The UK is the second most popular destination to study abroad among international students. The UK is globally respected and considered as a mark of quality education. The UK produces more than 5% of the worlds scientific research and 14% of the most cited academic papers. It is home to some of the oldest universities; namely, Oxford and Cambridge University has a history that spans more than 800 years. UK universities have an impressive international reputation and rank among the best in the world. It offers students affordable fees, excellent education, fast track courses, quality lifestyles, and a multicultural experience.
Benefits Of Studying In The UK
The UK provides a wide range of study options for international students, with more than 395 institutions providing over 50,000 courses. According to QS World University Ranking 2020, The UK has four (4) among the top ten (10) universities. UK graduates are highly sought after due to the impressive international reputation of the British education system. Moreover, the courses are highly flexible and equipped with modern technology. UK universities and colleges have excellent ratings for teaching quality, research and higher graduate employment rates.
The UK also offers an extensive range of study options for every student. Accounting, Information Technology, Hotel Management, Engineering and various science courses, actuarial courses, business courses and other undergraduate and postgraduate courses are available in the UK universities and colleges at affordable costs. UK degree is recognized by companies, employers and governments all across the world. Hence, graduating from a UK institution opens doors to go anywhere in the world for study or employment purposes.
In contrast to other countries, a student can complete their course faster in the UK. An undergraduate course takes just three years, and a postgraduate course takes a year to complete. UK universities deliver two types of bachelor and master degrees. Bachelor degrees are classified as ordinary coursework and honours. An ordinary degree is usually three years full- time course, whereas an honours degree usually takes four years to complete if studying full time. Master degrees are also classified as ordinary coursework and research. Ordinary masters have a duration of twelve (12) months, and research masters usually take up to 36 months to complete.
International students also enjoy the medical facilities provided by the UK government. The UK has one of the best healthcare systems, known as National Healthcare Systems (NHS) that helps to cover student’s medical expenses during their study that includes doctor visits, emergency ambulance, hospital costs and prescription medicine.
The UK has a culture of providing a warm welcome to people from a new culture. It is home to more than half a million international students from more than 160 countries. The latest National Survey, published in 2020, found that 83% of international students were satisfied with the quality of their courses.
Universities and colleges in the UK provide a substantial amount of scholarships to help them fund their studies. In addition to this, the UK government also offers scholarships to students who have excellent academic backgrounds. Some of the internationally recognised scholarships provided by the government are the Euraxess UK, the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, The Chevening Scholarships. The UK annually disburses about £ 600 million on scholarships for international students.
Most scholarships in the UK cover the tuition fees of the universities/colleges, but some may also cover living and travelling expenses. There are many other scholarships available for international students. Also, every university/college offer a unique set of scholarships for international students. Our experienced counsellor will guide and help you apply for all the available scholarships during the application process.
The UK education system is globally reputed for its quality and standards. In general, the UK education system has five stages of education: early years, primary years, secondary years, Further education (FE) and Higher Education (HE). There is a compulsory education system in the UK from age five up to 17 years. There are more than 160 universities and colleges in the UK that award a wide range of degrees. Higher education courses are offered from universities, and students can attend on-campus bachelor degrees, postgraduate courses (master and doctoral).
The UK consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. All the UK educational providers abide by two parallel frameworks. The Framework for Qualifications of Higher Education Institutions in Scotland (FQHEIS) monitors Scotland, whereas the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications of Degree Awarding Bodies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ) applies to the rest of the UK.
Post Study Work Opportunities
There are numerous options available to international students who want to stay and work in the UK after their studies. From July 2021, international students who have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree will get two years Post Study work visa. Students who complete their PhD will be able to get three (3) years PSW Visa. It helps international students to gain some practical knowledge and get acquainted with the working culture of the UK, which will further develop their confidence, personality and expertise.
A Step-by-Step Guidance
Our experienced and certified counsellors provide step by step guides to our students. We render end to end services in the course selection, universities/college selection, career counselling, SOP workshops and editing, CAS Documentation, CAS Interview Preparation, Visa Application, Pre-Departure Orientation.