottingham

Tuition fees & Costs

Average Master’s degree tuition fees in the United Kingdom range from 6,000 – 10,000 GBP per year. However, for some specialized degrees, such as Medicine, Law or Business, you should expect higher tuition fees.

If you are an EU/EEA student, you will be charged the same tuition as UK students, while the average tuition fees charged to non-EU students range at 17,500 GBP/year

Admission requirements

You can either apply for 5 courses in the same university or the same course in 5 universities. Each university has its way of handling the applications. Therefore, the requirements depend on the universities. The following are the steps.

  1. Registering with UCAS. You have to create an account with your details
  2. Choose desirable courses. You can use the search portal to find suitable courses and also note the UCAS code to fill out the application.
  3. Find your university. Once you decided on the courses, you have to list down the universities in which you want to apply.
  4. Fill out the application form. You can apply for only 5, and you have to give 5 UCAS code for the courses and universities and fill in the application form.
  5. Send and wait for the replies. When you send the application form, you are done. You have to wait for replies now.

Generally, international students have to apply between June 30 and September 1 of the preceding year of commencing classes.

Documents required for admission

Some of the documents for applying are:

  • Copy of passport
  • Degree certificates
  • Higher education certificates
  • Personal Statement/ Motivation Letter
  • CV
  • Recommendation letters
  • Certificates of any other courses you have attended
  • English proficiency certificates – IELTS/TOEFL/CAE. Scores depend on the university

Intakes & Deadlines

Unlike a single intake in Indian universities, colleges and universities in the UK offer two intakes.

Term 1:  September to December

Term 2: January to April

Summer: April to June

Entry Requirements for Indian students to study in the UK

Depending on the type of study program you choose, your visa type may differ. For each of these visa services, you have a different set of documents required for the UK student visa application as well.

  • Short-term study visa
  • Tier 4 (Child) student visa
  • Tier 4 (General) student visa

Documents required for visa

  1. As proof of your acceptance at a UK institution, you may submit a letter of acceptance from the institution preferably on official headed paper. The name of the course, duration and cost should be clearly outlined in the official letterhead.
  2. Other generic UK Student Visa documents may include:
  3. Academic Transcripts
  4. Reports of English language proficiency tests, like IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
  5. Financial sponsor’s occupation, income, funds, etc.
  6. Accommodation and travel plans

Financial requirements

A bank-slip, bank statement or certificate of deposit that shows you have held enough money to cover your course fees and your monthly living costs for up to 9 months is required for study in UK for Indian students.

Visa fee

The charge for the visa will be £322.

Processing time

Generally, it takes 3 weeks to get approval.

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The UK offers extensive employment opportunities to international students. If you have a recognized degree, PGCE, or PGDE certifications, you can switch into Tier-2 Sponsored Skill category. You can make this switch before expiring your student visa. Otherwise, you will lose the greatest opportunity. The starting annual salary in the country is GBP 20000 and above.

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