Study in the UK


The United Kingdom’s cultural traditions have influenced world affairs over the past several centuries. England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are all the constituent parts of the United Kingdomor the Great Britain. All the parts maintain their own customs traditions, festivals and cuisine.

Since the Britishers ruled many parts of the world, immigrants from all corners of the world have come and settled in the UK. Thus, English, Irish, Scottish and Welshshared many platforms with Afro-Caribbean, Asian and Muslim immigrants making the UK a cosmopolitan country in the world.

The UK is regarded as one of the top study destinations in the world. Centuries-old universities with the traditional excellence and updated teaching methodologies, offer hundreds of courses.

The UK is the second most successful study destination after the US.Degrees of the UK are globally recognized. They are high in demand

Shorter Duration:

Graduate study duration is shorter in the UK, compared with the duration of other countries like US, Australia. Therefore, your tuition fee and living cost are lower

Education system in the UK

Pathway Programs

There are pathways or foundation courses, meant to prepare the students going for high education

Three types of higher education

  • Bachelor’s
  • Master’s
  • Doctoral degrees

Bachelor’s or undergraduate degree

Bachelor’s is of two types


This degree is usually a 3 years full-time course.


This degree is a study of 4 year full time course.


After finishing Bachelor’s one can go for Master’s which needs 1 to 2 years of study.

Doctoral Degrees:

Full-time Degree usually lasts for three or four years, while part-time degree can take up to six or seven.

Academic year in the UK

The academic year is conducted from Sept/Oct to June/July. Some limited UG, Masters, and Ph.D. courses are available in January Intake. Some foundation courses are offered throughout the year by the private Pathway programs providers.


There is a plethora of scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants and bursaries for the international students. Scholarship is a good source of funding for international students. Some scholarships are funded by the government and some are non-government-funded. Even the Universities offer scholarships options.

Chevening Scholarships Master’s
Euraxees UK PhD
Commonwealth Scholarships Master’s
Felix Scholarships Master’s
Clarendon Fund Scholarships PhD
Denys Holland Scholarship at UCL Undergraduate Studies

University of Westminister International Scholarships

Master’s degree in any subject (except MBA)

You always find a tough competition. So, you are advised to apply early

Gateway - UK

If you are studying in the UK and want to spend your weekend in any other European country, you can travel either by a train or by a flight. There are direct flights to Rome, Milan and many more tourist places in European countries

Post-study Options

After finishing the studies, The International students can continue their stay if they are eligible for the schemes designed by the UK Government

Most Popular schemes after graduation

Tier 1 -( Graduate Entrepreneur )

This is for the graduates with genuine and credible business ideas and entrepreneurial skills endorsed by their universities.

Tier 1 - ( Entrepreneur )

This scheme is for the students who can start a business in the UK.They don’t require a sponsor or an endorsing by their universities

Tier 2

A graduate can stay in the UK if he/she gets the employment with a minimum salary of £20,800.

Tier 5( Temporary worker )

Students can avail this scheme if they take up a specific type of work in the UK for a period of 1/2 years, but they should have TIER 5 sponsor.

Tier – 4

A Ph. D graduate can stay for one year in the UK to work or to do business. For this, the students must apply 6 months before completing their doctorates.

Working while studying.

Students are allowed to work part-time to earn and pay their living costs. Tier 4 student visa holders can work for limited hours depending on the type of work. To find out more you can visit the website. UK council for international students affairs( UKCISA ).

Student Visa Requirements

Eligibility criteria for TIER 4 VISA ( Student Visa)

  • Have ( CAS ) confirmation of acceptance for the university you have applied to
  • Have 4 language skills ( test scores )(Reading, writing, speaking, understanding )
  • Have funds to pay the tuition fee and the living expenses

UK’s National Health Services

All international students qualify for free medical treatment under the ( NHS ) after completing six months of study.

Staying in the UK

There are 5 different types of accommodations to suit each student separately. You can choose one among them. You can find these accommodations across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • Accommodation owned by the universities/colleges
  • Private Accommodation
  • Privately managed halls of residence
  • Short-term Accommodation

The pedagogics of the UK is highly regarded across the globe. The faculty is very innovative. International students are given freedom to explore their own ideas. The professors encourage the students to be critical in every subject. Analytical thinking helps the students understand the subject at its deepest level. Tutors conduct debates, discussions and quizzes to improve the communication skills.

UK Admission Process:

  • Decide on your university and course
  • Visit the official website of the University and apply
  • Wait for the CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies).After getting the confirmation letter, send your acceptance
  • Now, prepare for Visa application

UK VISA Process (step by step):

Once you receive your CAS from the university you had applied to, you can apply for a student visa.

  • Determine the required visa-short term or Tier 4
  • You need to attend for a visa interview
  • Get your screening test done for Tuberculosis
  • If your stay in UK is for more than 6 months, you have to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge
  • Send in your biometric information after filling your visa application
  • The minimum visa processing time is 3 weeks, but it can be extended based on your application.

Student Visa Requirements:

Eligibility criteria for TIER 4 VISA ( Student Visa)

  • Valid passport
  • Have ( CAS ) confirmation of acceptance for the university you have applied to
  • Have 4 language skills ( test scores )(Reading, writing, speaking, understanding )
  • Have funds to pay the tuition fee and the living expenses

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