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Why Study In UK
 

The UK is fast emerging as one of the most popular study destinations for education in the world. There are numerous factors which prompt international students to pursue their education in the UK. UK education equips students with unparalleled academic and professional skills and augments their personal development with an unforgettable cultural experience. Some of the reasons why one should choose UK as a study destination are as follows


 
High-Quality Education

Quality standards for UK institutions are among the best in the world. A lot of education systems around the world have modeled themselves around the British System. British Education has produced many of the world leaders that have had a huge impact on the modern Society. A few from the current generation include Bill Clinton, Manmohan Singh, Imran Khan, Benazir Bhutto. Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru were also products of British Education.

 
International Recognition

With an increasingly globalized world economy, it is imperative to have a degree which is accepted worldwide. Employers look for candidates with international exposure yet with knowledge and skills comparable to their home country. UK education being widely recognized easily provides this and more.

 
Modern & Conducive Learning Environment

UK institutions use a variety of teaching and assessment methods to encourage independence, as well as mastery of the subject. The teaching is interactive and extremely relevant to the industry with an emphasis on practical knowledge and skills-based approach. Moreover, the wholesome experience creates a polished individual.

 
Wide Choice

UK institutions for many courses offer the option of taking up a work placement as part of its program. Having a work placement integrated into the course gives the students cutting edge knowledge and proficiency as well as the on-the-job training in the area of study. Work Placements: UK institutions for many courses offer the option of taking up a work placement as part of its program. Having a work placement integrated into the course gives the students cutting edge knowledge and proficiency as well as the on-the-job training in the area of study.

 
Affordable

UK education is a cheaper alternative to other alternates. It further helps that the programs in UK are shorter (3 years for undergraduate programs & 1 year for postgraduate programs) which reduces the overall cost. Moreover, large number of scholarships and bursaries are offered by UK institutions, reducing the cost further.

 
Part-time Work

International students are allowed to work (including off-campus) 20 hours per week and 37.5 hours during Christmas and Summer Break. This helps the students to gain valuable exposure as well as cover part of their living expenses.

 
Multicultural Society

UK is truly a cosmopolitan country in every possible way. People from most nationalities/origin can be found across the UK. Students from over 150 nationalities study in UK creating a tolerant, stable society where students learn about a diverse range of people.

 
 
 
About UK

The United Kingdom is located in North Western Europe and it comprises an area of 242,900. There’s an important thing you need to know about UK at the beginning. Technically, the full name of the country is The United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland, but it’s commonly referred to as the United Kingdom. Its population exceeds 63 million, with London, its capital, counting for over 8 million of them. Other big UK cities include Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Portsmouth, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Bristol, Belfast, Leicester, etc.

 

The official spoken language is English and their currency is the sterling pound. Its political definition is that of a parliamentary monarchy. The United Kingdom is one of the greatest countries in the world, playing a major and a central role in global politics and economy.

 
The UK weather

One of the most recognizable traits about the UK is its climate; it rarely goes below freezing there during the winter months (It is coldest in January and February), and it rarely goes above 32°C (90°F) during the summer months. Because it comprises a larger area its climate is a bit diverse, but in overall all country has a unique clime. Those who have lived there for a long time are used to the damp, rainy, and often changing weather. If you’ve seen movies that are set in the UK, you will note that it is often raining in those movies; you’d be surprised to know that that is quite accurate, especially if you live near the western border of England or in the Lake District! Rainfall can happen even during the coldest months of winter; snow is rare but it has been known to happen.

 
The UK education system

Every word you say about the UK education system is abundant. The United Kingdom education system is one of the most eminent in the world. Many countries in the world actually adopted the British school system with minor changes. Some of the British universities are worldwide known for their outstanding quality with particular ones topping the global rankings.

 

Britons start their education at a very young age, usually at three. At the minimum, they’re obliged to finish secondary school (compulsory education). The British education system has in total five stages: early years, primary years, secondary education, Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE). With its world-class universities, advanced programs, and teaching, the UK education system is a magnet for international students. They share a significant part of the British student population. The UK universities are home to more than a million foreign students. These figures make the country the second most popular study destination after the US.

 
Places to visit in the United Kingdom
  • Stonehenge

  • York Minster, York

  • Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

  • The Royal Pavilion, Brighton

  • Castel Coch, Wales

  • Mealt Fall, Skye

  • Shetland Isle

  • Hadrian’s Wall

 
A list of UK traditional foods
  • Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding

  • Fish and chips

  • Toad in the hole

  • Scones and clotted cream

  • Cumberland sausage

  • Shepherd’s pie

  • Lancashire hotpot, etc.

You’re just a decision far from having an unforgettable experience.

 
Education Cost in UK

UK tuition fees are frequently a source of controversy, with prices having risen to eye-watering levels for home students (UK/EU) in recent years. Now, UK and EU students at English universities are required to pay up to £9,250 (~US$13,050) per year.

 

International undergraduate tuition fees vary considerably, starting at around £10,000 (~US$14,130) and going up to £38,000 (~US$53,700) or more for medical degrees (source: Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees). At all levels, humanities and social sciences degrees tend to cost the least, while laboratory and clinical degree programs are markedly more expensive, but when you combine these fees with the average cost of living in the UK, around £12,200 (~US$16,950) per year, then it can be hard to see how it’s possible to study in the UK without it costing you a small fortune. The total average cost of studying in the UK is estimated to be at least £22,200 (~US$31,380) per year, with studying in London likely to be significantly more expensive.

 
Cost of Living in UK

Current UK student visa requirements stipulate that you must have at least £1,015 (~US$1,435) in your bank account for each month you plan to stay in the UK anywhere outside of London. This works out as £12,180 (~US$17,200) per year.

 

If you wish to study in London, you’ll need to budget considerably more - at least £1,265 (~US$1,800) per month, the equivalent of £15,180 (~US$21,500) a year.

 
Other average living costs in the UK
  • A weekly food shop will likely cost you about £30/$42, and a meal in a pub or restaurant can be about £12/$17

  • Depending on your course, you’ll likely spend at least £30 a month on books and other course materials

  • Your mobile phone bill is likely to be at least £15/$22 a month

  • Gym membership costs roughly £32/$45 a month, but you may be able to get a student discount

  • A typical night out (outside of London) costs about £30/$42 in total

  • In terms of entertainment, if you want to watch TV in your room, you need a TV license – this is £147 (~US$107) per year. A cinema ticket costs roughly £10/$14

  • Depending on your spending habits, you might spend £35-55 (US$49-77) or so on clothing each month

 
Medical test and other things to consider
  • When traveling to UK, You need a clean bill of health. As such, Indian students would derogatorily also require a tuberculosis test result. It is advised to do it a few days before you start the visa application as the doctors need some time to prepare the medical reports.

  • A medical examination would cost £150 per year depending upon the course duration.

  • Need to apply for travel insurance