Universities and qualifications
UK is, beyond doubts, one of the most popular destinations for higher studies for students from around the world. The United Kingdom is home to the 3 of the top ten universities in the world.
Various trusted sources point towards the high employ ability ratio of the graduates from UK. The UK has managed to retain its position as one of the most sought education site. All credits to its prevailing tradition of providing students with the top-notch education.
Range of programs
Among the benefits of studying in UK is a wide choice of picking your field of study and institutions. A plethora of them is yours to choose from. And the short duration of programs are another plus point. You can choose from more than a hundred thousand courses at universities and colleges across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The degrees from UK take less time than those from other countries. You can complete your Master’s program in a single year. Also, if a student opts for a Master’s program alongside a Ph.D, he/she might save him/her self an extra year.
Strong research infrastructure
The UK has a very strong research and training base. It publishes a lot of papers, generally. You get the idea if you take a look at the impressive stats that the country puts across 6.4% of global articles, 11.6% of citations and 15.9% of world’s most highly cited articles. While you study in the UK, the universities present you with golden chances of working with the researchers who are the global leaders in their respective fields.
Students generally look up to run some errands while they stay abroad. Universities allow them to do that. They take it as a way to develop skills and gain some good experiences. The universities provide you a chance to take up part time jobs, internships and vacation placements. A work placement is a part of the study course for some universities, most likely, your university will help you through
Work permit after study
The new amendments in the post-studies visa, which was lately subjected to some changes, now make it possible for students to stay and in the UK after they complete their graduations. Students can now stay in the UK after completing their graduation, given that they hold a job offer of at least 20800 pounds per year (Rs. 18.3 lakh annually). The UK government doesn’t impose a limit on the number of students who can stay and work there after their graduation
Scholarships and financial support
The UK universities and government provide various scholarships to the students on the basis of their merits. Therefore, you need not scratch your head worrying about the expenses. Taking up some job and availing a scholarship through your academic performance will collectively help you to fund your education
How to apply?
The first thing that you need to do is define your target about what to study and where to study from. After you have decided on what university and program do you want to apply for, you must meet the requirements of the application.
You can directly apply to the University online through their website. Applications are most of the time carried online through the UCAS online application platform. All you need to do is create a personal account on UCAS and then proceed with course selection and application submission
Timings of the admission
Generally, the timelines for application vary with the courses and universities, but widely, you can submit your completed UCAS allocations by the beginning of September session.
The deadline for all the majority of the undergraduate courses falls in January, mostly
- Educational resume/ Curriculum vitae
- Passport photostat (first and last pages)
- Work experience letter (if applicable)
- Any other qualification certificate (attested by the graduation college if applicable)
NOTE: Two sets of documents are required per university – one for admission and one for scholarships. All the documents should be submitted in separate envelopes.
University selection criteria
- Courses offered
- Admission requirements
- Fees and accommodation
- Rate of acceptance
- Possibility of assistantship
- Application form
- Application fees
- Departmental forms
- Supplemental forms
- Mailing documents
- Application material
- Follow up of application status
- IELTS : Overall 6.5 bands (not less than 6 in any module) for Master’s program (Overall 6 bands for Undergraduate program)
- TOEFL : 80+ IBT
- GRE/ GMAT/ SAT : Depends upon university
- 10th marksheet
- 12th marksheet (Attested by the principal, in a sealed envelope)
- Degree individual marksheet
- Provisional and candidate certificate (Attested by the registrar of the university, in a sealed envelope)
- Course completion certificate (If the student is in final year)
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- Three recommendation letters from HODs/ lecturers of the graduation college
- Bank statement for Rs. Fifteen Eighteen lakh on bank, letterhead (attested by the branch manager)
- Affidavit of support from the sponsor
- TOEFL/IELTS, SAT, GRE & GMAT scores report photo copy. Scores should be officially sent to the university through ETS.