The UK has a long history of welcoming international students to study in its universities and colleges. The quality and high standards of UK education is renowned worldwide. There are two areas in particular where it stands out: the international renown of UK research and the long history of its education institutions. While the UK is home to some of the world's oldest and most established universities, and has been welcoming international students for generations, it also has some of the world's most modern facilities. In the UK last year there were 1.8 million full-time undergraduate students in higher education, which included over 104,000 international students (with over 23,000 Indians). International students make up 10-30% of the university population, and there are a number of opportunities for you to meet both foreign and British students and become a part of campus life. However it isn't just the history of Indian students succeeding in the UK that make it a good choice to study, it's the diverse range of international students in the UK that makes it a unique study location. You'll become part of a student population that features students from almost every country in the world, learning alongside such a variety of students who all bring their own experiences to the classroom, lecture hall or laboratory will only add to what you learn from your tutors.
There has been high investment in UK education over recent decades, which means you'll get access to cutting-edge technology, leading teachers and professors in their field and excellent academic support. You will gain valuable experience of speaking English in its native country and demonstrate to future employers your independence and personal drive. Of course, you'll also be gaining the skills, qualifications and experience you need to succeed in your chosen career.
The new visa or immigration rules passed by the UK Government are stringent than before. These rules will put a stop on people abusing the UK Student Visa System and prevent them to stay illegally in the country thus, becoming a liability. The new set of rules is not a threat to those students who are serious about their academic or professional goals. Santa Monica in its recent communications with the officials of Immigration Department of UK and universities, understood that the new regulations are not to stop immigrants or international students rather; it is just a step to pool in quality crowd. Moreover, these rules will definitely increase academic and professional opportunities with higher value. Courses below degree level allow students to work for only 10 hours a week, instead of 20 as at present. This measure is to provide students the opportunity to concentrate more in studies than they did before.
Visas are granted for courses below degree level with a work placement only if the institutions they attend are on a new register, the Highly Trusted Sponsors List. The government has shut down bogus and minor colleges. As a result, students can expect greater opportunities in the international job market. However, the two-year time allowed to graduates to seek employment in the UK after their studies will no longer be permitted, the graduates having an offer of a skilled job from a sponsoring employer under Tier Two of the Points Based system will be allowed to do such work. The above rule change will reduce the number of illegitimate immigrants or students in the country thus; it will open wider doors for the legitimate and quality students. UK universities offer cutting-edge degrees for the twenty-first century; from environmental policy and sustainable development to green engineering and biology, there are options for anyone interested in becoming a professional in this growing field. The UK is also known for its top-notch art degrees - from fashion and fine arts to theater and dance. Many universities and colleges organize a program of events before you start your course to welcome you and to help you make new friends and get used to your new surroundings.
We can assure you of genuine program information as we maintain a very good relation with top notch educational institutions, legal and Migration Consultants in UK. Our expert counsellors will advise you the right institution matching your grades, location, budget, work experience, specialization career goals. Our other services include institution screening, assistance in application procedures, follow-ups, visa documentation guidance and support, pre-departure briefing, etc. We can also help you for your accommodation arrangements and post landing requirements in coordination with our Associates, the Program Providers, and legal consultants in UK. We do have a dedicated Visa Documentation Department to assist our students to secure visa and can also assist for scholarships, internship and migration (depending on your eligibility), in co- ordination with our associate consultants in UK. All services for institution we represent are free.
The UK, a leading trading power and financial centre, is the third largest economy in Europe after Germany and France. The UK does not have an official language but the predominant spoken language is English, a West Germanic language descended from Old English which features a large number of borrowings from Old Norse, Norman French and Latin.
The United Kingdom has a temperate climate, with plentiful rainfall all year round. The temperature varies with the seasons but seldom drops below −10 °C (14.0 °F) or rises above 35 °C (95 °F). The prevailing wind is from the southwest, bearing frequent spells of mild and wet weather from the Atlantic Ocean.
Applicants can avail a wide variety of programs from the UK ranging from Certificate courses, Diploma, Degree to Post Graduate level courses. The cost of study varies with the same. The Tuition fees can vary from 4950 GBP to 13000GBP per year or Rs. 430650 to Rs. 1131000. Candidates can avail scholarships of up to 500 to 2500 GBP or Rs. 43500 to Rs. 217500 which varies on OPP's and merits. The duration of these programs varies from 1 to 3 years respectively. On an average excluding scholarships (approx)
The total living expense for an International student will be approximately around GBP7000 to GBP9500 per year which includes rent, food, transportation, personal expenses and other miscellaneous expenses. This figure is subject to change depending upon the lifestyle of the student, location and the type of accommodation He / She chooses which may vary from the College or University accommodation to renting a flat on one's own. The living expense in UK also directly depends upon whether you are staying near to London or away from it.
The above conversion has been done @GBP1 = Rs.87 as on 01-07-2012. Subject to change.
The details given above are limited. To know more about the cost of studies and living expense in other countries, please contact our Overseas Program Advisors.