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Why study in UK?

Studying in the UK offers numerous advantages that make it an attractive option for international students. Some of the reasons why people choose to study in the UK include: International students are welcomed- International students have a long tradition of being welcomed to study at UK institutions, and those who choose to do so will be interacting with some of the world's top academics. Over 200,000 foreign students from all over the world will be available for you to mix, meet, and interact with as you learn more about various professions in a setting of cultural contrasts.

  • Variety of courses : Regardless your age, skill, or interest, there are a huge selection of courses available to overseas students. You can pursue a dual Honors degree and study business alongside hospitality and tourism.
  • High Standards of Teaching : The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education periodically inspects UK universities to make sure they uphold the expectedly high levels of learning. You will have the chance to learn from some of the most accomplished academics in the world, to be creative, to build your skill set, and to gain confidence.
  • Shorter courses : In the UK, undergraduate programs typically last three years. Shorter programs enable students to graduate more quickly and with less money spent on housing and tuition costs. Despite the fact that the majority of two-year degrees only last a year, they are becoming more and more popular.
  • Work while you study : International students who study a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at a recognised university are allowed to work part-time during term for up to 20 hours a week and full-time during the holidays.
  • Student Visa requirements in UK

    Here's an overview of the typical requirements for a UK student visa:

    • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS): You must have an unconditional offer of a place. This will be provided to you by the educational institution once you've been accepted into a program.
    • Financial Requirements: You need to prove that you have enough funds to cover your tuition fees and living costs. You’ll need to show you have enough money to support yourself - unless you’ve been in the UK with a valid visa for at least 12 months on the date of your application.
      How much money you need depends on where you will be studying. You’ll need either:
      £1,334 per month (for up to 9 months) for courses in London
      £1,023 per month (for up to 9 months) for courses outside London
      If you’re boarding at a residential independent school, you’ll need to pay boarding fees instead. The amount you need to pay will be on your CAS.
    • English Language Proficiency : You may need to prove your English language proficiency by taking an approved English language test, such as IELTS or TOEFL, unless you're from a majority English-speaking country or have previously studied in English.
    • Tuberculosis (TB) Test: If you're from a country where TB is common, you might need to take a TB test.
    • Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS : You'll need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge, which gives you access to the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.
    • Criminal Record Check: Depending on your program of study, you might need to provide a criminal record certificate.
    • Biometric Information: You'll need to provide your biometric information (fingerprints and photograph) as part of the application process.
    • Visa Application Form: You'll need to complete the online visa application form.
    • Passport: You should have a valid passport.
    • Parental Consent (for minors): If you're under 18, you might need to provide written consent from your parents or legal guardian.

    Cost of living in UK

    The cost of living in the UK can vary significantly depending on factors such as location (London vs. other cities), lifestyle choices, and individual preferences.

    • Accommodation: Accommodation costs are a significant part of the overall living expenses. In London, rent tends to be higher than in other cities. On average, you might expect to pay around £600 to £1,200 per month for a shared room or studio apartment, and higher for larger apartments or central locations in London. In other cities, the cost could range from £400 to £800 per month.
    • Food: Grocery costs can vary, but on average, you might spend around £150 to £250 per month on food. This can be higher if you choose to eat out frequently.
    • Transportation: Public transportation costs vary depending on the city and how often you use it. In London, for instance, a monthly transportation pass (Oyster card) can cost around £130 to £150. Other cities might have lower costs.
    • Utilities: This includes electricity, heating, water, and internet. On average, utilities can cost around £100 to £150 per month.

    Intakes in UK

    In the UK, universities typically offer two main intakes for international students: the September/October intake (Autumn intake) and the January/February intake (Spring intake). However, the availability of courses and intake options can vary between universities and programs.

    Popular courses to study in UK

    If you want a secure professional future, studying something in high demand is in your best interest. In the UK, these are the most popular courses:

    • Business and Management studies
    • Computer science and information systems
    • Accounting and finance
    • Biological sciences
    • Dentistry
    • Law & legal studies
    • Economics
    • English language and literature
    • Nursing

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