The UK is a world leader in many areas of education including engineering, science, art and design, business and management, law and finance. The UK’s reputation and legacy as a world centre for scientific research makes it a magnet for some of the very best thinkers in the world. With only one per cent of the world’s population, the UK is responsible for eight per cent of global scientific publications. The UK offers a world-renowned education system with qualifications that can make a real difference to your future. It attracts over 600,000 international students each year to a variety of programmes, ranging from English language courses to PhDs. The UK education system gives students the freedom to combine courses and subjects from different areas of studies, so you can tailor your degree to your own needs and interest.
Why study in the UK?
The UK education system is flexible, so you can study in a way that suits your lifestyle and career aspirations. When you study in the UK you meet people from different nationalities, sharing their backgrounds and discovering new perspectives. The benefits of studying in the UK
- The UK institutions consistently rank among the best in the world and qualifications are internationally valued and recognised.
- The UK undertakes 5 per cent of the world’s scientific research and produces 14 per cent of the world’s most frequently cited papers.
- UK institutions offer flexibility of choice and enable you to blend academic and vocational courses of your choice.
- The teaching and study methodology used in the UK give you the freedom to be creative and develop skills sets and confidence.
- As a student you get the opportunity to be taught by the world’s leading academics and experts; you also benefit from their constant academic support.
- UK degrees can be tailored to your interests and often include specialized modules.
- The UK is the home of English hence an ideal place to develop language skills and enhance employment prospects
Courses in the UK
The UK is home to some of the world’s top universities, which attract thousands of students and researchers every year, including many from India. It is also the world leader in many areas of education including engineering, science, art & design, business & management, law and finance. Its reputation and legacy as an epicentre for scientific research makes it a place to be, especially for some of the very best thinkers in the world. In fact, with only one per cent of the world’s population, the UK is responsible for eight per cent of global scientific publications.
Student visa to the UK
Most international students need a student visa to study in the UK. Finding out whether you need a visa to study is easy – simply check here on GOV.UK. Your student visa will allow you to live and study in the UK throughout your course. If you attend our pre-departure briefing, you will pick up more handy tips on your visa application.
Types of student visa
TIER 4 (GENERAL) STUDENT VISASIf you are 16 or over and want to study at higher education level, you’ll need to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa. You need to wait until you have an offer from a university or college before applying for your Tier 4 (General) student visa. Your university or college will then be able to give you a document called a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS). To do this, your chosen institution needs to be approved by the UK government as a ‘licenced Tier 4 sponsor’. Find out more about Tier 4 (General) student visas .
SHORT TERM STUDY VISASShort term study visas are available to students who want to join courses that are up to six months long or English language courses up to 11 months long.
Student life in the UK
The UK is an incredible mix of international cultures and contemporary thinking, held together by a strong sense of identity and tradition. As an international student, you’ll find an array of exciting experiences ahead of you and will have the opportunity to discover exotic places and meet new people. As the UK is a cosmopolitan city, you’ll find that many UK customs are already familiar to you and so you’ll settle down faster than you think. View our UK Alumni Ratik Saboo and Veda Tirumalareddy from India speak on how their UK education impacted them.
Our Study UK exhibitions or pre-departure events are designed to answer all your queries on what it is to live a student’s life and study in the UK. We assure that briefing given to you will increase your understanding of UK as a destination for education.