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
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:
Academic and professional transcripts
Two to three academic references
A Statement of Purpose or Research proposal.
Some universities also accept GRE and GMAT scores.
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:
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.
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.
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 Â£38,532 annually. According to an HSBC report, the average cost per year of study in the UK for international students is Â£18,759, which includes Â£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 United States of America - $ 306,000 per annum
Canada - $ 312,000 per annum
United Kingdom - £ 165,000 per annum
Australia - $ 381,000 per annum
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