Education In UK

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Why Study In UK?

UK institutions consistently rank among the best in the world and UK qualifications are internationally valued and recognised. When you study in the UK you meet people from different nationalities, sharing their multicultural backgrounds. UK universities are monitored regularly to ensure that they uphold the high standards of teaching, learning and research set by the Government.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education is the key body responsible for maintaining these standards. UG and PG courses in the UK tend to be shorter than in other countries; UG-3 years, PG-1 year which can help to keep the cost of tuition fees and living expenses down. Numerous scholarships and bursaries offered by UK institutions. The teaching and study methodology used in the UK give you the freedom to be creative and develop skills sets and confidence. Students get the opportunity to be taught by the worlds leading academics and experts.

Top Courses

There are over 37,000 undergraduate courses at over 370 providers in the UK. Most applicants choose up to five similar courses to increase their chances of getting a place.

Top Courses:

Architecture Building Planning: It’s all about planning and designing structures, then putting those plans into effect. Architecture deals with the design stage – using a blend of creativity and scientific knowledge to develop structures of all shapes and sizes.

Business Management And Maths University courses in the fields of Business and Management are among the most popular worldwide, at both undergraduate and graduate levels of study. At graduate level, the MBA, aimed at those who have already gained significant professional experience in a business and management role, remains a very popular option, and one that continues to promise high returns in terms of career progression.

Computer Science: In a nutshell, Computer Science degrees deal with the theoretical foundations of information and computation, taking a scientific and practical approach to computation and its applications.

Creative Arts : The Bachelor of Creative Arts provides students with exciting opportunities for a future in the creative arts. Students will become experts in creative theory and its cultural context.

Engineering : Engineering courses of all kinds tend to place the emphasis on mathematical and scientific knowledge, on putting that knowledge into practice through design projects, on links with industry and often on building background skills that will be useful in the workplace, such as teamwork and management capability.

Law : A Law degree is an academic degree concerned with studies in . Such degrees are generally preparation for legal careers;General skills include the research, interpretation and explanation of complex subjects, analytical thinking and practical problem solving, good oral communication, negotiation, teamwork, attention to detail, and the ability to draft formal documents.

Other courses like English literature and media, Geography, History, Languages, Law, Medicine & Dentistry, Nursing and Health, Politics, Philosophy and Theology, Psychology Sociology, Sciences & Biosciences, Veterinary studies and Agriculture, Design courses like Graphic, Animation, Interior, Fashion, VFX, etc.

Career Opportunities

The UK has the third largest economy in Europe. Statistics show that in the past few years UK has seen a significant fall in the unemployment rate from 6.2% in 2014 to 4.4% in 2017. This indicates that there is a rise in the employment opportunity for prospective students who wish to pursue a career in the UK.

Part Time Employment In The UK
Students can work upto 20 hours a week during term time and full time during vacations. If you are going to study below degree level (exculding foundation degree students) you will only be able to work 10 hours a week (this has been reduced from 20 hours). Students can earn around £ 5 - £ 7 per hour i.e. approx £375 - £525 per month during term. Students could look out for part-time jobs by looking in the local newspapers and job shops as well as the Universities and Colleges career cells where information is available about vacancies. However please note that students are not guaranteed part time employment by the University. If you are going to the UK as a student for six months or less, you cannot work nor extend your visas further.

Employment In UK After Graduating
Those graduating from a UK university with a recognized degree, PGCE, or PGDE will be able to switch into Tier 2 - Sponsored Skilled Category They will only be able to switch to TIER 2 if they are in the UK, before their student visa expires. The normal Tier 2 requirements will apply and the Advantage of this scheme is that the Employer will not have to undergo The Resident Labour Market Test. A dependent is allowed to work only if the student is studying a post graduate program at a university. Genuine student entrepreneurs with a great idea are able to stay on in the UK to develop their business proposition.

The Tier 1 (Graduate entrepreneur) route, to include additional places for talented MBA graduates from UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

The Tier 2 (General) category is for foreign nationals who have been offered a skilled job to fill a gap in the workforce that cannot be filled by a settled worker.

Attributes :
You must score 50 points in total for your attributes. The points you can score for attributes are listed below. You can only score points for one entry in each column.

Criterion :
Assigned valid Certificate of Sponsorship having met the requirements of Shortage Occupation or job and related field of course of study - 30 points. Appropriate salary - GBP 20000 and above. These bands are before tax (Gross) and yearly - 20 points.

Some of the other career opportunities include Information Economy, Oil and Gas, Construction, Graphic Designers, Animators, Health Care, Restaurants, Medical Consultants, etc.

Education Cost

The cost to study in the UK is dependent on many factors, including institution, course, location and funding opportunities. The most apparent cost advantage of studying in the UK is the lesser duration of the programs : 3yrs for UG degree and only 1 year for Masters degree.

Tuition Fees:

Subject

Tuition Fees (Per Year)

Tuition Fees in Indian Rupees (Rs)

Arts, Humanities

£ 8,000 to £ 10,000

7,44,000 to 9,30,000

Engineering / Science

£ 10,000 to £ 13,000

9,30,000 to 12,09,000

Business

£ 12,000 to £ 16,000

11,16,000 to 14,88,000

MBA

£ 10,000 to £ 25,000

9,30,000 to 23,25,000


Living Expensive

Places

Living Costs (Per Year)

Living Costs in Indian Rupees (Rs)

Places Other than London

£ 9,135 to £ 10,000

8,49,555 to 9,30,000

Places Near London

£ 11,385 to £ 12,000

10,58,805 to 11,16,000

The cost of courses in the UK compares favourably with other major education destinations. The rate of international undergraduate student satisfaction with the cost of living in the UK is also higher than that of other top countries for studying abroad.

In higher education, UK courses are generally shorter than in other countries. Most full-time undergraduate courses take three years to complete, while full-time postgraduate courses take one year or more. This helps to keep tuition fees and living expenses down.

Further education courses vary in length. You may have the option of doing a foundation course and deciding later whether you want to carry on studying and ‘top up’ to a full degree. This means you can take a break from your studies to return home, or alternate between periods of work and study. Find out more in Further education and Shorter undergraduate courses.

Types Of Accommodation
Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students are guaranteed accommodation by many universities in their Halls of Residence, for at least their first year at the university provided they inform the university within the given deadlines.

Accommodation
Most of the educational institutions will assist you in finding accommodation while studying in USA. Accommodation are of two types i.e. a student can stay on campus (Halls of Residence/Students hostel) or Off Campus (Home stay, Apartments/Flats). Staying Off Campus is much more cheaper than staying On Campus but it is always advisable that the student should stay on campus for the first six months so that the student can interact have classmates in the first year of studies and also be accustomed to the environment.

Health Insurance
Insurance Policy for international students is mandatory as students have to stay abroad for a long period of time. Insurance costs approximately between $1000-$2000/year. It is advisable to take insurance from an Indian Insurance Company but make sure that it covers medical expenses, personal accident, dental, treatment ,study interruption, passport loss etc. Insurance is basically cashless so a student does not need to pay money at the time of hospitalization.

Application Procedure

Intakes
The main intake offered by all Universities is Sep/Oct. Few universities offer Jan/Feb intake also.
English Language Requirements: IELTS minimum score of 6.5 for PG and 6.0 for UG Studies.
Some Universities take into consideration marks scored in English in XII upto 75% and waive off the English requirement.
*Please note TOEFL and PTE are accepted by selected UK Universities.

Entry Requirements / Eligibility:

Undergraduate:
Most ranked Universities require 80-85% for Engineering, Law and Management. Some Universities with high ranking for specific subjects might also require a minimum of 90%. IB : 38-40 points and A levels -AAA preferred. Entry requirements for Humanities, Arts, Social Science & Computer Science is 70-80% Students who have scored lower than 60% in XII have the option to choose Foundation and Diploma courses which help them get into better ranked Universities. Students going for UG studies should have completed 18 years of age before commencing a degree program.

Postgraduate:
Most Universities prefer an overall of 60% marks in the UG degree, whilst some also require 70-75% min for Masters courses. Some Universities will accept 50-60%, any additional qualification or work experience also helps.
Students with low percentages can apply for a Pre-Masters course. The range of work experience required for an MBA is from 0-4 years. Many Universities accept students without work experience.
Most AMBA accredited University requirements will include GMAT + 25 years of age + minimum 3 years of full time work experience after graduation. Atleast 1 year of Senior level Management experience is preferred.

Sandwich and Foundation Programs:
Sandwich programs are made up of combination of periods of study and time spent in industry. So the course duration extends to 4 years instead of the usual 3 years.

Documents:
Attested copies of mark sheets of Std X, XII, and all the 3 /4 / 5 years of the Bachelors degree. Indur counselors can attest these for you, on sighting the originals. At least 2 Academic reference letters are required from professors who have taught you most recently. One reference in case of UG application on the UCAS application form itself. If you have work experience then at least one work recommendation from the employer who knows you well.
Statement of Purpose.
Curriculum Vitae / Resume.
Photocopied score reports of GMAT/IELTS/TOEFL/PTE if available/required.
Portfolio (in case of students applying for Art and Design courses & Architecture programs).
Others (certificates/achievements at the State and National Level and extra curricular activities).

Documents:
Attested copies of mark sheets of Std X, XII, and all the 3 /4 / 5 years of the Bachelors degree. Indur counselors can attest these for you, on sighting the originals. At least 2 Academic reference letters are required from professors who have taught you most recently. One reference in case of UG application on the UCAS application form itself. If you have work experience then at least one work recommendation from the employer who knows you well.
Statement of Purpose.
Curriculum Vitae / Resume.
Photocopied score reports of GMAT/IELTS/TOEFL/PTE if available/required.
Portfolio (in case of students applying for Art and Design courses & Architecture programs).
Others (certificates/achievements at the State and National Level and extra curricular activities).

The Process:
Applying For Undergraduate Courses: Applications are made only through UCAS (only 1 application can be made in an academic year).
It is an online application method.
One can apply to 5 different Universities on the same application form.
A fee of £ 24 is charged by UCAS to process applications and £ 13 if applying to just one University.

UCAS Deadlines:
Art and Design - 24th March
Oxford / Cambridge -15th October
Other Programs - 1st Deadline - 15th Jan : 2nd & Final Deadline - 30th June

Applying For Post Graduate Programs:
Application forms are available at Indur offices free of cost.
One can apply to numerous Universities.
Very few Universities charge an application process fee.
Certain universities have deadlines.
Most Universities do not have deadlines but it is advised to apply at least 6/8 months in advance (especially if applying to a popular university).

Education System

The UK education system gives students the freedom to combine courses and subjects from different areas of studies, so you can tailor your degree to your own needs and interest.

The Education System in the UK is divided into four main parts, primary education, secondary education, further education and higher education. Children in the UK have to legally attend primary and secondary education which runs from about 5 years old until the student is 16 years old.

Education Chart / Information
In UK "O" level is equivalent to SSC, "A" levels (2 years) is equivalent to HSC, Bachelors is for 3 years, 4 years are Sandwich program, masters for 1 year and PH.D for 3 years.

    Types Of Certification :
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  • University
  • Open University
  • College and Institution of Higher Education
  • Open College
  • College of Technology
  • Teacher Training College
  • Institute

Grading System :
In UK Alphabetical system of grading is followed i.e. From A to E

  • A) excellent/outstanding
  • B) above average
  • C) average
  • D) below average
  • E) failing.

Main Grading System Used By Higher Education Institutions :
In UK Alphabetical system of grading is followed i.e. From A to E

  • A) excellent/outstanding
  • B) above average
  • C) average
  • D) below average
  • E) failing.

Other Main Grading Systems:
Apart from the alphabetical grading system, the Numerical system is also used in UK.

  • Types of degrees
  • Types of taught courses
  • Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas (PGCert; PGDip)
  • Master (MA; MSc)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Types of research degrees
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Master of Research (MRes)
  • Professional / Taught Doctorates (DEng, DMus, DEd, DBA, DClinPsych)
  • New Route Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Foundation Degrees
  • Higher National Diplomas Higher National Certificates Diplomas of Higher Education
  • Foundation courses, Foundation years or Access/Bridging courses

Visa

A Student visa is relatively easy to obtain. The process is further simplified by introducing PBS (Point Based System) wherein you need to achieve 40 points to make you eligible to get the Student Visa.

It is imperative to have a CAS certificate to be issued by licensed sponsor in prescribed format to get 30 points and 10 points for maintenance. Normal length of visa will be full length of the course plus 1 to 4 months depending upon the length of the program.

Important information for non-settlement applications:

A scanning process for supporting documents in All Indian Visa Application Centres has been introduced for the following categories: Tier 1 5 & Family members of European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals.

A scanning process for settlement supporting documents in the All Indian Visa Application Centers has been introduced. This will affect where you need to send your supporting documents. Before you visit the Visa Application Centre please refer the entire details.

UK Visa Process

Step 1 - Online Application

Step 2 - Visa Appointment

Step 3 - Visa Processing Time

Step 4 - Completing The Application Process

Step 5 - Documents delivery

Step 6 - Submitting your biometric information.

Step 7 - After submission

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