Popular Cities: London, Manchester, Sheffield, Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburg, New Castle, Glasgow, Belfast
Currency: Pound Sterling “£”
Why Study in UK?
UK offers world class education and academic facilities. The institutions are consistently ranked amongst the best in the world with various specialization of study. It is affordable and value for money with scholarships and bursaries available. Masters courses are available with paid placements and internships. There is also an opportunity of working part time upto 20 hours per week during study time in degree courses and full time upto 40 hours per week during holidays. UK has re-introduced a Post Study Work Visa of two years after completing a Bachelors or Masters course.
About the Universities
There are around 130 Universities in the UK which can broadly be classified into two categories Traditional Universities and Modern Universities.
Old and ancient universities also known as Red Brick Universities. Research Focused.
Polytechnics or other educational institutions which were given university status post 1992.
Prestigious and High Ranked, offering a wide variety of subjects and specializations.
Focused on applied learning rather than research with excellent industry tie-ups.
Ex. University of Bristol, University of Glasgow, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester
Ex. Anglia Ruskin University, Bournemouth University , Coventry University, University of East London, Northumbria University, Middlesex University
UK Universities have two major intakes:
• September / October • January / February
However, many universities offer courses commencing in March/ April/ May/ June/ July/ August and November as well.
IELTS : International English Language Testing System
In general the English Language requirement as per UKVI is CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) Level B2 which is equivalent to a minimum 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each section in IELTS.
Although UKVI requirement is IELTS 5.5 overall but most of the UK Universities require students with IELTS 6.0 or 6.5 overall with minimum 5.5 in each section.
IELTS waiver is available in many of the universities if the student has secured more than 65% – 70% marks in 12th standard English.
Pre-sessional English Language program is also offered for students who do not meet the IELTS requirements of a particular course at a University.