Introduction – Study Abroad in UK
Studying in UK offers the best of both worlds – Worldwide Recognition and Value for Money. Quality standards for UK Universities and Colleges are among the best in the world. A lot of education systems around the world have modelled themselves around the British System. UK education equips students with unparalleled academic and professional skills and augments their personal development with an unforgettable cultural experience. Moreover many UK Universities and Colleges have integrated a work placement as part of its programme giving the students cutting edge knowledge and proficiency as well as the on-the-job training in the area of study. Many UK Universities and Colleges offer liberal scholarships allowing the cost to study in UK to be reasonable. Moreover as Masters courses in UK are of 1 year as compared to 2 years in other countries it makes for immediate cost and time savings. In London UK offers one of the greatest cities in the world to study and live in.
UK welcomes Indian students however admissions and Visas to study in UK can be complicated. Fateh through its free and expert counselling helps you navigate through the complex web of admissions and visas to UK Universities & Colleges. Being direct representatives of top UK universities we offer you the advantage of always being in control of your application. We pay a strong emphasis on securing scholarships for our students and possibly have one of the most distinguished records in the country. We have an unblemished record at the visa office which again clearly signifies the amount of hard work we put in behind every case.
Why Study in UK ?
The UK is fast emerging as one of the most popular study destinations for education in the world. There are numerous factors which prompt international students to pursue their education in the UK. UK education equips students with unparalleled academic and professional skills and augments their personal development with an unforgettable cultural experience. Some of the reasons why one should choose UK as a study destination are as follows
High Quality Education: Quality standards for UK institutions are among the best in the world. A lot of education systems around the world have modelled themselves around the British System. British Education has produced many of the world leaders that have had a huge impact on the modern Society. A few from the current generation include Bill Clinton, Manmohan Singh, Imran Khan, Benazir Bhutto. Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru were also products of British Education.
International Recognition: With an increasingly globalised world economy it is imperative to have a degree which is accepted world wide. Employers look for candidates with an international exposure yet with knowledge and skills comparable to their home country. UK education being widely recognised easily provides this and more.
Modern & Conducive Learning Environment: UK institutions use a variety of teaching and assessment methods to encourage independence, as well as mastery of the subject. The teaching is interactive and extremely relevant to the industry with emphasis on practical knowledge and skills based approach. Moreover the wholesome experience creates a polished individual.
Wide Choice: UK institutions for many courses offer the option of taking up a work placement as part of its programme. Having a work placement integrated into the course gives the students cutting edge knowledge and proficiency as well as the on-the-job training in the area of study.
Work Placements: UK institutions for many courses offer the option of taking up a work placement as part of its programme. Having a work placement integrated into the course gives the students cutting edge knowledge and proficiency as well as the on-the-job training in the area of study.
Affordable: UK education is a cheaper alternative to other alternates. It further helps that the programmes in UK are shorter (3 years for undergraduate programmes & 1 year for postgraduate programmes) which reduces the over all cost. Moreover large number of scholarships and bursaries are offered by UK institutions, reducing the cost further.
Part-time Work: International students are allowed to work (including off-campus) 20 hours per week and 37.5 hours during Christmas and Summer Break. This helps the students to gain valuable exposure as well as cover part of their living expenses.
Multicultural Society: UK is truly a cosmopolitan country in every possible way. People from most nationalities/origin can be found across the UK. Students from over 150 nationalities study in UK creating a tolerant, stable society where students learn about diverse range of people.
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.
ANNUAL ACCOMMODATION AND LIVING COSTS IN THE UK
In addition to the tuition fees mentioned above, you should also consider accommodation and living costs. On-campus accommodation for the first year of studies is guaranteed to international students who apply by the accommodation deadline. This applies to all of Across The Pond’s partner universities, whether offering Master’s programs or undergraduate programs. University halls of residence will cost in the range of $115 – $220 per week including all bills.
Private sector accommodation will vary depending on the type of accommodation and area. Total living costs are in the range of $10,000 – $18,000 (per year) including accommodation, bills, food, books, transportation and entertainment though this will differ depending on your individual necessities and lifestyle. Depending on which program you choose to study and where you live, expect your total costs for the year including tuition to be around $24,000 – $40,000. For most undergraduates studying in Britain, expenses will be at the lower end of this range.