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Frequently asked questions

Why is the UK a popular destination for international students?

The United Kingdom is a popular destination for Indian students. Recent changes in post-study work policies have attracted a good number of Indian students to consider the UK. Other factors include.

  • UK masters programs are for one year – Save Time
  • Great place to live and study
  • Outstanding Research
  • Great Scholarships
  • Paid Internships up to 1 year
  • Opportunity to work while studying
  • PSW Post-Study-Work Visa for 2 years

What University selection factors should I consider?

What University selection factors should I consider?
Important factors to consider when choosing a University in the UK

  • University Ranking
  • Course Work
  • Location
  • Expense – Tuition and Cost of Living
  • Student Feedback
  • International Student Presence
  • Safety

Can I apply for more than one University in the UK?

Yes, students are encouraged to apply for 2-3 Universities. It’s good to keep options in the same course and do some homework (collect more feedback and inputs from international students from various sources, also consult your educational advisor for inputs on Universities and decide on final University).

What are the typical admission requirements for UK University for masters?

To successfully gain admission for a UK master’s degree, students must meet minimum academic and English proficiency level entry requirements. The typical score of IELTS 6.5 is required by most Universities, and top-ranked Universities ask for an IELTS score of 7.0

A few UK Universities accept TOEFL scores but IELTS is more common in the UK. Universities have different entry requirements for each of their programs. Typical application requirements include

  • English Proficiency – IELTS/TOEFL
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • MBA programs typically require GMAT and work experience for admission

What all English tests are accepted by UK Universities?

  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System
  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • PTE – Pearson Test of English
  • CAE – Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
  • IELTS is recommended for the UK

Are students with 15-Year education(3-year bachelor’s degree) eligible to apply for UK Universities?

Yes, students with a 3-year degree are accepted for master’s programs in the UK. Also, most bachelors programs in the UK are for three years.
Generally, many Indian students with degrees such as Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Business Management (BBM), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Arts (BA), and Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) plan for higher education in the UK.

What are the top Universities in the UK for Engineering?
Engineering is popular in UK, here are few top-ranked Engineering schools

  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Bristol
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Swansea
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Surrey

What are the financial documents required for a UK Visa?

The UK requires 28 days of old funds(savings or fixed deposit). Required financial documents are
Bank balance or fixed deposit – 28 Days old, letter for the bank that states, the funds are from a particular date and are 28 days old funds, deposit date has to be mentioned for fixed deposits.

Educational loan letter with details of the Bank manager.

If funds are in a student’s parent(father or mother) account then the birth certificate has to be submitted.
Typical living expenses to be shown during Visa

Inside London – 1265 X 9 Months = 11,365 GBP

Outside of London – 1015 X 9 = 9,135 GBP

What are the available options for accommodation for international students?

The most common type of accommodation for international students include Apartments

  • Rooms in private houses (PG – Paying guests)
  • Youth Hostels
  • University Dorms
  • Private Dorms
  • Private Studios
  • Airbnb (for temporary accommodation)

What are the advantages of studying in London?

London is an economic hub. It’s one of the most powerful and culturally diverse cities in the world. London is a great place to network, attend guest lectures, and build your skills. It has one-fourth of UK GDP, with many internationally recognized universities offering quality education in London and presence of many companies in the financial sector and technology area help students have great opportunities for employment after graduation. Other Advantages are

  • Public transportation
  • Paid internship opportunities
  • City’s cosmopolitan nature
  • Beautiful city to visit with great history
  • Feel at home with many Indian events, societies and Indian families to network
  • Indian food and shopping
The Nehru Centre and Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan provide a great opportunity for cultural activities(from film shows to art shows). London is truly an international city and a popular destination for international students. It hosts 100,000 international students from over 200 different nations and has over 45 Universities with amazing course choices.

Is the British economy strong?

Yes, the UK has a strong economy and has the fifth-highest number of billionaires in the world. The UK has the sixth-largest national economy in the world by GDP gross domestic product, and is ninth-largest by purchasing power.

What are the top cities where people in TECH want to work?

Cambridge(Cambridge has a reputation for being a start-up hub and with €2 Billion funding from the UK government to the Golden Triangle between Cambridge, London and Oxford – Cambridge has seen huge growth. Microsoft set up a major research lab, Apple has an AI outpost along with many other companies in AI, Machine Learning, Gaming and Life Sciences)

  • Reading and The Thames Valley(Oracle, Cisco, Microsoft and many SMEs)
  • London (Many Finance and eCommerce companies)
  • Manchester (Healthcare and Biotech)
  • Edinburg (Fintech and Gaming)
  • Bristol and Bath (Robotics)
  • Birmingham (Fintech and Manufacturing)
  • Brighton (Gaming, Media)

Where do Indians stay in the UK (popular cities for Indians)?

The largest concentration of Indians are in and around London

  • London Region(Harrow, Brent, Newham, Southall)
  • Leicester
  • Wolverhampton
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Slough
  • Nottingham
  • Derby
  • Northampton
  • Bedford