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All You Need To Know About Education In The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom consists of four countries – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. UK has a long and illustrious history in education. We all invoke the name of Oxford and Cambridge when we talk of high quality education, and that is not without a reason. That is why UK has been a favorite destination for Indian students who wish to study abroad.
Why Choose UK?
There are so many reasons why students from all over the world choose UK as the place where they wish to pursue higher education, and here we list just four of them :
    • With so many good quality institutions (more than 100 universities and 165 institutes for higher education), and with a strong tradition of good quality education, UK offers the
      correct course for everyone, irrespective of which is the preferred subject of study
    • Except for Scotland, all the other countries offer 3 year undergraduate courses, unlike 4 years elsewhere usually. Scotland has 4 year courses.
  • Masters (post graduate) courses are usually are for 1 year’s duration, and also 16 years of education is not mandatorily required to enroll into a Master’s course.
  • Since India’s education system is based on the British model, therefore Indian students who pursue higher education courses in UK do not face a huge difference in teaching styles, examination patterns and syllabus structures.

How Much Would It Cost?
A unique feature of the education system in UK is that tuition fees are higher for courses in which laboratory work is involved. For example, you would incur higher costs if you choose to study medicine or dentistry. Given the wide range of courses, and the huge number of universities offering those courses, it is difficult to pinpoint a specific range of minimum and maximum costs. But as a ballpark figure, you can estimate that the tuition fees would range from INR 4 lakhs to INR 16 lakhs. On top of this, you need to factor in the living costs, which would be higher for London than in the rest of the UK. Assuming a moderate lifestyle, and a conversion rate of around INR 90 per GBP, the monthly living costs would be around INR 90000 in London and slightly lesser in the rest of UK. The system does have some relief, though, in the form of certain scholarships. There are some fee waivers or student aids that the university itself would offer to meritorious students. Additionally, there are some grants from the governments of respective countries in UK, which you could apply for. And finally, there are some private funds / trusts set up by wealthy individuals or families who wish to encourage the pursuit of education, and if your academic credentials and need for financial help are together able to convince the trust, they could cover part of your expenses.

Skill Transferability factors – this category also looks at education and foreign work experience, in different combinations. Additionally, this factor also takes into account a certificate of qualification only for applicants in trade occupations. One difference in ranking system here with the earlier two categories is that in the first two, Canadian work experience is taken into account, whereas in skill transferability, foreign work experience is taken into account. The other difference is that the language proficiency under skill transferability category is gauged using the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB), and a minimum level of CLB 7 is needed. An applicant can get a maximum of 600 points from these first 3 categories (human capital, spouse, skill transferability).

How and When To Apply?
There is no centralized agency that governs applications to post graduate courses, and communication needs to be done with the concerned institutes directly. Our counsellors would help you with the paperwork and the process. For applications to undergraduate courses, you need to go through the Universities Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), and you are permitted to apply to a maximum of 5 institutes, so you should make your choices smartly. UCAS has separate deadlines for different kinds of subjects. For example, courses oriented towards medicine (including veterinary and dentistry courses) have a cutoff date of 15 th October, whereas other courses can be applied for until 15 th January. There are some more different deadlines for specific courses in art and design. Overall, Indian students applying need to complete their application latest by 30 th of June. Every institute has different sets of required documentation, but some common requirements are transcripts of marks, passport copy, proof of financial status etc., and our team will help you set up your applications for each university correctly.
Some Of The Best US Institutions
As we said at the beginning of this article, there are a huge number of high quality institutions in UK, and you will be spoilt for choice, whatever be your chosen subject of study. We can help you sort through the details and zero in on which ones suit you best, in terms of courses offered and cost of study.

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