Study in UK
Why study in UK?
UK qualifications are respected throughout the world. The UK is one of the top and popular destination for higher education.
- UK BS (BSc) degrees take only three years, and postgraduate (or Masters/MSc degree) courses take only one year - compared with four years and two years in most other countries.
- UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition & Information Center) provides advice on recognition of foreign qualifications in the UK. This is important as you want to know how UK Universities look at your qualifications
- Health care is often free for international students. You are likely to be able to take advantage of National Health Service (NHS) treatment, as well as reduced-cost medicines, dental treatment, and eye tests. Find out whether you are entitled to NHS care in the Advice section of the website.
- The visa regulations keep changing in the UK. If you have student immigration permission that allows you to take employment, you can work up to 20 hours or up to 10 hours a week during term-time. This depends on when you made your immigration application, where you are studying and the types of courses you are taking.
- You may first wish to contact your own Ministry of Education or Education Department, as they should have details of scholarship opportunities for students wanting to study overseas. They will also be able to advise you on your own government's conditions for studying abroad. You may also contact the British Council office in your country of origin, which should have details of British scholarship schemes. The British Council will be able to give you information about educational and training courses and about living in the UK, including how much it costs to study. If there is no British Council office, contact your nearest British Embassy or High Commission.
Admission Requirements for UK Universities
Inquiries concerning admission to a graduate course should be sent to the institutions
At least twelve months before the proposed start date. Most institutions do not have a formal closing date for receipt of applications; however, admission to a taught course may have to be submitted by a specific date which varies from course to course. It is also advisable to apply as early as possible given the closing dates and possible level of competition for scholarships given by foundations, trusts and the universities themselves.
For Admission to Master's Degree a UK Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject, awarded with first or second-class Honours, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a university or educational institution of university rank is required. Where the US/Canadian marking scheme is used, a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required.
You may have to take one of the following tests: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) with score 6 or above depending on the course and institution; grade C in Cambridge Proficiency of English or Cambridge Advanced English; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with score 550 or above; NEAB University Entrance Test in English for speakers of other languages at Grade 3.
Cost of Study in UK
Average undergraduate UK course fees per year:
£4,000 to £14,000
£7,000 to £10,000
£7,500 to £25,000
£10,000 to £30,000
Average postgraduate(Masters/MSc) UK course fees per year:
Arts and humanities courses:
£7,000 to £15,000
£7,500 to £35,000
£10,000 to £40,000
£4,000 to more than £50,000
Above fees does not include fees for practicals
If your course lasts for more than six months, you will be entitled to free medical care under the UK's National Health Service. Even if your course lasts for less than six months, your country might have a reciprocal agreement with the UK which will mean that you also are entitled to free medical care. If your country does not have a mutual agreement, however, and your course lasts less than six months you should set aside sufficient funds to pay for medical insurance.
All students under the age of 16 should have a Guardian (UK resident).
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