30 May Study in UK
Demographics: UK is a country rich in cultural heritage and academic excellence. The degrees from the colleges and universities of UK have a high value among the employers globally. The advanced research faculty, the research intensive study program opens lucrative career options worldwide. It is highly regarded and an attractive study destination among Indian students. UK has a population of about 68 million. Indians contribute about a fifth of this number. UK is a mix of rich heritage and traditional education and is a hub of knowledge.
Courses offered: United Kingdom has around more than 400 universities which offer around 4000 courses or more. In UK students have more opportunities and career options when it comes to finding the best fit. Some of the popular courses are Computer Science, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics and Statistics, English literature, Creative Arts, Law, Cyber Security, Psychology, Science, Bioscience, Medicine, Dentistry, History, Graphic Designing, Interior Designing, Business Management, e-Commerce and many more.
Knowledge of English is Mandatory:UK is an English-speaking country. To get admission in its colleges or universities one has to crack English language proficiency tests like IELTS, PTE, and TOEFL etc.
- Students who are studying for a degree level can work 20 hours per week paid/unpaid.
- Language students can work for a maximum of 10 hours paid/unpaid during course term.
- Full-time work is allowed in vacations.
- Self-employment is not permitted, like any freelance or consultancy work.
- Tier 2 work permit is required for full time work.
Student visa: : UK has simplified the visa process by introducing point based system. The student has to get 40 points to be eligible for visa. The student should have CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance) from the concerned university.
For details visit site https://www.gov.uk
Getting a scholarship in UK is highly competitive. But is not a point of concern for meritorious students. Some universities provide scholarships exclusively for Indian students. Apart from these there are scholarships like Commonwealth Scholarship, DFID Scholarship and Chevening Scholarship are available. It is important to take into consideration that not only they are highly competitive their application deadline is way before the session. Others are Clarendon Scholarship at university of Oxford, Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship, University Of Sussex Chancellor’s International Scholarships etc.
The documents should be filled carefully, while providing information full transparency should be maintained. In case of fake/incorrect information the student would be banned from entering the country let alone studying there.
There are several options available as far as accommodation in UK is concerned.
- provided by the university which have all the basic amenities
- Home stay which is similar to paying guest system in which families accommodate students and provide them with an independent room with all the amenities
- One can stay in independent flats though they are slightly expensive
In UK the expenses of a student depend on accommodation, location and scholarship options. UK provides a lot of short-term courses which are cost effective. But overall the expense in any country depends on the lifestyle of the student