Why Study in UK

UK qualifications are recognized by employers and organizations 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 organized work placements at leading businesses as part of courses. Studying in UK is a base for exploring historic parts of the UK and mainland Europe and a experience of living as part of a multicultural society.

Earning While Studying in UK

Current immigration regulations permit international students to work only part time up to maximum of 20 hours a week and full-time during vacations. By working 10 to 15 hours a week, you could earn enough to pay for incidentals such as books, clothing, and personal expenses, but your campus job cannot pay your major expenses, such as tuition or room and board.

Entry Requirements

Under Graduate

Enquiries concerning admission to a graduate course should be sent by the students to the institutions at least twelve months before the proposed start date. Most institutions do not have a formal closing date for receipt of applications; however, admission to a taught course may have to be submitted by a specific date which varies from course to course. It is also advisable to apply as early as possible given the closing dates and possible level of competition for scholarships given by foundations, trusts and the universities themselves.

Post Graduate

For Admission to Master’s Degree a UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, awarded with first or second-class Honors, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a university or educational institution of university rank is required. Where the US/Canadian marking scheme is used, a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required.

Language Tests

You may have to take one of the following tests: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) with score 6 or above depending on the course and institution; grade C in Cambridge Proficiency of English or Cambridge Advanced English; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with score 550 or above; NEAB University Entrance Test in English for speakers of other languages at Grade 3.
If international students plan to study in England’s top universities, they will need to take the IELTS Test. However, TOEFL test can also considered as part of their admission requirements in many universities but keep in mind it is not accepted by many British universities yet. From Cambridge and Oxford Universities, to Kings College, the Imperial College of London and Regent’s College, the IELTS or TOEFL test is part of the admissions process to determine whether non-English speaking students have the language skills to succeed.

Approximate Fees (Average of Many Universities)

MBA: GBP 6000 – GBP 25000
Arts: GBP 5000 – GBP 25000
Engineering: GBP 7000 – GBP16000

Medical Care

If your course lasts for more than six months, you will be entitled to free medical care under the UK’s National Health Service. Even if your course lasts for less than six months, your country might have a reciprocal agreement with the UK which will mean that you also are entitled to free medical care. If your country does not have a reciprocal agreement however, and your course lasts less than six months you should set aside sufficient funds to pay for medical insurance.

Until recently, if you wanted to take a job whilst studying in the UK you first had to obtain permission to do so. This situation changed this year. You are now allowed to work up to twenty hours per week during term time and an unlimited number of hours during vacation time. Similarly you are able to do work placements which are part of a ‘sandwich degree’ or undertake internship placements with multinational employers.

Immigration and student visa Information for UK

Students belonging to India will need to obtain a British Student Visa to study in UK. They can do this at the British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate of Britain.

Documents Required to Obtain British Student Visa

  • A valid passport
  • A letter of unconditional acceptance for a full-time course from a university
  • Mark sheets of previously joined exams
  • Evidence of your financial ability to meet, without working in the UK, the costs of your course, accommodation and maintenance and to support any dependants accompanying you.
  • Letters of recommendations are appreciated
  • Time of validity of the student visa to be received is usually determined by the length of your course of study.
  • When you arrive in the United Kingdom, an immigration officer may question you, so don’t forget to take all relevant documents in your hand luggage.

Student Visa Doesn’t Allow

  • working more than 20 hrs per week.
  • your placement is part of your studies, has the agreement of your education institution and leads to a degree or qualification awarded by a nationally recognized examining body
  • do business, be self-employed or provide services as a professional sportsperson or entertainer
  • work full-time in a permanent job

Passport stickers, stamp and length of stay

When you apply for a student visa at a British Embassy, Consulate or High Commission outside the UK, you will receive a sticker known as vignette, in your passport with the conditions and length of stay. When you arrive at the airport, you will receive a stamp to show when you entered the United Kingdom.
If you are applying for entry at a port of entry (you can only do this if you are from a non visa required nation), you will get a stamp in your passport with conditions and length of stay.
Most of the overseas students (from outside the European Union) are initially given the right to stay for one year. But there is nothing to worry about, if you want to stay longer as a student then you may extend your visa validity length as a student.
The Immigration Officer may endorse on your passport with any other restriction that may apply to you.

Financial Aids

Generally no scholarships are provided in UK. However if you are extraordinary then you may be eligible for some financial aid. In United Kingdom, fee is charged higher for non-EU students. It is because British Government doesn’t provide any financial support for providing education to non-EU students. Since Living cost and university or college fee is comparatively expensive, it is very important for you to be financially capable to carry on your studies in UK.
To support your costs while studying in UK, you are permitted to do 20 hours a week of part-time job. However it is not sure that you may get the job in UK, so be careful. If you are financially not capable before you enter UK and are thinking to spend the money you have earned doing part-time job in UK for your studies then you may have problem after you’ll be unable to get any type of job in United Kingdom. Most of the Asian students are getting such problem. But in the popular cities like London, students find job easily.

• University of Aberdeen
• Abertay University
• Anglia Polytechnic University
• Aston University
• The University of Bath
• Birmingham University
• Bournemouth University
• Bradford University
• University of Brighton
• Bristol University
• Brunel University
• University of Buckingham
• University of Cambridge
• University of Central England
• University of Central Lancashire
• City University
• Coventry University
• Cranfield University
• Derby University
• University of Dundee
• Durham University
• University of East Anglia
• University of East London
• Edinburgh University
• University of Essex
• Exeter University
• Glasgow Caledonian University
• University of Glamorag
• Glasgow University
• University of Greenwich
• London Guildhall University
• Heriot Watt University
• University of Hertfordshire
• Huddersfield University
• University of Hull
• The University of the Highlands and Islands Project
• Keele University
• University of Kent
• Kingston University
• Lancaster University
• University of Leeds
• Leeds Metropolitan University
• University of Leicester
• De Montfort University
• University of Lincolnshire and Humberside
• Liverpool University
• Liverpool John Moores University
• University of London
• Loughborough University
• University of Luton
• Manchester Metropolitan University
• University of Manchester
• Manchester Business School
• University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
• Middlesex University
• Napier University
• Newcastle University
• University of Northumbria
• University of Northumbria
• University of North London
• Nottingham University
• Nottingham Trent University
• The Open University
• Oxford University
• Oxford Brookes University
• Paisley University
• Plymouth University
• The University of Portsmouth
• Queen’s University Belfast
• St.Mary’s University College
• Stranmillis University College
• Reading University
• Robert Gordon University
• St.Andrews University
• University of Salford
• The University of Sheffield
• Sheffield Hallam University
• University of Southampton
• South Bank University
• Staffordshire University
• Stirling University
• The University of Strathclyde
• Sunderland University
• University of Surrey
• Sussex University
• University of Teesside
• Thames Valley University
• University of Ulster
• Univerity of Wales
• University of Wales Swansea
• University of Wales Institute
• University of Warwick
• University of the West of England
• University of Westminster
• University of Wolverhampton
• University of York


1. Oxford University, Said Business School
2. University of Warwick, Business School
3. City University, Cass Business School
4. Bristol University, Business and Industry
5. London School of Economics
6. University of St Andrews, School of Management
7. University of Bath, School of Management
8. Lancaster University, Management School
9. University of Strathclyde, Business School
10. University of Exeter, School of Business and Economics
11. Aston University, Business School
12. Imperial College
13. Loughborough University, Business School
14. University College London
15. University of Birmingham, Business School
16. The University of Manchester, Manchester Business School
17. University of Reading, The School of Business
18. The University of Edinburgh, Management School
19. University of Leeds, Business School
20. University of Sussex, Business Services
21. Nottingham University, Business School
22. University of Glasgow, Business School
23. Southampton Solent University, Business School
24. Newcastle University, Business School
25. The University of York, Business and Industry
26. University of Stirling
27. King’s College London
28. Queen Mary, School of Business and Management
29. Napier University, Business School
30. Royal Holloway Business School
31. University of Leicester
32. University of Aberdeen, Business School
33. Queen Margaret University, Business and Industry
34. Oxford Brookes University, Business School
35. The University of Winchester, Business School
36. Bradford University, School of Management
37. Cardiff University, Business School
38. University of Dundee, Accountancy and Business Finance
39. University of Liverpool
40. Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Business School
41. St Mary’s University College, School of Management
42. University of Kent, Kent Business School
43. The University of Sheffield, Business and Industry
44. Bangor University, Management Center
45. University of Glamorganm, Business School
46. The Nottingham Trent University, Business School
47. University of Central Lancashire, Business School
48. University of Chester, Department of Business
49. Bournemouth University, The Business School
50. Glasgow Caledonian University, Caledonian Business School
51. University of East Anglia
52. Heriot-Watt University, Research and Business
53. Canterbury Christ Church University, The Business School
54. University of Essex, Business Management
55. Plymouth University, Faculty of Science and Social Business
56. University of Surrey, School of Management
57. The University of Hull, Business School
58. Royal Agricultural College, School of Business
59. University of The West England, Bristol Business School
60. Birmingham City University, Business School
61. University of Ulster, Faculty of Business and Management
62. University of Teesside, Business School
63. Bath Spa University, Business and Industry
64. University of Portsmouth, Business School
65. Swansea University, Business and Economics
66. University of Brighton, Business School
67. Brunel University, Business School
68. Sheffield Hallam University, Business Services
69. Durham University, Business School
70. University of Lincoln, Business School
71. The University of Northampton, Business School
72. Aberystwyth University, School of Business and Management
73. Staffordshire University, Business School
74. University of Gloucestershire, The Business School
75. University of Salford, Business School
76. Trinity and All Saints College
77. Liverpool John Moores University, Faculty of Business and Law
78. University of the Arts, London Business
79. Anglia Ruskin University, Ashcroft International Business School
80. University of Abertay, Dundee Business School
81. University of Huddersfield, Business School
82. University of Worcester, Business School
83. North East Wales Institute, Business School
84. Chichester University
85. University of Westminster, Harrow Business School
86. Coventry University, Faculty of Business, Environment and Society
87. University of Wales, Newport Business School
88. Northumbria University, Business Services
89. Liverpool Hope University, Deanery of Business and Computer Science
90. University of Paisley, Scotland
91. Kingston University, Faculty of Business and Law
92. Manchester Metropolitan University, Business School
93. Leeds Metropolitan University, Faculty of Business and Law
94. Roehampton University, School of Business and Social Sciences
95. University of Sunderland, School of Business, Law and Psychology
96. University of Wolverhampton, Business School
97. De Montfort University, Leicester Business School
98. Thames Valley University
99. University of Hertfordshire, Business School
100. University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UWIC Business School
101. University of Bolton, Department of Business Studies
102. York St John University, Business Management
103. Writtle College
104. Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, School of Business and Management
105. Edge Hill University, Business School
106. University of Derby, The Derbyshire Business School
107. Southampton Solent University, Business School
108. University of Bedfordshire, The Business School
109. University of Greenwich, The Business School
110. Swansea Institute, Business School
111. University of East London, Business School
112. LSB University, Research and Business
113. Middlesex University, Business School


University of Aberdeen
• University of Bath
• University of Birmingham
• University of Bradford
• University of Bristol
• Brunel University
• University of Cambridge
• Cardiff University
• City University
• University of Dundee
• University of East Anglia
• University of East London
• University of Edinburgh
• University of Essex
• University of Exeter
• University of Greenwich
• University of Glasgow
• Heriot-Watt University
• University of Hull
• Keele University
• University of Kent
• Kingston University
• Lancaster University
• University of Leeds
• University of Leicester
• University of Liverpool
• Liverpool John Moores University
• University of London
• London Metropolitan University
• Loughborough University
• University of Manchester
• Manchester Metropolitan University
• Newcastle University
• University of Oxford
• Oxford Brookes University
• University of Nottingham
• University of Paisley
• University of Portsmouth
• University of Reading
• University of Sheffield
• University of Southampton
• University of St Andrews
• Staffordshire University
• University of Stirling
• University of Strathclyde
• University of Surrey
• University of Sussex
• University of Warwick
• University of the West of England
• University of Worcester
• University of York


• Oxford University, Medical Sciences Division
• Edinburgh University, Medical School
• Dundee University, Medical School
• Cambridge University, School of Clinical Medicine
• The University of Manchester, School of Medicine
• University College London, Medical School
• Imperial College, School of Medicine
• University of Aberdeen, School of Medicine
• University of Leeds, School of Medicine
• Leicester University Medical School
• Newcastle University, Medical Sciences
• University of Glasgow, Faculty of Medicine
• Peninsula Medical School
• The University of Nottingham, Faculty of Medicine and Health iences
• King’s College London, School of Medicine
• The University of Sheffield, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
• Hull York Medical School
• University of St Andrews, Bute Medical School
• University of Birmingham, School of Medicine
• University of Southampton, School of Medicine
• Bristol University, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
• Swansea University, School of Medicine
• Queen’s University, Belfast, Division of Physiology
• The University of Warwick, Medical School
• Queen Mary, University of London, School of Medicine
• St George’s Medical School, University of London
• Cardiff University, Institute of Medical Genetics
• University of Liverpool, Faculty of Medicine
• The University of West Anglia, School of Medicine
• Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Private Accommodation

It is important to remember, if you are using the lists of private rented accommodation provided by Student Housing Services, that although they try to secure a range of good quality housing at reasonable prices, the properties have not been inspected. You should not assume that listed accommodation is “approved accommodation”. You should never accept accommodation without first seeing the property. When you find accommodation you may have to pay a deposit immediately of up to one month’s rent and also one month’s rent in advance (always ask for a receipt). You may also have to pay a deposit for gas, electricity and telephone services. You should therefore have available around £800 for initial expenses such as deposit, rent in advance and the cost of temporary accommodation.
Your landlord or landlady will usually expect the rent on a fixed day, weekly or monthly in advance. Make sure you have a rent book or a receipt for the rent. If your landlord or landlady does not provide a rent book, buy one yourself (available from stationery shops) and ask them to sign it when you pay rent. A rent book may also list certain house rules (or these may be displayed elsewhere in the house). Check you understand these and can keep to them as they may form part of your contract of tenancy and are usually aimed at keeping the household running smoothly.
In self-contained flats, your rent will usually be payable monthly and your landlord or landlady is unlikely to live on the premises. Any rules you are required to keep will be written in the lease or agreement you have signed which is legally binding. The lease will usually be for specific periods and once you sign you are committed to renting the flat for that length of time. So study the lease carefully before signing, and if necessary take legal advice.

Money Matters

Before coming to the UK you should organize your money to ensure you have enough at the start of your course and for the duration of your course. You will also need to investigate the best ways to bring money into the UK.
Most students will have to buy bedding, clothes and basic essentials a the beginning of their stay. London is in general, milder than other parts of the UK. The summer tends to be warm; winter is usually cold and damp; spring and autumn are somewhere in between. £300 should be enough for additional clothing needs.

Entertainment Costs

ULondon hosts a wide range of entertainment venues catering to all groups of people. Dinner out can cost from £15 upwards. Cinemas in Central London cost around £10. Clubs cost from £8-£15. There are special discounts available to students so make sure you ask.

Travel Costs

The cost of traveling in London is dependent on where you are traveling to and how often you need to travel. Weekly underground passes cost between £18.00 (or travel in central zones one and two) and £35 if you are traveling between central and outer London. Bus passes are much cheaper. Excellent discounts exist for full-time students.
London is very well served by British Rail. Reductions are available on British Rail if you buy a Young Person’s Rail card, which is available to anyone under 25 years. If you are over 25 you are entitled to a Student Rail card if you are engaged in 15 or more hours of education a week. Both cards obtain a one third reduction in price on train tickets. These cards can be purchased from BR train stations. British Rail has a number of special offers. Tickets may be cheaper if you book them in advance. These are known as Apex fares. It is important to note that when traveling at peak hours, that is, before 9am and on certain trains from about 5pm to 7pm, tickets will be considerably more expensive. Traveling on a Friday and on certain other days throughout the year is also more expensive.

Area:244,110 sq km
Religion:Anglican, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Jewish