United Kingdom

Why study in UK?

The United Kingdom has a prestigious history and legacy of international studies. For over a century UK has been the major attraction for foreign students across the globe, in recent times we can point out few major aspects of studying in the UK, which are as follows:

  • Quality Academics
  • Lower Tuition Cost and Expenses
  • Fun country to live in
  • Multiculturalism
  • English is the medium of language
  • Easy financing the courses
  • 20 hours per week part time work permit

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland offer a unique and rich history. Not many countries in the world can boast of being involved in as many events and conflicts throughout history, and the historical museums and numerous national monuments prove it. You can visit the Big Ben, the London Bridge, Stonehenge, London’s Science Museum, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and so much more! The UK offers some of the best scenic places in the world. From the busy metropolitan areas of London, Manchester and Glasgow to the quiet green valleys of Scotland and Wales, the UK may be small but there’s more to see than you’ll have time for.

Most popular courses

  • Business management
  • Arts and Design Studies
  • Architecture
  • Law
  • English
  • Hospitality
  • Engineering

Estimated weekly budget, 2016 - 2017



University room in halls (shared /single)  University self-catering room  Private flat
Rent £185 – £300 £100 – £200 £185-£500
Food £18 for lunches £50 £50
Gas/electricity included in rent * included in rent * £100-150
Internet included in rent included in rent £3 – £8
Mobile phones £7-£25 £7-£25 £7-£25

Laundry/toiletries

£8 £8 £8
Total per week
(On higher range)

£350

£280

£750

General Eligibility Criteria for admissions to Universities in UK :

In United Kingdom, the educational opportunities present themselves in plenty. The standard of education and the overall facilities surrounding it are of the very best quality, and this is why aspirants from all over the world, including Indians prefer to go to UK to pursue further education in different fields. Off late, the trend has changed and a lot of students are now showing interest in enrolling themselves in the undergraduate courses from UK’s universities, a trend that earlier used to be mostly for post graduate studies.

The universities in UK provide a wide array of interesting and popular subjects to choose from, which makes the attraction towards moving to UK for further studies all the more evident and understandable. If you too are an aspirant looking to prolong your educational years by studying in UK, go through the following lines and equip yourself with all the necessary knowledge you’re going to need.

Admissions Requirements for Undergraduate Courses :

Those applicants who’re eligible for university admission in UK can apply through Universities and College Admission Service (UCAS), which is a charitable organization responsible for managing applications for full time undergraduate courses for almost all of UK’s universities and colleges, with The Open University being the only exception.

By filling up a single form, either online or through obtaining a hard copy of the application from the British Council, a candidate can apply for up to 5 different courses from among the list and submit the same by 30th of June 2016, for the following academic session. For some courses, the applications need to be submitted by as early as middle of October.

All international students, including Indians seeking admission into UK’s universities have to take an English proficiency test called International English Language Test (IELTS) conducted by the British Council / PTE conducted by Pearson and obtain a decent score. Limited universities also accept the scores of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

All universities require complete transcripts/mark sheets/related documents of the previous academic records to be submitted with the application forms along with the letter of recommendation and a statement of purpose.

The statement of purpose should clearly mention why the student has chosen the particular stream and how he/she will manage financially during the stay in UK. The letter of recommendation, preferably from the person who has taught the student should highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the student and why he/she would excel in the field.

ATAS certification

The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) requires all international students subject to existing UK immigration permissions, who are applying to study for a qualification in certain sensitive subjects from the Universities of UK , knowledge of which could be used in programmes to develop weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) or their means of delivery, to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate before they can study in the UK.

The requirement for an ATAS certificate applies to every students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, irrespective of country of residence.

The Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), from UK Immigration department might ask to see your ATAS certificate as part of your visa application process, it's required to apply for ATAS , if required, much before applying for the UK Visa and CAS application.


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