With nearly 5,00,000 international students studying in the UK, despite its dwindling number of international students, it presents a fulfilling education experience to foreign students seeking high quality education at some of the world’s most renowned universities. One of the major factors that draw students to the country are its wide range of scholarships which provide partial to full study waiver to students.  Here are some quick facts as well as ways to make your study journey to UK easy and complication free.


Here, we have presented some of the frequently asked questions by aspirants wishing to pursue a degree from a UK university.


Q: What are the top universities in UK?

A: The top universities in the UK include some of the oldest and renowned universities such as University of Cambridge and University of Oxford.

The top ten universities are:


QS World Rank


THE Rank

University of Cambridge




Imperial College London




University of Oxford




University College London




King’s College London




University of Edinburgh




University of Bristol




The University of Manchester




University of Glasgow




The University of Warwick




Q: How to get admission in a UK university?

A: UK degrees are normally shorter than in other countries: three-year UG and a one-year Master’s.The academic sessions in the UK universities usually begin in the months of September and October. The application procedure starts in October of the previous year. For example, if a student who wants to join a course in 2017, he or she needs to apply in October 2016. The application deadline is usually March. It could be extended till June end for international students.

Students can either directly apply to their university of choice or apply through the local office of the university in their countries. For undergraduate studies, you can apply online or through the Universities and Colleges Admissions System (UCAS) while for postgraduate studies you can apply online.

A complete application for admission to a university includes:

  1. CV

  2. Academic and professional transcripts

  3. Two to three academic references

  4. A Statement of Purpose or Research proposal.

  5. Some universities also accept GRE and GMAT scores.

  6. IELTS score.

Q: What are the popular courses in UK?

A: Some of the popular courses for international students include business management and engineering, including computing. Some international students are also taking courses in waste management and environmental sciences.

Q: What are the major scholarships for international students in UK?

A: While most of the universities have their own bursaries, students can also benefit from a wide range of scholarships available to international students studying in the UK. Some of them are:

  1. Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan- It is offered under the below mentioned courses in the UK.

  • Doctoral Degree up to three years duration

  • One Year Taught Master’s Course

  • Six months of Clinical Training

The scholarship is fully funded and offers tuition fee, living and travel expenses.

  1. Commonwealth Scholarships- Commonwelath is an annual scholarship applicable to students from Commonwealth countries. It has a variety of scholarships under it and students can pursue Matsers as well as doctoral studies. Besides, it is also available in the form of a fellowship.

  2. Chevening Scholarships- With a varietey of scholars from different backgrounds, Chevening Scholarship offers a plethora of opportunities to both students and professionals with outstanding talent in fields, including media, economy, politics, Information Technology, culture and so on.

Q: How to get UK student visa?

A: Despite being in the tight spot for a stringent visa process, the British High Commission stands by the statement that legitimate students will get their UK student visa and can be confident they will study at a high quality educational institution.


In order to pursue your education in UK, you will be required to apply –

  • For a Tier 4 (General) student visa if your duration for study is more than 6 months

  • Student visitor visa if your duration for study is 6 months or less

Q: How much is the study cost in UK?

A: Tuition fees for international students can be as high as £38,532 annually. According to an HSBC report, the average cost per year of study in the UK for international students is £18,759, which includes £6,825 for cost of living.


Q: What are the work-during-study opportunities?

A: Students in UK have the opportunity of working for 20 hours per week. 

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The USA, The UK, Australia, and Canada - Among these countries which country have best infrastructure and best Salaries for Neurosurgeons?

Suryashis Chakraborty 18th Mar, 2020

Hello Raja,

According to salary reports by esteemed Institutions like Glassdoor, the following average salary packages are expected to be earned by entry level Neurosurgeons in different countries across the globe.

The United States of America - $ 306,000 per annum

Canada - $ 312,000 per annum

United Kingdom - £ 165,000 per annum

Australia - $ 381,000 per annum

With experience, the figures may rise and may stand around amounts nearly as triple the entry level salary package.

When it comes to infrastructure, the United States of America if definitely on the top due to the prevalence and application of modern cut technologies and instruments. The industry has also applied Artificial Intelligence in the mix to revamp it's present facilities.

Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!



Compared to USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, which country is better for Neurosurgeons interms of Working Time, Risk, Happiness, Salary, etc

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 24th Mar, 2020


Singapore will be a better choice due it advance technology. you will get to learn many new skills and have an efficient work skill. working time will be 8am -5pm which can be different as per hospital norms and rules or need.

Risk is there in everything. You have to take risk to reach success. Happiness depends on satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with yourself you can never be happy. so work efficiently and help patients to relieve pain that will be your greatest happiness. Salary is very high for a neurosurgeons.

for entry level neurosurgeons salary is $278,935 holding 1-3 years of experience.

Hope it helps!


is it hard to get into top universities with marks around 80s in ug and will I be eligilble for scholarships?

Masira 16th Dec, 2019

The cutoffs of the top universities will be an important consideration when you think about admissions. Scoring 80's will help you get around 80% and it seems like a good score and will be able to help you get into good university. However, it purely depends on what is the cutoff of a particular university. The same goes for the scholarships. There are universities that will be providing scholarships bases on merits and you can check on the site of the college before applying to see what are their scholarship providing criteria. If you have a particular university or college in mind go through their official website to find relevant information that will help you make better decisions.

Hope this helps.

What university would be best to do psychology in United Kingdom and also with scholarship and would accept 6 months fees

Vishwaksen Gouda Student Expert 5th Oct, 2019

Hello Varun Marwah,

Here are the best universities to study the psychology where your study related to your practical work

Here it is

1. University of Oxford.

2.university of St Andrews.

3. University of Bath.

4.University of Cambridge.

5.UniversityCollege London.


7.u niversity of York.

all. The best


Is it easy to get permanent residence in UK or we should return back after completion of study post work visa.....

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 25th Sep, 2019
Dear Vinay, obtaining a permanent residency in UK is quite a lengthy process usually. Now UK has extended the stay for Indian Students post their studies by 2 years. Which means, even if you complete your studies, you can extend your stay by 2 more years.  It depends on the route you are applying through. The following visas require this time to apply for Indefinite leave to remain:

Marriage or unmarried partner to UK citizen: 2 years

Lawful stay on any basis which is a long stay: 10 years

Unlawful stay: 14 years

Tier 1 and Tier 2 work permit: 5 years

Investor, sportsperson, business owner, arts: 5 years

Ancestry: 5 years

If you manage to get a good paid job you can get permanent residency under work permit within 5 years.
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