Study Overseas in The UK

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This awe-inspiring United Kingdom hosts over 500K international students every year. The multi-cultural country has made significant contributions to the world economy, especially in technology and industry. However, the UK’s prominent exports have been literature, theatre, film, television and popular music. 

For centuries, the Indian students have migrated to the British Isles for relevant higher education. Its world-renowned universities have strengths in research and use of the latest teaching tools across streams. Engineering, literature, creative writing, law, economics, business, nursing – you name a course and the UK will have a leading university for it with a best-in-class education system and professors. 

Apart from its high-end education systems, students also enjoy its breath-taking cityscapes. Choose your city in the UK and our Xpert education consultants are here to guide you with your entire application process to study in the UK.

Advantages of Studying in the UK

Home to world’s oldest universities and colleges, dated back to the 12th and 13th century.

London is considered to be the world’s capital city for higher education.

There are several UK universities that have initiated comprehensive health insurance plans for international students.

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01Academic Excellence

The world knows, when it comes to the quality of education, Universities in the UK will win hands-down. Some of the world’s oldest and top-most universities are situated in the UK.

02Quality Education

The UK's higher education system and standards are consistently measured by the Quality Assurance Agency, an independent body that assesses the education standards of all universities and colleges in the UK.

03Shorter Duration of Courses

Courses for higher studies offered in the UK are for comparatively shorter duration but more rigorous and intense, compared to other countries.

04Work While You Learn

The UK allows international students to work up to 20 hours per week during the semester and full-time during the semester break.

05Health Benefits for Students

The UK's National Health Service offers free medical treatment to international students. There’s a nominal International Health Surcharge (IHS) to be paid by the student.

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Popular Courses to Study in the UK

Actuarial Science
Computer Science
Engineering
Law
Medicine & Surgery
Physiotherapy
Sports Management
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Scholarships Offered to Indian Students in the UK

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Government Scholarships
  1. Chevening Scholarship – A state-governed global scholarship program, this scholarship supports students with high academic potential. Typically a Chevening scholarship/fellowship is awarded for a one-year Master’s course at a UK university but it can also be granted for other postgraduate courses.
  1. Commonwealth Scholarship – Commonwealth Scholarship is a rich scheme of the UK for international students governed jointly by 53 countries plus the UK part of the Commonwealth of Nations. Commonwealth Scholarships are funded by the Department for International Development and are open to all students who are citizens of Commonwealth countries and want to seek a university degree in the UK.
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Non-Government Scholarships
  1. GREAT Scholarships (India) – GREAT Scholarships offer 60 scholarships across a variety of subjects in the UK to Indian students. Each scholarship is worth a minimum of £10,000 tuition fee amount for a one-year postgraduate program. The scholarship is jointly funded by the UK government’s GREAT Britain Campaign and the British Council with UK’s higher education institutions.
  1. UK Scholarships from British Council – International students aiming to pursue a Bachelors or a Master’s degree in the UK can seek an IELTS award by the British Council. The amount may range from £3,000 up to £10,000.
  1. British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM – The British Council has launched a scholarship program in partnership with 19 UK universities aimed at benefiting women from America, South Asia and SouthEast Asia, and are looking for women with a background in STEM. This scholarship program aims to increase opportunities in STEM for girls and women.
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University Scholarships
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship – One of the best universities in the UK and in the world, the University offers financial support to excellent foreign applicants to help them attend a full-time postgraduate course at this University. This scholarship covers all study expenses.
  • Rhodes House Scholarship – This scheme awards scholarships to postgraduate students aiming to study at the University of Oxford. Every year, 95 exceptional students are eligible to receive these scholarships. The bursary covers full tuition fee and partial travel cost.
  • Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship – The University of Edinburgh grants 30 scholarships to excellent foreign students willing to pursue a PhD course. The scholarship covers tuition fee, only partially.
  • Scotland’s Saltire Scholarship – It is offered by the Scottish Government in collaboration with Scottish universities in the areas of science, technology, creative industries, healthcare and medical sciences, and renewable and clean energy. The scheme offers up to 50 awards worth £8000, towards tuition fees for any one year of full time study on a postgraduate Masters programme at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions
  • MBA Skoll Scholarship – Awarded by the University of Oxford to international students with relevant experience leading an enterprise for at least 12 months. The MBA Skoll Scholarship covers all tuition fees and essential living costs.
  • Denys Holland Scholarship – The University College London offers some bursaries for foreign undergraduate scholars who can’t fund their education abroad. Awardees collect £9,000 per an academic year and are free to decide how they’re going to spend them whether paying tuition fees or living costs. It’s preferable to be aged 25 or below at the start of your studies there.
  • Bristol University Scholarships – Offers 5 scholarships for prospect foreign undergraduate students, accounting for £8,500.
  • Kingston University London Scholarships – Offers scholarship worth £4,000, covering partial tuition fee for international students.
  • University of Sussex International Scholarships – Non-EU students attending a full-time Taught Postgraduate Program at the University of Sussex are eligible to apply for this scholarship. It covers half the cost of university tuition fees.
  • University Prize Scholarships – If you choose to pursue a PhD at the University of Sheffield you can ease its financial burden by getting a scholarship worth £20,000, covering tuition fees and other expenses.
  • International Scholarships at University of Westminster – Offers scholarships to international students looking forward to enrolling a Master program in the UK. This covers their tuition fees, accommodation, living and travel expenses.
  • Fulbright Foreign Student Program – A merit-based and competitive scholarship programme available to students of all nations willing to attend a Master or PhD course.
  • International Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship – The Nottingham Trent University offers scholarships worth £5,000 every year to international students aiming to pursue a Bachelor in Sports Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • MBA Scholarships at Brunel University – The University of Brunel London offers a partial scholarship to international students worth £6,420, to attend an MBA degree in Business Administration.
  • Cardiff University Scholarships –If you’re willing to attend a Bachelor or a Master degree course at this high-quality university, then we highly recommend you pursue for this scholarship.
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Entry Criteria to Study in the UK

It’s a known fact that many recognized professionals across the world are alumni of British universities. You need the following documents to gain admission in a UK university:

  1. Qualifications and Grades: The total grades required may vary on the basis of the course and university you apply for.
  2. Evidence of English language proficiency: Universities in the UK accept a variety of English standardised examinations. While IELTS is most popular exam for studying in the UK, other standardised examinations are TOEFL, PTE, Duolingo or UCLES.
  3. Document of Identification: Your university application should include an ID document. This component usually requires a copy of your passport.
  4. Experience and References: References and experience documents are submitted during admissions to demonstrate that you have the academic and professional skills to succeed in your chosen program. The time you spent in that experience, the role you played and the relevance of that experience to your professional field are the three key variables that go into determining your score for this section.
  5. Motivation Letter/Personal Statement: In a motivation letter, you outline your personal motivation for applying to the course, your strengths and your long-term ambitions. Admissions committees place a premium on applicants who are clear about their objectives and know exactly what they want from their degree.

Expenditure Guide to Study in the UK

Indicative study costs for the UK programs

Institution/Degree *Annual Fee (GBP) (Indicative only)
Pre-sessional English Programs £ 2,000 – £ 6,000
Foundation Programs £ 8,000 – £ 12,000
Pre – Masters £ 7,000 – £ 12,000
Undergraduate Programs £ 11,000 – £ 15,000
Post-Graduate Programs £ 11,000 – £ 22,000
Masters by Research £ 14,000 – £ 20,000
Doctoral Degrees £ 15,000 – £ 20,000


*All costs are indicative only. The total expenditure can be obtained from the University Website, or by speaking to the xpert study abroad consultant at UniXperts.

Post-Study Work Rights in the UK

  • The Graduate route will be available to international students who have completed a degree at undergraduate level or above with a track record of compliance, and who have valid Tier 4 Visa or Student permission at the time of application.
  • Successful applicants on this route at bachelor’s or master’s level will be able to stay in the UK and work or look for work, at any skill level for two years. For Ph.D. or other  doctoral qualifications, successful applicants are issued a Graduate visa for three years.
  • Graduates will be able to apply to the Skilled Worker route from within the UK once they have found a suitable job.

Individuals who already have permission as a dependant of a Student who is applying on this route can also apply to extend their permission as a dependant – however new dependents are not permitted on this route. 

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UK Study Visa Requirement

Here’s a list of documents required to apply for the UK Student Visa:

  • A current passport or other valid travel documentation
  • Evidence of funds to provide your living expenses for the duration of your course
  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) reference number and documents 
  • Passport-sized colour photographs
  • Tuberculosis screening 
  • Academic Technology Approval Scheme clearance certificate (if required)

Additional documents may also be needed if you are: 

  • Not a citizen of the country you are applying from
  • Under 18 years of age
  • Have dependents

*Note: These are the basic requirements. Speak to the xpert study abroad consultants at UniXperts to get detailed guidance on the quick and efficient ways to obtain your UK Student Visa.

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