Study In UK

Study in UK for Indian Students | Fee | Courses | Colleges

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It’s a dream to get a degree from a reputed university here. Many students wish to obtain a recognized, prestigious, and respectable degree. If you are one of them, choose to study in the UK. Students can choose from top institutions and top courses to gain admission to their undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at top UK universities/colleges.

The UK has always had a prestigious educational background. Many UK universities have been in the top 10 lists of the most popular and best universities in the world for decades and centuries. There are many universities that are now more than 500 years old.

Britain has many options to offer to the world for its education. All reputed universities are on the top list of the QS ranking system. The UK alone has 4 universities in the top 10 of the QS world ranking of universities. And a total of 8 universities in the UK are in the top 50 of the QS world ranking system.

Every year thousands of international students travel to the UK for their education. According to Wikipedia, at the end of September 2019, around 30,550 Indian students took admitted to UK universities. These numbers are calculated from data on students who are holders of student visas to study in the UK.

There are many courses one can choose from top UK universities. Engineering, MBA, BSc, Law, and Arts are some of the top courses which are opted for by the students. There are around 160 universities in the UK providing affordable education. These universities are located in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

Quick overview of key points for study in the UK:

Intake
January, May, September
Eligibility Criteria
10+2 (Science) with 70%
NEET Entrance Test
Yes, it is compulsory
IELTS & TOEFL
Required
Course Duration
Short term: up to 11 months
Undergraduate: 3-4 years
Postgraduate: 1-2 years
Medicine (bachelor): 5-6 years
Medium of Teaching
English Language
Top Courses
MBA, Engineering, Medicine, BBA, Arts

Some advantages for Indian students to choose UK:

The UK offers one of the highest quality education systems in the world and there are several universities in the UK that top the QS World Ranking of Universities:

  • According to the QS Ranking, 4 UK universities are in the top 5 and more than 10 universities are in the top 100 universities in the world.
  • The UK offers the best infrastructure, facilities, quality of education, and opportunities for students from all over the world.
  • According to the Research Excellence Framework (REF), 46% of UK universities are considered internationally excellent.
  • The UK government provides a standard stay time of 2 years to the students. It helps students to explore opportunities and look for jobs and gain international experience.
  • There are over 60,000 minor, foundation, basic, diploma, bachelor’s, masters, and doctoral courses to choose from. These courses are offered at top UK universities.
  • The comparatively shorter time duration is, of course, an advantage for the students.
  • This helps them reduce the cost of housing as well as the cost of living for months.
  • The short course duration and low tuition fees offered by some of the cheapest universities in the UK help students reduce the cost of the entire program.
  • The UK government provides various funds and scholarship opportunities to students so that they can get their education free of cost.     

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Top Universities World Ranking
University of Oxford
5
University of Cambridge
7
Imperial College
8
University College London
10
University of Edinburgh
20

Top UK universities and other colleges and educational institutions offer a wide range of courses where you can study in the UK such as Medicine, Engineering, Arts, Law, Finance etc.

The admission process for UK universities and colleges is done by UCAS


Step 1: Choose your course from the various courses available at universities in the UK.

Step 2: Check your eligibility for the course you are applying for.

Step 3: To take admission in undergraduate courses in the UK, students need to apply through UCAS (University and College Admission Service). Apply through UCAS portal.

Step 4: To take admission in the UK, along with all the required documents, students also need a Letter of Recommendation (LOR).

Step 5: Once applied through the UCAS portal, students will have to submit all the documents on the online portal.

Step 6: As per the requirements of the course, students are required to take an entrance test or interview, if any, depending on the course they are applying for.

Step 7: If selected, the university will provide the admission letter/invitation letter to the students, and then students can pay the first-year fee to proceed with the visa.

To study in the UK, students are required to sit and pass certain entrance exams. These exams are not all compulsory but some of them are compulsory and some are compulsory as per the requirements of the course:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as Foreign Language
  • IELTS -International English Language Test System
  • PTE – Pearson Test of English
  • GMAT – Graduate Management Admission Test
  • SAT– Scholarship Aptitude test
  • GRE – Graduate Record Examination
  • To study in the UK, Indian students are required to have a student visa. This visa allows them to study in the UK and stay in the UK for the duration of the course they have applied for.

Students need to keep in mind that the visa process may take 15 to 45 days to complete. So students need to start their admission process and visa process accordingly.

There are 2 types of student visas, a Tier 4 student visas, and a short-term student visas. Tier 4 student visa is for students who are 16 years of age or older and the duration of the course they are applying for is more than 11 months.

A short-term visa is for students who are applying for short courses. The duration of these short-term courses does not exceed 11 months.

Process
To begin the student visa process, students must first select their visas.

  • Choose your visa as per the duration of your course and apply for it.
  • Book an appointment with the embassy.
  • Submit your documents.
  • Interview for a visa.
  • Wait for the response.

Note: Students need to note that you need to provide a medical certificate stating that they do not have Tuberculosis (TB). Anyone with TB cannot enter the UK.

Documents Required for Student Visa

  • A valid passport
  • CAS letter from college
  • SOP
  • Blank page on passport
  • Financial Assistance Proof, (Bank Statement, Passbook Copies)
  • Medical report
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Report

Student Visa Cost
There is an application fee for a student visa that varies with the type of visa you are applying for:

  • For a Tier 4 student visa, it is around Rs. 29,000. This is subject to change according to the currency rate. But this is a rough idea of the application fee.
  • There are two different fees for different time periods for a short-term student visa.
  • If a student is choosing to live and study in the UK for 6 months then the application fee will be around Rs. 8000.
  • For a stay of 11 months, the short-term student visa application fee will be around Rs. 16,000.
    Note: All charges are mentioned broadly. It is subject to change with currency rates.

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