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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

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

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).

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

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

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.

Engineering is popular in UK, here are few top-ranked Engineering schools 

 

  1. University of Cambridge
  2. University of Oxford
  3. University of Bristol
  4. Imperial College London
  5. University of Warwick
  6. University of Manchester
  7. University of Edinburgh
  8. University of Swansea
  9. University of Leeds
  10. University of Surrey

The Russell Group’s 24 members are world-class research-intensive universities. They are unique institutions, each with their own history and ethos, but they share some distinguishing characteristics. 

The origins of the Russell Group go back to 1994, with 17 original members setting out to ensure that their interests were represented by the government. The heads of these universities would meet informally at the Hotel Russell, in London, which is where the name came from.  New universities have been added along the way, with the group becoming an officially incorporated organisation in 2007.

View List at https://russellgroup.ac.uk/about/our-universities/

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

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)

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.

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.

The UK’s Innovation Corridor(UKIC), which links London and Cambridge is a ‘supercluster’ of world-leading academic institutions and universities, research and development, and globally significant high-growth clusters in pharma, biotech, IT and digital.

London(Finance and Technology hub) to Cambridge(knowledge hub) is Britain’s fastest-growing region – UKIC focuses on advanced technology, bioscience and is connecting ideas, talent and enterprise. The innovation corridor is a highly advanced science-technology(sci-tech) superhighway. With many investments and companies moving in, the London-Cambridge corridor(one hour by the team) is a good location for international students to find work opportunities. 


More information https://innovationcorridor.uk/

  1. 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) 
  2. Reading and The Thames Valley(Oracle, Cisco, Microsoft and many SMEs)
  3. London (Many Finance and eCommerce companies)
  4. Manchester (Healthcare and Biotech) 
  5. Edinburg (Fintech and Gaming)
  6. Bristol and Bath (Robotics)
  7. Birmingham (Fintech and Manufacturing)
  8. Brighton (Gaming, Media)

The largest concentration of Indians are  in and around London

  1. London Region(Harrow, Brent, Newham, Southall)
  2. Leicester 
  3. Wolverhampton 
  4. Manchester 
  5. Birmingham 
  6. Slough 
  7. Nottingham 
  8. Derby 
  9. Northampton 
  10. Bedford

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