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Study in UK

Education System in UK / England

In the education systems of UK, Secondary education includes GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) - "O" level and GCE - "A" level. "O" level is equivalent to SSC (Secondary School Certificate) and "A" levels (2 years) is equivalent to HSC (Higher Secondary). Bachelor’s degree is for 3 years/ 4 years Sandwich program. Master’s degree is for 1 year and PH.D for 3 years.

Benefits of Studying in UK / England

  • World Class Education
  • Wide Range of courses
  • Low and Affordable Course Fee
  • Research Facilities
  • Short Duration of courses
  • Multiple Intakes
  • Multicultural Atmosphere
  • Reasonable Cost of Living
  • Part Time Job Opportunity
  • Modern Learning Environment

Intakes in UK

The major intake offered by all UK Universities is in September each year but the universities also offer few intakes in Jan / Feb.

Types of degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees in UK

  1. Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  2. Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  3. Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  4. Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

Postgraduate Masters Degrees in UK

  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  2. Master of Science(MSc) / Master of Arts (MA)
  3. Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas (PGCert & PGDip)

Research Degrees in UK

  1. Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  2. Master of Research (MRes)
  3. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  4. Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
  5. Doctor of Education (DEd)
  6. Professional / Taught Doctorates (DEng, DMus, DClinPsych etc.)

Requirements

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS minimum score of 6.5 for Postgraduate and 6.0 for Undergraduate Studies.
  • TOEFL minimum score of 90 (Internet Based Test) for Postgraduate and 80 (Internet Based Test) for Undergraduate Studies.
  • Exemption is possible if student has scored above 70% in English language in the X and XII std.(English Medium) & if medium of instruction throughout school & college was English.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate

  • 65% and above for humanities in XIIth.
  • 70 - 80% and above for Science, Commerce, Engg in Std. XII / Diploma.
  • 2nd class could also be considered by some Universities

Postgraduate

  • 60 % and above in 1st degree is required by most of the Universities
  • Some universities may even accept student at 55%
  • GMAT scores ranging between 600-700 for Management Programs.
  • All MBA accredited universities require a minimum of 3 years above work experience and an age criteria of 25 years plus as a minimum age requirement.

Documents Required

  • Attested copies of mark sheets of Std X, XII and degree.
  • At least, 2 Academic reference letters from professors who have taught you most recently.
  • If you have work experience then at least one work recommendation from the employer
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume.
  • Photocopied score reports of GMAT / IETLS / TOEFL if available / required.
  • Portfolio (For art and design, Architecture programs).

Job Opportunity in UK

A wide range of job opportunities and work experiences are available for international students while studying in London and UK.

  • International students can do part-time work up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time work during holidays
  • Students can earn around £5 - £7 per hour ie. approx £400 - £560 per month (Rs.30000 - Rs.42000) during term
  • Students could look out for part-time jobs by looking in the local newspapers and job shops. Many Universities and Colleges have career cells and work placement centers to help student find employment. However please note that students are not guaranteed part time employment by the University/College
  • If you are going to the UK as a student for six months or less, you must ask the Entry Clearance Officer for permission to work

Tuition Fee

  • Foundation courses: £4,000 to £12,000
  • Arts courses: £7,000 to £12,000
  • Science courses: £7,500 to £25,000
  • Clinical courses: £10,000 to £33,000
  • MBA: £5,000 to more than £34,000

Living Expenses:

If your study place is in Outer London = GBP 7200
If your study place is in Inner London = GBP 9000

Scholarships

'There are many sources of funding available to you for studying in the UK - particularly if you are a postgraduate student. The British government and other UK organisations offer a range of international student scholarships and awards. We’ve put together some information below on the main UK scholarship schemes for international students:

  • Federal Student Aid
  • Fulbright Scholarship
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • Marshall Scholarship
  • Mitchell Scholarship
  • Rhodes Scholarship
  • Royal Society Fellowships
  • Scotland's Saltire Scholarships
  • Gilman Scholarship