United kingdom

Why UK?

The UK has some of the top-ranked Universities in the world, a position it has held for many years with over 50,000 Indian Students going there to study each year.

As the UK is one of the richest nations in the world, its third-level education system has produced world leaders in business, science, technology and politics.

The English language is the most widely spoken language in the world. This means that studying in the UK will help improve your language skills and prepare you for future employment.

The national qualification frameworks in the United Kingdom are qualifications frameworks that define and link the levels and credit values of different qualifications.

The current frameworks are:

Another advantage of studying in the UK is that degrees usually take less time to complete than in most other countries, making their courses cost-effective and less time-consuming. The duration of an undergraduate program in the UK is three years and post-graduate programs (Masters) typically require one year of coursework followed by an internship or project.

Student living in the UK

The UK is culturally diverse and given its popularity among students, there is a large community of international students living there. They have managed to build a strong network, which not only helps students new to the UK but can later help them look for

As per Mercer in the UK, Manchester (41) is the highest-ranking city for overall quality of living, followed by Edinburgh (45), Glasgow (48) Birmingham (49), Aberdeen (57), and London (53).

Similarly, as per Best Student Cities’ Ranking, London is ranked with the number one best student city in the world. Additionally, there is Bristol (97th), Sheffield (103rd), Liverpool (106th) and Leicester (118th).

London is a popular destination for Indian students and considered the best place to study with over 50 Universities and 100,000 international students from across the world.

Cost of living in the UK

The average cost of living is steeper in the UK, as it has expensive cities. A student would need around £ 600 to £1,000 per month to maintain a decent standard of living depending on the city they live in.

Students are allowed to work while studying. During the regular academic year, students are permitted to work part-time for up to 20 hours per week.

The UK is well-connected by buses and trains. London has an extensive underground network whilst all the major cities have large tram systems. Students can purchase a student rail or bus card to receive a discount on fares. Cycling in a city is a great option, hiring a bicycle can be both cheap and healthy (just pay a small docking charge).

Tuition fee:

Tuition fees will vary as per universities and courses:

Most UK Universities typically offer scholarships from £1,000 – £5,000 based on student’s academic scores and prior work experience.

UK Admission Process

To be admitted into UK Universities, an English proficiency test is required.

A student needs to have one of the following examinations:

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Popular courses in the UK

Popular UK Universities:

Most Popular (Frequently Applied) by Indian Students

Career prospects and post-study work experience

From September 2020, any international student with a Student Route Visa enrolling at a UK University can stay on after graduation for up to two years to work. This applies to graduates of all higher education providers that are recognized as “licensed visa sponsors”.

Some Universities in UK after the master’s course work, offer a placement - internship. (Work Placement) or advanced placement year is for students to gain knowledge in the area they have studied. For courses with internship, the student can stay in UK up to a period of four years*.

Year One: Course Work. Year 2 & 3 is Graduate Route Visa

Students who want to stay longer in the UK will have to apply for a general work visa (Tier 2) Skill Route For this, your job must fit the visa requirements for a Tier 2 visa, one of its main requirements being, you must be paid at least £25,600 per year.


What exams are required to study in the UK?

Overseas students must pass one or multiple tests prior to being considered for admission by the majority of the Universities in the UK. These include standardised college and graduate admission tests like SAT, GMAT, and GRE. English language tests like IELTS and TOEFL are also included.

How long does it take to get a UK student visa?

You can expect a decision within 3 weeks of submission of your UK student visa application.

Can I work in the UK with Student Visa?

You are permitted to work in the UK with the Student Visa if you study at a College or University that is listed both on the list of accredited bodies and the official list of UKVI Sponsor.

Overseas students are permitted to work part-time for 20 hours weekly during term and full-time during vacations. They must be studying a full-time Post-graduate or Undergraduate course at a recognized University.

What are the post-study work options?

International students who complete their undergraduate or postgraduate degree would be able to stay back in the UK for up to 2 years to look for work. They can take up any type of job with no restrictions.

Are colleges and universities in the UK accepting applications from overseas students?

Colleges and universities in the UK are open and are accepting online applications from international students.