Study in UK

Every year there takes place almost a mass exodus of Asian students, who leave their native shores for the pursuit of higher studies in Europe and America. One of their favourite destinations happens to be the United Kingdom.

  • UK qualifications are recognised by employers and organisations worldwide
  • The UK education system has a reputation for quality standards at all levels with many institutions considered to be among the best in the world for teaching and research
  • UK courses encourage independence, creativity and self-reliance: the kinds of qualities that employers around the world are looking for
  • Degree courses last three years (not four as in many other countries), and master's degree courses can take one year (not two), dramatically reducing your costs
  • A safe environment, established support services for international students and likely access to free healthcare
  • Thousands of scholarship opportunities
  • A fun and friendly student culture
  • Opportunities for part-time and vacation work in the UK as well as organised work placements at leading businesses as part of courses
  • A base for exploring historic parts of the UK and mainland Europe
  • Experience of living as part of a multicultural society

For many would-be students this is actually quite a daunting experience. Many university and college application forms are not as user-friendly as they could be,as a result the students end up confused.

Getting the application form

If you have received a prospectus or other information from a university or college you will probably have received an application form as well (for postgraduate not undergraduate students). If they didn't send you one, you should question how serious they are about taking you as a student! Many institutions now have their application forms on their web site, and you should be able to download a form or even apply electronically.

Alternatively, you should be able to get an application form from your local British Council office. The Education Counselling Service (ECS) will have a variety of forms - institutions own forms, standard ECS forms for either postgraduate or undergraduate study.

Some universities and colleges also have what they call a pre-application form. This is so that potential undergraduate students can make an application to the institution in advance of submitting an application form. This is a quick way to find out whether your chosen university or college is able to offer you a place.

Entry Requirement

Before you travel to the UK, you must have a valid passport (or a valid national identity card if you are an EEA national). In some countries, it may take several months to obtain a passport, so don't leave this to the last minute. You may also need to arrange 'entry clearance' - permission to enter the UK - in advance.

There are two different types of entry clearance:

Visas Entry Certificates

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA), you'll need to check that you fulfil the following requirements in order to enter the UK as a student:

  • You must have been accepted by a university/college, private institution or independent school Your course must be full-time one at a single institution, with a minimum of 15 hours of organised, daytime study per week
  • A letter from your new school, college or university, on their official headed paper, to state that you have paid your deposit and/or tuition fees
  • You will need to show that you can pay for your course, living expenses and support your family if they are with you, without working in the UK or claiming welfare benefits.By way of evidence, the immigration officials prefer a bank draft as this is the most difficult to forge and can be checked with the issuing bank
  • You will have to show that you will not have recourse to public funds. The longer your proposed stay, the more convincing your financial credentials will need to be
  • Unless your course lasts more than six months, you must not plan to work in the UK, other than do part-time and holiday work . When your course ends, you and your family must plan to leave the UK.

Course Fees

Course fees vary a great deal from one university to another, and different courses at the same university can charge different fees. For example, a one-year master's course in computing at Sheffield University costs £2,840. At the University of Essex the fees are £3,395, while at the London School of Economics, master's course fees are a minimum £6,288 and most are £9,684. MBA degrees at all institutions generally cost more, typically between £7,500 and £20,000. Research degrees including PhDs and MPhils attract annual fees in the region of £2,700.

Bursaries

Most universities offer some bursaries for PG students. These may be tied to one department or held centrally. It is always worth asking the institution course organiser and registrar whether they have any suitable bursaries for which you might apply.
The Directory of Grant-making Trusts and The Grants Register, both available in good careers libraries, provide an excellent source of organisations that provide funding for a vast range of activities. If you find one that matches your circumstances an application for funding is definitely worthwhile. Most offer hundreds rather than thousands of pounds. An approach to your local Rotary Club may also be fruitful.

To get a student visa you need to contact your local British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. Complete the form carefully, and then submit it to your local British Embassy or High Commission along with the following:

Documents that are required for a student visa:

  • Completed visa application form (IM2A and IM2S) with two passport size photographs.
  • Valid passport (in original)
  • Visa Fee (non- refundable)
  • Letter of unconditional acceptance from a UK institution for a full time course
  • Proof of funding (ie bank statement, details of securities held, chartered accountant's certification, I Tax clearance, letter from sponsor etc.)
  • Attested copies of education certificates and English language test (IELTS) score sheet (if applicable)
  • Proof of accommodation in the UK

Payments

Top Scores

GRE
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Verbal - 160, Quant - 170, Total - 330
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Verbal - 147, Quant - 170, Total - 317
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Verbal - 146, Quant - 165, Total - 311
Praveen
Verbal - 149, Quant - 161, Total - 310
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Verbal- 157, As-166, Total-323
C. Revanth
Verbal - 144, As - 158 Total - 302
B. Divya
Verbal - 156, Quant - 168 Total - 324
Swetha
Verbal - 158 Quant - 163 Total - 321
Purva Bhatnagar
Verbal - 156, Quant - 164 Total - 320
TOEFL
N.Veera Bapineedu
TOEFL SCORE : 107/120
T. Divya
TOEFL SCORE : 111/120
V.Vamsee Krishna
TOEFL SCORE : 104/120
IELTS
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IELTS TOTAL SCORE : 8
Pavan Kireeti
IELTS TOTAL SCORE : 7.5
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IELTS TOTAL SCORE : 7.5
Gray
The Aditya
verbal - 150, Quant - 170, Total - 320
Hema point
verbal - 147, Quant - 170, Total - 317
Earth Moon
verbal - 153, Quant - 161, Total - 314

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