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Why study in UK?

The reason for UK becoming among the top education destinations is its tradition of excellence that is hundreds of years old. The country boasts of a very high number of educational institutions and offers a lot more flexibility and other factors that make international students feel comfortable and welcome. UK is now the number two choice for international students and hundreds of thousands students from across the globe make their way to UK. It is the birthplace of the English language and as such is the best place to receive education in this language and learn more about it.

UK has a highly developed and flexible higher education system and hundreds of universities that are world class. UK not only provides excellent education opportunities but also a rich and fruitful experience for all its international students. Studying at UK affords a person with varied opportunities and many occasions to interact with people from different nationalities, who share their experiences. This allows one to discover and learn things from a different perspective and gain additional insights which a formal education alone cannot afford. We recommend learning a bit about the country – its diversity and culture, the location at which you want to study and what is the best way to adapt to the country that will be your ‘home’ for a few years while studying.

The number of international students has been steadily growing in the UK and the top ten countries from where students come to UK are China, India, Nigeria, Malaysia, USA, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Republic of Ireland and Greece. The degrees earned and courses studied in the UK are recognized the world over for their high quality and class. Universities like Oxford and Cambridge have set the standards of excellence, which many of the universities and college in the UK maintain. The education received here forms a robust and strong foundation for the future and one’s career.

The Education System

The system of education here offers students a very large number of courses at over 100 universities. The competition for these courses and universities is rather fierce and it is highly recommended that students apply for the course of their choice early on.

The undergraduate programs take 3 years to complete; however there is something called a ‘sandwich course’ which typically is 4 years in duration and has a year of work place experience. In Scotland, however, all undergraduate courses take 4 years to complete. The graduate or masters degrees are shorter in duration. However, it depends on the course of study, as some disciplines like law, medicine and such are usually 5 years.

The Cost of Studying

UK universities have been allowed to charge in the range of 4000UKP per year to 18000UKP per year – the charges depend on location, university and course of study. This fee is for all international students, except those from the EU. For students undertaking English as a second language course, the fee ranges from 100UKP to 200UKP per week. This can go up to 1000UKP when meals, accommodation and other such things are arranged by the university you study at. We recommend a quick browse through the ESL Directory to search for the right university – good location, good support for students and other criteria.

For undergraduate courses, the fee structure will depend on the course, location and other factors of the university. The fee ranges from 6000-9000UKP a year, however for specialized courses this can go up to 18000UKP a year. Ensure that you calculate your total expenses based on the number of years your course will take to complete and the other expenses associated with living in UK. Post graduate course fee ranges from 10000-16000UKP per year. It could be more for courses like MBA.

Employment Prospects

International students are allowed to work for a maximum of 20 hours a week when the school is in session and full time during holidays. Ensure that you check with the international student advisor before taking up employment. It is not easy to find a job in UK so ensure that you don’t rely on this to cover your study costs. While planning to study in UK you must ensure that you have sufficient funds to see you through the first of studying and living there.

FAQs

How much will it all cost?

Charges are in the range of 4000UKP per year to 18000UKP per year. However, do look up the exact amounts for the particular course and university that you would like to study at. For living expenses you would need at least 9000UKP to cover costs of accommodation, food, transport, clothing, course materials and other incidental expenses.

Are there any scholarships available? No – however, some colleges do provide discounts and also flexi payment options to help students manage their finances.

Where will I live? Your college can arrange accommodation. However, do make a thorough search of accommodation options on the net before you leave.

How is fees payable? Fee is payable in Sterling pound and must be made at the International office. Payment is accepted through bankers draft, cheque, debit or credit card.

Are my qualifications acceptable? The colleges and universities accept a wide range of qualification received overseas. Please contact the International Office of the college of your choice for further information and advice on the qualifications you have earned.

Is there a deadline for applications? It is best to apply early for any course as the number of seats is limited as compared to the number of applications received. It also takes a long time (3 months) to obtain a visa and make other necessary arrangements with regard to your stay at UK.

How do I get a visa to study in the UK? Before applying for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, you must have first secured a place in a college. You should also have the required standard of the English language – be able to speak, read, write and understand. In addition, you should have sufficient funds to pay for your tuition and stay at the UK.

Can I extend my stay as a student? Yes you can extend your stay if you decide to undertake a postgraduate degree. However, just like the first time you would need to have got admission to the course and can support yourself financially for the duration of the new course.

Life in UK

The UK has a diverse and very multicultural society and is very open to new religions and cultures. Over the last 40 years or so, the UK has changed for the better and has become multi-cultural and cosmopolitan. This diversity is what makes it a hub for people of different nationalities. The student population in London alone speak over 50 different languages particular to their home country. It is illegal to discriminate against people based on gender, sexuality, race and even disability as UK supports a very tolerant set up. UK comprises of 4 countries – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with over 61 million people living there. The weather varies according to the region – Scotland and Northern Ireland have the coldest winters and a very high snow density. Students must remember that the UK climate changes rapidly – a sunny day can be instantly followed by rainy one.

Visa Requirements

The General Tier 4 student visa is required for international students entering the UK. This visa is based on a point system and a student would need 40 points to qualify. 30 points are awarded for having confirmation of acceptance at a recognized university and course, having an acceptable set of English language skills and the remaining 10 points are awarded for having sufficient funds to sustain your stay and study in the UK. All applications for visa to the UK must be submitted either to the UK Visas and Immigration or one it’s recognized and approved commercial partners.

Health & Safety

All international students qualify for free medical treatment, if they are enrolled in courses beyond 6 months in duration. This scheme is managed by the UK's National Health Service (NHS).

Cost of Living

The cost of living in the UK depends on the location of residence, lifestyle and interests. These are estimated costs and are per week. Rent at University room in halls (shared and single) range from 166-243UKP (Gas, electricity and internet included), food is 18UKP for lunch, mobile phones 7-10UKP, laundry / toiletries 8UKP. At university self-catering room it is between 86-141 UKP (Gas, electricity and internet included), food is 50UKP, mobile phones 7-10UKP, laundry / toiletries 8UKP. For a private flat rent is between 85-100UKP, gas / electricity 10-15UKP, internet 3-8UKP, mobile phones 7-10UKP, laundry / toiletries 8UKP.

Popular Courses

The list of top and popular courses are: Law, Fashion design, Psychology, Medicine, Economics, Physiotherapy, Accounting, Computer Science, Architecture, Criminology Accounting & Finance, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Architecture, Art & Design, Biological Sciences, Business & Management Studies, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Communication & Media Studies, Dance, Drama & Cinematic, Economics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, English, Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Pharmacology & Pharmacy, Politics and History.

 

 

 

Our Services

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Visa Guidance.

We help you in entire visa process like, filling up of applications, preparing statements, and also guidance and training for mock.

Student consultancy.

We offer professional advice and guidance to students wishing to study overseas, at any level. We help you find the most suitable courses and educational institution for your requirements and subject choice, provide you with extensive research, information and options available. During your studies we are always available for any continuing help you may require

Scholarship Consultancy

We offer a full scholarship advice to our students and simplify the process. DTS is dedicated to guide talented students looking for scholarships to aid in paying for the ever-increasing cost of foreign education.

Institute selection.

We synthesise the information gathered during the initial strategic consultation and provide you with a comprehensive, detailed overview of the institute(s) we identify as most fitting..

Supplementary materials

Our consultants work with students to create specific Letter of Recommendation (LOR) plans for each of individual recommenders. We also advise and support you through the preparation of additional documents and materials.

Strategic consultation

Our experts conduct initial comprehensive brainstorming sessions which involve a pre-career testing and personality analysis, an academic, extracurricular and leadership evaluation, an extensive discussion of a student’s strengths and weaknesses, and a determination going forth of the student’s strategic edge.