Comprising four countries, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, The United Kingdom is one of the best study destinations in the world with around 5,00,000 international students enrolling each year. UK’s educational institutions consistently do well in world rankings.

For an instant, the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, UCL, Imperial College London, and 80 more UK universities have been ranked among the best by QS ranking agency this year. With the new immigration policy and introduction of 2-year post-study work rights, the UK is again becoming popular among Indian students.

Why study in UK?

World-Class universities and colleges, internationally recognized degrees and diplomas, and 2-year post-study work rights make the UK ideal for students who want to take their careers to new heights. British institutions not only emphasize skill development, knowledge, and critical thinking but also encourage learners to be creative and independent in their lives. While studying in the UK, on the one hand, students can experience the richness of its culture and diversity, and on the other, they can improve their English language skills to the finest.

UK educational institutions are known for maintaining the highest quality of education and have given over 130 Nobel Laureates to the world. The UK has achieved the first spot in “Best Countries for Education 2019” rankings by US News & World Report. UK universities are among the best in the world. 84 and 100 of them have been chosen by QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings respectively for the year 2020.

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) is an independent body in the UK that regularly assesses the education standards of all universities and colleges in the country. Besides checking their performances through audits and subject reviews, it and helps identify the best education practices and sends feedback for improvisation.

UK institutions offer shorter and more flexible courses that allow you to blend academic and vocational courses of your choice.

An undergraduate degree can be completed in 3 years and a postgraduate degree can be completed in 1 year.

The UK has the most diverse subjects and courses offered than anywhere in the world from traditional to cutting edge technologies.

To manage your everyday living expenses along with your studies, you can work part-time for up to 20 hours a week during term time. You can even work full-time during your semester break. This will help you pay for your bills as well as gain industry experience in your own field of study as well.

The UK is well connected to major European countries like France, Netherlands, and Belgium, being the closest at distances ranging from 300 – 1,000 miles. With the airport being functional 24 hours, you can explore different places while studying in the country.

As an internationals student, you’ll have access to free medical treatment while studying in the UK through the National Health Service (NHS). In order to avail this benefit, you will have to pay a small International Health Surcharge (IHS) at the time of visa application.

Popular Cities

London

There are so many reasons why students love studying in London, from the strong network of university facilities, the broad career opportunities, the thriving social life and the melting pot of cultures. It's a centre of excellence for education.

Studying in London will put you at the heart of one of the places best equipped to handle your educational needs. There is a stunning amount of libraries, local businesses and support networks which could all aid you in your studies.

Manchester

Cultural, historic and quirky; Manchester has fast become one of Britain's most popular destinations. Whether for work or play, more and more people are paying this vibrant city a visit, and choosing to make it their home. Manchester is also known across the world as a great place to study. Manchester is considered the UK’s second city, and it has a great many attractions on offer. It’s musical culture, trendy cafes, art galleries, and the all-important fact that it’s so much cheaper than London, makes it an ideal student city.

Birmingham

When you choose to study here at Birmingham, you'll benefit from an outstanding education from one of the top 100 universities in the world. You'll be part of a diverse international community in a vibrant and exciting city, right at the heart of the UK. Less than two hours from London, Birmingham is situated in a prime, central location in the country, and offers everything you could desire from a capital city, within easy reach of the picturesque English countryside.

Edinburg

Ranked in the world’s top 20 student cities3, Edinburgh is a compact city with excellent transport links, which makes it easy to get around and to travel to other parts of Scotland. Large enough to offer something for everyone, but small enough to feel like home, Edinburgh is a modern, sophisticated and beautiful European city with a diverse, multicultural community. If you want to study in a historic city that’s modern, sophisticated, and beautiful with a multicultural community, Edinburgh’s the perfect place for you.

Education System

The United Kingdom (UK) is reputed for its excellent quality of education, interactive teaching methodology, top ranking universities and great student satisfaction. Universities in the UK consistently rank in the world university rankings such as the QS World Rankings, Times Higher Education Ranking, and Academic Ranking of World Universities. Further, degrees earned from the country are globally recognised and preferred by employers all over the world.

If you do not immediately meet the academic or English language requirements set by the university that you are interested in, then a pathways course can help you improve your English skills and give you the confidence to start an undergraduate or postgraduate study.

Give your academic career a head start with a world-class and high quality UK undergraduate degree. The flexibility and shorter duration of UK courses together with its practice-based learning approach help you gain a thorough understanding of a subject.

A bachelor’s degree usually takes 3 years to complete. (4 years sandwich courses with internship/ placement are also available).

Develop your skills, qualifications, knowledge and critical thinking by studying for a postgraduate degree in the UK to truly transform your career.(1 year / 2 year with internship/ placement courses are available).

Develop your skills, qualifications, knowledge and critical thinking by studying for a postgraduate degree in the UK to truly transform your career.(1 year / 2 year with internship/ placement courses are available).

The academic season for universities in the UK starts in September or January. Few Universities also offer mid intake, start from April/ May.

Studying in the UK can be affordable if you plan well in advance, you can apply to a range of scholarships offered by the British universities and colleges before deadlines. Many scholarships and bursaries are also offered by the British government and various private and public establishments as well.

There are a plethora of scholarships; grants and bursaries schemes for meritorious students and these can be categorized as:

  1. Government Student Support
  2. Science and Research Funding
  3. Global Scholarships
  4. Country-Specific Scholarships

What are the criteria for applying to scholarships to study in the UK for Indian students?

The most important criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score, however, it also depends on factors such as your chosen destination, subject and level. In some scholarships, factors like extracurricular activities, and volunteering can also be used to advantage.

Process (Application + Visa)

Application Procedure

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Step 1 – Register with Yuranus Education and we will build your profile on the basis of your academic qualifications, work experience and interests.

Step 2 – Once assessment is initiated, we will shortlist the desired university and relevant course as per your profile and interest.

Step 3 – Complete application will be submitted to the respective university finalized by you.

Step 4 – We will assist you for visa documentation and acceptance of offer letter.
Students applying for UK are recommended to begin the application procedure at least 3-4 months prior to the intake.

Documents required for Visa

International students should apply for a Tier 4 General Student Visa. In order to be eligible for a Student visa, you must satisfy the immigration rules for Student route points-based system. This requires that you score assessment ‘points’ against three sets of objective criteria to achieve an overall pass of 70 points.

Applicants must score points based on the information below:

50 points

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies

That shows you have met the course requirement, approved qualification requirement, level of study requirement, and place of study requirement

10 points

Financial requirement

10 points are awarded for finances. Unless you are from a country that doesn’t exempt you from providing documentary evidence, you must be able to show that you have the required money to cover the costs of your tuition, accommodation and maintenance (living costs) in the UK.

10 points

English language proficiency

Students who are not coming from a majority English-speaking country and who are entering the University to do degree level study need to provide evidence that they are proficient in English to the level of CEFR B2.

The visa application process require expertise knowledge, following are the documents you’ll need before visa file lodgement.

  • CAS Number
  • IHS Payment confirmation
  • Financial documents to meet study and living expanse
  • Application form (Student’s details must be exactly same as in passport)
  • All academic documents
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Medium of Instruction Letter (If Applicable)
  • University/ College Transcript (If Applicable)
  • Supporting documents for gap (if gap is longer than a year)
  • ATAS Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Tuberculosis test results
  • English Proficiency Document*
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Syllabus (if applying for credit exemption)
  • Work Experience letter and salary statement (if applicable)
  • Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Spouse academics (if applicable)
  • Spouse current activity proof (if applicable)
  • Passport
  • Visa Application fees
  • Name Change Affidavit (if applicable)

Yuranus team of expert will guide you in each and every step of your Admission and Visa Application. Leave the paper work to us.

Post Study Work Visa

The UK Council for International Students Affair announced a new 2 year work route for graduates on or after 2021.

The UK Council for International Students Affair announced a new 2 year work route for graduates on or after 2021.
The new route will allow you to apply for a visa to remain in the UK for two years after your studies so you can look for work or start work at any skill level, or 3 years if you have completed a PhD.

Graduate Route will be implemented from 1 July 2021. This will be the earliest date on which you can submit a visa application under the route. If your Tier 4 or Student visa expires before 1 July 2021, you will not be able to apply for a visa under the Graduate Immigration Route.

Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity

Student Work Rights

Almost every International Student wants to do a part-time job while studying. Due to day to day expenses, it has become necessary for students to work along with their studies. During the part-time job, students learn many things like Time Management, Work culture, etc. Students can find part-time jobs like Payroll Administrator, Part Time Advisor, Faculties Support and Care Assistant, etc.

Some international students pursuing degree programs from recognized educational institutes may work part-time in the UK. However, they may have to comply with the government and institute specific conditions. Tier 4 students in the UK may

  • Work for 20 hours per week if they are pursuing a degree level course
  • Work for 10 hours per week if they enrolled in a full-time course below degree level sponsored by a Higher Education Provider
  • Work Full-time during vacations

The UK National Living Wage for:

  • Student aged between 18 and 20 it is £5.90 per hour
  • Student in the age bracket 21 – 24 it is £7.83 per hour
  • Students aged 25 and over it is £7.83 per hour

Dependent Visa:

If your partner has a student visa, you will get a full-time work visa in UK. Your spouse is allowed to work and stay there till the course duration is given to the student.

Cost of Edu. & Living

Studying abroad can be an expensive affair for students going to study in the UK. However, an efficient budget plan can help you manage your living expenses more effectively. Before you depart from India, ensure that you consider expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage and travel along with your tuition fee when calculating the estimated cost of studying in the UK.

The list below gives you a broad indication of the range of course costs (yearly) for different types of qualifications.

  • Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – GBP 10,000 to GBP 20,000 per year*
  • Postgraduate Masters Degree – GBP 12,000 to GBP 30,000 per year*
  • Doctoral Degree – GBP 15,000 to GBP 35,000 per year*

Most universities in the UK offer on-campus residence facilities called the Halls of Residence to international students. These can be self-catered or full board. Certain campuses also provide self-catered shared houses or flats to their students. Living as a resident on-campus is a very affordable option. However, you need to apply for it separately and well ahead in time to secure a slot for yourself.

The cost will vary from city to city. If you opt to rent an apartment, you will have to additionally pay for utility bills like electricity, internet, water usage and also tenant’s insurance (in some areas of housing). House rent for a one-bedroom apartment generally ranges between £550 and £650 (Indicative).

You need to keep a little money aside for your grocery shopping, social activities, and emergencies. When living in a foreign country as a student, it is better to keep track of your expenditures so that you do not overspend.

Expenses

Approximate cost (monthly)

Bills (electric/ gas/ water)

£40 – £50

Food and housekeeping

£160 – £200

TV licence (mandatory with TV or watching BBC online)

£12.56 (or £150.50 per year)

Mobile phone

£15 – £50 

Clothes and shoes

£25

Leisure & sports (calculated on membership for the students’ sports centre)

£10 – £20 

Books & stationery

£21

Socialising

£120 

Travel & transport (based on the monthly cost of a student bus pass)

£32

Childcare (if needed)

£656 

For Self:
£1,334 a month for study in London
£1,023 a month for study outside London

The maximum amount of money you must have is the relevant sum for you multiplied by nine. So for example for Bristol (and rest of the UK) it will be £1,023 X 9 = £9,207 and for London it will be £1,334 X 9 = £12,006

For partners coming with you

Study in London, each dependant must show £845 for each month.

Study somewhere other than London, each dependant must show £680 for each month.

(The maximum amount of money you must have is the relevant sum for you multiplied by nine.)

Evidence of Fund

The documents include:

You have to submit evidence of your funds and you must have this money for at least 28 consecutive days. The end date of the 28-day period must be within 31 days of the date you apply for your visa.

If you have a student loan or financial sponsorship, you’ll need to provide evidence of this from your loan or sponsorship company. f you’re under 18.

If you’re under 18 you’ll need written consent from both parents or legal guardians (or one parent if they have sole responsibility).

This must include their consent for:

  • Your visa application
  • Your living and care arrangements in the UK
  • Your travel to the UK

You’ll also need to provide a copy of your birth certificate (or another government issued document) that shows the names of your parents.

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