STUDY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

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The UK, formally known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is one of the oldest monarchies in Europe. Great Britain comprises of England, Scotland, Wales, and St George’s Channel, and the Irish Sea between UK and Ireland. Though a tiny island nation, Britain has been a world power for hundreds of years in recent history.  The British people tend to be sporty and adventurous and the multicultural environment in the cities makes immigrants and international students feel at home. Students can enjoy diverse cuisines from all over the world, attend concerts, participate in popular sport, attend different festivals and explore different folklores throughout their student life.

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WHY STUDY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM ?

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Here are 10 Great Reasons to Consider UK as Your
Study Abroad Destination.
1. INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED DEGREES
The United Kingdom is a popular study abroad destination among Indian students. With
continuous on-going research and development conducted by professors and students in a
wide range of areas, UK’s education is considered to be of highest quality. The degree from UK is held in high regard by employers all over the world.
2. HOME TO SOME OF WORLD’S BEST UNIVERSITIES
With presence of some of the world’s best universities like Cambridge, Oxford, the United
Kingdom currently has six institutions in the Global University Ranking with 100% academic
reputation. The academic reputation and standard of excellence is set by the older universities with recognizable names, but the tradition carries through to many of the universities and colleges throughout the UK.
3. STUDY WITH/WITHOUT IELTS
UK is the only country out of all the premium countries which offers study opportunity for
international students without having to appear for IELTS. Appearing for IELTS and getting the required score can sometimes be strenuous. Under some circumstances IELTS can be waived by UK universities if the student meets required criteria
4. MULTI-CULTURE DIVERSE ENVIRONMENT
There are very few places in the world with an extensive history along with comfort of modern world. The United Kingdom is known for its multi-culture society. With a racial, ethnic and religious jumble, the UK is very open to new traditions and cultures – a great thing for international students.
5. LOWER EDUCATION COST
When it comes to studying in premium counties (UK, USA, Canada, Australia), nance is an
important factor to be considered. Considering them all, UK is substantially cheaper than other countries.
6. SCHOLARSHIP
If you are worried about the university fees, we recommend don’t lose your sleep over it, as
most UK universities offer merit-based scholarship programs and funding opportunities to
international students to support their studies and cost of living. To apply, you will need to first gain acceptance on the course of study.
7. GROWING DESTINATION
UK is one of the world’s leading destinations for international students, second only to the
USA. The universities are among the best in the world, and consistently perform well in world rankings. They also have a reputation for world-class research and UK holds very high
satisfaction ratio among International students.
8. WORK, LEARN & EARN WHILE YOU STUDY
Many International students in the UK gain work experience along with their study. A part-time job, internship or placement during vacation and volunteering are some ways to develop valuable skills that you can add to your CV. A work placement is a part of the study course for some universities, and your university may assist in providing placement. You can work part-time for up to 20 hours a week during term time and can even work full-time during your semester breaks. This will help you pay for your bills as well as gain valuable industry experience in your own field of study. While working you will get a chance to expand your knowledge, meet new people, experience a new culture, and enjoy new experiences.
9. RE-INTRODUCTION OF POST STUDY WORK PERMIT
You can now stay in the UK for 2 years (on Student route psw visa) after completing your
studies there. There is no limit on the number of international students who can stay in the UK upon completion of their course. In order to work in the UK after completing your studies you have to switch to the post study work visa on which you can work for any employer. And those 2 years, you need to switch from Student route PSW visa to a Student route General Visa.
10. HEALTH BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS
As an internationals student, you’ll have access to free medical treatment while studying in the UK through the National Health Service (NHS). In order to avail this benefit, you will only have to pay an Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) when you apply for the student visa.

HOW TO APPLY TO STUDY IN THE UK

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The application process to study in the UK is often dynamic. They vary from university to university, and it is advised that the student keeps a tab on each requirement and cross-check multiple times. Another thing to keep in mind while applying to study abroad in the UK is DEADLINES. Consider a wide berth for unforeseen delays, so ensure a balance between scrambling for documents and meeting deadlines.                                                                           Get your guide for the university application process in the United Kingdom by contacting the admission team at [email protected]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

1.Passport 2.School leaving Certificate 3.passport picture 3.IELTS/TOFEL 4.Degree Certificate (Masters Applicant) 5.Transcript 6.Motivational Letter     7. CV

How to apply for UK student visa – requirements

The UK Border Agency manages all the procedures related to immigration and visa applications. All prospective applicants have to fulfill the point based system to get a study visa. One must obtain 40 points to be eligible for a tier 4 visa. To achieve this, you should have received a letter of confirmation or Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the university you have applied for studies. The concerned university should be recognized by the UK Border Agency. A typical CAS statement should give the following information:

  • A 14 digit reference number, which is to be used in the visa application form.
  • Sponsor license number of your institution
  • Course details such as start date, course title, tuition fees, accommodation fees
  • Details of the qualifications based on which the offer to study the course was made.

Also, it is essential to provide information about funding towards your tuition fees and living expenses

Essential documents for visa to study in UK

Every document attached in the application must include the original document and a photocopy. You should provide the following documents at the time of applying:

  • A copy of the passport.
  • A signed copy of completed visa application. For Tier 4 (General) visa, use tier 4 appendix 8 form.
  • One passport size photograph (colour). Please refer photo guidance rules on the official website of UK border agency.
  • Qualifications: You must submit original mark sheets/ certificates or transcripts listed by the institution that issued you the CAS. In addition to this, the CAS statement should also include assessment of your English language ability.
  • Unless stated in your CAS, you need to submit a document proof of your finances. If you have a official financial sponsor (the UK government or your home government, the British Council or any other organization), you need to obtain a document stating the total contribution towards your tuition fees, maintenance etc.
  • Evidence of permission to be in the country.
  • Previous travel evidence, in case of previous passports.

All documents must be in English. In case the documents are in other language, you should get it translated. The visa application form should be provided with correct information. Failure to do so, may lead to rejection of the application. Applicants should note that they need to provide the CAS number as evidence to score under the Tier 4 point based system.

When should you apply?

You should apply for visa six months before the start date of your course. Students should note that the CAS statement is valid for six months only. Therefore, the application should not be made later than six months after it was issued.

How to apply?

You can submit your visa application form online at www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk.

You will be required to create an account to fill the visa application form online. Once you fill up the form and submit it online, you will be required to generate a hard copy of the completed application form. Applicants must book an appointment at the visa application centre using the online calendar. Please note that the appointment must not be later than 90 days after the date of submission of the online application form.

Visa application centre

The visa application will not be processed without providing biometric information i.e. your facial photograph and fingerprints. You must take an appointment at the nearest visa application centre of the UK embassy to submit the application and biometric information.

Applicants should note that to be able to enroll biometric information your they can enroll their fingerprints if fingertips are cut or damaged or have put on any temporary decoration on them (such as henna).